WEST WYOMING — Borough Council voted to adopt an anti-nuisance ordinance that will empower municipal authorities to levy citations against landlords for properties deemed to be repetitive nuisances.
Following the meeting, Council President Eileen Cipriani explained that there are no set standards of determination in the ordinance. Rather, it allows authorities to act on a case-by-case basis by means of their own choosing.
She does not anticipate a great deal of negative reaction from local landlords as she does not consider there to be many properties in question. She also viewed the legislation as a way to stay consistent with neighboring communities.
Council also denied a junkyard license renewal application for VP Auto. Cipriani said the denial was in response to “daily complaints from residents in the area” of the business.
She further elaborated that what began as an auto salvage operation seems to have taken up general scrap metal disposal and cited that factor as an added reason for the denial.
In other matters, Council voted to adopt a balanced 2014 budget that features $856,984.60 in revenues and expenses. Borough residents and businesses will see no fee changes or tax increases.
Council members Ralph Confletti and Walter Stevens were absent from the meeting.
Council will meet next at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 9.