Great Barrington Police to enforce junk car, boat bylaw

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GREAT BARRINGTON — If you've got a rusty old clunker you're letting rot on your front lawn, you might want to do something about it.

The same goes for an old boat.

Police officers are checking every street in town for unregistered or dilapidated cars or boats, which are in violation of the town's automobile storage bylaw.

The fine for violation is $50 per day.

In a statement issued last week, town police say they are starting up their annual campaign to enforce the bylaw and are giving residents three weeks from May 15 to comply.

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Ways to do so are to register the vehicle or boat; screen it from public view with something permanent like a fence, or putting it in a garage; remove the vehicle or boat; or get a $25 permit at the police station that is good for one year.

The department listed several nonprofit groups that will pick up old cars and boats for a tax deduction:

— National Kidney Foundation: 800-488-2277

— Mothers Against Drunk Driving: 800-720-6233

— American Lung Association: 800-577-5864, donateyourcar.com.

Heather Bellow can be reached at hbellow@berkshireeagle.com or on Twitter @BE_hbellow and 413-329-6871. 


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