Belgium to address junk vehicles again

By 
MITCH MAERSCH
Ozaukee Press Staff

The Town of Belgium is seeking a solution that will work this time to rid a highly visible residence of junk vehicles.

The Town Board on Monday lamented that it again has to address the issue of property owned by the Oberkirsh family at 836 Highway D.

“They’re not listening to me,” Town Chairman Tom Winker said. “They ask what’s allowed.”

Winker advised the property owners to ask their neighbors what they think should be allowed.

He said the family moved from the Town of Cedarburg, which doesn’t allow junk cars.

Zoning Administrator Charlie Parks said the town has to treat everyone in that zoning district the same and that an option that would impact the property owners’ checkbooks might be the best motivation.

The town doesn’t have an ordinance on junk vehicles, but Parks said it will work on a nuisance ordinance this winter.

“People should be a little bit annoyed by this because it affects everybody,” he said.

After issuing three warnings, the Town Board decided to send another letter saying it will look at other steps to make the change for good if the owners don’t clean up the property within 60 days. In addition, Supr. Tom Bichler will talk to the owners.

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