Town resident to be fined

Board wants mobile homes off Jay Road property
By 
MITCH MAERSCH
Ozaukee Press staff

Unkempt properties don’t often reach the point of being fined, but a Town of Belgium resident is being charged for not removing mobile homes off his property.

The Town Board on Tuesday agreed to fine Dennis Dahm at 2046 Jay Rd. $100 per day effective Wednesday, Sept. 12, until four mobile homes east of the barn are taken away.

The homes are in violation of a town ordinance.

“We’ve been about as patient was we could be with this gentleman,” Town Chairman Tom Winker said.

“I think there has to be some retribution.”

Zoning Administrator Charlie Parks, who has been in communication with Dahm and his attorney Ed Ritger, was told that Dahm is claiming the mobile homes were placed on his property illegally and he is suing to have them removed. Retribution would include penalties from the town.

A court date in the case is Sept. 19. The town’s fines start a week earlier.

“When they go to court, then they can at least say they’re getting fined so something needs to be done,” Supr. Bill Janeshek said.

The board initially approved a $50 fine per day, but Parks checked the ordinance and said the fine range is between $100 and $1,000. Then the board approved the $100 daily fine.

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