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James (Rob) Byrley, Mayor

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Attention Palestine Residents: The Spring Cleanup week begins on April 18th. Please take this opportunity to clean up your property and dispose of accumulated trash and debris (junk) on your porches, around your house, garage etc.

I will be checking the neighborhoods the first week of May at which time ordinance citations will be issued for any violations found.

Also I would like to remind the residents who have abandoned/disabled vehicles (those vehicles that no longer run or have expired registrations sitting on their properties), that those vehicles have to be contained within a building and "out of sight" of the public's view. Last year I allowed residents to cover these vehicles with tarps etc. This created just as much of an "eyesore" in the neighborhoods. After closely reviewing our ordinance concerning this matter, simply placing a "tarp or other covering" over the abandoned/inoperable vehicle does not comply with this ordinance.

For those who are in violation of this particular ordinance (Abandoned/Inoperable Motor Vehicles), you will have until June 1st to be in compliance before ordinance citations are issued.

If you should have any questions, please contact my office at 586-2464 or 586-2777. Leave a message so I can return your call.

Jeffrey S. Besing
Chief of Police
Palestine Police Department
301 S. Main Street
Palestine, IL 62451




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