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Monday, November 13, 2006

Spruce up or pay up


Broken down cars, rusty commercial equipment and eyesore homes will be subject to $200 fines if Hudson Building Commissioner Jeffrey Wood has his way.

Tired of receiving the same complaints about a handful of problem properties in town and worried that their number will grow, Wood is proposing that a general nuisance bylaw at this spring’s town meeting in May.

Similar to one already in effect in Marlborough, the bylaw would prohibit homeowners from storing items like car engines and refrigerators on their front lawns, Wood said. The bylaw would also require homeowners to perform general upkeep on property or face fines of up to $200 per day.

-- Jennifer Rosinski

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