Ontario police focusing on property cleanup

By DAVE RYNES | Ontario Police Chief

Ontario has started a program to help the village present a better image to visitors and neighbors.  We are tearing down some old buildings and giving cleanup orders to folks with junk in their yards. We need your cooperation with this program. 

The Ontario Police Department, along with the building inspector and the zoning administrator, are traveling around our village, enforcing the village ordinances and the building and zoning codes. 

Ontario residents can expect the following: If you have a violation outlined by village ordinance, an officer will visit you, and you will be issued a warning or a warning letter. If the violation is not remedied in the time allotted, municipal citation(s) will be issued. Homeowners can expect more citations to follow if the discrepancy(s) are not fixed.

For those of you that will claim this is a “money maker” for the village, I will simply point out this: Clean up your property so that our town portrays an image we can be proud of. If you do so, a simple “thank you for your cooperation in beautifying our great community” will be given, and there will be no fine for you to complain about.

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