In May the property at 203 E. Main Street in Hardwick was littered with unused items that included a discarded Santa Claus. In late July, property owner Travis Schoolmeester was fined $1,000 under the city of Hardwick’s nuisance ordinance and was subject to an additional $100 per day fine for non-compliance. City officials agreed to a $600 fine if Schoolmeester keeps his property clean.

Hardwick resident negotiates with city on $1,000 junk fine

Hardwick resident Travis Schoolmeester will have a portion of a $1,000 fine reduced if he continues efforts to clean up his property at 203 East Main Street.

Hardwick City Council members unanimously agreed at their Sept. 9 meeting to waive additional fines and forgive all but $600 of the fine issued in late July.


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