PARIS – The town has dropped plans to summon Anita Smith for violation of state junkyard rules, now that her Ryerson Hill Road property has been cleaned up.

On Monday, only two abandoned vehicles were left in the field, down from approximately 11 the week before. Garbage littering the property had been removed, and the grass had been mowed.

“We have no plans to go forward with proceedings on the Anita Smith property, since she’s effectively cleaned everything up,” Town Manager Steve McAllister said Monday, “including the excess junk cars.”

A week ago, residents of Ryerson Hill Road urged selectmen to follow through with enforcement action for violation of several state laws concerning junkyards. Code Enforcement Officer Al Holden, in a series of letters to Smith, had given her until July 19 to clean up the property.

Selectmen agreed at their July 14 meeting to follow up Holden’s letter by formally summoning Smith to 11th District Court in South Paris if no cleanup action were taken.


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