Part of the mess where Bloomster Hollow meets Route 6, less than 10 feet away from the road and the tourists, let alone folks that have to travel the road everyday. So, you see we have a Township wide problem with junk along the highways, not just across from my place and it's fostered by a 'we don't give a damn' attitude of our Supervisors.
Smashed vehicle after smashed vehicle, fluids dripping and loaded on trucks to haul away. Folks driving by at 60mph might not have to deal with it but it sure doesn't do anything for the value of my property. Nothing like a junkyard across the road to mess with your property value.
It just keeps happening and our Supervisors just keep letting it happen here in Hamlin Township, McKean County. A very strong law is on the books to prevent this stuff but our Supervisors are week, period. I literally have thousands of pictures, along with audio and video clips that will be presented when, I'm assuming, that we are going to end up in court against the Township.
Another one for the truck. You should just stop by and enjoy the smell around our home for a week or so after these cars are grappled like this. No regard for chemicals getting onto the ground or into the ground water. Really sad that our Supervisors pick and choose to to go after when laws are broken.
Hmmm, think anything might be dripping out of that car upside down and crushed in the back of the truck and another one on the trailer ready to be hauled off...
Just another view of things we see all the time from our house. Imagine the brake, transmission and other fluid lines that have bee broken as the vehicles are crushed then loaded onto trucks.
But it's not a Junkyard in Hamlin Township, Pa., Right Supervisors? wink, wink...
I was told at a meeting last summer that the place across the road from my home was not a junk yard, that it was "just a guy running his trash business" That quote came from Jim Myers, a current township supervisor. Except for that broke down trash truck, this guy doesn't even own a truck to run a trash business. He sold that business years ago. I wonder what Mr. Myers response would be today? Maybe posting this picture will bring a response to the website conversation they refuse to have at a Township meeting. Nah, hiding behind their table at the meetings is easy to do, just pass it off as one day we'll have someone that can enforce ordinances in the township, at an extra cost to the township, when, in fact the supervisors are the ones to enforce the ordinances.
Your Township, Your Voice. Speak up township residents...
Supervisors, are those vehicles stacked on top of other vehicles? Wonder what happens to brake lines and other hoses, connectors when stacked like that? Stop by my place at 4 in the morning when the air is still and settling into the valley, you'll be able to smell that things aren't the same before they were 'fork lifted' into place. Chemicals everywhere...thx
Even though we have a Junkyard Ordinance in Hamlin Township, our Supervisors have chosen to allow an expansion of the Junk Yard across from my home and other locations in the Township.
The first Picture is from Aug 12 of 2014. Both of those buildings were added illegally in previous years, even tho I complained that the junk yard was getting out of hand and you can see in the second photo that an additional 25 thousand sq. ft. is being added at the end of Sept., the 29th of 2014 to be exact.
This is not only in violation of our JunkYard ordinance, it is also a violation of the Storm Water Management Ordinance that the Township adopted years ago.
A complaint filed on both issues at the October 13th 2014 meeting has fallen on deaf ears again and now it looks like we are going to court. I spent time attending two meetings in the summer of 2015 and was basically told I was a bad neighbor by the supervisors. I wonder how much it's going to be worth to the residents of the Township to pay for legal fees to defend this site and the supervisors that are making these decisions, yet they get off without penalty.