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Property Maintenance Standard in the Town of Glocester RI

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Trash, garbage, debris, junk and clutter are becoming epidemic on properties throughout the town of Glocester. These photos are just a few examples of the view we see driving around the community. And in Glocester, RI, there are no restrictions to this unlawful dumping. Even if your direct neighbors are not doing this now, there is nothing in place in the town of Glocester to stop it from happening in the future. At any moment, you may have a view like these photos from your front door. The time to act is now to do something to prevent this type of dumping now and in the future.

The existence of such conditions is harmful to the public health, safety and welfare of the residents of our town due to toxic chemicals seeping into our water systems. It decreases property values and if you are ever planning to sell a home in Glocester and you live next door to someone who is hoarding trash on their property, then your home may be unsellable, or at the very least, decreased significantly in value as a result of how your neighbor's property looks. 

Unbeknownst to most people in the Town of Glocester, these neighbors who are hoarding trash on their property, are in direct violation of RI General Laws Title 37-15-2 which describes litter as garbage, trash, waste, rubbish, ashes, cans, bottles, wire, paper, cartons, boxes, automobile parts, furniture, glass, or anything else of an unsightly or unsanitary nature thrown, dropped, discarded, placed or deposited by a person on public or private property. The law continues that no person shall throw, drop, deposit, discard or otherwise dispose of litter upon any public property in the state or in the waters of this state or upon private property in this state owned by him or her.  The law further goes on to Title 45.24.3 section k, under responsibilities of owners and occupants, "No owner or occupant of a dwelling, dwelling unit, or structure shall accumulate or permit the accumulation of rubbish, boxes, lumber, scrap metal, or any other materials in a manner that may provide a rodent harborage in or about any dwelling, dwelling unit, or structure."

This petition is designed to let the Town Council of the Town of Glocester know that the residents of the town would like the Town Council to implement and enforce the RI General law as it pertains to litter on private property. By doing so, we can work together to increase property values, ensure the safety of our water supply, enhance the attractiveness and curb appeal of neighborhoods and bring back a sense of pride to our community. 

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