Zachary removes eyesores from neighborhoods
ZACHARY - Residents are excited the city is removing eyesores and junk vehicles from around town.
"Clean up all of these old raggedy cars just sitting up there. (It's) not doing them any service, so you know it's not doing me any service just sitting there," said Bobby Williams who is a longtime resident of Zachary.
It's been a two year process and nearly 1,000 junk vehicles have been cleared.
City Code Enforcer, Bob Johnson said he's cleared around 600 hundred junk vehicles since 2012.
This year, he started out with 350 on his list and now he's already down to about 150.
Not only does the clearing process alleviate the threat of wild animals lingering near residences, but Johnson said it can also help lower crime.
"(There were some) teenagers in the car sleep and I think they had other habits and I went to the chief of police and advised him. I'm also eyes for the police departments," said Johnson.