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Auto shop owner agrees to remove junk cars or face fines

November 14, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials say an auto repair shop owner has agreed to remove junk cars from his property or face fines more than two years after a court order was issued.

The Agency of Natural Resources’ Department of Environmental Conservation said Wednesday the order was issued in July 2016 and stemmed from violations of Vermont salvage yard rules. The department said Willie Noyes, owner of Willie’s Village Auto in Stowe, didn’t comply with the order.

Noyes in 2016 had agreed to pay an $18,000 penalty and remove the junk vehicles.

The department said Noyes agreed last week to sanctions consisting of a $25 penalty each day more than eight junk vehicles remain after Dec. 3, and a $50 penalty each day more than three remain after June 3, 2019.

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