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'I'm tired of the cop stopping in front of my house'

LOSTANT — A Lostant resident has been asked to show numerous times recently that his vehicle is operable, and he is tired of it.

“I’m tired of the cop stopping in front of my house,” Ron Ellis said.

He came to the June 12 board meeting, prepared with a copy of the ordinance, stating he should not have to be proving his vehicle’s ability to operate.

“If I park it in front of my house, I can leave it there for 90 days,” Ellis said. “It’s never sat there for 90 days.”

“And it doesn’t state that it has to be moved and then stationary,” Ellis said, maintaining he can return the car to its previous location.

Another issue Ellis has with the situation is the village cannot show his vehicle has remained unmoved over the necessary period of time.

“We do not employ a police officer in town seven days a week,” he said, which he said means there cannot be a log that the vehicle has not moved.

He said “the chain is broken” every time a day goes by without an officer on duty.

Ellis said a couple other residents would be willing to join him in filing a complaint against the village in court, if the issue is not resolved.

“Nothing against the police officers in this town,” Ellis said, continuing he appreciates their work. “I’m just tired of it.”

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