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Property owners, residents, and businesses are required to keep property free and clear of all material subject to deterioration by the elements, such as furniture, boxes, appliances, vehicle parts, tires, paper, and other objectionable, unsafe, unsanitary and/or unsightly matter or items which are not intended for outdoor use. Material which is stored in a disorderly manner or in such a manner as to offer harborage of rodents and/or other vermin is also prohibited.
If convicted of violating this ordinance in the City of Paris Municipal Court, the fine could be as much as $2,000 for every day the violation exists. The city can also correct the violation at the owner's expense and assess an administrative penalty of $220. If the costs of the work are not paid within 30 days, a lien will be filed against the property.
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Violators are allowed up to 10 days from the date of the offense to appear in Municipal Court to plead not guilty and ask for a trial date, plead guilty, or plead no contest and pay a fine. Defensive driving courses and other arrangements are done through the municipal court. Please click on the link provided.
Warnings about the weather are communicated to our citizens by several different methods. The City of Paris uses Rave Mobile Safety to issue information by voice over the telephone, text messaging, and e-mail. Citizens are encouraged to sign up for the service by clicking here. NWS weather warnings are sent out automatically by Rave Mobile Safety whenever a warning involves the City of Paris. Outdoor warning sirens are used to notify people outside of their homes that severe weather is occurring. Upon hearing an outdoor siren, citizens should go indoors and listen to our local electronic media or scanners. The city also uses a service provided by Optimum communications which allows city officials to interrupt programming on the local cable system for emergency messages.