Village officials in Bethalto are busy scouring their neighborhoods for homeowners in violation of zoning ordinances. In particular, they are looking for homes with tall grass and weeds, derelict vehicles, and trailers parked in front of homes for extended periods.
Mayor Alan Winslow says these rules have been on the books for a number of years.
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Winslow says of those that have been found to be in violation of the ordinance, most if not all have done what is necessary to fall within the parameters of the law.