The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

May 21, 2013

Your View: Terrible injustice

By Chuck Jennings
Special to The Globe

CARTHAGE, Mo. — I see this Jasper County nuisance law as a terrible injustice on the rights of the residents of Jasper County. I see this as a way for the haves to get their hands on the have-nots’ property for pennies on the dollar.

The ones who are creating a health hazard can be handled by the Jasper County Health Department.

But the idea of a cleanup program should be handled with respect for the property owner. I see the nuisance law as the wrong way to treat the residents of Jasper County — forcing cleanup and then adding the cost to property taxes. Jasper County commissioners, you should be ashamed.

Chuck Jennings

Carthage