Junk car moved 3 times, investigation launched | Guam News

At dawn Wednesday, a shabby Toyota Corolla stood out as residents and motorists drove past Ypao Road, which led to Tumon.

The car is believed to have been parked there late Tuesday evening.

The abandoned vehicle will be released from its license plate number, tires, proof of previous ownership and the vehicle identification number or chassis number.

At dawn Thursday morning, the same car was seen with all its tires removed in an area outside the Guam Seventh-day Adventist Clinic.

Tamuning Mayor Louise Rivera said Thursday this was actually at least the third time the same abandoned car has been driven around.

The first time was in the parking lot of SDA, then on Tuesday evening on the side of the road along Ypao Road and then around Wednesday evening in front of SDA.

The mayor said her office was working with Guam police to investigate the matter, especially after security cameras in the area caught the moment a truck with a license plate was towed and left the car.

This is just one of the vehicles dumped in public places almost daily by people who no longer want them as the government funded the removal of junk cars.

The Mayor of Tamuning said once her office receives part of the next batch of the Recycling Revolving Fund, that car will be among those to be removed.

Another $ 500,000

Mayors are receiving additional orders of $ 500,000 to remove more abandoned vehicles and used tires, as well as white goods and green waste, Angel Sablan, executive director of Guam’s Mayor’s Council, said at the mayors’ meeting on Wednesday.

Sablan said the board of directors of the Guam Environmental Protection Agency recently approved the release of the additional Revolving Recycling Fund to mayors, which comes in part from a portion of the fees residents pay when they renew or register vehicles.

But the sheer number of abandoned vehicles can’t catch up on funding.

Rivera said the Tamuning mayor’s office removed 60 abandoned vehicles in the first round of funding this fiscal year and requested an additional order for vehicle removal.

The mayors are only waiting for the funds to be available and for the orders to be approved.

This brings the total amount of funds released to date of $ 1.3 million for fiscal 2021 to $ 1 million.

The first release cost $ 500,000 and was exhausted. However, some mayors asked for more orders to remove extra vehicles and tires.

The third version is expected to cover used electronics, loose metals and some other recyclable materials.

At dawn Wednesday, an old Toyota Corolla greeted residents and drivers on Ypao Road, which led to Tumon.

The car is believed to have been parked there late Tuesday evening.

The abandoned vehicle will be stripped of its license plates, tires and any kind of ownership ID.

It’s just one of those vehicles that is dumped in public places almost daily by people who no longer want them because they believe the government will eventually dispose of them properly.

Tamuning Mayor Louise Rivera said she would request immediate removal of the abandoned car.

Mayors are receiving additional orders of $ 500,000 to remove more abandoned vehicles and used tires, as well as white goods and green waste, Angel Sablan, executive director of Guam’s Mayor’s Council, said at the mayors’ meeting on Wednesday.

The board of directors of the Guam Environmental Protection Agency recently approved the release of the additional revolving recycling fund to mayors, which comes in part from a portion of the fees residents pay to renew or register vehicles.

But the sheer number of abandoned vehicles cannot make up for the amounts raised.

The mayors are only waiting for the funds to be available and for the orders to be approved.

This brings the total amount of funds released to date of $ 1.3 million for fiscal 2021 to $ 1 million.

The first release cost $ 500,000 and was already used up, but some mayors asked for additional orders to remove extra vehicles and tires.

The third version is expected to cover used electronics, loose metals and some other recyclable materials.

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