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Father and son in Pavilion plead guilty on charges related to storing disabled cars

By Howard B. Owens

Jacob and Steven Weber, father and son, entered guilty pleas in Town of Pavilion Court to 45 and 15, respectively, violations of the state's property maintenance code.

Under the plea deal, Jacob Weber will avoid jail time, but Steven Weber could still be incarcerated if he does not rid his property of the remaining seven disabled, unregistered vehicles on his property at 11076 Lake Road.

Weber admitted in court today that he had 16 unregistered, disabled vehicles on his property -- one more than the law allows. He made a point of clarifying before pleading guilty that he was allowed one vehicle on the property.

The 46 vehicles on property owned by Jacob and Mary Weber at 11256 Perry Road are also apparently the property of Steven Weber.

The Webers are scheduled to appear for sentencing at 3 p.m., Aug. 13.

Town of Pavilion Attorney Jamie Welch said the agreement includes no sentence cap and doesn't limit any possible fines beyond what is allowed under the law.

Previously: Town of Pavilion begins enforcement effort on two properties with alleged code violations

Phil Ricci

You can incarcerate people for this!?!?!

ANYONE who thinks that is a good idea better NEVER come on here bitching about fiscal responsibility!!! You'd waste tax payer money to jail someone for having too many vehicles on their private property?


Jul 10, 2013, 9:20am Permalink
Janice Stenman

Phil, It brings down the neighbors' property values when someone is running a junkyard in the area. That alone is enough to warrent getting rid of the cars.

Jul 10, 2013, 7:33pm Permalink
Kyle Slocum

The first time I drove by 11256 Perry Road I thought it had to be a hell of a party.

The second, third, fourth times my spidey sense tingled.

What we have here are people who buy with an idea in their heads and an appreciation of value and potential value of the purchases. The problem is that the acts required to actualize this value are never committed.

Janice, these vehicles are not a detriment to the values of neighboring properties. This is rural property, not some HOA obsessed little bit of hell. The smell of the dairy and other agricultural operations in the area are way more detrimental to the value of this property to the HOA crowd.

It may be a threat to the water table of the subject property, though, if left for too long. The aggregate leakage of all the vehicles over time is still likely below even DEC levels of notice.

Jul 10, 2013, 10:56pm Permalink

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