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Webers receive $26,500 in fines for property code violations in Pavilion

By Howard B. Owens

Jacob and Steven Weber, father and son, were sentenced in Pavilion Town Court today to fines and community service for their violations of the state's property maintenance code.

Jacob Weber -- who entered a guilty plea July 9 to 46 violations for storing unregistered and uninspected vehicles on his property at 11256 Perry Road -- was fined $22,000 and given a one-year conditional release from jail time.

Steven Weber -- who entered a guilty plea the same day as his father to 16 violations for storing unregistered and uninspected vehicles on his property at 11076 Lake Road (the former firehouse) -- received $4,500 fine, 50 hours of community service and one-year conditional release.

A failure to abide by release conditions could result in a new charge for violating a court order and a resentencing on the original charges.

Dan Lang, code enforcement officer for Pavilion, said the violations on both properties have been corrected.

Dave Olsen

This is absolutely ridiculous. 26,400.00? seriously, what happens if they can;t pay it? You going to lock them up Judge? Disgusting.

Aug 27, 2013, 7:45pm Permalink
mark dickes

The weber's were given chances..... but that is excessive 26,500 is crazy!!!! I also live near the weber's. no one should be able to tell what you can and cant do on your property!!!!

Aug 27, 2013, 8:10pm Permalink
Dave Olsen

Really, the guy leaves junk laying around and you are OK with whacking him 26 grand and community service? I can't see any justice being done here.

Aug 27, 2013, 8:55pm Permalink
Michael Bishop

where the vehicles near the road or something? 26k? Really?

If you look him up, you can see that he's part of the Wyoming valley AACA club as the contact member. Antique Automobile Club of America.

Looking at the google map view, I can see his house looks a tad bit cluttered. I was thinking perhaps it was more of an open lot with the cars tucked away in the back. In the street view there's 16 cars in front of his house within maybe 50-60ft of the street. Not including the ones behind the house.

I hope they sent sufficient warning letters and didn't do this out of the blue.

If you look at the Lake Rd address, you can get a Google street view of the house and see there's quite a few cars out front with no tags. They don't look very antique however ;)

I hope I don't get a ticket one day for cutting my lawn without a slow moving vehicle sign on my lawn tractor. We all know you can already get a ticket for drinking a beer while cutting your own lawn on a tractor.

Aug 27, 2013, 9:17pm Permalink

I agree with Dot. Until you live next to a "bad" neighbor, you can't possibly know what its like. The "rules" aren't made for them...they can do whatever they want....the authorities in some cases, don't want to be bothered. The same authority drives by two, three times a week.....nothing changes.

I for one, am glad these guys got slammed. I only wish this type of result, will somehow find its way into the city of Batavia.

And to those that say, "mind your own business," like I said, you don't know.

Aug 27, 2013, 10:39pm Permalink
Dave Olsen

Bad neighbor? All I know about this is what has been reported here on The Batavian. I never saw anything that said the Webers did anything except park unlicensed vehicles on their own property. Nothing has been written about parking them on someone else's property, polluting someone's property or making a racket late at night. This is all about "property maintenance" laws, ignoring the notices and the fact that his neighbors thought his place looked messy. They didn't hurt anyone.

Aug 28, 2013, 6:16am Permalink

These folks were in violation and had been given chance after chance for years to remove the junk vehicles. Going back to previous town supervisors. Many of these vehicles had trees growing out of them. They could have sold them as junk and gotten a few hundred bucks apiece, but did not do that. They could have fixed them up and sold them, but did not do that. What were they doing?? Hoarding?? When would it stop?? Actually he still owns the property next to the old fire hall, and at last look there were still a couple vehicles there. The BIG question is : WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THESE VEHICLES?? (are you listening Leroy?)

Aug 28, 2013, 8:17am Permalink
Daniel Neal

I can say that i drove past the property on Perry Road every Sunday for 2 years on my way back to college after visiting my Grandparents in Bergen and can say I always was looking at the cars there. With that said I can say for a fact that with the exception of 5 cars or so I never saw the same car there for longer than a month. I see no issue with this (the cars) as they were obviously doing something with them. All these people that are complaining have tunnel vision about the number of cars and are not seeing that the colors and makes changed routinely.

Aug 28, 2013, 9:39pm Permalink

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