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IRON COUNTY TO CRACK DOWN ON OLD TRAILERS

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It's going to get tougher for Iron County residents to move an old trailer to a piece of land and call it home.

Iron County commissioners told Sheriff Ira Schoppmann Thursday they want building codes and nuisance ordinances enforced on unimproved land.Commissioners cited problems with people putting trailers on land in unincorporated areas of the county and living in unsanitary conditions. Neighbors have complained about trash piles, old vehicles and other problems.

"It's time to nip it quick," said Commissioner Jim Robinson.

Commissioner R.L. Gardner suggested the sheriff and building inspector spend an afternoon each week in the county checking out possible violations.

Schoppmann said his deputies will make arrests when they see code violations. "If the ordinance will back us, we will do what we have to do," he said.

According to an ordinance passed in October, provisions can be enforced by the building inspector, county attorney and other departments. Violators are subject to a $1,000 fine or six months in jail.