- Associated Press - Monday, June 23, 2014

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. (AP) - New Cumberland’s City Council is considering requiring jail time for residents who refuse to clean up nuisance properties.

A proposed amendment to the city’s nuisance law calls for up to two days in jail for first-time offenders. Two-time offenders would face up to five days in jail, and repeat offenders could spend up to 30 days behind bars.

The current penalty is a $100 fine for every 48 hours that the nuisance exists.

The council gave the amendment a first reading on Friday during a special session.

Mayor Linda McNeil tells The Weirton Daily Times (https://bit.ly/1ipdimj) that citations were issued during a citywide cleanup in April. But in some cases, compliance didn’t improve.

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Information from: The Weirton Daily Times, https://www.weirtondailytimes.com

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