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Saving Laurel's parks from motor oil

By Ontario Richardson – bio | email 

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -  The city of Laurel is looking to make some changes to its motor vehicles and traffic ordinances.

Laurel council president Tony Wheat said he is fed up with residents changing their motor oil and working on vehicles on public property.

Wheat said he will ask his fellow council members to amend the old ordinance and make the wording a little tougher to protect the city parks and property.

Wheat says "When they leave the trash on the ground that takes away from the beauty of the park. And I don't need them pouring oil out on the ground either, that is an environmental concern for a lot of folks." Wheat added, "over time that is something that just doesn't need to happen and not to mention there could be some safety issues if they become injured on city property."

The council is expected to hold its first reading during Tuesday night's council meeting.

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