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MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -
A city in Marshall County is cracking down on junky yards.
Arab is taking steps to make it easier to write tickets to anyone who isn't keeping their property up to code.
In the past, officers could write tickets when they received a complaint about junky property, but now they have two code enforcement officers who can write tickets if they think you're violating the law.
"Well, yeah I like to have my yard looking nice so my neighbors won't disown me," Emmett Copeland, a resident said.
But if he wasn't keeping things tidy, his neighbors would have to get involved before the City of Arab could do anything about it.
"We've just normally handled cases on complaints," Gary Beam, the mayor of Arab said.
Now, Mayor Beam said that's changing.
Soon, it will be up to law enforcement code officers to ride the neighborhoods.
"If they find a yard that's non-compliant with the ordinances, then you know they're going to have to bring them up to code," he said.
There is a short grace period. Mayor Beam said the new changes will take effect on October 1.