The new owner of Terry’s drive-in theater has been given three options to clean up the property that currently houses numerous junk vehicles, according to a letter given to county commissioners.
District Sanitarian Michael White notified Mark Platt earlier this month that the vehicles housed on his property fall under the classification of junk vehicles under the Motor Vehicle Recycling and Disposal Act.
Under the act, junk vehicles are described as discarded, ruined, wrecked or dismantled motor vehicles including component parts that are not lawfully and validly licensed and can’t be driven.
Options to maintain compliance include shielding or removing vehicles from public view, licensing vehicles or seeking disposal of vehicles through the Eastern Montana Junk Vehicle Program.
After receiving complaints about the increasing number of junk vehicles parked on the property owned by Platt located at the corner of Old Highway 10 and State Highway 253, commissioners contacted the sanitation office to address the matter.