By Brittany Hanson/Garden Grove Journal
Stanton’s city council Tuesday night passed an ordinance to deal with issues of camping and recreational vehicle parking in public places, making them misdemeanors that can be fined up to $1,000, pending a judge’s ruling.
On Sept. 28, business owners at Industrial Avenue and Mercantile Way came to the city council to request that something be done about a yearlong problem with homeless car dwellers.
There had been problems with refuse, public urination and public car maintenance among others.
“Hopefully this will have some teeth to it, so that when someone violates that law, people will begin to think twice,” said David Shawver, council member.
Other items were discussed at the meeting; such as the new fire station and continued problems with golf balls at Fernwood Mobile Home Park.
Shawver suggested that the fire station be sold to the Orange County Fire Authority to offset city expenses. Shawver rationalized that the only way the fire station would be used by Stanton itself would be if there was ever enough funds for the city to have its own fire force.
Council member Carol Warren agreed with Shawver and the item will be discussed at the next city council meeting.
The continuing problem with golf balls flying into Fernwood Mobile Home Park was brought up by resident Brenda Schmidt, who brought in a bag of balls from the past week that she had marked with the date and times that they had hit her home.
Although the golf ball driving range next door is scheduled for demolition in the next few months, council members said that the ordinance and fines for improper long-range golf ball, club and tee use could be stepped up by code enforcement and that signage would be posted.