Hope Town Manager J.T. Doane displays one of the red card door hangers at the March Town Council meeting.

Hope Town Manager J.T. Doane displays one of the red card door hangers at the March Town Council meeting.

The Town of Hope is seeing some success in cleaning up the community with a new ordinance.

The law enacted earlier this year allows the town to flag properties that are covered with junk, debris or are unsanitary. Those receiving the red card warning door hanger then have to clean up the property or face a $25 a day fine.

Town Manager J.T. Doane explains how it is going so far

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One of the remaining two asked for help from the town, saying that he was unable to do the work because of health problems.

So far no fines have been issued. Doane said the town is working through a list of about 30 properties that need to be addressed.