My parents live in Connecticut.
One of the neighbors on the road has let his house "go", so that it is in deplorable shape. He also has approximately 13 vehicles in his driveway/ yard at all times. This is a single family home. It now looks like a slum dwelling.
When my father told the mayor of the town, he was told that the cars were left from the homeowner's business, which went under. However, this home is in a residentially zoned area, not a business area. Despite my father's complaint, nothing was done - - the cars are still there.
Another neighbor is using his yard and property to fix cars. There are generally 4+ cars there at a time on top of the family's cars. There is also one on blocks that has been in the yard for some time.
Is there any sort of statute or law in CT that would prohibit such things from happening?
The "look" of these properties is "bringing down" what is a nice, rural/ suburban road.
Could the police legally do anything about this?
In addition, I believe that there is an additional concern because the neighbor who is fixing the cars may well be changing oil, and I would seriously hope that he is not contaminating the water supply. (We have well water.)
Any thoughts on the matter would be appreciated! Thanks very much.