The city of Lincoln, North Dakota is one of the fastest growing cities in North Dakota. 

It's also one of the most affordable cities in the state to live, and according to a recent article, Lincoln is North Dakota's "number one" when it comes to "The 10 Best Cities to Live in."

Not to mention, it's got a Dollar General store opening yet this year and rumors of other businesses opening up in the future.  It has a beautiful grade school, "Go Lightning" and the largest elementary in the Bismarck Mandan area when it comes to the number of students.  Let's face it, Lincoln has got a lot going for it these days.

Except maybe one area.

The city of Lincoln is asking it's residents to clean up their act or face the consequences.  Namely, fines that will hit you in the pocket book.  According to a Facebook Post on the Lincoln community page, it mentions the city will be enforcing "Beautification laws."  If you have garbage, tires, abandoned/unlicensed vehicles, scrap metal, building materials, automotive parts, boxes or household appliances, law enforcement will be looking for homes in non compliance, and you could be ticketed.

Law enforcement will also be citing people for the unlawful parking of vehicles in yards and public right of ways.

One ordinance states that all vehicles/trailers must be parked on an approved "all-weatherproof surface" which is asphalt, crushed gravel or concrete.  So a camper or boat in the backyard or the side of a house for example, is a violation.

Google Maps Screenshot
Google Maps Screenshot

According to city council member Tom Volk, "The city has already received numerous complaints of violations."  Tom says, "If you are in violation of any of these ordinances, please be proactive and remedy the situation prior to law enforcement and the city having to take action."


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