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Kaukauna issues citations against resident with tractor on lawn

Joe Grundy's tractor (WLUK)

KAUKAUNA (WLUK) – Kaukauna has issued three more citations to a resident who defied a judge’s order by not removing a tractor from his front lawn – but no more citations will be issued for the time being because Joe Grundy has filed the paperwork to appeal the ruling against him.

Grundy calls the tractor art, but the city issued him a citation, saying it violates an ordinance against storing a vehicle on your front lawn.

Last week, the municipal judge fined Grundy $238 and ordered him to remove it by 3 p.m. Friday. He did not.

As result, city inspector Jon Oldenburg told FOX 11 the city issued three more citations – one each for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

However, with Grundy’s submittal of appeal paperwork this morning, any additional citations are on hold, pending a circuit court ruling.

Grundy is seeking a six-person jury trial.

No court dates have been scheduled.

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The ordinance in question:

No person shall store any motor vehicle, vehicular-driven sports vehicle, boat, trailer, utility trailer, vehicular-drawn camper, or any like business or recreational vehicle in the required front yard of any residential district, except upon the customary driveway emplaced to provide access to a garage attached or adjacent to the principal building, carport, or a rear parking area. Any of the vehicles in this subsection parked within the front yard on the driveway shall be parked in such a manner as to maintain all wheels and the trailer tongues on the driveway surface. For the purposes of this subsection, the term "store" means leaving any such vehicle unattended for more than four hours.

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