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Saipan mayor’s office continues junk car removal program

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THE implementation of the government’s austerity measures will reduce their work hours, but the Saipan mayor’s office personnel will continue to remove junk vehicles from public areas, the mayor’s field operations director Joann Aquino said.

Their monthly fuel expenses for heavy equipment amount to $8,000, she added.

“Due to the reduced funding, we have to minimize our fuel consumption to sustain our operation,” Aquino said.

A claw truck of the Saipan mayor’s office removes a junk car from a lot in Susupe.  Contributed photo

As of Friday, she said, the mayor’s office had removed 170 junk cars since the start of the new year.

The junk car removal program is coordinated with the Saipan Zoning Office.

Aquino said the mayor’s office removes an abandoned vehicle from a public area once the zoning office has properly tagged the vehicle.

The junk vehicles are then brought to FSM Recycling Center, which has a memorandum of agreement with the mayor’s office, she added.

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