LANDMARK, Ark. (KTHV) – Pulaski County residents say they're fed up with the growing number of used car junk yards popping up on private properties.
"When you're out in the county you can do whatever you want to do. That's just the way it is," said one man who wishes to remain anonymous. "We've tried to sell the property at least three times in the last five or six years but nobody's going to buy it because of this mess down here."
He's referring to the property right across from his house on Highway 367 about one mile north of the Saline County line. Roughly 50-75 used cars are scattered around the yard. THV spoke with the property owner, who goes by Charlie, who said he's not breaking any laws so he doesn't have plans to move the cars.
Residents say they want county officials to get involved. "Maybe the county judge or someone could help us out and do something where he would have to at least put a fence around it and cover up the eyesore," said neighbor Arthur Thomas. "His lot has grown considerably and it just keeps getting bigger and bigger and he's got them out to the edge of the road."
THV11 first learned about the complaints about Arch Street from a picture posted to the THV11 facebook page: