Horseshoe Bay official issues apology for mistaken ‘junk vehicle’ warning

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY

A resident on Hi Circle North received an apology from Horseshoe Bay officials after a classic pickup in her driveway was mistakenly labeled a ‘junk vehicle.’ Staff photo by Connie Swinney

A resident on Hi Circle North received an apology from Horseshoe Bay officials after a classic pickup in her driveway was mistakenly labeled a ‘junk vehicle.’ Staff photo by Connie Swinney

HORSESHOE BAY — City officials have rescinded a “junk vehicle” warning for a resident, cited by a code enforcement officer for having a 1967 Chevrolet pickup parked at her home.

A Horseshoe Bay official also issued a verbal apology to the truck owner, Carol Nunnally Ratliff, whose vehicle remains parked in the driveway of her daughter, Kelly Davis, in the 1300 block of Hi Circle North.

A seven-day warning was initially issued Sept. 12 questioning the registration of the vehicle.

Investigators discovered that the classic pickup donned updated car dealer tags and removed it from the list of vehicles under threat of impound.

The classic truck was a gift from the owner’s husband, who owns a Llano vehicle dealership.

connie@thepicayune.com

5 Responses to “Horseshoe Bay official issues apology for mistaken ‘junk vehicle’ warning”

  1. Joe Burnes says:

    Why are you not publishing the name of the official?

  2. WeeLee says:

    Who was the citation officer??

  3. Joe Burnes says:

    Exactly. They publish the name of the person who owns the truck and the name of the person who owns the property where the truck was parked but give anonymity to the only individual in the situation that screwed up. If anybody deserved anonymity, it would be the victims of government over reach, not the members of the government that perpetrated the over reach. A newspaper should hold our government to account, not help hide those who misuse their authority through either incompetence or willful neglect.
    You can bet when you screw up with the government, they don’t let you off with an apology.
    Stop covering for the government and print this person’s name.

  4. Shelly Comerford says:

    The sad part is that if this had not been published in the first place, the official would have continued down his merry little path of illegal behavior and the citation would have stood. When they say you can’t fight City Hall, it is true today more than ever. They do whatever they want with very little repercussions for their actions!!!!! BTW: I could be wrong, but I believe the code enforcement officer’s name was published when this story was first printed. Shouldn’t be too hard to find out who the code enforcement officer is in HSB.

  5. Ann Poelan says:

    My brother in law drove up to his driveway with his kayak on a small trailer. He unloaded the kayak, and went in to eat lunch. He planned to put the trailer away after he ate.

    He went outside less than 20 minutes later, and there was the “officer” writing him a ticket for having a trailer in his driveway.

    He ended up having to go down to try to fight it, and his complaint fell on deaf ears. HSB is really not a great place to live.

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