Northfield Township man ordered to sell or scrap collection of 200 cars

Northfield Township man ordered to sell or scrap collection of 200 cars


OVER THE COUNTRY TO SEE IT.>>Devin: YOU KNOW THAT SAYING ABOUT ONE MAN’S TRASH? A LOT OF IT BECAME TREASURE IN THIS HOME OWNERSHIP’S YARD BUT NOW HE HAS TO GIVE IT ALL UP. THERE ARE CAR COLLECTORS AND THEN THERE’S RON.>>Kim: HE HAS NEARLY 200 CARS ON HIS PROPERTY AND MANY ARE NOT EVEN ROAD READY AND NOW HE’S BEING TOLD TO GET RID OF ALL OF THEM! STEVE GARAGIOLA REPORTS FROM NORTHFIELD TOWNSHIP.>>Steve: HE HAS A COLLECTION OF NEARLY 200 CARS ON HIS PROPERTY. THESE ARE NOT ALL CLASSIC COLLECTIBLES, AND MANY NEED WORK, A LOT OF WORK. BUT HE LOVES OLD CARS. ONE MAN’S TREASURE IS ANOTHER MAN’S JUNK. THEY SAID, YOU’RE RUNNING A JUNKYARD. I SAID, THERE’S NO PARTS THAT ARE DISASSEMBLED. I DON’T SELL PARTS. I BUY THE CAR TO RESTORE IT.>>Steve: NORTHFIELD TOWNSHIP TOLD HIM TO SELL OR SCRAP THEM AT THE RATE OF 20 A MONTH OR THEY’RE COMING AFTER HIM.>>YOU’VE GOT TO GET RID OF THESE CARS. WHAT THE HEL — THE HELL AM I SUPPOSED TO DO? I’M NOT SUPERMAN.>>Steve: WHO IS BOTHERED BY THESE CARS. NOBODY BUT RON CAN EVEN SEE THEM.>>I’M AT THE TOP OF THE HILL. THEY WILL NOT TELL YOU WHO COMPLAINED. I DON’T KNOW.>>Steve: THE TOWNSHIP MANAGER TOLD ME HE CAN’T COMMENT BECAUSE THIS IS A LEGAL MATTER. IT’S AN EMOTIONAL MATTER FOR 74-YEAR-OLD RON DARZET.>>GIVE ME A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME. IT’S A 15-YEAR COLLECTION TO GET RID OF IN 6 MONTHS. YOU DO SOMETHING FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS, YOU CAN’T DO IT ANYMORE. WHO AM I HURTING?>>Steve: HE’S SUCH A NICE MAN. HE IS MORE SAD THAN MAD. HE SAID HE WILL COMPLY AND SELL ALL THE VEHICLES AS FAST AS HE CAN. BACK TO YOU.>>Kim: YOU CAN CLEARLY FEEL THE EMOTION IN HIS VOICE AS HE SPEAKS. IT SEEMS LIKE A STORY WHERE BOTH SIDES MIGHT BE IN THE RIGHT.>>Steve: THAT’S TRUE, FROM THE TOWNSHIP’S PERSPECTIVE, ACTUALLY, UNDERSTAND THEY DON’T WANT UNREGISTERED OR ABANDONED CARS PARKED ON DRIVEWAYS AND IN FRONT LAWNS. HE OWNS ALL THE VACANT