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Man has obscene message for Henrietta

Henrietta, N.Y. – One man on Rouge Road has a vulgar message for those who are angry about the clutter in his front lawn, and he wrote it on his very own school bus parked in that yard.

Henrietta town Supervisor Jack Moore (R) tells 13WHAM News the school bus (owned by the homeowner) is violating a town ordinance by parking on the front lawn, and it’s not the first vehicle that’s been illegally parked there.

“This certain residence has been perennial property code maintenance problem for well over ten years,” Moore said. “He has all different types of auto parts and truck parts throughout the property, doesn’t mow the lawn, and it’s not acceptable behavior for this area.”

Moore said there’s currently a warrant for the arrest of the property owner, Paul McMinn for failing to show up to a court hearing addressing the clutter issue.

On Wednesday, McMinn’s son, appeared at a Henrietta town-hall hearing about the problem, but he alleges the tone of the meeting became hostile.

“They want this place to be respectable, whatever, it’s just the attitude, their tone,” he said, referring to the meeting. “They have to talk to you like they own you, that’s why I did it [the vulgar message on the bus].”

McMinn acknowledged the arrest warrant for his father, but added he lives elsewhere and is currently sick.

“Everybody goes through a hard time,” he said, referring to the car engines, cars, and other clutter in the yard. “I’ve been trying to clean-up.”

Some neighbors told 13WHAM News the yard has been a mess for years.

“I’m appalled at it,” said one neighbor down the street. “I’m not surprised by the mentality of him to put something on there, the town has been after him for a while.”

Supervisor Moore said there are still code violations despite the efforts to cleanup, and that soon a contractor will arrive to clean-up and move the clutter violating town ordinances, including the school bus parked on the front lawn.

 
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