Demolition debris buried without a permit? That happened in Lakeland, and it’s causing a heap of trouble for the City Council. Could such a thing also have happened in a nearby county?
Andy Alcock reported yesterday for WCTV, Lakeland Hires Firm to Check Environmental Issues
There’s a new push to find out about dozens of potential environmental violations in the South Georgia city of Lakeland.
As we first reported last week, Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division issued a notice of violation for the city of Lakeland.
That notice lists twenty-three properties where demolition debris may be buried without a permit.
The city council has now unanimously approved the hiring of an engineering firm to assess those sites.
Stevenson & Palmer Engineering will be paid an hourly rate plus expenses not to exceed $15,000 without approval by the city.
There are claims of improperly demolishing, burning and burying dozens of homes.
According to whom?
Additionally that violation letter says burning and burying of the demolition debris violates Georgia law.
Hm, I wonder if burying construction debris violates Georgia law.