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.
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