Local Company Fined for Improper Materials Storage

March 31, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock

City inspectors have slapped a fine on a local business for improper storage of materials after a city councillor and a council candidate came upon the mess behind the trailer park on Revere Beach Parkway.

Inspectors were tipped off after Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna and candidate Wayne Rose were checking on conditions in the trailer park. They saw the pile of tires and other debris and contacted the city’s “SeeClickFix” system to alert inspectors.

Sullivan Tires, 20 Furlong Drive, was fined for piles of old tires, old vehicles, a mattress and other equipment. The piles of tires had toppled over and spilled into Green Creek, which runs between the trailer park and the tire business.

Director of Municipal Services Nick Catinazzo said the owners were given a $490 fine. If it is not cleaned up within a week a daily fine will be implemented.

“The place is a mess,” Catinazzo said.

At Monday night’s council meeting, McKenna said she stumbled upon “horrendous conditions” around the business and the trailer park.

“Mallard ducks were laying on the debris,” she explained. “Lee’s Trailer Park has been cleaned up somewhat and now the EPA is involved.”

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