Yellow Creek solves one dumping case

WELLSVILLE — The future site of an electric power plant became the site of another dumping incident in Yellow Creek Township, but this time officials were able to determine the culprit.

Trustee Kenny Biacco on Tuesday said the dumping on Hibbetts Mill Road near the future sight of South Field Energy occured about 10 days ago.

“The (township road crew) had been working down near Hibbetts Mill Road near Coal Hollow, and they found a fresh dump site,” Biacco said. “It was pretty bad, too.”

Biacco said furniture was among the items found at the site, but those items and other trash has since been cleaned up by township crews. Dailey’s Refuse and Recycling also assisted.

However, unlike past instances, Biacco said the township was able to determine who did the dumping. Trustees contacted the female resident, who was not identified, and she was presented with two options: Either pay to get it cleaned up or we’ll see her in court,” Biacco said.

The resident paid the township $125, of which $30 went to Dailey’s for the recycling fees and the other $95 for the township’s labor.

“The board (is not) going to put up with it,” Biacco said. “Yellow Creek Township is not a dump site, and as long as this board is here, it is not going to be a dump site.”

Illegal dumping has been a cause of concern for the trustees throughout the past year with several incidents reported, including two major instances requiring outside assistance.