ROACHDALE -- The Roachdale Town Council addressed an issue during its monthly Tuesday night meeting brought up by several guests at the meeting: A local resident building a large pile of garbage on his property.
Town residents have addressed the board and local authorities over the past several days regarding the owner of the property of 7 S. Meridian St. The owner has several bags of garbage in his garage that have been piling up, creating a large stink and attracting animals.
Roachdale Police Chief Mike Mahoy went to the property to take pictures of the pile-up for legal records and to show the town council.
Mahoy also suspects the resident's chickens have left their droppings in the pile.
"It's a nuisance," Mahoy said. "More than likely they're going to fight the town."
The board, which was without Barbara Scott, agreed to issue a warning to the owner. He has seven days to remove the garbage or the city will begin to issue ordinances against him and force him to pay fines.
Though the board believes the property owner will fight these charges, board president William Long said something must be done.
"I don't know why he can't take care of it," Long said.
In other business, the board approved the 2012 budget after waiving the second reading. It also approved an easement made with Casey's General Store, located at 2 S. Indiana St.
The easement requires Casey's to fix its drainage problem, which forced water draining from the property's parking lot onto other city properties, and to continue to keep track of the drainage in the future. The problem has already been fixed and the town has received no other complaints, Long said.
The town also announced its trick-or-treat hours. The hours will be from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31.
The next board meeting will take place on the third Tuesday of the month, on Nov. 15, instead of the second. This is because the board did not want its meeting to take place on Nov. 8, which is election day.