The Ferretti Drive residents say Joe Russell, who rents property on nearby Apollo Drive, where his business, Russell’s Hauling, is located, has been running a junkyard without proper permits. Since then Russell has since applied for a special exception with the county zoning board to operate the yard. The county will render a decision at a zoning hearing on Nov. 5.
“This is a contentious situation,” said Kenelly, who was visably shaken. “It is not my intention to put Mr. Russell out of business, but he is running an extremely noisy, unregulated junkyard.”
Code Enforcement Officer Tom Roccograndi said the police and officials from the state Department of Environmental Protection responded to complaints about the business, but found no violations leaving the junk yard out of legal issues.
Digging a little deeper into the topic of West Wyoming Junk yards, it seems like plenty of local residents have been reporting various complaints about Junk yards running unregulated operations causing disturbance in the community.
In another argument the operating owners of these junkyards in defense say they are running a legitimate operation, all taxes are being paid, and the permits needed to run this junk yard are obtained by the state.
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Summarized by: Angel Cruz