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Store owner cited for tire dump

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany business owner is cited for having an illegal dump of tires just yards from one of Albany's busiest streets.

Now the city will take the tire store owner to court later this month to force him to clean up what they call an enviornmental hazard.

Albany Code Enforcement Monday cited Billy Baumgartel with violation of scrap tire ordinance.

There are tens of thousands of used tires dumped in the building beside his Baumgartel Tires Etc. store in the 400 block of North Slappey Boulevard.

City officials say the tires pose a fire hazard, as well as a breeding ground for mosquitoes and rodents. Code enforcement says Baumgartel has been seeking state help to remove the tires, but did not receive funding.

Albany Code Enforcement Director Mike Tilson said  "He inherited the business from his Father, and inherited a huge problem of tires. And he's been working with the EPD."

But the state funding Baumgartel was seeking is no longer available, so the City has cited him. Baumgartel will appear in Municipal Court July 23rd to answer the citation, and try to come up with a plan to remove the tire hazard.

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