Kinchafoonee Creek cleanup proceeds -, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Kinchafoonee Creek cleanup proceeds

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Lee County --  A Lee County developer has hired a clean up crew to remove bricks and construction debris from the creek bank.

The Army Corps of Engineers must still approve the clean up plan. Hundreds of bricks, construction debris, and some metal pipes fell into the creek when Robert Newsome had an old staircase to the creek knocked down.

He said the staircase was a liability.

"They have two options of how they're going to take it," said Lee County Code Enforcement Officer Jim Wright.  "They can take it back up the bank, or it can be taken out by a boat."

Code enforcement will watch the process carefully to ensure no more bricks go in the creek and erosion doesn't occur.

Newsome was notified by Code Enforcement August 18th that he was in violation of the county's nuisance ordinance and he missed an initial deadline to clean up the mess.


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