Attorney General, October 14, 2011 The Vermont Superior Court, Chittenden Unit, ordered former junkyard owner Gilbert Rhoades to clean-up the Milton site following its finding of environmental violations earlier this year, including removal of all tires at the site within 90 days. The Court ordered Rhoades to pay $20,000 in civil penalties and Rhoades and his wife, Blanche Rhoades, to reimburse the State $24,857.58 for past investigative costs. The Court’s ruling follows a May 11th hearing in an environmental enforcement action brought by the Attorney General’s Office based on inspections by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.‘This ruling sends a strong message that, although salvage yards can provide valuable services to the community, owners of such operations must follow Vermont’s environmental laws and operate in a safe manner,’ said Attorney General William H Sorrell.In addition to ordering the removal of all tires at the site within 90 days, the Court ordered:permanently enjoined Rhoades from operating a junkyard or salvage yard at the site without first obtaining all necessary permits and licenses;ordered Rhoades to comply with all statutes and regulations governing the handling of hazardous waste;ordered additional soil sampling and removal of lead contaminated soil;ordered Rhoades and his wife Blanche to reimburse the State for $24,857 in past investigative costs; andordered Rhoades to pay the State $20,000 in civil penalties.Since November 2009, the Rhoades have been subject to a preliminary injunction prohibiting them from taking in any new junk, including scrap metal, at the site.Related documents:Ruling on DamagesRuling on the Merits (February 9, 2011)Ruling on Cross Motions for Summary Judgment (November 20, 2009)Ruling on Motion for Preliminary Injunction (November 20, 2009)
TOWN OF KIRKWOOD, N.Y. (WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar and Commissioner of the Department of Public Works Leslie Boulton announced that a section of Colesville Rd. will be closed starting Monday. They say Colesville Rd. is a County-owned road in the town of Kirkwood, and the roadwork is estimated to end November 1, 2020, at 3 p.m. Officials say all thru traffic will need to find alternative routes. Additionally, there will be a detour in place. If you have questions, call Patrick Hogan at (607) 778-2909 or email at Patrick.Hogan@BroomeCounty.us. Officials say the road will be closed to replace the Colesville Rd. Bridge. In a press release, Garnar and Boulton say the closure will be limited to the intersection of Colesville Rd. and Stratmill Rd. to the intersection of Colesville Rd. and North Rd. with access available to local traffic only.