Released on March 2, 2018 - 4:27pm

On March 1, 2018, the City of Laurel was made aware that a number of tires were illegally dumped at the end of Main Street. 

Mayor Craig A. Moe wants to remind residents that it is illegal to dump anything in the City without explicit consent and asks residents to keep their eyes open and if you See Something, Say Something.

The following sections in Ordinance No. 558 address illegal dumping and its penalties:

•  Section 7-4. prohibits disposal of refuse on property of another without his consent and it shall be unlawful for any person to dispose of refuse of any kind or quantity upon the land or property of another situate within the city without the written consent.

•  Section 7-7. Handles the violations, penalties and enforcement which are declared municipal infractions, and not misdemeanors and the penalty for shall be a fine of fifty dollars ($50.00) for each initial offense and one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each repeat offense. If a violation is deemed a health hazard, a correction order will be issued and the owner/tenant have twenty-four (24) hours to comply. If not, the City Department of Public Works will be tasked with cleaning up the health hazard and the property owner will be charged for the costs of compliance including the salary of any city employee involved and the homeowner/tenant can be subject to an additional one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) in addition to the costs noted above. If the costs above are not paid, it shall be added to the real property tax bill of the owner for the next succeeding year.

Let’s work together to keep our community safe and clean. If you see anyone doing anything out of place, call the Laurel Police Department at 301-498-0092, or if you find any illegal refuse dumps, please contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at 301-725-7800.

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