The time residents of a Millville area have long waited for will finally take place tomorrow. The first step will be taken to cleanup a former disposal site. News 13 has details in this Problem Solver update.
As you recall, residents along Ninth Street and Sherman Avenue have long been concerned about this former disposal site. They have complained about rodents, mosquitoes and piles of building materials and other garbage. There was a fire here in the past and that only added to the issues.
Finally, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection put padlocks on the gates in September 2011. The owner of the Coyote site faced several code violations. According to the DEP and the City of Panama City, there have been consistent efforts to get those violations resolved and fines collected.
But in May, the DEP told us relief was at hand to begin the process started in clearing out this unsightly property. State officials tell us that Phoenix Construction will be doing the work to offset its own environmental violations at the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport.
Some of the cleanup will include:
•The removal and proper disposal of all nonhazardous waste.
•The stabilization of any non-vegetated areas disturbed.
•The sorting of hazardous materials, ensuring those stored on the coyote property are in compliance with state laws, until they can be disposed of by another party.
Panama City along with state officials are scheduled to be at the Millville site tomorrow morning as the work begins. The DEP says the project should be completed no later that September 13.