City completes lot cleanup

The City of Red Deer has finished the massive job of cleaning up a private yard littered with old vehicles and building materials in Woodlea.

The City of Red Deer has finished the massive job of cleaning up a private yard littered with old vehicles and building materials in Woodlea.

Russ Pye, the city’s enforcement and building supervisor, said Tuesday work has been completed on the property at 5328 44th Ave owned by Dell Price.

After unsuccessful efforts to get Price to clean up the mess, the city moved in June 24 with tow trucks and other vehicles to haul away tonnes of building supplies, broken-down vehicles, a gravel pile, appliances and other junk, which had spread to a neighbouring city-owned property.

An old pickup with a sleeper and a trailer used for hauling Pepsi were hauled to a local towing yard for storage. The rest of the junk and building supplies were taken to the city landfill.

The bill for cleaning up the property and tipping fees at the landfill will be tacked on to Price’s property taxes next year. How much that will amount to has not been tallied yet.

The city also has its sights on a second property owned by Price at 3710 44th St.

pcowley@bprda.wpengine.com

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