FREWSBURG - Chautauqua County Health Department Officials have given a Frewsburg property owner 30 days to clean up the more than 1,000 tires said to be sitting at 129 W. Main St.
Public Health Director Christine Schuyler explained Tuesday that once the county became aware of the issue, a sanitarian inspected the property and found it to be in violation of code.
"The owner of the property was notified," Schuyler said. "They've got 30 days to remove all of the tires. They have 30 days to clean it up. And if they don't comply, then we go to formal legal action."
County Health Department officials have cited a property in Frewsburg as violating the health code. The former site of Twin Auto Sales & Service at 129 W. Main St. in Frewsburg is said to have more than 1,000 tires on its property.
The former site of Twin Auto Sales & Service, the property was formerly owned by Kristine M. Morreale and was in recent years sold to Sherriald Surrena Jr., family of Morreale said Friday.
County health code section on waste tires specifies that no person or municipality shall permit, deposit, store or hold more than 10 waste tires or used tires unless a legitimate use for the tires has been demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Health Department.
"We do require copy of the receipts verifying that the tires were properly disposed of," Schuyler said. "We do take it seriously and make sure that they do take care of them properly. You can't just dump them off. They have to be recycled or shredded or split or disposed of at a permanent landfill."
Attempts by The Post-Journal to reach both Kristine Morreale and Surrena Jr. Friday were unsuccessful.