Long a scourge of the county, the practice of littering is again under fire, said Batavia Township Trustee Lee Cornett. Recently, a garbage dump site found on Filager Road prompted an investigation that identified the alleged perpetrator of the illegal dumping site.
“We had noticed people were dumping things near the cell tower,” said Cornett. “We asked for a gate to be put up. We found litter there several times, so once we got our dedicated deputies, when we found litter I called Deputy Boerger about it. He went through it, found information and found who had left it there. That person was cited for it.”
The man, said Cornett, who is believed to be responsible for the dump site actually lives out of state, so finding the perpetrator wasn’t as simple as knocking on a door or two. However, Cornett said that the results so far have been more than satisfactory, and the hope is that the end result, once the case has made its way through court, will be satisfying to the township.
“This is in the process of going through court,” said Cornett. “They decided to take the case to trial. I was pleased that Deputy Boerger followed up on it and has really done a great job.”