|7/31/2020 11:50:00 AM|
Flor revocation delayed; waiting on County vote
The City of North Branch granted local waste hauler Terry Flor until the end of June to have his business base, on north Harder Ave. cleared of disallowed recyclable materials that were in violation of conditions of his permit. He has unauthorized materials like mattresses, appliances, mechanical equipment, metal containers and other items still on site.
In the most recent update last week in the North Branch council work session, the site is reported to be about 60 percent of the way there as of mid-July.
The council voted Tuesday this week to postpone action on the permit for the site, until the county takes final action on Terry’s Disposal hauling license.
North Branch city parks, planning and GIS director Nate Sondrol, said the Terry’s Disposal property has seen “vast improvement” from a few months ago; but a rough guess was a good amount of work remains to be done.
Flor has no permit to do processing of non-household type materials for final market. Locally, it is expected a waste collection company transports materials to a recycling facility, or to sites that handle hazardous/toxic products.
Terry’s Disposal has a hauling/collection license through the county, and all haulers in Chisago County must offer pick-up of recyclables. Materials are to be disposed of at sanctioned recycling facilities.
Chisago County granted Terry’s Disposal until August 3 to see concerns the county identified.
The next County Board meeting is Aug. 5, when the county could revoke the license. Without the ability to haul, there won’t be recyclables to deal with, so North Branch council members agreed in work session to delay enforcing its imposed deadline and see what the county action is.