The Fix Is On — Empty subdivision has become dumping ground UPDATE

Last week, the Independent reported on a growing pile of garbage and construction debris in vacant lots on Theodore Schuler Drive in New Hamburg.

The Township of Wilmot has taken action to solve the problem.

By-law enforcement officers have discussed the matter with the developer, who are arranging meetings with the local contractors responsible.

So far, the township has removed a van-load of garbage, but will leave the contractors to remove the rest.

With spring clean up season approaching, by-law officers are expected to crack down on residents illegally dumping.

Signage, at the developer’s expense, will be placed on the lots advising people it is illegal to drop off trash.

With those signs in place, the by-law department will be able to hand out tickets.

Clean up of the property is expected to take place within the next 30 days, or by-law will consider forcing the developer to do so.

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