Warren trucking company investigated by state officials – Macomb Daily
Michigan Department of the Environment, Great Lakes and Energy is investigating a property at 27439 Mound Road after receiving reports of oil, gasoline, antifreeze and other toxic substances mishandled and leaking directly into the ground.
The evaluation will take several weeks and the results are not expected to be available until January 1, 2022.
The business, listed in public records as C&J Trucking, is located north of 11 Mile Road and backs up to Bear Creek, which is underground at this point but is on display in other areas.
When the telephone number listed for C&J Trucking is called, a record indicating that the number is a non-functional telephone number and the call cannot be terminated is heard. Tax records show that the property is owned by Frank and Maria Rabon.
The Town of Warren issued several citations to the property this week, including several zoning violations and at least one burn ticket. The same property was fined in March 2021 for similar offenses.
A letter dated December 1, 2021 from Civil Service Director Gus Ghanam to EGLE says the city has received numerous complaints from residents and business owners regarding the property and has requested an investigation. Melinda Steffler, supervisor of EGLE’s industrial wastewater and stormwater district, said an investigation was already planned before Ghanam’s request based on information EGLE received directly from residents.
The property is zoned General Industrial / Light Manufacturing (M-2) and is listed as a trucking company, but Ghanam said inspections by the city’s construction department indicate that it appears to be operating as a construction site currently. automobile recovery.
The offenses pronounced by the city include:
- Failure to remove barbed wire.
- Failure to remove fence in front yard.
- Failure to obtain a Junk Trade Compliance Certificate.
- Open storage not in accordance with the approval of the site plan.
- Open “trash” storage and automatic demolition yard are not permitted in zone M-2.
- Property not in a clean and sanitary condition.
Records obtained from Warren’s Building and Property Maintenance Department indicate that a fine of $ 500 was imposed on the owner on November 17 for cleaning up the debris and that a police report was filed by a citizen on November 17. November 16, 2021 alleging that the illegal dumping of toxic substances had been observed on the property of C&J Trucking. The Construction Department’s report stated that if the property’s debris was not properly removed within five days, the Property Maintenance Department would dispatch a crew to clean the property, after which an invoice would be sent to the owner.
City of Warren and Macomb County tax records show $ 41,277 in back taxes owed on the property along with $ 17,667 in current taxes. Tax records also show that $ 13,840 in 2017 taxes was not paid until 2019, and 2018 taxes were only paid this year.
Utility records show that a water cutoff notice was sent on October 19, 2021, and water was turned back on December 1. Cut-off notices were also sent on March 3, 2021 and February 14, 2020. A tax lien was placed on the property on May 6, 2021 according to water department records. Currently, $ 1,251 is owed in unpaid water charges.