by Jackie Nunnery
LANCASTER—The Lancaster County Board of Supervisors has unanimously revoked two permits related to property off Irvington Farm Road in proximity to Old Mill Cove that have been the subject of numerous neighborhood complaints and on-going county violations.
Supervisors Jack Larson, Ernest Palin, Jason Bellows, Bill Lee and Robert Westbrook all voted on June 24 in favor of motions to revoke the permits.
In 1991, the county granted a conditional use permit to T.P. Fisher and Sons for “the storage of inert materials” (broken concrete, bricks, asphalt) and in 1993, a special exception for “a stump, brush and scrap chipping facility.” Director of planning and land use Brian Barnes said the special exception was issued “to facilitate the possibility that they would become the chipping contractor for the county. That was the time that the Lara Dump was being closed and it was clear to the county that solid waste stream tonnage would be greatly reduced by taking wood debris and having a chipping operation.”
But the property “has a long history of failure to comply,” Barnes said.
The property owner and president of T.P. Fisher and Sons, O’Neil P. Fisher, received the first notice of violation from the county in January 1995….
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