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City worker picks up trash, gets stuck by dirty hypodermic needle

Monday, August 18, 2003

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A trash truck, a backhoe, two dumpsters and seven city workers joined forces to clean-up 421 W. Compton on Friday. Jeff Welch had received notices since February to clean up the property. Due to his failure to remove items like a used hypodermic needle, which penetrated an unidentified worker's hand, dirty diapers, toilets, lawnmower parts, air conditioners and bathtubs from the property grounds, the city took action. Welch will be billed for the hours the workers put in multiplied by seven and multiplied again for the equipment costs. Planning and Zoning Administrator Michele Driscoll encourages anyone who has concerns about a property to contact her at City Hall so that she can inspect the property and action can be taken.



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