Cass County to curb roadside dumping with photographic surveillance equipmentPublished 6:42pm Friday, November 18, 2011
CASSOPOLIS — Roadside dumping of large trash items, from couches and mattresses to bathtubs and boats, has grown so rampant the solution looks like photographic surveillance equipment.
According to Cass County Commissioner Roseann Marchetti, R-Edwardsburg, “We would get these people who are dumping. It is a $500 fine if you dump along the roads. One of our private citizens offered to pay for some of the equipment, so we’re kind of moving forward with this project. We’re going to do what we can to get rid of all of the trash that’s dumped on Cass County roads.”
“The nice thing about this,” said Commissioner Charlie Arnold, R-Cassopolis, “is you never know where the surveillance equipment is going to be set up. You may get away with it for a time, but one day…”