85,000 pounds of debris removed from Mastic Beach property
BY PATRICK WHITTLE
1:03 PM EDT, July 6, 2009
A Mastic Beach father and son face nearly $20,000 in fines after officials had to use 10 garbage trucks to remove 42 tons of tires, car parts, hoses and other trash from their home. (Handout / July 6, 2009)
A Mastic Beach father and son face nearly $20,000 in fines after code enforcement officials removed about 85,000 pounds of debris from the dad's property, officials said.
John W. Mallgren, owner of 57 Daisy Dr., and his son, John R. Mallgren, a tenant there, allowed 42 tons of tires, car parts, hoses and other trash to pile up on the residential lot, which is also the site of a single-family home, Brookhaven Town officials said.
The elder Mallgren must pay $8,742 for the removal of the rubbish - which required 10 garbage trucks - and his son likely will face more than $10,000 in fines, officials said.
The building was condemned on June 24, and the younger Mallgren's case is winding its way through the court system, officials said.
PHOTOS OF GARBAGE: