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By Madysen McLain
Gazette Reporter 

Junk site removed after 17-year county effort


The property displays several pieces of scrap metal, containers and car parts. The area sparked complaints.

Troy Henderson, Whitman County Public Health Director, reported a 17-year long solid waste issue was resolved at a Board of Health meeting Monday afternoon.

Henderson said the first complaint about a property just off of Highway 27 between Oakesdale and Garfield came in 2002.

Environmental Health Director Chris Skidmore said after a solid waste issue complaint is filed, a site visit is conducted to verify the complaint. An employee takes photos of the site, and a file is started for the property address.

"We will then go to the county assessor and find out who the property owner is and wha...

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