About 165 tires were dumped along Carter Road in the township of Metomen.
About 165 tires were dumped along Carter Road in the township of Metomen.

   Last week Tuesday night in the township of Metomen, an individual left rubber on the road.

   About 165 tires worth, to be exact.

   When Metomen’s Highway Supervisor Randy Zabel was inspecting roads Wednesday morning, he discovered the pile of rubber abandoned in a ditch alongside Carter Road.

   According to Metomen chairperson Jeff Amend, it will cost the township and its residents $900 to $1,000 to clean up and dispose of all those tires properly.

   “It’s pretty low if they think they’ve go to do this; all it’s doing is costing everybody,” Amend said. “Now, we’re paying our workers to pick up tires. We have to pay to get rid of the stuff, and we can’t turn that into insurance. We’re just kind of stuck with it. It’s an another added cost that the people in Metomen have to pay for now ... and we could be spending it on something else.”

   Read the full story, which includes a theory on why someone may have dumped the tires, in the Oct. 25, 2018 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.