CENTRAL POINT, Ore. (Sept. 23, 2011)—Owners of a used-tire dealership in Central Point that recently was shuttered for being out of compliance with state and local tire storage regulations have been given until Sept. 26 to remove about 1,000 scrap tires from the property.
Dan & Joyce's Tires, a small tire shop operating out of a garage attached to a house, has been continually piling tires onto the property during the last few years, creating both an eyesore and a safety hazard, said Ron Barnett, code enforcement officer for the city.
While the shop is located in a semi-commercial area, it creates a potential fire hazard for several nearby residences, Barnett said.
In addition to the tire storage infractions, the dealership allowed its business license to expire in July, Barnett said. On Aug. 12, Barnett cited the shop for doing business without a license and closed it down.
The business was initially given until Sept. 16 to clean up scrap tires from the property, but the shop was granted a request for another nine days to get the job done.
If the tires are not removed in time, the city will put a lien on the property for the cost of the cleanup, which the dealership would have to pay off in order to reopen.