Elmira Changing Meth Lab Violation Process
Elmira City Council wants to change the way the city handles meth lab violations.
April 3, 2014
ELMIRA (WENY) -- The Elmira City Council wants to change the way the city handles meth lab violations.
Under the new proposed process, landlords and community leaders could close down meth-related properties faster. The city would be able to impose temporary and permanent closing orders. City leaders would also be able to take civil action against properties that are proven to be a public nuisance. That would include places where meth is illegally produced. E-P-D Chief Mike Robertson says this would help with drug activity crackdown.
"Obviously it's a problematic thing with the way they make meth now than compared to when meth originated, you know they do what's called the one pot medley that we heard of, you know it makes it a little easier for people to do it in their backyards and things," said Chief Robertson.
Mayor Sue Skidmore added, "that should be good news for some communities. For the bad guys we want you to move along. We don't want you here so you know this is just to help us and help our communities and neighborhoods have a better quality of life."
A public hearing is scheduled for this Monday at 7PM at Elmira City Hall. If you're suspicious of a meth lab in your neighborhood, you can call 271 HALT.