CLEARED – A photograph taken on Sept. 2, shows no sign of a previous pile made up of building materials like shingles and bricks.

OSCODA – Shortly after receiving a notice of violation for illegal dumping from the Materials Management Division of the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), management at Lakewood Shores Golf Course responded with a clean-up plan. 

The notice of violation was sent to the business on June 30, and was mailed to Owner Boyd Standart Aldridge of Lakewood Shores Golf Course. The violation notified him that he had 30 days, or until July 31, to clean up the debris or come up with a specific plan to clean it up, located at Golfview Court. 

According to EGLE employee Lori Babcock from the Material Management Division, staff at Lakewood Shores Golf Course responded to the violation well within the time frame given to them. She said not long after the violation was received, management at Lakewood Shores replied with a specific work plan to clean up the site and got ahold of her as soon as they received the violation. 

“I approved a plan that would have the work completed by the end of September, probably before that, but its not unlike other clean-ups I’ve had,” said Babcock. 

She said that the expectations of the clean up would be to remove all building materials, i.e, shingles and solid waste and dispose of them properly. 

“What they would have to do is sift it out of the dirt, separate the solid waste, but dirt and concrete are not solid waste, so those wouldn’t have to be taken to a disposal area, but anything that’s not dirt or concrete probably going to be solid waste. Building materials, shingles, things like that.” 

According to Babcock, the date of completion determined by Lakewood Shores Golf Course management and Babcock is Wednesday, Sept. 30. She said she would not reveal the name of the company responsible for doing the clean up for confidentiality reasons. Around Oct. 1, Babcock expects to return to the site and oversee all the work that has been completed in order to give approval and close the case. 

“Its not something I close before I look at it and then I want to see the disposal receipts to make sure everything got done properly,” said Lori. 

Additional information on the situation will be reported in this publication as it becomes available.