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Scrap Metal Has to Go - For Now.

Council upheald a judge's order to repeal the ordinance allowing the junkyard to stay - but then they voted to appeal the order.

Posted: Wed Aug 08 06:47:23 PDT 2018
Updated: Wed Aug 08 06:47:23 PDT 2018

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priority. ### 2-shot meaghan meaghan after years of going back and forth on the issue ... chico city council has formally repealed an ordinance that had allowed chico scrap metal to stay at its east 20th street julia julia action news now reporter hayley watts joins us now with more on the council's decision... and what it means for the future of junk recycling in chico... hayley? reporter meaghan, julia, this has been a very long and contentious really had little choice here but to agree to force chico scrap metal out of the chapman vo the junkyard has been at the site on east 20th street for decades --- it's a family run businesses with deep roots and good standing in the community. but, the type of businesses that it is -- a junk recycling yard that some neighbors complain is a noise pollutant and kind of an eyesore -- doesn't fit in with the new city plan to expand on that part of town as a residential area for schools and families. the council, last month, was essentially forced into this decision by a court order. is it really over? a judge ordered council to approve the shut down ... so they did, for now. but in a closed session last night, they voted to appeal the judge's order. so ... for now, there is no word on when the business would be required to move, or where it would move to. reporter live also from last night's meeting - council took the side of business owners, upholding their appeal of a planned subway drive-thru restaurant on nord and west sacrmaneto avenues, based on concerns about traffic congestion. hayley watts, action news now.###
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