Granby Mayor Donna Fullerton said Tuesday she had paid a $2,500 fine leveled by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources regarding a burning permit.


Granby Mayor Donna Fullerton said Tuesday she had paid a $2,500 fine leveled by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources regarding a burning permit.

“It has been paid, we never did lose the burn permit, but we are on a two year probation,” Fullerton said.

“We got a $10,000 fine, I negotiated it down to $2,500 and I paid it out of my pocket, plus I paid the weight to rent a Dumpster to get the ashes out of here,” she added.

The fine was leveled because of items that were burnt during the spring cleanup.

The letter from DNR said, “on May 17, 2011, an official from this office (DNR), investigated a concern regarding the illegal open burning of solid waste collected during a city-wide clean up on May 13-14, 2011. At the time of the investigation, a large pile of regulated solid waste was smoldering on property belongings to the city of Granby at 700 Fortune Teller Rd.”

The letter also stated the pile of approximately 12-foot by 25-foot by 3-foot containing aerosol cans, mattresses and chair springs, insulation, sheet rock, small appliances, oil filters and other material too charred to identify, was smoldering on site. Seven roll-offs were on site – some room remained in at least one of the container.

The council also heard about a sinkhole at Granby Head Start, 550 Fortune Teller Rd.

“We will have to tell them (Wednesday) that they need to hire a contractor,” said Fullerton. “It is right at their back door.”

She stated the sinkhole is about the size of a hot tub.