Property owners to pay for cleaning up meth labs

April 17, 2012

Two ordinances and a resolution aimed at recovering the costs of cleaning up methamphetamine labs, raising public awareness about their dangers and enacting statewide standards for remediating contaminated properties were passed by Council at Monday evening’s meeting. When a meth lab is discovered, the city will now bill first-offender property owners $1,200 for removing dangerous chemicals and drug making equipment and educating the public. There will be no cap on recovering costs for second offenders.

April 16, 2012 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.