By Frank Lockwood

Staff writer

HERMISTON — Ruth Wayman is tired of the piles old pipes, concrete, wood, and machinery across from her house on Diagonal Road and angry that the solid waste codes are not being enforced.

“Why can’t the city order them to clean it up, like the county does to people outside the city limits?” Wayman asks.

City officials acknowledge the site is within city limits, and say they have tried to help. The city sent Grant Asher, the code enforcer, to talk with the Hermiston Irrigation District a number of times.

Hermiston Irrigation District (HID) owns the property.

But city officials say they ran into difficulties trying to enforce city codes because of jurisdictional issues. (For the rest of the story see the May 8, 2001 issue of Hermiston Herald.)

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