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City to impose requirements on G&R Trucking Monday

Published 4:48pm Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Austin City Council will formalize the requirements for G&R Truck Wash to reopen at its upcoming public meeting.

The council met with Garth Carlson, G&R Truck Wash owner, at its last work session to discuss potentially opening the business. G&R has run afoul of city sewage requirements for several years, mainly through putting excess amounts of strong waste into the city sewer system.

In February 2012 the council gave Carlson 90 days to pay all outstanding sewage and strong waste charges, and ordered G&R work with the city on an individual control mechanism agreement, as well as lower its waste discharges into the sewer system.

Rather than miss a May 7 deadline to meet those requirements, Carlson voluntarily closed the business. G&R has remained closed since May 1, 2012.

Council members will officially set requirements for the business to open, which will include paying off more than $235,000 in fines and bills to the city.

The council is also expected to approve various street closings for upcoming events this summer, as well as grant the Planning and Zoning Department the right to remove junk and/or illegally stored vehicles from properties at 801 15th St. NE and 1303 Oakland Ave. E.

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