Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Man Complains About Neighbor's "Odor"

What do you do about what is described as a "pungent odor" coming from your neighbor's compost pile? One Putnam County resident decided to call the sheriff's office this week to see if they could do anything about it. He says his neighbor, described as a professor at TTU, had been dumping cut tree branches into a wooded open lot across from her home. He was also concerned about vegetation growing onto his property from the same neighbor and about the smell of her compost pile. Deputy Herb Snow told the man that he would check with the county's codes officer to see whether any of those activities constituted code violations. Compost, by the way, is (according to answers.com) a mixture of decaying organic matter, as from leaves and manure, used to improve soil structure and provide nutrients.