The city of Ypsilanti is boosting fines for illegal dumping as part of an effort to curb recurring problems.
The Ann Arbor News reports hat the Ypsilanti City Council this week approved the increase in fines. The amounts are now set at $2,500 for the first offense for dumping. For subsequent offenses, the fines could go up to $5,000.
The city previously charged $50 for the first violation, $150 for the second and $225 for the third.
City Attorney John Barr said the new fines mirror those of nearby Ypsilanti Township and the state of Michigan.
On Monday, Ypsilanti police responded to a call in Peninsular Park on Monday for someone who dumped multiple old tires. The person fled.