DiPietro's decision ended a battle that has raged between the two local government bodies since Jan. 12. That was the date Robert Biela, township health officer, fined the district for not clamping down on trash by leaving the lid off the Scenic Hills School trash dumpster.
Rather than pay the fine, Bay said the district had decided to fight the citation because it believed Biela was using selective enforcement. He claimed there were numerous uncovered trash dumpsters located throughout the township.
Biela said the district had received three warnings about the dumpster prior to being issued the citation.
He said that the citation was in response to citizens' complaints about the untidy dumpster, and that he applied the trash regulations equally throughout the community.
"I become involved when there is a complaint," said Biela.
"If there are repeated complaints, I usually check up on a situation periodically," said Biela.
During a January school board meeting, board members said that if they had to increase the size and frequency of pickups at all school district properties it would cost an additional $5,000 to $6,000 per year.
Since the meeting, Bay said, the district has increased the size of only the Scenic Hills dumpster at an additional yearly cost of about $500.