McCOOK, Nebraska -- The McCook man who is stockpiling inoperable vehicles and appliances, computers, tanks and oil filters on 30 acres of land that he owns southwest of McCook is complying with county officials who have asked him to clean up his property.
Bill Mathies said this morning that he has hauled a trailer-load of drained oil filters to a crusher facility in Kearney. He also said that he is taking a load of computer monitors to the Red Willow County household waste collection shop at west Railroad and South streets in McCook for proper disposal.
The county's household waste department will accept computer monitors, but people wanting to drop off the equipment must contact director Bill Elliott before bringing items to the shop. Elliott said that in some instances, there is a charge. Call Elliott at (308) 345-4333.
County commissioners told Mathies at their meeting May 17 to work with county zoning administrator Darcey Eckhardt to ensure that he is in compliance with zoning regulations regarding salvage yards, although Mathies has said repeatedly that his property is not a salvage yard or salvage business. Neighbors don't agree, and have taken the disagreement to commissioners.