City of Ypslanti http://wemu.org en Ypsilanti Hikes Fines for Illegal Dumping http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-hikes-fines-illegal-dumping <div>Fines for illegal dumping are going way up in Ypsilanti, in the hopes that it'll help curb a problem that's been costing the Downtown Development Authority money to clean up after. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Mayor Paul Schreiber says one spot in particular has become a haven for illegal dumping. He says people have been leaving things like sofas at the Dumpsters behind businesses along Michigan Avenue.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fines that used to start at $50 for illegal dumping will now start at $2,500 and could go as high as $5,000. Sat, 08 Feb 2014 00:34:36 +0000 Bob Eccles 41272 at http://wemu.org