|Updated: 8/08/2013 9:57 am
||Published: 8/07/2013 8:41 pm
A business that has been in Tulsa for 80 years has received an 'Abate Nuisance' letter from the city. The issue at hand; grease disposal bins.
Rick Bilby is the owner of Weber's Superior Root Beer Stand at 38th & South Peoria. He said that his business is typically full of people ordering root beer floats and burgers.
"I've been operating Weber's for 36 years and I've never had a problem, much less with the city of Tulsa," said Bilby.
He said that the problem that is plaguing him now isn't with his business but in the alley.
Rick said that he was contacted by a city inspector to clean up the grease disposal bin that is located in the dead end street behind his business.
Rick said that he contacted the grease disposal company and replaced the bin, but that didn't solve the issue.
"The next morning I come to work and found a notice on my front door," said Bilby.
A notice to abate a nuisance was issued by the city of Tulsa on Aug. 2.
Fox23 contacted the city of Tulsa and was told that the city received a complaint from a citizen concerning the restaurant.
The complaint was concerning a grease disposal bin on a city street on East 38th Place. The street is a dead end with trash dumpsters set at the barricade.
The complaint from the neighborhood was, "Rancid grease leaking from the grease bin on to the street causes insects, odor and possible health issues related to the spilled grease."
Bilby told FOX23 that he has worked to do his part, but he wants the city to address issues with the dead end street which he said is contributing to the problem.
"The city has debris and grass that has grown onto the street and when it rains that water just stands and gets hot and filthy and it can harbor mosquitoes," said Bilby.
Bilby said that he hopes that he and the city can come to an agreement to work together and get the problem resolved.
Representatives with the city said that this is a 10-day notice.