PG&E log deck sites cited

Butte County has issued eight citations at three different log deck staging locations operating without permits post-Camp Fire.

PG&E contractors had set up these sites to store dead or dying trees from the Ridge or elsewhere in the burn scar, but they never applied for or received county permits (see “Clearing the trees,” Greenways, June 27).

On Tuesday (July 23), the Butte County Board of Supervisors will vote on an urgency ordinance that stipulates where lumber storage and processing is allowed.

Chris Jellison, code enforcement manager for Butte County, told the CN&R this week that since late June, two sites closed and three received citations for continuing to operate. A judge will determine whether to fine the contractors.