"Black goo’ delays car rental business permit | SummitDaily.com

"Black goo’ delays car rental business permit

SILVERTHORNE – When Councilmember Peggy Long was doing her homework this week, she found some “black goo” in town.

As part of her council duties, the longtime Silverthorne resident visited the Grease Monkey Car Care Center property near Blue River Parkway and 10th Street.

Business owners want to offer car rentals for their auto repair customers and applied for a conditional use permit to add the rental shop.

The issue was on the town council agenda Wednesday. Long questioned owners at the town council meeting.

“When I was walking the site, I noticed a bunch of black goo in a detention pond on the property,” Long said. “Just because you have a low spot does not mean you can dump waste there.”

The town council voted to postpone approval of the permit until the black substance is examined and cleaned up. Detention ponds are not for dumping, said town officials.

Grease Monkey general manager Jim Tinsley said the spot that Long was talking about was where employees deposited the contents of sand traps in car washes.

He said they eventually take the sand and dried-out muck to the landfill.

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