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Dozens of abandoned cars, tires and other parts are lined up inside the fence at Mike's Auto Salvage & Auto Body Repair on Highway 71 north. Township officers have complained the site is a toxic nuisance. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Helga Township officers voice concerns about 'junkyard' auto repair business

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A long simmering dispute over a Helga Township auto business labeled an eyesore and potential environmental hazard by township officials flared at Wednesday's Hubbard County board meeting.

Four of the township officers trooped into the board meeting to complain about what they term a "junkyard" operating off Highway 71 belonging to Mike Lyle, called Mike's Auto Salvage & Auto Body Repair. The fifth officer, who was not present, is Lyle's father.

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