After people were illegally putting items in Pittsfield's burn pile, the city has now reopened it.
But this time, the city is addressing the issues head on, with new security features.
The burn pile was closed for more than a month after people were using the grounds for disposing of TV's and couches.
The city now has warning signs posted and cameras up hoping to catch those responsible and discourage those who may be tempted to dump something other than yard waste.
"We reopened it with the understanding that if it's abused again then there would have to be additional corrective action taken," said City Councilman Ed Knight. "Worst case scenario is that it would be closed permanently."
Since plastic bags are prohibited, Knight says they're looking into other options as to what people can put their leaves in without it being considered illegal.
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