DOYLESTOWN, Pa.-A Bucks County, Pa., judge postponed further action in a tire recycler's contempt-of-court case until June 28. Daniel Carr, owner of Tire Technology in Richland Township, Pa., stores an estimated 300,000 tires at his 91-acre business site. County officials tried unsuccessfully for several years to get Mr. Carr to remove the tires, and have filed a civil contempt case against him.
Judge Edward G. Biester Jr., finding at a May 28 hearing that Mr. Carr had still not complied with the county's order, ordered a month's continuation.
According to news reports, Christopher Asplen, Mr. Carr's attorney, offered the court $20,000 in a settlement proposal. A spokeswoman for Judge Biester's office, however, said no such proposal was made. Mr. Asplen could not be reached for comment.
Besides the civil case in Bucks County, Mr. Carr faces several criminal charges for alleged illegal tire dumping.
In May, he was still serving a 75-day jail term in Montgomery County, Pa., for violating probation on a conviction for forging a tire storage permit.
Mr. Carr and three Tire Technology employees also face charges related to the massive March 13 tire fire in Philadelphia, which damaged an overpass of Interstate 95. The four men allegedly dumped tires at Philadelphia Tire Disposal Inc., the site of the blaze.