The city didn't get a permit to dump leaves at the old Lancaster Plant site, as it apparently did for about a year.
Frances Pittman, who lives on the south end of the once mighty Springs Industries plant, found the pile of leaves the city left on the site annoying. It smelled and was a haven for snakes and rats, she said.
Earlier this month, the pile stood about 25 feet tall and stretched about 50 yards. A stench also pervaded the pile's surroundings.
But that was a good day, said Pittman's caretaker, Tim Steele.