Public Works Director Not Guilty
Last updated 11/18/2021 at 1:28am
David Lutz, Brevard’s Public Works director, who was charged with multiple environmental crimes stemming back to 2016, was found not guilty Wednesday in Asheville federal court.
The allegations against Lutz were related to the “handling, transportation and storage of hazardous waste,” in May 2016. He stood accused of violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act by illegally directing Public Works employees to dig up soil known to be contaminated with lead from the backstop of the city’s firing range and directing them to store it at the city’s operation center despite the...