Residents who live within close proximity to Equipment Assets plan on petitioning the Royal Oak City Commission meeting early next month to complain about the foul smell than emanates from it. According to neighbors of the facility, which is in the 1200 block of Knowles Street, the smoke that is generated there has a very strong, unpleasant odor.
According to neighbors, the smell is akin to a rubbery or electrical odor. The Department of Natural Resources and Environment is investigating the complaints about the hi-lo parts retailer. In the meantime, residents have to put up with an unpleasant odor that they say is extremely overpowering.