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Tolle says Ilnyckyj mad at him for interfering in his business

City Council member Ed Tolle said Thursday that he received an angry call from fellow council member Alex Ilnyckyj accusing him of having a city official shut down his recycling business. Ilnyckyj, who owns ACRS Enterprises at 142 E 11th St., could not be reached for comment. Tolle did not deny playing a role. "I got some complaints and I did something about it," said Tolle, who has criticized the appearance of Ilnyckyj's business. "And I didn't do it anonymously. I did it in person. I asked the building inspector, Walter Brown, to check it out. I had been told the property was condemned ... and I wanted to see why he was being allowed to operate on a condemned property." The angry call from Ilnyckyj came late in the afternoon, Tolle said.


A guest column by Helen Spivey on Page 2 Thursday contained incorrect information about the anticipated cost of tolls for Phase 1 of the Suncoast Parkway. According to Joanna Hurley, DOT spokeswoman, the total toll to travel from where the parkway will join the Veterans Expressway in Lutz to where it will end on U.S. 98 in Citrus County will be $3.