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Glen Burnie Man Found in Contempt

On-going Critical Area Violation Results in $10,000 Fine

Annapolis (February 5, 2007) - The Department of Inspections and Permits and Office of Law have released the District Court findings in the matter of Anne Arundel County vs. Bernard Kaminski, III. On Thursday, Judge Danielle Mosley found Defendant Bernard Kaminski, III, in contempt for failure to remedy ongoing Critical Area violations. The Court ordered the defendant to abate the violations and fined him $10,000.00. ($5,000.00 payable on or before March 9, 2007 and an additional $5,000.00 payable June 1, 2007 if he has not completely abated the violations by that date.)

The violation occurred at 907 Pulaski Avenue in Glen Burnie and dates back to 2005 when Mr. Kaminski was first cited by County Inspectors for illegal grading and constructing a retaining wall without proper permits in the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area of Stoney Creek. When Mr. Kaminiski failed to comply with orders from the Department of Inspections and Permits, the matter was referred to the County Office of Law for litigation. In September of 2006, Mr. Kaminski, who failed to appear in court, was found in contempt of court and ordered to abate the violation and obtain permits by February 1, 2007.

In court Thursday, Mr. Kaminski was once again found in contempt, assessed $10,000 in fines and ordered to abate the violation by June 1, 2007.

The Department of Inspections and Permits and Office of Law will continue to monitor this case in order to brief the Court on June 1, 2007 if necessary.

Each month, these two Departments litigate dozens of violation cases in the District and Circuit Courts. A full report of February’s findings will be released later this month.


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