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County Executive John R. Leopold Announces Successful Enforcement Action in Herrington Harbour Case

Annapolis, MD (March 7, 2008) - County Executive John R. Leopold announced today a successful enforcement conclusion to the Herrington Harbour code violation case.

Last March, Anne Arundel County brought suit against Herrington Harbour, Inc. and its President E. Steuart Chaney for illegally installing septic and well systems, a gazebo, offices, and a rooming house without county approval and permits. The County required that the property be brought into compliance through on-site improvements, that the property owner apply for retroactive permits, and that a penalty be imposed.

"The Defendant acknowledged that violation of county code did occur, and the County acknowledges that the Defendant is in full compliance with all laws at this time and has obtained the necessary permits," said County Executive John R. Leopold. "The County has accomplished its two primary objectives; the first is compliance with our laws and the second is the imposition of a $20,000 penalty."

"This successful action is consistent with my no tolerance policy regarding code violations. I view the Herrington Harbour case as a successful enforcement action," said County Executive Leopold.

This is the first major case filed by the John R. Leopold Administration demonstrating its "zero tolerance" policy for code violations.


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