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10/07/15 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Town Board met in a work session Tuesday.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Town Board met in a work session Tuesday.

At the Town Board’s Tuesday work session, the members returned to the question of penalizing property owners who break Building Department regulations, especially those who willfully build in restricted areas, such as protected wetlands.

The issue came to a head several weeks ago when it was discovered that Gary Baddeley had ordered construction on his South Ferry Road property without filing plans with the Building Department, and had built past a buffer into environmentally sensitive wetlands. (more…)

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09/30/15 8:07am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board work session on Tuesday afternoon. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Peter Reich. Not shown, Councilman Ed Brown.

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The Town Board work session on Tuesday afternoon. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Peter Reich. Not shown, Councilman Ed Brown.

The Town Board presented a trifecta of punishment to Gary Baddeley at Tuesday’s work session, and Mr. Baddeley gladly accepted.

Matt Sherman, who represents the South Ferry Road property owner, said via speaker phone that his client is wiling to do mitigation work on illegal construction at his home, pay a fine of up to $5,000 and perform 20 hours of community service to be completed by the end of the year. (more…)

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09/23/15 11:03am
At the Town board work session Tuesday, Councilman Paul Shepherd proposed what he characterized as a 'radical' solution to repeated building code violations

At the Town board work session Tuesday, Councilman Paul Shepherd proposed what he characterized as a ‘radical’ solution to repeated building code violations

Councilman Paul Shepherd suggested at Tuesday’s Town Board work session that property owners who consistently defy Building Department regulations should be punished by doing community service. (more…)