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12/30/15 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd proposed the idea of sentencing some violators of the building code to community service.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Councilman Paul Shepherd proposed the idea of sentencing some violators of the building code to community service.

In 2015, Gary Baddeley was the first Islander sentenced to community service for building code violations.

The Building Department found that Mr. Baddeley had ordered construction on his South Ferry Road property without filing plans with the town and had built past a buffer into environmentally sensitive wetlands. (more…)

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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…)