Paul Maisano Designs
Register
Log In
Forget your Password?

Home
Directory
Bulletins
Forums
Blogs
Articles
Links
Classifieds
About Us
Contact Us
Advertise
FAQ
Privacy Policy


Discussion
<< get older messagesget newer messages >>
to post a message: login - or - register | search messages | show all replies



[+] Comment on "New York Attorney General Sues Big Banks Over MERS" - Source of Title/OH (1 reply)
2/6/2012 8:50:56 AM (979 views)

FAE CLEVELAND - J.A. Baptista/DC
2/3/2012 11:52:10 AM (1022 views)

[+] Need to Vent - Susan Matson/MN (8 replies)
2/3/2012 11:31:26 AM (1527 views)

SEC is Avoiding Tough Sanctions for Big Banks - Leigh Attridge/MA
2/3/2012 7:44:05 AM (821 views)

Demolition Order - Mansion Rises over Site Favored by Edward Hopper - Leigh Attridge/MA
2/3/2012 7:26:21 AM (843 views)


Punctual Abstract
AccuSearch Company


Massachusetts Probate Code - Coming Changes - Leigh Attridge/MA
2/2/2012 9:09:48 AM (883 views)

[+] WARNING! Applied Technology Resources is a NON-PAYOR - Eric Woelfel/MN (8 replies)
1/31/2012 9:35:27 AM (3534 views)

[+] Comment on "SouthFlorida Attorney Title Agent Pleads Guilty in $2.7M Fraud" - Source of Title/OH (1 reply)
1/30/2012 7:58:25 PM (1144 views)

[+] Probate issue - Essex County - Leigh Attridge/MA (2 replies)
1/30/2012 3:18:51 PM (1905 views)

[+] First American NPS - Sandra Morton/KS (8 replies)
1/30/2012 1:54:08 PM (2085 views)

Visionet Systems Inc. - Cherie Smurthwaite/CA
1/29/2012 7:01:50 PM (1649 views)

[+] S2 Abstractors-India - Michele  Moose/NC (20 replies)
1/27/2012 4:11:10 PM (1867 views)

[-] $1.6 Million penalty for a bit of brush clearing you could do on a Sunday afternoon - Slade Smith/OH (2 replies)
1/26/2012 4:55:49 PM (1176 views)

I would take a lot for me to have any sympathy to someone who buys a property with the knowledge that it is subject to some environmental restriction but goes ahead and violates the restriction as if it doesn't even exist. 

But in this case, the punishment far exceeds the crime.

Judge: Jupiter couple must pay $1.6 million for cutting down mangroves

Don't mess with mangroves.

That's the message from the $1.6 million fine imposed today against Roger and Myrna Byrd of Jupiter, said Albrey Arrington, the Loxahatchee River Environmental Control District's executive director.

The Byrds in late 2010 removed 109 mangroves from their property on the Loxahatchee River without proper state and town permits.

 In addition, the Byrds likely will have to pay additional fines to the state, and are likely to be forced to restore the area by planting mangroves.

If you follow the link to the article,there are before and after photos of the area where the mangroves were removed.  The Byrds appear to have removed a few hundred square feet of what could be described as mangrove bushes for the most part with a few saplings, apparently so they could have a view and what looks to be about 20 or 30 feet of beachfront.  The volume of vegetation removed looks like it would not add up to one full blown tree.  It looks like it's a job you could do on a Sunday afternoon with a toy chain saw. 

What they did was wrong and they deserve to be fined and I have no problem with forcing them to restore the area at their won cost.  And they did turn down a settlement for $100k in fines that in retrospect looks almost reasonable.  But $1.6 million??

to post a reply: login - or - register


Re: $1.6 Million penalty for a bit of brush clearing you could do on a Sunday afternoon - James Powell/MI
1/27/2012 8:39:22 AM (795 views)
Re: $1.6 Million penalty for a bit of brush clearing you could do on a Sunday afternoon - Slade Smith/OH
1/27/2012 3:17:40 PM (783 views)

[+] Advantage Title Partners - Rich/MO (2 replies)
1/26/2012 2:38:19 PM (1463 views)

MTG FORECLOSURE - Paula Reynolds/FL
1/25/2012 11:23:27 AM (1093 views)


<< get older messagesget newer messages >>

DISCLAIMER: These Message Forums are un-moderated and Source of Title does not endorse the content of any of the posts. Source of Title discourages libelous comments and you, as the sole creator of the content, take full responsibility for your remarks.
NAILTA
Directory

The Source of Title Business directory has 8156 listed companies.

Leave feedback on a company:
SOT ID #:  learn more...
DRN Title Search
Blogs

Read other users' blogs-- or start your own!

Most Recent Blog Posts:

Season Shift in Foreclosure Marlet
William Pattison 's Blog
2015/01/15
0 comments

Je Suis Charlie
William Pattison 's Blog
2015/01/12
2 comments

New Year Fun: Shoot for the Moon then Abstract the Lunar Homestead
William Pattison 's Blog
2015/01/01
0 comments

NALTEA
Articles

Source of Title articles help to keep you informed on the state of the title industry.

NRA: Existing Home Sales Up 3.5% from Last Year's Levels
...
MBA Weekly Report: Refinance Spike Continues
Mortgage applications increased 14.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Associat...
ALTA: Top 3 Reasons Real Estate Transactions Depend on Title Insurance Agents
The American Land Title Association issued a press release this week informing consumers of the top three reasons their ...
"Actual Loss or Damage"
Title insurance covers whatever the policy says it covers. Generally, it does not cover for any conceivable loss that a ...
Umatilla County, Oregon Begins e-Recording
Umatilla County, Oregon has implemented electronic recording of documents such as deeds and mortgages through Simplifile...

Search Articles:
browse...

Classifieds

Buy, sell, or trade! Browse the ads or post your own!

© 2007, Source of Title.