Grave Desecrator Gets Environmental Fine
Cathead Landing Development Fined
(Note: These are the same folks that flattened an area that was part of a 2000 to 3000 year old village site with mounds that is well documented in a recent archaeological study.)
Cathead Landing LLC was found guilty of violating
Darien’s Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control
Ordinance by engaging in land disturbing activities
without a permit and destroying the required 25 foot buffer
between the development and the inlet of Cathead Creek.
City of Darien Municipal Court Judge W.I. Williams
imposed a $48,500 fi ne on developer Jarrell Jones on
October 8, 2009. Jones estimated it would cost $32,000 to
restore the 25 foot buffer and Judge Williams reduced the
cash fi ne to $16,500 payable to the City of Darien.
This decision shows that Darien is serious about
enforcing its environmental protection ordinances. It also
serves as a reminder to developers to protect buffers before
engaging in land disturbing activities and to obtain the
proper permits before construction.