Fine for Illegal Dumping

HIGHLANDS Principals involved with Captains Cove Marina pleaded guilty to three different charges in municipal court today, in plea bargains that included fines and dismissals of six other charges. The Marina is also on the agenda at tomorrow evening’s meeting of the Mayor and Council with the council taking action to adopt a resolution which includes giving a piece of property apparently owned by the borough, to Captain’s Cove Marina. In municipal court today, all three firms, Captain’s Cove Marina, LLC, Excalibur Group and Turn Key Resources LLC, were represented by attorney Brian Nelson on a variety of charges primarily connected with the Washington Avenue Marina. Judge Thomas Smith heard charges of illegal dumping lodged against Captain’s Cove Marina by Code Enforcement Officer William Brunt, under a borough ordinance, accepted the gu8lty plea reported by Nelson, and fined the Marina $100 plus $33 court costs. Judge Smith fined Excalibur Group $100 fine and $33 cost for another borough ordinance, failure to obtain a street opening permit for which Nelson also admitted a guilty plea. Judge Smith fined Turn Key Resources, under yet another borough ordinance, $100 fine and $33 court cost for violation of a third ordinance, brush, weeds, trash and debris removal on another property, also with Nelson admitting guilt on the part of his client.. In return for pleading guilty to these violations, which Nelson did for all three firms, the Judge dismissed two charges against Captain’s Cove for failure to obtain both a sign permit as well as failure to obtain another permit to move soil. He dismissed one charge against Excalibur Group for failing to obtain a street opening permit, and three charges against Turn Key Resources for an unregistered abandoned trailer and two separate charges of construction site accumulation. By pleading guilty, the principals charged with the offenses waive their right to have the charges heard in court.


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