Arundel Digest

ARUNDEL DIGEST

February 07, 2007

Man fined in land case

A Glen Burnie man has been fined $10,000 after a county judge found he had failed to remedy critical area violations on his property, county officials announced.

District Court Judge Danielle Mosley found Defendant Bernard Kaminski III in contempt of court last week and imposed the maximum fine, Pam Jordan, county land-use spokeswoman said in a statement.

County inspectors said he illegally graded and built a retaining wall at 907 Pulaski Ave. without permits. The property near Stoney Creek is in the protected Chesapeake Bay Critical Area because it is within 1,000 feet of the shoreline.

County inspectors first cited Kaminski in 2005, but after he did not comply with their orders, the case was sent to court in September 2006. He did not show up in court, was found in contempt and was ordered to fix the violation and get permits by Feb. 1, Jordan said.

He did not do so and was found in contempt again Thursday. He was also ordered to rectify the violation by June 1.

County

Wilson selected for emergency post

County Executive John R. Leopold recommended to the governor yesterday that a 17-year veteran of the county Police Department serve as Anne Arundel's emergency management director.

Serving most recently as the commander of the county police's management planning section, Lt. Thomas J. Wilson will be charged with overseeing the coordination of local, state and federal agencies in an emergency and preparing the county for natural disasters and terrorist attacks.

Wilson has spent the past 5 1/2 years securing Homeland Security funding for the Police Department. He succeeds James D. Weed, who served with the county's emergency management office since 2003.

Phillip McGowan

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