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m morris July 22, 2014 at 10:54 AM
Along with HTC 186.15 Penalties for Offenses which calls for amonst other things REPLACEMENT alongRead Morew ith Fines and/or jail sentence. The Huntington Town Board should have considered and followed their own Laws. A tree is still a tree NO matter what land it grows on! "A. Any person or business entity that violates any provision of this Chapter or any rule, regulation or specification promulgated hereunder shall be guilty of a violation. Each tree removed, cut down, destroyed or substantially altered in violation of this Chapter shall constitute a separate violation, punishable in like manner. B. Any person or business entity convicted of violating any provision of this Chapter or any rule, regulation and specification promulgated hereunder shall be subject to the following penalties: (1) Not less than three hundred dollars ($300) and not more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750) for each tree that is removed in excess of those allowed to be removed pursuant to this Chapter or, in the case of woodland, not less than three thousand dollars ($3,000) not more than fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) per acre or any portion thereof, whichever is calculated to be greater, with the maximum fine trebled for any unauthorized tree removal on Town property; and/or (2)Sentenced to imprisonment not exceeding fifteen (15) days for each violation. C. In addition to the penalties set forth herein, the applicant may be: (1) Ordered to plant replacement trees, shrubs and/or groundcover, on the affected premises, planting plan to be approved by the Department; and/or (2) Ordered to pay the replacement value of each tree illegally removed, destroyed or substantially altered. Replacement value for the purposes of this Section shall be determined utilizing the most recent edition of the "Guide of Plant Appraisal" published by the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers. Said funds shall be deposited into a Town Tree Program to be administered by the Director and used by the Town for the planting and/or maintenance of Town trees; and/or D. Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this Chapter or any rules, regulations and specifications promulgated hereunder shall be prohibited from receiving any other tree permits for the same property for a period of six (6) months after a violation has occurred. E. In addition to the criminal penalties set forth herein or in other applicable law, rule or regulation, the Town Attorney is authorized to pursue civil and equitable relief, including but not limited to compensatory actions; civil penalties in the amount of up to two hundred and fifty ($250) dollars per day, or any part thereof; an action to compel compliance with or to restrain by injunction the violation of this Chapter; and other remedies which in the opinion of the Town Attorney may seem necessary and proper."
Robert W July 22, 2014 at 12:17 PM
Keep electing these same fools year after year! You think anything is going to change?
poetryqn July 22, 2014 at 01:09 PM
It is the lack of public scrutiny BEFORE destruction that upsets me most. What our public officials Read Moredon't seem to realize is that Huntington Village attracts customers because of its unique combination of interesting business and restaurants in a sylvan village setting. When we 'pave paradise to put in a parking lot', we lose one of our greatest advantages to strip malls. It would have been a small matter to lose a parking space or two to preserve that grand old tree. The Gerard Street parking lot is never completely full -- I can easily find a space if I'm willing to park at the west end and walk to my destination. There is also the lot further north on Rt. 110 that is never full. I am very sad to lose that great tree, along with all the others that were chopped down years ago to deal with the starling problem. Cutting down trees should be the last solution to a village problem, not the first. Mistakes like this take generations to rectify. Now that parking lot will be a desert to me, like so many others.
MK Smith July 21, 2014 at 11:12 AM
Dump Steve Israel.
CAPICU July 21, 2014 at 11:17 AM
NAMI of Huntington .......Are most of your donations from the pharmaceutical industry?
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