July 15, 2004
COUNTY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO SEDIMENT VIOLATIONS, WILL FUND COMMUNITY
The Office of the Attorney General announced today that a Washington
County man has entered a guilty plea to sediment violations in
the Circuit Court for Washington County. Dominick J. Perini, 64,
of Hagerstown, Maryland, pleaded guilty to one count of performing
construction without an approved sediment control plan.
Judge Donald E. Beachley, presiding in the Circuit Court for Washington
County, struck the guilty finding and placed Mr. Perini on one
year of probation. As a special condition of probation, Perini
was ordered to pay a fine of $4,000 within twenty days. Perini
was also ordered to remove a farm bridge and other waterway obstructions
at the violation site. In addition, Perini will pay $10,000 to
the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to fund an environmental community
service project under the Farm Stewardship Program.
The Farm Stewardship Program projects are designed to improve
water quality in the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed in Maryland
by reducing erosion and nutrient runoff through the creation of
vegetated buffers and fences along streams. The $10,000 payment
in this case will support a project in Washington County.