Gary Bardsley, Linda Griffin and David Porter agreed to a $50,000 settlement with the state Department of Environmental Services for unauthorized wetlands violations on one of the pieces of land. A judge in Merrimack County Superior Court approved the settlement – which includes a suspension of half the amount if no more violations are incurred in the next five years – earlier this month.
Griffin, who owned both properties, was also fined $500 this week for failing to show the accurate location of wetlands impacts on required forms submitted to the department and for claiming on the forms that she had told the loggers to use best management practices when she hadn’t.
The owner and the loggers failed to protect wetlands on two Webster properties on either side of Little Hill Road back in 2009 and have just now come to court settlement. Now considering how much money they made off the sale of all the wood they made, lets hope they pay their fines off soon. Oh yah, let’s hope they paid the town the proper tax amounts for all the wood they sold, any damages to the roads, and of course I believe the property should be taken away from the owner who let this happen on their property! Because this isn’t first time this has happened with these three people.