MDE Issues Fines Totalling $177,000 For Lead Violations

From the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE): MDE’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program serves as the coordinating agency of statewide efforts to eliminate childhood lead poisoning. Under the 1994 “Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing Law,” MDE assures compliance with mandatory requirements for lead risk reduction in rental units built before 1950, maintains a statewide […]

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MDE Issues Enforcement Actions Against Five City Property Owners

The Maryland Department of the Environment issued enforcement actions against five Baltimore City property owners, and one lead inspector, for violations.  The fines totaled $75,000 and affected 8 properties. Edward L. Boone: 1 affected property, $12,000 for alleged violations. Thomas Gangl: 3 affected properties, $20,000 for alleged violations. Chioma Max-Adigwe: 1 affected property, $12,500 for […]

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A Victory for the Citizens of Baltimore

Yes, it’s a small one, but it’s definitely an important step towards the goal of ridding our city of blighted vacant homes. City Council President Jack Young introduced an ordinance (10-0516) that would require the owners of vacant structures (including commercial buildings, multi-unit dwellings, and rooming houses) to register the properties with the City, and […]

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MDE Issues Enforcement Actions Against 10 in Baltimore City

The Maryland Department of the Environment issued enforcement actions against 9 property owners in Baltimore City for lead paint violations.  A total of 47 properties were out of compliance and a total of $270,250 in fines were assessed. Tonya D. Horton – 2 affected properties, $45,000 for alleged violations. Israel Cason – 13 affected properties, […]

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MDE Issues Enforcement Actions Against Two Baltimore City Property Owners, One Lead Inspector

From the Maryland Department of the Environment: MDE’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program serves as the coordinating agency of statewide efforts to eliminate childhood lead poisoning. Under the 1994 “Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing Law,” MDE assures compliance with mandatory requirements for lead risk reduction in rental units built before 1950, maintains a statewide listing […]

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MDE Issues Enforcement Actions Against 10 Baltimore City Property Owners

From the MDE’s press release: MDE’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program coordinates statewide efforts to eliminate childhood lead poisoning. Under the 1994 “Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing Law,” MDE assures compliance with mandatory requirements for lead risk reduction in rental units built before 1950, maintains a statewide listing of registered and inspected units, and provides […]

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Bad News for Baltimore “Investors”: Big Fines Ahead!

Baltimore City enacted a law in June that will give inspectors the power to slap rehabbers and others who are too lazy or cheap to obtain the proper building permits — and we hope the City will be aggressive with collection efforts. We found it rather amusing to note that Bill Fell, president of the […]

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Maryland MDE Issues 80 Enforcement Actions

In a recent press release, the Maryland Department of the Environment announced that it issued 80 enforcement actions for pollution, including lead paint violations.  Of the 13 lead paint citations, 11 of them were handed out in Baltimore City. Receiving citations in Baltimore City were: Sergey Ivanov Charm City Housing Associates, Inc Research Development Services, […]

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MDE Fines Two Baltimore City Property Owners

According to an April 1 press release, the Maryland Department of the Environment fined two Baltimore City property owners for lead paint violations.  The citations were for 10 affected properties, and fines totaled $18,000.  Kudos to MDE for making landlords comply with lead safety standards!  The two property owners named were Khadija Saka and Kayvonne […]

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