Again we see that the Maryland Department of the Environment is taking a tough stand against lead paint violations in Baltimore City.  A total of 299 properties were affected, and a total of $353,500 in fines were issued.  You can read the entire press release here. Many thanks to Secretary Wilson and her staff for their hard work!

The Baltimore City property owners fined are as follows:

  • Twyla Garrett and Hidden Levels, LLC – Baltimore City: 7 affected properties – On October 9, 2009, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty seeking $44,000 for alleged violations.
  • T. Britt Price, Lisa Gallagher-Donaho, and Excel Property Management, LLC – Baltimore City: 2 affected properties – On October 9, 2009, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty seeking $15,000 for alleged violations.
  • Roseline Petro-Siewe – Baltimore City: 3 affected properties – On October 23, 2009, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty seeking $22,500 for alleged violations.
  • Park Arms, LLC – Baltimore City: 2 affected properties – On October 23, 2009, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty seeking $35,000 for alleged violations.
  • Paul R. Williams – Baltimore City: 1 affected property – On October 23, 2009, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty seeking $10,500 for alleged violations.
  • Walter E. Price and Robin Price – Baltimore City: 4 affected properties – On November 2, 2009, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty seeking $20,000 for alleged violations.
  • Prisoners Aid Association of Maryland, Inc. – Baltimore City: 15 affected properties – On November 2, 2009, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty seeking $33,000 for alleged violations.
  • Michael Gekht – Baltimore City: 11 affected properties – On November 2, 2009, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty seeking $15,000 for alleged violations.
  • Gladis L. McKoy and James McKoy – Baltimore City: 2 affected properties – On November 2, 2009, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty seeking a combined $63,000 for alleged violations.
  • K Sanga, LLC – Baltimore City: 6 affected properties – On November 13, 2009, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty seeking $25,000 for alleged violations.
  • Diebold Hughes and Barbara Hughes – Baltimore City: 9 affected properties – On November 13, 2009, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty seeking $33,000 for alleged violations.
  • Neighborhood Rental Services of Baltimore, Inc., et al. – Baltimore City: 179 affected properties – On October 23, 2009, MDE issued a Settlement Agreement and Consent Order seeking $17,500 for alleged violations. This penalty has been paid in full.
  • Mohammad T. Rahman, et al. – Baltimore City: 58 affected properties – On November 10, 2009, MDE issued a Settlement Agreement and Consent Order seeking $20,000 for alleged violations.

Also, according to the press release — a contractor has been fined for being out of compliance with state lead regulations:

  • Chijioke Onuoha – Baltimore City: On November 13, 2009, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty seeking $5,000 for alleged violations.