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On the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis, MD

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What’s Going on with MDE Violation Notices at the End of Cross Road in Oyster Harbor

On October 5, 2023, the Maryland Department of the Environment and the State Attorney General signed a settlement agreement and consent order with OHCA which gives our community one year to remove unauthorized landfill that OHCA’s previous President (2013-2022) had placed on OHCA and Fishing Creek Farm property at the west end of Cross Road. The agreement requires immediate payment of a $5,000 fine but suspends $34,000 of a total $39,000 fine pending satisfactory restoration of the wetlands by OHCA’s contractor, Underwood & Associates, before October 4, 2024. Under the agreement, OHCA is no longer responsible for removing the fill placed on property belonging to a private, non-resident owner who refused OHCA access to his land and appealed the MDE’s violation notices, thus delaying OHCA’s remediation efforts for a year and greatly increasing our costs (including legal fees, fines, and regulatory costs).

Click here to read the December 2022 statement by OHCA’s Board of Directors on the origin of the Cross-Creek wetlands problem and MDE’s violation notices.

Ask about MDE’s Wetlands Remediation Order

Key correspondence from MDE and the State Attorney General’s Office about remediating the wetlands at the west end of Cross Road

MDE notice of property owner’s proposed subdivision and roadway in Cross-Creek undeveloped area

Leadership Update on OHCA Special Audit

Oyster Harbor is a private community on the Annapolis Neck peninsula, just outside of Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County.

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