Gov. Lamont, his neighbors fined $1,000 each for illegally removing trees from shared land in Greenwich

A special meeting by the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency on Thursday ordered the Lamonts, the Viks, and the Ashton Drive Association, a neighborhood association that owns nearby land, to each pay a municipal fine of $1,000.

Nicole Alarcon Soares

Jun 29, 2024, 1:53 AM

Updated 15 days ago

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The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency fined Gov. Ned Lamont and his neighbors for illegally removing at least 180 trees from shared land in Greenwich last year.
A special meeting by the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency on Thursday ordered the Lamonts, the Viks and the Ashton Drive Association, a neighborhood association that owns nearby land, to each pay a municipal fine of $1,000.
The removal of trees from the protected wetlands near his property took place without the proper permits back in November 2023.
A neighbor complained about the removal of the trees and the issue was brought up at a special meeting back in April.
Gov. Lamont said he assumed responsibility for the incident.
"I think at the end of the day, I'm responsible, and the association is. They hired a contractor to do the work. I think the contractor, frankly, went beyond the scope a little bit," Lamont said to News12 in April.


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