EPA Fines Developer
Officials with the Environmental Protection Agency have settled with the owner of Garden Homes in Trenton, New Jersey, over his company’s failure to control stormwater discharges. Zygmunt “Zigi” Wilf, the company’s owner, must pay the federal agency in both fines and acres.
According to the settlement, Wilf must provide 108 acres of land for preservation within the Highlands Preservation Area in Morris County. This is intended to protect the area from future development. The land must include 23 acres of wetlands adjacent to the state’s critical drinking water protection area, the Berkshire Valley Wildlife Management Area.
In addition to the land, Wilf must also pay a $225,000 fine.