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MADISON A temporary injunction was issued earlier this week prohibiting further construction activities by Olsen Brothers Enterprises, LLP at a site in the Town of Belmont in Lafayette County, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today. The order was issued at the request of the Department of Justice and Lafayette County, which had earlier issued a stop work order because of violations of county zoning ordinances.
According to the Complaint filed by the State, the construction activities violate laws enacted to control erosion and run-off from construction sites. The Complaint alleges that Olsen Brothers had been asked to halt construction until the required storm water management permit had been obtained and adequate erosion control measures had been implemented, but the defendant refused to halt construction. Lafayette County Circuit Court Judge William D. Johnston issued the injunction, and set the matter for a hearing on whether to continue the injunction on August 8, 2008.
Assistant Attorney General Shari Eggleson is prosecuting the case, which was referred to the Department of Justice by the Department of Natural Resources.