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City Of Stamford Wins Rock-Crushing Appeal

Mayor David Martin
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STAMFORD, Conn. -- The city of Stamford is claiming a victory in a land use claim it launched against a rock crushing company.

The city announced Tuesday it has won a judgment in a land use claim it filed. The city of Stamford issued a cease and desist order on June 21, 2010 to shut down a rock crushing operation in the South End. Today after more than five years, the city has won an appeal against Ten Rugby Street, LLC.

“This is an important win for the city of Stamford in enforcing land use regulations,” said Corporation Counsel Kathryn Emmett.

The city’s complaint was that the business was crushing rock and non-rock material in violation of city regulations, and operating recycling preparation equipment without a special permit.

Although the court determined that, “the defendant’s conduct …did not merit the imposition of any fines”, the court did grant a permanent injunction requiring that Ten Rugby Street, LLC comply with zoning regulations at their property. The court also required that the business cease operation of any crusher at 10 Rugby Street, comply with thecCity’s cease and desist order and cease using their property on Rugby Street for a “rock crushing enterprise.”

“Stamford is a wonderful community and it is important that the city enforce the rules that are in place to safeguard the integrity and quality of life in our neighborhoods. We will fight to protect our community from those who violate our zoning laws,” Mayor David Martin said.

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