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Tree-Cutting Builder Receives Maximum Fine of $11K

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The developer who cut down five 150-year-old trees in Ormewood Park without a permit has received a $11,400 slap on the wrist — the maximum fine allowed by law, according to a report by 11Alive. An outraged Tim Keane, the city's Commissioner of Planning and Community Development, called the actions by Atlanta Intown Renewal Developers an "especially egregious violation." But with intown developments bringing hefty returns, expect developers to continue taking the low maximum fine as a green light for greed.
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