A local developer has been fined $50,500 by the Chattanooga Stormwater Board for illegally dumping fill dirt next to an impaired creek without proper permits.
Developer Don Walker was hit with the fine Monday by the board, officials said. It is the largest fine ever levied by the board.
City Engineer Bill Payne said a complaint was filed on Sept. 20.
Payne said dirt, rubble, wire and other debris were found in the fill dirt next to the creek off Gunbarrel Road near Davidson Road.
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Cliff has worked for the Times Free Press for five years and covers Chattanooga city government. He previously covered Rhea County, as well as transportation and growth and development in Southeast Tennessee. A native of Maryville, Tenn., Cliff graduated in 2003 from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis on journalism. Before coming to Chattanooga, he was a crime reporter with Hernando Today, a supplement of The Tampa (Fla.) ...