Clinton Warehouse Owners Slapped With Daily Fines

CLINTON, Conn. (AP) – The town of Clinton, Conn., recently began imposing $200-a-day fines on the owners of a warehouse destroyed by a blizzard last February for failing to clean up the property.

Town Zoning Enforcement Officer Thomas Lane told the New Haven Register (http://bit.ly/1gBt4rG ) that the owners have done little to clean up the 11-acre site and they’re violating a blight ordinance.

The 186,000-square-foot warehouse collapsed during a storm that dumped two to three feet of snow.

Lane says the fines will continue until the property is cleared.

The building was once owned by Unilever.

The current owner, 30 Old Post Associates, has a mailing address at Salem Management Co. in Union, N.J. Salem Management manages thousands of apartments in New Jersey.

A message seeking comment was left for Salem Management on Monday.

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