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MDE Issues Enforcement Actions Against 18 City Property Owners for Lead Paint Violations

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January 15, 2013 by Baltimore Slumlord Watch

From the Maryland Department of the Environment:

MDE’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program serves as the coordinating agency of statewide efforts to eliminate childhood lead poisoning. Under the 1994 “Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing Act,” MDE assures compliance with mandatory requirements for lead risk reduction in rental units built before 1950, maintains a statewide listing of registered and inspected units and provides blood lead surveillance through a registry of test results of all children tested in Maryland. Alleged violations typically involve a failure to register properties or meet lead risk reduction standards. The following actions were for properties alleged to be out of compliance with lead risk reduction standards:

  • Felicia Thomas: 2 affected properties, $15,000 for alleged violations.
  • Schaefer-Nevada, Inc.: 1 affected property, $16,500 for alleged violations.
  • Tima Hawes, Michael Brown and Black Lotus Development, Inc.: 2 affected properties, $22,000 for alleged violations.
  • Malcolm R. Hill and Jacqueline Hill: 4 affected properties, $16,500 for alleged violations.
  • Bernard Amernick: 25 affected properties, $21,500 for alleged violations.
  • James L. Davis: 2 affected properties, $22,000 for alleged violations.
  • William R. Hill: 8 affected properties, $10,300 for alleged violations.
  • Donna Sekora and Heather Sekora: 11 affected properties, The defendants agreed to a penalty of $6,000.
  • Rodwell A. Bailey: 2 affected properties, The defendant agreed to a penalty of $8,250.
  • Team Fisher Enterprises, LLC: 1 affected property, $16,500 for alleged violations.
  • Joseph Rehak: 2 affected properties, $12,500 for alleged violations.
  • Ree and Mei Investments, Inc.: 4 affected properties, $16,500 for alleged violations.
  • Kenneth Jenkins: 1 affected property, $16,500 for alleged violations.
  • Simple Life Us, Inc.: 2 affected properties, $32,000 for alleged violations.
  • William Wright, Jr.: 6 affected properties, $27,000 for alleged violations.
  • Robert A. Fisher and Team Fisher Properties, LLC: 8 affected properties, $38,500 for alleged violations.
  • Darryl A. Hill and Erica M. Hill: 2 affected properties, $21,000 for alleged violations.
  • Raymond Kozlewski and Patricia Kozlewski: 3 affected properties, $27,500 for alleged violations.

Many thanks to the MDE for their efforts towards a lead-free Baltimore.

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