As expected, Derek Burnham voted to approve the permit for Sean Hitchcock's illegal activities. He opted not to attach a condition requiring restoration of the subject lands. Disappointing, however, was his rationale.....that since there was no way to know what was there before the illegal earthwork, there is no way to make him put it back. Huh?
What do you mean no way to tell what was there before? Any number of tools can be used to try and re-create history....aerial photos, google earth images, eyewitness accounts, photographs taken, etc.
It isn't that it can't be done, it is that no one is requiring it be done. Big difference.
Looks like an appeal to Planning Commission is in order.....