Construction of a new Ramapo, N.Y. ballpark for the Rockland Boulders (independent; Can-Am League) is fully on again after state pollution officials shut things down for drainage violations but the city still might face fines over the incident.
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation issued a stop-work order on the ballpark project earlier this month after it was determined contractors were filling a detention pond with dirt, with additional problems caused by an unmaintained silt fence and detention pond walls. The city then presented a plan to place six feet of topsoil in the area and change the way groundwater holding was managed.
The lifting of a stop-work order doesn’t mean the incident is complete; it means work can fully resume. Meanwhile, the state will decide whether to issue fines for the incident.
The ballpark is slated to be ready for a June 10 opening.
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