Docks lining the shore of Lake Greenwood

Docks lining the shore of Lake Greenwood.

In an effort to gain control over the environmental impacts from development projects on Lake Greenwood, county leaders have finalized a landmark ordinance that carries sizable fines for violators.

On Tuesday, the County Council approved an erosion and sedimentation control plan preventing any land disturbances from taking place without a building inspection permit – and that won’t be issued until either county or state regulators approve the proposal.

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