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Updated: 03/01/2014 12:20:12PM

Manasota Key mangrove saga continues

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SUN PHOTO BY IAN ROSS
Sarasota County environmental specialist Bryan Beard used a maul to draw the line to where Paul Maurer's silt fence should be moved. Maurer's installation of the silt fence is one of the orders the county gave to Maurer after he cut mangroves, introduced fill dirt, and began to fill a tidal inlet on his lot.

SUN PHOTO BY IAN ROSS

Sarasota County issued Paul Maurer a notice of violation after he cut mangroves over a tidal inlet on his property and began filling the inlet with dirt. Maurer was on the lot Friday to properly install a silt fence around the inlet, one of the county's orders outlined in the notice.

By IAN ROSS

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ENGLEWOOD — A Cape Coral man is still at odds with Sarasota County and his neighbors after taking on a project he said was supposed to help him recover from an accident.

Paul Maurer, 57, said he was in a car accident in 2006, which he says left him “physically and mentally disabled.” He said he has been recovering since the accident, and “this project was to try to help me get better.”

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