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cowboy444

Cowboy444- court trial is over

Randy Waters appeared in the Curry County Courthouse on March 18, 2013 at 10:00am before Magistrate Jesse Margolis.
In a stipulated facts trial Randy pled guilty to unlawful water pollution II and was found guilty.
Probation 36 months.
Fine is           $750.00
court costs    $100.00
attorney        $800.00
TOTAL       $1650.00
If I pay the above amount within 30 days I've satisfied the court requirements. If not it will be assessed an additional $200.00 and sent to collections who will tack on an additional 28%.

Court Conditions are: Do not operate suction dredge in any location without a valid and proper permit. Do not operate a suction dredge on Wild and Scenic section of Rogue River without permission from this court after obtaining proper permits.

So here is how it stands. If I don't pay the $1650.00 the court will add $200.00 and send it to collections. Then collections will tack on $518.00 for a grand total of $2368.00.
Being on a fixed income of less than $1100.00 a month I see that I can't pay the fine and will have to get it into collections where I can make payments. The good thing about this is that my Lawyer is filing the appeal challenging the validity of the NPDES 700PM permit. If I win I get all the money back. Bad news is that it could take 2 years to get before the appeals court.

If anyone feels that they can spare a couple of dollars I would greatly appreciate it. If and when I win my case and my fines are refunded I will send them up the line to someone else or another organization that is fighting on our behalf. I will not keep it for myself.

Randy Waters
28555 Hunter Creek Loop #36
Gold Beach, OR 97444
541-373-0259 cell

Thanks for your support throughout this 1 years case.

cowboy444
NCrossman

Court Conditions are: Do not operate suction dredge in any location without a valid and proper permit. Do not operate a suction dredge on Wild and Scenic section of Rogue River without permission from this court after obtaining proper permits.

HUH? I have never heard of obtaining permission from a court? Is this a new thing?
cowboy444

know what you mean but I want to dredge and if that means getting permission from DEQ, DSL, and Army Corps of engineers I'll do it.
I downloaded a page from DSL that says mining is closed between Graves Creek and Watson Creek. I sent it with a request for a letter to all three agencies and I'm just waiting for a reply. I'm sure that Army Corps will say they don't have any say. DEQ will say NOT IN A WILD AND SCENIC AREA and DSL will deny any knowledge of that page. I may have to file a lawsuit against the U.S.Forest Service for failing to comply with doing a EIS(Environmental Impact Study)in 2005 and extending the Wild part of the Wild and Scenic over 60 miles stopping all of us from dredging without the authority to do so.

cowboy444

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