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from county regulation "based on pre-emp- tion by various state statutes," the order says. After reviewing all the evidence and the "Respondents' pre-emption argument," Zack wrote that he found the county had "proven the existence of the alleged violations by competent, substantial evidence" and that the law did not support the property owners' position. Therefore, Zack ordered that the Maurers should remove all the unauthorized fill from the WNCA jurisdictional area as well as from property outside that jurisdiction or pursue an "after-the-fact earthmoving permit" to keep the latter fill in place. He further ordered that the Maurers "complete the restoration plant- ing, monitoring and maintenance plan for the altered shoreline and impacted mangrove swamp habitat," outlined in a county exhibit provided during the hearing. THE OWNERS According to records of the Sarasota County Property Appraiser's Office, the Maurers took title of the Manasota Key parcel on July 17, 2009. They paid $85,000 for it. The sellers were Brian E. Scanlan and Laura J. Scanlan, acting as co-trustees of the BSL Land Trust, which was established on Sept. 29, 2005. The trust's mailing address was in Redington Beach. The Maurers' mailing address was 3315 S.E. 18th Ave., Cape Coral. The Property Appraiser's Office valued the parcel at $63,400 this year, down slightly from $64,100 in 2013. In 2009, the property was assessed at $80,500. % THE SARASOTA News Leader Old school journalism. 21st century delivery. The award-winning Sarasota News Leader Sarasota County's #1 digital news weekly! Read it online today at The most comprehensive, unbiased coverage of local news and government in the Sarasota County area. Read it on your iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Nook, Android, Laptop, Computer or other Smartphones Available for FREE every Friday Sarasota News Leader August 1, 2014 Page 50

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