The Select Board unanimously approved a consent agreement Sept. 7 that levies fines and mandates restoration from the owners of 22 Atlantic Avenue, for trespassing on town property, cutting trees, grading soil and installing drainage outflow.

The agreement cites the property owners Charles Robert Hefner Jr. and Laura Lee Hefner for violating town zoning, town tree policy and terms of their approved building site and plot plan permits.

The Hefner property is next to town property, through which Dailey Brook flows. The town property is across Atlantic Avenue from Camden Harbor and the brook flows into the harbor.

At a later date, the Select Board will be asked to approve a restoration plan for the town property, which is also satisfies Department of Environmental Protection requirements.

Vice Chair Alison McKellar had questions about the restoration plan, saying it was most important. She wanted reassurance the plan would serve to protect Daily Brook and not the “offending property owners.”

Planning and Development Director Jeremy Martin said a third-party consultant drafting the restoration plan knows it is not supposed to be “a manicured park.” He thinks planting won’t happen until next year.

The specific violations listed on the consent agreement and a stop work order include trespassing on town property where the Heffners or businesses they employed removed four trees, pruned two other trees on the property and removed vegetation in the coastal wetland.

The Heffners were fined $300 per day, for a total of $15,300, for failure to comply with zoning standards that require maintaining existing natural vegetation within 75 feet of the normal high water line of the coastal wetland. The daily fine began Aug. 26, when the owners were issued issued a notice of violation and stop work by the town.

The agreement cites additional fines: $5,000 for trespass and $4,000 for tree removal and pruning.

The fines are associated with the costs of “design, installation and oversight of a restoration plan of the Camden property.” The restoration plan is to be approved by the Camden Select Board and satisfactory to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, according to the agreement.