CAMDEN — The town of Camden has released details of a consent agreement for fines, and a restoration plan, for the Limerock Street resident who cut down ornamental bushes and trees on town property next to the falls Sept. 28.

The initial estimate of penalties and fines is more than $8,000 for Daniel Gabriele, according to documents provided by the town.

Gabriele had not signed the consent agreement by the time of the documents being released Oct. 27.

In a letter to Gabriele, town attorney William Kelly noted the trees, including lilacs, were cut on town property in the shoreland zone adjacent to Camden Harbor and the spillway of the Megunticook River. The town Tree Warden determined that seven trees, including substantial lilacs, were entirely removed and about 70 limbs were taken.

“It is remarkable that you simply left all the cuttings on the ground, as much of it was falling into the water putting boats/motors in the Harbor in harm’s way,” Kelly wrote.

Kelly notes that the cost of the violations could rise. Penalties between $100 and $2,500 per day for each violation will continue until replacement is accomplished, he said.

Gabriele is being billed for the limb removal, and the cutting was in violation of the Camden Shade Tree Removal Ordinance and the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance.

Johnson Arboriculture LLC., has been hired to review the site and develop a restoration plan.

Debris from the tree cutting at the falls in Camden. Photo by Daniel Dunkle