A stop-work order was issued in April, but barbed wire fencing and locks have gone up in recent weeks, the news station reported.
The plans for the development are unclear.
The county has since taken legal action against the property owner; officials told Channel 2 that the Warren, Michigan-based company did not show up for a pretrial hearing on June 2 in DeKalb County State Court.
In a statement, Crown Enterprises president Michael Samhat said it anticipates meeting with DeKalb officials shortly, and that it is working with local engineers and surveyors who are at the site.
Hayes visited the property last month and wrote a letter to DeKalb officials.
“The egregious illegal destruction of trees and vast and severe soil erosion were not what was most shocking to me,” Hayes wrote. “The developers involved had an arrogant disregard for the offenses they have committed and pretended to be obtuse to the laws which they have been breaking.”
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