A circuit judge issued an emergency order on Thanksgiving Day stopping work in the canal behind Martin O’Boyle’s home.
O’Boyle is “enjoined from any further construction activity on the proposed water structure without approval by the [town] or further order from this court,” Judge James Nutt said.
Town officials sought the injunction after workers drove 20 concrete piles into the canal. O’Boyle has been seeking a building permit from Gulf Stream since April 2017 for a 12-foot-wide structure he first called a “dock” and later a “promenade.”
Town code prohibits docks wider than 5 feet.
— Steve Plunkett