Vested interests had the same issue
had in the mid 1970's.
McDonalds Corporation handled it one way.
Managers for Platinum Properties, The City of Bridgeport And
Thrasher Engineering would handle it another way altogether.
victim of circumstance"
2003 a Platinum Properties representative and I inspected theFence
representative stated that this should not have happened. That they, (Platinum Properties), and the City of Bridgeport were responsible.
The Platinum Representative informed stated that he was
previously a City Planner, and that the Bridgeport City Planner
should have made sure that this did not happen.
the job of the City Planner.
Bridgeport City Planner and Legal Council
I forwarded the observation to the City of Bridgeport's City Planner.
The Bridgeport City
Planner informed me that he tried to stop the developer; Platinum
Properties twice. They would not stop.
contacted the City of Bridgeport's
attorney. The City
attorney informed the Bridgeport
City Planner that it was a landowner's issue.
Properties representative called back with a somewhat sheepish tone.
His legal council
stated that they were only
responsible for maintaining our fence line and that their engineers
informed them that if they took our fence line down they would lose
their parking lot.
He stated that they would like to purchase a 10'
strip of land. I informed
him that he did not need to purchase a 10' strip of our land. I told
him to put a small access road in and come over and fix the area. He
said that was better than spending $30,000.00. We
would get together later to go over it.
A November 2003
video of the fence line area.
Bizarre. I wanted to get the area corrected
before problems occurred. They wanted to purchase a 10' strip of
property, with no mention of correction. It was not until 2005 that we
became aware that the developer had
already taken a strip of our property. The
fence line was only a monumental marker. They took our property to
squeeze in their two buildings. They were engaging a legal strategy,
that was all.
I called Platinum Properties
representative three or four
more times to go over ideas. He was always busy, but would get here
soon. After a few months he informed me to never to contact
Platinum Properties had completed a Purchase Agreement with the City of Bridgeport.
Another legal strategy.