2003

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Preface

Area Overview

Western Front

Fence Line

A Victim of Circumstance

I Know Nothing

Water Anyone

Guard Rails

Southern Front

A Boring Video

EPA

Hear No, Speak No, See No Evil

2004

Forestry Service

Retaining Walls

Miss Utility

2005

Petroleum Devolvement

Greenleaf  Survey

Written Agreement

2006

Breeched Agreement

2007

An Uplifting Experience

The Best Defense?

May 2007

Mining History

Engineering Report

Imagery

Sinking

Road Correction

Diagrams

Utilities

PSC

August 2007

Corrective Measures

They Did What?

October 2007

Repair Diagram

November, 2007

December 9, 2007

Correspondence

Summary

Review

Notes

Regulatory Aspects

Legal Aspects

Q&A

2007 End

Epilogue

They Did What?

October 2007

Repair Diagram

November, 2007

December, 2007

Correspondence

Summary

Review

Notes

Regulatory Aspects

Legal Aspects

Q&A

2007 End

Epilogue

Stark Realities

Night & Day

800 LB Gorilla

 

 

 
It Was The Worst Of Times
 
The 1970's meets the 2000's

Vested interests had the same issue that the McDonald's Developer 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.

"We're a victim of circumstance"

In early 2003 a Platinum Properties representative and I inspected the Fence Line Area.

T
he 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.

This was 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. He then contacted the City of Bridgeport's attorney. The City attorney informed the Bridgeport City Planner that it was a landowner's issue.

Platinum 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.

   

 

 

Call Back

    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 him again.

Platinum Properties had completed a Purchase Agreement with the City of Bridgeport. Another legal strategy.

   
         

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