Not So Long Ago, about 1999,
Moose Hill Parkway Was A Quaint Country
It had... a softer crown... a far more porous surface... no curbs except for near the Sanctuary House...
no Cape Cod berms... no passing stripe... and certainly no fog lines as originally painted after resurfacing, which, thankfully,
have not been repainted.
But this all changed when the Town decided to regrade and repave the Moose Hill Parkway and then Upland
Road a few years later.
The "Why" and "How" it did is very important for the results have been destructive
to MY PROPERTY and MY PROPERTY VALUE at 125 Moose Hill Parkway. To parody
an Oldie, "It's My Property And I'll Cry If I Want To." And I am! FOUL!
Simply, with forethought, the Town and contractor willingly re-constructed Moose Hill Parkway and latter
Upland Road knowingly creating a FLOOD RETENTION BASIN on 125 Moose Hill Parkway rather than dumping the water into
the Sanctuary where the natural grade and wetlands exist. As I was there daily as a first hand witness, I can
attest that this was never a drawing -- stamped or otherwise -- to guide the proper decision.
And, there can be no hiding underneath the skirt of undiscovered science. Even a child, without
understanding gravity, knows that water.. and milk... run down hill and then puddles, without his/her further understanding
kenetic/potential energy. And every civil and environmental engineer understands the consequences
of constructing impervious surfaces.
Not only was this retention basin created without my permission, but disturbingly against my active protest
and letter. More disturbing is the fact that a summer storm, which proved my predicted wash-out, occurred
while the road was in a
"reprocessed" but not resurfaced state, which could have allowed for a simple correction. And
of course most disturbing is the fact that despite my onsite and written protest, in my presence, willful decisions were made not
to rock the road or culvert the water under the road away from my property and onto the Sanctury where the original natural
grade would have directed it if there were no road all together.
Further, none of the customary environmental permits and silt barriers, which are otherwise rigorously enforced
by the Town, were even attempted. Yet, the topography and more so the water run-off characteristices of Moose Hill have
been permanently altered.
To wrap: At the time of re-construction, the Town elected to dump the water on the taxable party that
they felt would scream less than the cry-baby, tax-free Sancturary, which through previous and continuous tantrums, has intimidated
the entire Town from properly constructing and maintaining the roads of Moose Hill to which they have a right to exercise.
So, while the reconstruction of Moose Hill Parkway and Upland Road may be entwined in the matter of
It Is A Simple Matter Of Equity To Me!
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