To The Town of Sharon...
I come in peace.
Though there is strong "arguement" presented in this site... and though I have very strong feeling about it... I am as
certain that the Town may feel the same way about me. So, intense feelings aside... I would like to resolve two matters...the
Town's faulty road re-design and my taxes... around one issue; compensation for property damages which were willfully caused
and which have affected both me and my property.
For 33+ years I have been a resident of Sharon and have resided at 125 Moose Hill Parkway. Though I have really not been
"a part" of the community, the part that I have been in most contact has been Public Works. As I have made several acquaintences
with DPW workers, the entire matter of settling a damage done by the Town / DPW to my property is difficult. And yet, to properly
present my case, I have to point out willful decisions that negatively impacted my property.
Further, since my father worked as City Auditor for the City of Pittsfield, MA for 35 years, my past-due property
tax situation is for me a constant concern, embarrassment, and frustration for I've worked (within other constraints)...
and keep working to correct an underlying, personal, financial matter, which is finally happening, to pay on-going taxes.
The following pages present and a propose a financial resolution to a severe water drainage problem... a flood
retention basin willfully caused on my property by the Town and its contractor, the road construction company which "rebuilt"
Moose Hill Parkway. Considering the alternatives, and the damages to date, I believe that my proposal is fair, without fault,
justifiable in any public record, and a final settlement.
For any person who believes that I am just seeking to relieve my tax obligation through this matter, I direct his/her
attention to the fact that I did not create this problem. In fact, I attempted to literally
and figuratively divert it.
But, it is a problem that won't go away without reasonable people dealing with it in a reasonable way. So, I hope that
we can respectfully move forward.