Government is sometimes the problem.
Sometimes, it’s the solution.
Yesterday, I posted a short piece on the unkempt condition of the strip between Bridge Street and Mansion Clam House.
Early this morning, Mansion owner Soozi Folsom commented:
Mansion maintained the property from 2007-2010 when we were sent a cease and desist letter. Apparently the state was worried we would claim adverse possession.
Westporters resigned themselves to months more of mess.
Soozi just posted this addendum:
After posting I again called the State DOT and asked for the supervisor. We spoke at length, and he could think of 2 reasons for a cease and desist.
1) There was bridge work and they didn’t want the liability
2) I quote: “Someone had an irritating hair up their ass.” He verbally revoked any order, and we came to an agreement. His crew and their big ass mowers will take care of the parcel later this week to get it manageable.
We (Mansion) will then commit to maintaining weekly. Onward and upward!
Yay, smart supervisor at DOT!
Double-yay, for Soozi and the Mansion Clam House!!
One more reason to love Westport — and to celebrate with a beer at the Mansion bar.