Last Saturday, Carolanne Curry noticed some workers bustling about in a West Ferry Lane parking lot near the train station. It’s owned by the town, but is a convenient spot for Gault customers.
After years of being on edge about potential development of Hiawatha Lane — her neighborhood — the longtime resident worried something was up.
Something was up. But she needn’t have worried.
Yesterday, Gault Family Companies president Sam Gault replied to her email. He said:
Carolanne, thanks for reaching out. I offered to do a clean-up of this parking lot for the town, to make it look presentable for our neighborhood.
This has been an eyesore for many years (overgrown bush, dead trees, leaves, sand from plowing, etc.). The soil that you see is sand buildup over the years leveled out.
We have a few more trees [in poor shape] to take down. We are distributing wood chips over the entire area, and re-installing a nice black chain link fence that will disappear to the eye (as opposed to the rusted, dented, broken fence that was there).
This will upgrade the entrance to our neighborhood that has been neglected for years. Any questions, please reach out. If you want a tour, let me know.
The jury is still out on Summit Saugatuck’s proposal to build 187 units of housing nearby.
But the verdict is in on Gault. After 156 years in the area, they’re still at the top of their game.