In 2012 I was on the Zoning Board (ZBA). As part of my preparation for Mr. Forster’s Administrative Appeal, I had occasion to go to town hall and review the entire file. There deep in the Forster file I found a sequence of 3 emails. These emails are on a single sheet of paper and at that time, had not been forwarded in the package of information that had been mailed to the ZBA members for the up coming hearing.
The last email dated, May 22, 2012 at 9:30 am and it reads as follows, “I cannot find any history of Forsters [sic] coming in for a SPR.” ( reference added:Site Plan Review)
Paragraph 2, “It has been suggested that somebody be made an example of (for disregarding the zoning ordinance) AND that the town needs to do a strategic public outreach and education campaign to remind business owners of Planning and Zoning and [sic] requirements, as well as building permit rules for all residents.”
I remember asking why this email chain was not sent to the ZBA members. After a brief discussion the emails were disclosed to the ZBA.
I bring this to everyone’s attention only because so many of you ask how has this case become so out of control.
It is OUT OF CONTROL BECAUSE IT IS PERSONAL…and it always has been personal..and the long arm of government keeps cracking its whip!