Friday, October 2, 2009

Beach nourishment drowns

I just heard on the news that 2 people held out against signing the easements.

Wow.

7 comments:

Bubba said...

Actually, it's one person with 2 properties...

Gillian Swart said...

Oh you mean Channel 7 got it wrong? Inconceivable. Maybe I heard it wrong.

Was it the guy in Thailand?

Ari Herzog said...

Thanks for the report, Gillian.

I don't know Christine Florio, but maybe her reluctance is related to her disagreement with the Newbury assessors that her property is overvalued... http://www.mass.gov/Eoaf/docs/atb/2007/07p716.doc

Can the agreement be delayed, so the March 15 date is later? Or is it now a dead project?

Bubba said...

From Friday's DN...

"As of late yesterday, 24 owners had signed, leaving only CMF Associates LLC and Christine M. Florio — both represented by Worcester attorney Paul Novak — without easements."

Now I may be slow, but I'll bet the farm that the CMF in CMF Associates is Christine M. Florio.

Anonymous said...

If we were to confront the holdout(s) do you think they'd start to spew anti-Obama rhetoric?

If Florio tried to blackmail the town into revaluing her property as a condition of signing the easement then she should have read up on eminent domain first.

She also should have considered how much her property would be worth after it's swept into the Atlantic Ocean should this beach replenishment/nourishment/Hail Mary not be done. I have a sneaking suspicion that there's an attorney involved; there's that characteristic bad smell in the air that usually emanates from landfills and lawyers.

Of course all of this is merely delaying the inevitable loss of most of these properties; the sad fact is that Plum Island is a barrier island and we're in a time of climate change and rising sea levels. Perhaps Mizz Florio has simply decided to accede to the inevitable rather than be the bad neighbor she appears to be at this time?

- The Carrot

Gillian Swart said...

I still want to know if she's the person that's living in Thailand. I wrote "guy" before, but I really had no reason to assume it's a man ... but yeah, essentially a bad neighbor (unless she objects to public funding of such 'Band-Aid'projects, even if it means losing her property along the way).

Anonymous said...

let the home owners pay for it themselves.