Letter: Neighbors note ‘peculiarities’ regarding home construction

To the Editor:

We are writing to bring to the attention of the public several peculiar matters in connection with the attempt by George and Arla Wiles to build a house in the environmentally sensitive area at 182 Milford Point Road.

The peculiar matters are:

1. The Wiles do not own the property according to all available records at Milford City Hall.

2. The State DEEP issued a Stop Work Order to the Wiles because the "test holes" became full site preparation for construction, contained fill brought onto the site and were found to be within the marsh. We do not believe city staff was sent to investigate.

3.  The P&Z  Board, for which Mr. Sulkis is secretary, issued the Wiles' a Special Permit on July 7, 2015 even though their representation of themselves as "owners" of 182 was not supported in the City records.

4. The land speculators, who apparently own 182 haven't paid taxes or interest since the year 2000, to the tune of $110,000;

5. There is no indication whatsoever in the minutes of the July 7, 2015 P&Z meeting, with the exception of one member, that the board gave any consideration to the Plan of Conservation and Development of the City, to the location and size of the use proposed at 182 or to the effect of the use on our homes.

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen should examine these peculiarities.
John and Mary Anne O’Connell
Vincent and Patricia Lesko