Contact Us
Westport Daily Voice serves Weston & Westport
Return to your home site

Menu

Westport Daily Voice serves Weston & Westport

Nearby Towns

Breaking News: Updated: Early School Dismissals Announced With Heat Advisory In Effect
news

Eastonite Questions Maintenance of Saddle Ridge

Jeff Becker of Easton went to the podium Tuesday night with a laptop that held notes from the three-hour presentation by representatives from Saddle Ridge Developers LLC .

Becker and members of the Conservation Commission voiced concern about the responsibility of the nine proposed condominium associations that would maintain different aspects of the development, including the septic system.

"The project, in this regard, is totally unmanageable," said Becker, who referenced a hypothetical scenario in which two homeowners on the association board are lost, leaving no leadership. And if an owner filed bankruptcy, that would affect the other eight associations as well, he said.

Matthew Ranelli, Saddle Ridge attorney, said the condo associations would provide "equal if not better protection" than those that would be in place under permit for 21 units previously approved by the commission.

"We have not been shown a maintenance plan with the condo ownership ... versus the 21 units with tremendous [ownership] of the property," said Steve Edwards, a member of the commission. He said the proposal for 21 units was for single-family homes. The current proposal is for 99 townhouses clustered into 31 buildings, scaled down from an application for 105 units that was denied in February by the Planning and Zoning Commission.

After receiving an inch-thick packet from the developers, the Conservation Commission decided to continue the public hearing to June 13. The commission, developers and interveners agreed to submit any new information by May 31. The developers will submit any responses by June 9 to allow time for reading before the next hearing.

What are your thoughts on the Saddle Ridge Development? Leave your comments below.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Westport Daily Voice!

Serves Weston & Westport

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.