I experienced some good things today, and some bad things. First and foremost, I must cover my embarrassment. I received a call from a normally reliable source telling me that Waterford Park was defying the stop work order requiring them to not do any more work on the marina except to replace "A" dock, for safety reasons. After 30 minutes or so, I received another call from the same source telling me that Jim Brady had received a letter from Steve Wetzel, attorney for Waterford Park Homes, (Multiple LLC's) stating that they were going to go ahead with the entire project, disregarding the permission to just replace the one dock.
I thought I was misinformed. Rather than follow up on this, since my informant had already blown the whistle, so to speak, I drove over to the Marina, where I walked down to the aforementioned dock. I met a very nice young man, Gordy, who is known throughout the town as Holland's construction Superintendent. I said hi, and he said, You are going to cost me my job!" I of course asked why he thought that. His phone rang and he walked up on the shore to answer it. Shortly thereafter, a thoroughly steamed Tina Arendt, manager of the Waterford Park Marinas, was observed running toward me pointing a finger at me. She then yelled, "You are on private property... Go Home!
Well, of course, I left. After all, how could a gentleman resist an invitation like that. Unfortunately, she meant alone. Having been evicted, legally or not, I did decide that since she did have perhaps the authority to evict me, she didn't have the right to sent me home. Confident in my righteousness, I headed for the nearest non-Holland owned bar. After all, it was Happy Hour.
Friday, June 22:
A postscript to this experience, was that after the crew from the Spokesman-Review interviewed everyone, they told me nothing was going on that wasn't already approved. Friday Morning, after reading correspondence from Wetzel, Waterford Park's attorney, to the Idaho Department of Lands, the S/R exposed the real intent, which is to defy the State, claiming that the permits they already have, covers replacing the docks where they originally were, and furthermore, were going to drive more pilings. The battle looms, oh, and my usually accurate informant was not misled, but was right on!
Parting Shot -- 6.18.13
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