Ed Baker: Chickens home to roost at Dillon Yacht Club
April 23, 2009
It seems the Delaney family were not too diligent when they acquired their unit in the Yacht Club condominiums. Their letter would imply that many of their co-owners equally overlooked due diligence. Notwithstanding when they inspected the property and grounds it should have been quite apparent that there wasn’t sufficient parking for the number of units. Their parking is not being taken away, and if they checked with their management/HOA board, they should have been told parking was and still is insufficient.
There have been numerous written and verbal complaints to their onsite and offsite managers and the town about their abuse of public property. For all the years they referenced, they have flipped off the town and neighbors by ignoring the problem and suggesting someone else should solve it. So now that street and recpath improvements are about to be constructed (bonded I believe, not urban renewal) the chickens have come home to roost. I am moved to tears that they “have been forced to file a lawsuit against the town…” (apparently TWO law firms!) and therefore cannot remodel the exterior. Taking a cheap shot at the mayor and council person is insulting. The bike path has always come on to Gold Run Circle and will remain so regardless who lives there.
Rather than enumerate the violations they never corrected until forced by the town, here’s a better solution (than the Delaneys’) if the town can approve it. There is a drainage ditch between the Yacht Club and the neighboring property at the west end. The ditch could be piped and paved over or removed if it isn’t needed after the new storm sewers are installed. It appears there is sufficient room for at least a one-way drive to give ingress and egress to their front yard. There is ample room to provide all the parking they need in that vast expanse of lawn. It has been quite apparent that the Yacht Club owners want all the taxpayers of Dillon to pay for their negligence over the years. Try petitioning for a vote that asks the citizens of Dillon if they want to pay for providing the their insufficient parking needs. I suspect they know how far that would go.