2003: Platinum Properties representative Rich Lane and I inspected the
Line Area. He states that this
should not have happened. That Platinum Properties and the City of Bridgeport were responsible.
He states that he was
previously a Morgantown City Planner and the Bridgeport City Planner
should have made sure that this did not happen. This was
the job of the City Planner.
I forwarded Rich Lane's observation to the
Bridgeport City Planner Randy Spellman. Randy
left me a
voicemail informing me
that he tried to stop Platinum Properties twice. They would not
stop. He then contacted the City of Bridgeport's attorney.
City Of Bridgeport Attorney/s informed
Randy Spellman that the City Allowed Man-Made Locust
Post Grid Lateral Support Wall, (which supported two
publicly placed buildings and their inherent dangerous
Rich Lane called back.
Platinum Properties Attorney/s informed
Platinum Properties only obligation was the maintenance of the Locust
Post Grid Lateral Support Wall. Also, their
Engineers stated that if the fence line was taken down, Platinum
Properties would lose their parking lot.
A $3,000,0000.00 Partnership
Rich then stated that Platinum Properties wanted
to purchase a 10' strip of land instead. I informed him that he
did not need to purchase a 10' strip of our land. Just
come over and fix the area. He said that's better then
He said we would meet.
over the fence line or Platinum's drainage runoff on our
access road and other areas of Bridgeport WV were
always re-scheduled. We never met.
However, Attorneys for the City of
Bridgeport, the State of WV and Platinum Properties
quietly Consummated September 8, 2003
and a two week later September 25, 2003 $3,000,000.00
Taxpayer funded Partnership.
Rich then told us to never call him again about