(The Press Release originally posted here will be reposted on Tuesday as a separate link. There were conflicts with the Word and WordPress programs)
I just got a nice email from your former partner, Sam Ware, who wants to buy me a beer in Dallas. I thought I would offer to buy you a beer in Jackson and we can settle this road thing in about an hour.
In spite of what you have heard about me, I am a reasonable person. In fact, I’m the only reasonable person on Saddle Butte at this time. As you know, I was the only one of 20 landowners to give you a piece of my property, absolutely free. I did this because Matt Ostdiek told me I would get a better road. Well, the road is a disaster and Matt Ostdiek is a goddam liar.
In fact, you and I are on the same side of this issue. We both got a bad road. This is because Seaton Construction couldn’t follow plans, and Matt Ostdiek of Rendezvous Engineering designed a one lane road past my house to appease my pit-bull neighbors, the Fergusons, who have sued you for the past two years, and whose utility service boxes still sit 5 feet into your road easement. Finally, your attorneys forgot to record my easement to you, which has now expired, limiting you to a one lane road to a multi-million dollar development. If any of these people worked for me, I would fire them instantly.
In short, you have to deal with me and you are lucky because I’m going to give you that easement back if we can agree on a few simple points: returning the road back into it’s original easement. As I told Sam Ware, I have no problem with development, per se., only bad neighbors. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Doug Leen, 907.209.1691 or firstname.lastname@example.org