Vol. I No. 08 11/13/2020
Notes from SBA
In the matter of Stockbridge Bowl Association, Inc. v. Town of Stockbridge Conservation Commission, et al. — Berkshire Superior Court Docket No. 1976CV00032:
In the latest communique from the attorneys for SBA, SBA requests Stockbridge pay SBA $25,000 in court costs. Excerpt from the letter:
"While the Commission has now apparently complied with the Court's Judgment from last year, the SBA has had to expend over $25,000 in attorneys' fees - not counting the time and efforts of the SBA board members and the time and effort of this Court - to finally convince the Commission to do what it was obligated to do almost a year ago. The SBA has not been made whole, and the Commission's much-delayed approval of the Second Amended Order of Conditions does not fully resolve the contempt complaint. The SBA is a not-for-profit organization, and these funds have been diverted from the civic purpose of the care and protection of the Stockbridge Bowl.
In order to complete the Court's understanding of the "status," the SBA reports that beginning the day after the last court hearing on October 29, 2020, it has offered the Commission several times to meet to discuss resolution of the contempt complaint, but the Commission has declined to discuss amicable resolution. Indeed, as recently as November 9, 2020, the Commission's counsel emailed to the SBA's counsel "I am not aware of anything left to negotiate."
Dated: November 11,2020 Respectfully submitted, STOCKBRIDGE BOWL ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, By its attorneys,
Editor's note: There is an SBA Board Meeting Saturday November 14, 2020. Both town residents and SBA members have an interest in this meeting. SU would like to know: Is it open to the public? Are minutes of the meeting available?
Stockbridge Bowl shore at Gould Meadows. Photo by Patrick White