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Story published: October 16, 2011
A Watertown man has been told to stop work on the century old building he's restoring downtown.
"When I was searching for the windows I went on historic renovation sites and this is one of the ones recommended so that's why we used it," says Bradley.
But Neighbors of Watertown says the windows violate a conservation easement and historic guidelines. Bradley signed an easement with Neighbors of Watertown after they restored the facade of the century old building at no cost to Bradley. In the easement, Bradley agreed to get approval when making any changes to the facade.
"We don't know what he's doing with the façade because he's never communicated that to us or sought our approval and that's all we're asking for," says Gary Beasley, director of Neighbors of Watertown.
But, for his part, Bradley says as far as he's concerned, the easement he signed doesn't pertain to the windows.
"We gave them an easement for the façade of the building and that's for attachments and the paint work they did. They didn't replace any windows, they didn't do any of that and the windows are falling apart. They covered up some of the windows because they were falling apart, so I got new windows," says Bradley.
Neighbors of Watertown has sent Bradley an email telling him to stop work and submit a request for the alterations. But Bradley says, he's moving forward with his project as planned. 7 News asked Neighbors of Watertown director Gary Beasley what course of action may be taken if Bradley continues to move forward, but Beasley declined to answer.
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