As a 16-year resident of Falmouth and seven-year business owner on Route 1, I was bothered by the accusations and complaints levied against the Falmouth Town Council by Steve Woods. I did as he suggested – I listened to the Aug. 27 meeting. Rather than insults and personal attacks, I heard frustration.
The council was not attacking any individual or business owner, in my opinion; rather, it was educating the public on the lengthy process and inordinate amount of time already spent on this issue. While it may be that TideSmart helped craft the ordinance in question, once it became a part of the town’s law, it became applicable to every business in town. As a business owner and resident, I agree that it would be a mistake and set the wrong precedent for a change in this or any other ordinance to be made in order to accommodate one business. I also agree that if a business does not wish to follow the towns’ rules, the resulting consequence should be severe enough to discourage a lack of cooperation from other business entities.
Finally, I appreciate TideSmart locating and creating jobs in Falmouth and hope that this is resolved quickly and amicably so that our council can focus on more pressing issues.