Frivolous lawsuit


To the Editor:

This is a copy of a letter sent to the West Tisbury selectmen.

I am very much opposed to using West Tisbury taxpayer dollars for what seems a frivolous and unwise lawsuit against the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) regarding the roundabout proposal for the town of Oak Bluffs. Why are our selectmen choosing to make aggressive, costly, and poor decisions without any input from the town taxpayers?

The roundabout is Oak Bluffs’s business, not ours. There is not cause for an actual case since all the steps taken were correct, appropriate, and legal. Even if by some remote chance the towns actually win their point, the case will simply return to the MVC for further review.

Please drop the case now, while the bill is $30,000 not $200,000, as it will likely become. If the selectmen decide not to drop the case, then we are forced to have an expensive special town meeting. I urgently hope that the voters of West Tisbury will not bankroll this embarrassingly unnecessary lawsuit.

Laura Clancy Murphy

West Tisbury

Laura Clancy Murphy is a sister of Chris Murphy, chairman of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission.