video was recorded on November 12, 2003, it was taken to the city
on November, 2003.
November 19, 2003, I went
to the City of Bridgeport during a heavy rainstorm. I wanted to show
the City where the current flood water was coming from. It was directly affecting, our home, access road - Corpening Drive
US Route 50 down to Ace Hardware.
I was told by the City
Planner that he was too busy to come and take a look. I asked him to
look out of the window at US Route 50 and the water that was affecting
ACE Hardware. He said he could not.
The next day, I
delivered a VHS tape of the previous day's rainstorm, to the City
of Bridgeport and received a signed
This street, long on recorded, was
constructed in 1991 by Harold R Marsh. At the time the cost
overruns were quite large, as he constructed the street in layers
with different types of rock base that had a heavy clay content.
This fact along with his angling saved this street as it had
multiple episodes as the one shown in this video. In hindsight,
Mr. Marsh's construction was the only reason our street was not
washed away. This fact was fortunate for us, but not for others.
The Bridgeport City Planner intervened after the video tape delivery. However; after this time
period, Corpening Drive suffered episodes of extreme
water drainage and damage, some events as dire
as in the previous video. Images from that time).
A Petroleum Development
Corporation representative informed me that Platinum Properties was "very
difficult to deal with". He was frustrated, as they used
Corpening Drive to service one of their gas wells.