May 30, 2012 —
The proposed esplanade, which would run behind the stores on Main Street and above the Upper Delaware River, continues to stir emotions. A group of residents have complained loudly because the town is spending about $154,000 for a design for the project, with about half of the money coming from a state grant and the rest coming from the town. Town officials committed to spending the money more than three years ago in order to receive the grant.
Over Memorial Day weekend, the sign appeared on a trailer outside the Narrowsburg Inn, which calls the project an Esplanade to Nowhere, says the $154,000 is “wasted” and promises that voters will remember in November. Some residents wondered if the sign violates any sections of the town code. Tusten code enforcement officer Gary Amerbach was researching the matter on May 29.