In a sign that reason might be returning to Wellington, Mayor Bob Margolis voted with councilors Anne Gerwig and Howard Coates last week to offer developer Mark Bellissimo a “path to settlement.” As evidence that absurdity remains, councilors John Greene and Matt Wilhite voted to continue costly litigation.
Mr. Bellissimo has sued the council for revoking approvals that previous elected officials gave his Wellington Equestrian Partners. WEP runs the Global Dressage Festival. Mr. Bellissimo, WEP’s managing partner, had proposed an $80 million commercial development on property he owns in the village’s equestrian preserve. The project was the dominant issue in last year’s elections.
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