A group of East Haven shoreline residents have begun an online petition looking to block the extension of a chain link fence along the sand at s.
The complex, which sits along Morgan Point at the Old Town Highway and Morgan Road intersection, erected a fence that separates the private and public portions of the beach behind the condos there.
But according to a New Haven Register report, the legality of the chain-link fence is now under review by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
The Shell Beach Condominium Association, which built the fence, said it doesn't believe the structure violates any town or state codes. The association reportedly stated the new fence is a replacement for another that had been in the same spot for several years.
However, area residents maintain the fence violates the town's zoning and blight regulations, as well as extends "beyond the high tide water line, thus encroaching on Public Beach."
According to their online peition, the residents' group reports they have sent two separate letters to the questioning the fence's legality, but their concerns "have yet to be addressed."
In The Register's report, however, states that town officials have reviewed the matter and determined the fence is legal.
East Haven Patch will be meeting with the residents' group — as well as speaking with condo, state and town officials — for a full report on this issue next week.