Mystery surrounding sign at Stonington Treatment Plant solved

(WTNH/Tina Detelj)

STONINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) —The mystery surrounding a sign near the entrance of Stonington‘s Sewer Treatment Plant has been solved.

The sign reads, “this property is protected by surveillance cameras.” It was posted to one of the gates to what was an unofficial dog park, next to the treatment plant.

Police said the sign was originally put on a post near the entrance, but someone moved it to the newly installed gate.

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WTNH/Tina Detelj

The sign refers to the nearby dock where the police department’s boat is kept not to the former dog park which has been a controversial site in Stonington borough.

Original Story: Mysterious sign appears at former dog park in Stonington

Frank Mastrapasqua and Laura Ann Gabrysch, the owners of 13 Front Street, sued the town in 2015 claiming the unofficial dog park was illegal.

According to The Day of New London, in June the couple agreed to a stipulated judgment in which the town mandated that all dogs have to be on a leash and the main gate will remain open, changes that have reduced the popularity of the property.

The Day reports the controversy over the use of the property may soon erupt again, as the Water Pollution Control Authority has endorsed a proposal by a solar energy company to place 500 solar panels on the site. Those panels, combined with more planned for the Pawcatuck sewer plant, could save the town as much as $1.4 million in energy bills over 20 years.

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