This is so sad.
And it's I Knew You Were Trouble!
Taylor's neighbors previously were upset with her No Trespassing signs on a public beach path, but that was nothing compared to what she's reportedly putting up now- a wall!
According to locals, Taylor is building a seawall on the beach below her property, using cranes to move boulders into place! One neighbor said:
"She’s tearing up the beach and everyone is pissed off about it."
David Collins of local newspaper The Day reports that Taylor isn't just making waves; she's also breaking the law! He writes:
"Swift has not obtained one single permit from the town for the cliff work, which could well be among the largest construction projects in Westerly right now…
That means, of course, that there are no plans for the work on file in the building office. And there will be no building permit sent along to the tax assessor, to trigger a property tax increase.
And no permit fee, assessed at the rate of $7 per thousand spent, was charged."
Dayum! No permits or taxes?? Is Swifty trying to pull a fast one on the government?
Or are her neighbors simply misinformed?
It looks like Taylor's palatial reconstruction is indeed on the up-and-up!
According to Laura Dwyer of the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council, Taylor has all her permits to move and replace rocks. She says:
"We’ve done our due diligence. It’s a permitted activity."
And it's not just for Taylor's personal feng shui either! Apparently Taylor is actually doing her part to undo damage caused by Hurricane Sandy!
She's making the beach safer? Most charitable indeed!