March 31, 2023

BRIDGEPORT — Ahead of putting a house he bought in early 2021 on the sector past November, Mayor Joe Ganim made considerable enhancements inside of and outdoors the Black Rock dwelling, which aided triple his inquiring rate from the $333,000 he paid out to $1.35 million.

But the perform at the time was finished devoid of the appropriate municipal developing permits.

Town records received this week show setting up section staff did not authorize the roof substitute and set up of 34 new home windows at the mayor’s Thorne Place house till Dec. 14, one thirty day period following Ganim set it up for sale and just small of two yrs soon after Ganim attained a January 2021 quote from a New Jersey-centered windows firm.

Then on Friday early morning, a working day after Hearst Connecticut Media questioned the mayor about the lack of any other paperwork for added renovations, he mentioned his contractor would promptly stop by Metropolis Corridor to utilize for the required approvals for heating and air-conditioning updates.