The treasure of Ina Sue Bomze’s life has been her dog, “Morgan.” Day in and day out, rain or shine, Ms. Bomze lovingly walked her “Morgan” around the Town of Essex. Then, not too long ago, suddenly and unexpectedly, Ms. Bomze’s dog died. Ms. Bomze is still walking around Essex these days, but now she walks alone.
Ms. Bomze lives at 64 North Main Street, which is just across the street from a long vacant, dilapidated property that has been called by some the shame of Essex.
The address of this eyesore is 63 North Main Street, and it is at the corner of New City Street.
On January 25 of this year there was a formal auction of this property, and the winning bidder at the auction was Edmund Mormile of Madison. His winning bid was $142,000.
Because of questions about the property’s septic system, among other problems, Mr. Mormile decided that he did not want to assume the ownership of the property that he had won at auction. In response, Essex Attorney Jeannine Wyszkowski petitioned the Middlesex Superior Court for a ruling to sanction the withdrawal of Mormile’s rights of ownership to the property. While waiting for the matter to be heard, Mr. Mormile contractually assigned his right to purchase the property to Ina Sue Bomze of Essex.
On April 7 the court issued a decree permitting transfer of the property to Ms. Bomze, pending a formal closing and payment of $142,000.
That closing took place on April 11, and Ms. Bomze is now the owner of record of the property.
Ms. Bomze was not available for comment, however, the Essex attorney, Jeannine Wyszkowski, who has been handling this matter said, “I think that it is a charming conclusion for what had been an unfortunate problem for the home owners in the area, JP Morgan Chase bank and the residents of Essex. What a great solution,“Think about it!”