Brilliant! I had never thought of doing that but that is certainly an interesting way to get an answer. I know some folks that work in Town Hall so I'll make some polite enquiries and see if they heard the story of "The massacre in Zoning".
I guess he wasn't that sure of himself other than to tell you to leave because SPD didn't show up en-masse.
I wonder if they'd have violated your rights whether or not you could take the settlement out of your tax burden from now until many years hence or if you have to accept the lump sum payment?
According to www.townofstratford.com there's only one John in that department, a chap by the name of John Rusatsky the Zoning enforcement officer
I'll be interested to hear what Jimbo has to say about employees making law abiding taxpayers feel unwelcome in the town hall that they pay money to provide. Knowing the way he operates I'm sure he will use it as some sort of leverage to go after the zoning department.
Enjoy the meet the mayor tomorrow!