a reply to: jude11
Ugh. Yeah, Leawood is one of the "swank" suburbs here. Doesn't surprise me a bit that some snob jerk complained to the city. We have a guy like
that on our street, too...the neighbor wanted to raise chickens, and put up a 4-foot hogwire fence and the old fart complained.
(And in THIS neighborhood, an old, established suburb in a different county, you can do just about anything as long as 'the neighbors don't complain'.
It's FAR more 'resident-friendly', down to earth, and old-fashioned Midwestern kindness. I actually KNOW my neighbors. I bet this kid doesn't know
any of the families except maybe the other kids' families who he goes to school with.)
Some people just don't like kids, and will make trouble whenever they can.
Coding violation? Give me a break. I salute the kid for attaching it by a rope. Clever. If it was my kid, I'd build a permanent little library-box
for him on the front stoop, on a post in concrete. "There. Now it's 'attached'."
That's one of the reasons I will NEVER, EVER live in Johnson County again. Too many pretentious people living in beige lego houses that all basically
look the same. Ugh. Especially if there's a Home Owners Association.
"We empathize, but we have to follow the code," said the city official. What utter crap.
Thanks for posting this. Prairie Village, just north of Leawood is another, older suburb, it's clean, nice, safe, not as stuck-up...did you notice
the little boxes are all over the place there, and "The City doesn't reinforce it."
This is just some pathetic a$$w!*e being cranky - unfortunately there are lots of them in some parts of this city. Like the opposite of ghetto.
edit on 6/20/2014 by BuzzyWigs because: (no reason given)