posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 10:35 AM
reply to post by nixie_nox
If a utility company needs to put power lines, water lines,whatever, through your property, they need an easement or permission. I lived in a home
where there was a trail that went through the side of the house down behind the back of the house. The land was part of the deed to the property but
there was an easement for the power company, so nothing could be built on or obstruct this path. It would be included in the deed to the home. No
easement, no access.
Some of these agencies have too much damn time on their hand and nothing better to do than harass people. My mother owns 5 acres and about 2 feet in
from one side of the border to her property, an underground spring pops up and there is a trench that extends the length of the property and at the
end, it was pooling into a big swampy mess. She brought in a backhoe to dig out the end and build up the walls with dirt to make a pond. She also
had severe flooding issues in her basement (I nearly got electrocuted one day.. there was over 8 inches of water down there.) due to the massive
amounts of groundwater because the spring was not free-flowing adequately. So she had a guy dig out the trench deeper and put in a pipe, opening up
the area where the spring came up from underground and she hasn't had flooding issues since.
It's absolutely beautiful today but she had to fight the town tooth and nail because a neighbor "tattled" on her when they saw the backhoe. Then the
Dept. of Fish and Wildlife got involved when the town discovered the natural spring and they really caused an issue with her progress for about 2
years. They would come to her home every day and sit and watch her to make sure she didn't mess with the "natural" water source, which is protected,
apparently. The first few days, they were actually sitting in her driveway and coming up to her every time she went out to hand-clean the trench of
weeds. She finally got the nerve up and got in their face and told them to get off her property and to not step foot on it again. These people were
un-f**ing believable. She finally won her right to fix the property. Even after they went to court and she won, these slugs came and watched from
the road as she did the work on the trench. She finally took out a restraining order on them (and got it, surprisingly.)
It just goes to show you that unless we stop letting these types of fool push us around, we'll just keep getting pushed and pushed and pushed until
we're 6 feet under.
I hope the treehouse family tells them where to stick it. They'd have to drag me through court before I'd take that house down. Even if I might be
violating some stupid code somehow, they'd have to prove it and get an order against me first.
Edited to add: Just read the article posted above me...what an awesome treehouse! I only wish I had one when I was a kid, never mind one that
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