posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 12:48 PM
Here is a prime example of the absolute lunacy of the government today. This guy looks to build his kids a tree house, thinking that there may be
hoops to run through with the city, he calls the city and is told that there are no codes for the tree house. He builds it anyway and is then
informed by the city that because it does not conform to a code, a code that does not exist, he has to tear the structure down, despite the fact that
it is on his property. He also does not live in a community where there are covenants preventing such a building. This is all the idiocy of the
city permitting process.
"Treehouse faces demolition in dispute with Fairfax County"
"The guy in building permits laughed me off the phone," Grapin says. He was told it's a treehouse and not built to any code.
"So Grapin went to the local home improvement store, bought $1,400 worth of supplies and spent six weekends building the treehouse."
Grapin was told he had to treat it like an addition to his house and get a zoning variance. He spent more than $1,800 getting the proper forms and
going through a hearing.
"The home sits on a corner lot and Zoning Board Chairman John Ribble says that means what Grapin thought was a side lot is actually the front lot.
The variance was rejected."
If that happens, what will he tell his kids?
"Daddy makes mistakes. We tried our best. I made a mistake by not knowing enough."
It is none of the city's business what this gent does on his own property. He does not live in a planned community with building rules, hence it is
none of his neighbor's business either.
A typical example of an inflexible government using zero common sense and treating a citizen as a subject.
20 years ago this never would have happened