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How a Dispute Between 2 Neighbors Ended...

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posted on Jun, 2 2012 @ 12:00 PM
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This was sent to me by email from family so I had to investigate further. Found it on a site with a 2009 posting date but some things are just timeless...


A city councilman in Utah , Mark Easton, had a beautiful view of
the east mountains, until a new neighbor purchased the lot below
his house and built a new home.

Enjoy!

thechive.com...

The new home was 18 inches higher than the ordinances would allow, so Mark Easton, mad about his lost view, went to the city to make sure they enforced the lower roof line ordinance. The new neighbor had to drop the roof line, at great expense. Recently, Mark Easton called the city, and informed them that his new neighbor had installed some vents on the side of his home... Mark didn't like the look of these vents and asked the city to investigate.


When they went to Mark's home to see what the vents looked
like, this is what they found...



The City Council said the vents can stay since there is no ordinances referring to shutter design.

And a Councilman at that! :lol

Peace




posted on Jun, 2 2012 @ 12:15 PM
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reply to post by jude11
 


Cost of a house with a view: $250,000.
Cost to build another house to ruin the view $350.000.
Cost to consult a lawyer to get your neighbor to lower their roof, $1500.00
Cost to lower the roof $10,000.00
Revenge of the neighbor
PRICELESS.



posted on Jun, 2 2012 @ 12:16 PM
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A couple years later the whole thing escalated further after the owner of the house with the nice blinds got a building permission for a casino complex.





posted on Jun, 2 2012 @ 12:19 PM
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Originally posted by H1ght3chHippie
reply to post by jude11
 


A couple years later the whole thing escalated further after the owner of the house with the nice blinds got a building permission for a casino complex.




Sweet!

You're fast...


Peace



posted on Jun, 2 2012 @ 12:23 PM
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Well it's a rather sloppy Gimp-job but I couldn't resist.

Liked the story S&F

Is this a real story or is it rather an urban myth style thing ?



posted on Jun, 2 2012 @ 12:29 PM
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Originally posted by H1ght3chHippie
Well it's a rather sloppy Gimp-job but I couldn't resist.

Liked the story S&F

Is this a real story or is it rather an urban myth style thing ?


It was sent in my email from family and I did a search. Found it on another site. Also found it here where another poster says they saw it on the news...so in other words, could be true or not.

www.ar15.com...

This is a true story, it happened in Utah and was on the news!


And here:
www.wranglerforum.com...

But I like to think it is...




edit on 2-6-2012 by jude11 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 2 2012 @ 12:51 PM
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Apparently it's true. At least, the follow-up to the "shutter" part of the story was published in the Salt Lake Tribune in August 2006 (yep it's that long ago) and you can read it at this link to the SL Trib's site.

Short summary of their article: Mr Wood, the owner of the lower house with the formerly-too-high roof states that the vent cover was "abstract art" of a "cactus"...


....Sooo anyway, he took down his "cactus art" after getting an apology from the Eastons and another family who'd been in dispute with him. And that roof problem wasn't the start. Prior to that, when he (Wood) had soil excavated on his site before building commenced, Easton and the other neighbor complained they were worried about movement and Wood had to arrange and pay for soil tests.


Funny thing is, when I wanted to have my first home built, we had to get soil tests and a site engineering report done before we could even get approval to build. I guess things are different where this happened.

Mike

edit on 2/6/12 by JustMike because: I revised it for accuracy. Not that it matters too much.
It's still a great story.




posted on Jun, 2 2012 @ 12:57 PM
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Originally posted by JustMike
reply to post by jude11
 

Apparently it's true. At least, the follow-up to the "shutter" part of the story was published in the Salt Lake Tribune in August 2006 (yep it's that long ago) and you can read it at this link to the SL Trib's site.

Short summary of their article: Mr Wood, the owner of the lower house with the formerly-too-high roof states that the vent cover was "abstract art" of a "cactus"...


....Sooo anyway, he took down his "cactus art" after getting an apology from the Eastons and another family who'd been in dispute with him. And that roof problem wasn't the start. Prior to that, when he (Wood) had soil excavated on his site before building commenced, Easton and the other neighbor complained they were worried about movement and Wood had to arrange and pay for soil tests.


Funny thing is, when I wanted to have my first home built, we had to get soil tests and a site engineering report done before we could even get approval to build. I guess things are different where this happened.

Mike

edit on 2/6/12 by JustMike because: I revised it for accuracy. Not that it matters too much.
It's still a great story.



You beat me to it...I was searching a bunch of sites and found similar follow ups.

Yup, seems true...

Thanks




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