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