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Man ordered to remove 72-ft boat from yard
upi ^ | March. 5, 2012

Posted on 03/06/2012 6:13:25 AM PST by JoeProBono

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., A California man who has spent the past six years restoring a 72-foot ship in his yard said the city is ordering him to get rid of the boat.

Dennis Holland, who has been restoring the Shawnee, a 1916 ketch, at his Newport Beach home, said city officials obtained a court injunction giving him until April 30 to get rid of the vessel, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.

Deputy City Attorney Kyle Rowen said Holland faces fines of up to $1,000 per day or possible jail time if he does not comply with the injunction, which was issued Thursday by Superior Court Judge Gregory Munoz.

Holland is accused of not abiding by an ordinance requiring him to obtain a permit. He said officials would not grant him a permit because he could not give them an estimated date of completion.

"Mr. Holland has been in violation of city laws for many years and has had ample opportunity to move the boat to a suitable location," City Attorney Aaron Harp wrote in an email Friday. "The city is hopeful that Mr. Holland will comply with the court order and move the boat to a suitable location that is consistent with applicable laws."

Holland said the ordinance he is accused of violating was passed in 2009 and he did not break any laws when he originally began the project.

"I can't move the boat," Holland said Friday. "The city's going to have to come in and destroy it. I don't have the heart to."


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1 posted on 03/06/2012 6:13:28 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Noah had the same problem.


2 posted on 03/06/2012 6:17:18 AM PST by iowamark (The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves)
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To: JoeProBono

If he was my neighbor I’d do it for him.


3 posted on 03/06/2012 6:18:01 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: iowamark

BTT!!


4 posted on 03/06/2012 6:19:15 AM PST by momtothree
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To: JoeProBono
This looks more like Costa Mesa, its right next to Newport Beach. I don't know of any section of NB that looks like that.

Costa Mesa on the other hand....
5 posted on 03/06/2012 6:20:13 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: JoeProBono

“...he could not give them an estimated date of completion.”

How about, “on the 12th of Never”.


6 posted on 03/06/2012 6:20:50 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: JoeProBono

take the city to court... he is grandfathered in ( you cannot enforce an ordinance retroactively ) he will win hands down


7 posted on 03/06/2012 6:25:10 AM PST by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: JoeProBono

Maybe he can sell it on eBay.


8 posted on 03/06/2012 6:26:09 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: JoeProBono
More here...the guy is an expert in boat building and repair.

California Man Shouldn't Have to Move Vintage Boat Project

On YouTube: Dennis Holland and the Shawnee

This sucks. I think this is right around the corner from where the company I used to work with is located.
9 posted on 03/06/2012 6:27:50 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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10 posted on 03/06/2012 6:29:39 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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11 posted on 03/06/2012 6:30:00 AM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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12 posted on 03/06/2012 6:50:00 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

I can’t see any of your pics.


13 posted on 03/06/2012 6:55:24 AM PST by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: JoeProBono

I think they are blocked at my work. grrrr


14 posted on 03/06/2012 6:57:23 AM PST by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: JoeProBono

“How long can you tread water?”


15 posted on 03/06/2012 6:57:50 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: JoeProBono

How many cubits are in 72 feet?


16 posted on 03/06/2012 6:58:43 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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17 posted on 03/06/2012 7:02:58 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: driftdiver
If he was my neighbor, I'd help him finish the boat in exchange for a few trips out on the finished project.

Neighborhood Nazi's. I hate it when folks come along after the fact and ruin the enjoyment of your property. Like shooting ranges getting shut down because the Californians who moved in to the new housing development next door don't like the noise...

18 posted on 03/06/2012 7:04:06 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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"I can't move the boat," Holland said Friday. "The city's going to have to come in and destroy it. I don't have the heart to."

Uh ... if you can't move it then why did you pick that particular spot to rebuild it? Ya gotta think these things through, dude.

19 posted on 03/06/2012 7:04:10 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: JoeProBono

Just an observation, naked carpentry is usually a bad idea. And, please, no jokes about getting wood, ok? Thanks


20 posted on 03/06/2012 7:04:14 AM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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