Skip to comments.Temperatures Rise In IL Town Over Window-Mounted Air Conditioner Ban
Posted on 06/14/2008 5:06:48 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
Addison, IL (AHN) - It will be a hot summer in this Chicago neighbor this year, not only because of the rising temperature but a ban on window-mounted air conditioner units.
The prohibition is the result of an ordinance approved by the village board in March. It specifically banned the installation of window-mounted air coolers on walls that face the street or in side windows 12 feet or less from the street.
The law seeks to improve Addison's aesthetics, according to Addison Mayor Larry Hartwig. Violators of the ban will be given warnings this year, but next year they would be fined up to $500.
Addison is the home of several large U.S. firms which includes Pizza Hut, Mary Kay and Palm Harbor Homes. Its stringent landscape regulations even defines plant heights in certain locations.
Addison has about 36,000 residents who live in multifamily dwellings that are quite old. Some residents have questioned the correctness of such a law during summer.
Unbelievable. I guess you get who you vote for.........
Is this the same person who owns Larry Hartwig Central Air Conditioning Company? (Ok, I made that last part up.)
Every time any new law is passed, two existing laws need to be repealed.
I know what you did last summer.....and I know where you live.
Portable Air Conditioners are the answer:
The stench of dead people in hot houses is more aesthetic than air conditioners in windows?
Awe, Man! Don’t let my Dad see those. He’s already obsessed with those “ceramic” room heaters. He runs those for 10 months of the year to keep his apartment “slightly below broiling.” I have to wear shorts and a tank top to visit him in the middle of February!
So if he discovers these A/C units, I’ll need to wear a Parka in August, LOL!
I thought only conservatives were fascists and taking away everyone’s rights.
Then they’ll have to offer gooberment coupons to offset the price. :)
I’d like to get a portable A/C to use when there are power outages. Just hook it up to a generator and stick the vent out a window and you’re good-to-go when the central A/C isn’t available. Then put it away when the electricity returns.
If I lived there City Hall would suddenly find themselves without AC.
No such thing as private property in the People’s Republik of Addison.
The answer to your problem is easy.............get rid of the tank top....LOL
I agree, that is an easy workaround to the ban.
Not just the people that live in that area but everyone should ban together from all over and voice their complaints. Every time this type of thing happens, everyone should complain to the local governments.
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