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Store Ordered To Repaint Window Frame
The Indy Channel ^ | February 7, 2006 | AP

Posted on 02/07/2006 9:41:45 AM PST by Abathar

NASHVILLE, Ind. -- Officials in the rustic southern Indiana tourist town of Nashville are ordering a store owner to repaint a bright blue window frame.

Nashville's nine-member Development Review Commission has told the owners of J Bob's that they have until Aug. 1 to repaint the window frame to a more appropriate color.

The owner's daughter said her 79-year-old father repainted the window before leaving for a winter vacation in Florida. She said her mother got a call complaining about the color and thought the whole thing was silly.

The president of the Development Review Commission said they are coming up with a palate of acceptable colors for the town.

J Bob's sells merchandise including hot sauce and troll dolls to tourists who arrive each fall to look at the changing leaves.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Miscellaneous; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: privateproperty; propertyrights; zoning
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This just really struck a cord today for me when I read this. Did I wake up in China this morning? WTF right does a bunch of busy bodies have to tell a shop owner that his window frame is the wrong color and has to repaint it - As a business owner myself I bet I could make at least a couple of those members cry by the time I was finished with them.
1 posted on 02/07/2006 9:41:46 AM PST by Abathar
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To: Abathar

Welcome to Pleasantville!


2 posted on 02/07/2006 9:42:58 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Abathar

Why did the town accept a "Development Review Commission"? Were they paying attention? What is it they say... eventually you get the government that you deserve.


3 posted on 02/07/2006 9:44:23 AM PST by Pan_Yans Wife ("Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny. "--Aeschylus)
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To: Abathar
palate of acceptable colors

Just chew some celery, yellow peppers and a couple of tomatoes and that should do it.

4 posted on 02/07/2006 9:44:31 AM PST by palmer (Money problems do not come from a lack of money, but from living an excessive, unrealistic lifestyle)
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To: Abathar

Please use another color font when posting. Thanks.


5 posted on 02/07/2006 9:44:57 AM PST by new cruelty
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To: Abathar
Just a good thing nobody was smoking in there!!

They would have shut it down right then and there!!


6 posted on 02/07/2006 9:46:33 AM PST by unixfox (AMERICA - 20 Million ILLEGALS Can't Be Wrong!)
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To: Abathar
A lot of "Historic Districts" or "Preservation Sites" around the country have codified zones where only acceptable architecture or appearance has defined by a "Commission" is allowed.

In Boston the MBTA has been trying to put in 'required' handicap enterance/exit to the subway stop at Copely Square but the "Back Bay Neighborhood Association" objects to the placement and it's aesthetics.

7 posted on 02/07/2006 9:47:02 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: Abathar

They want a fake,hokey,rural look to the place because it is a tourist town so all personal rights go out the window.

I'd dig in my heels on this one.


8 posted on 02/07/2006 9:47:28 AM PST by Mears (The Killer Queen-caviar and cigarettes.)
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To: Abathar

Wait a sec. You have to know Nashville, Indiana. It is a historical "show" town, modeled on the early 20th century America. Each shop and store displays the historical heritage of the town. A pure tourist attraction. I can assure you when this owner purchased the property he was well aware of the covenant requiring him to maintain the historical look and feel of the property.


9 posted on 02/07/2006 9:47:36 AM PST by joebuck
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To: Abathar

"The president of the Development Review Commission said they are coming up with a palate of acceptable colors for the town. "

Apparently they don't have such a set of colors, though. So, is the storeowner supposed to be a mind reader?

I'd leave the window as it is and wait for the colors to be announced. Then, I'd choose two from the set of colors that would look the worst together and paint the whole darned place those colors and let them steam.


10 posted on 02/07/2006 9:47:40 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: Abathar
...said they are coming up with a palate of acceptable colors for the town.

That means they DON'T have one now! Next Case!.......

11 posted on 02/07/2006 9:47:53 AM PST by Red Badger (...I will bless them that bless thee and those who curse thee I will turn into Liberals..........)
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To: Abathar
Nashville's nine-member Development Review Commission has told the owners of J Bob's that they have until Aug. 1 to repaint the window frame to a more appropriate color.

my response to these commies is unfit for this forum.
12 posted on 02/07/2006 9:48:44 AM PST by CMS (Reporting from F.O.B. Speicher in Iraq. Politically incorrect and damn proud of it.)
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To: Abathar
Well that's just great. Millions of fanatical, America-hating Islamofascists are rioting all over the world, the Democrat Party is in league with anti-American forces both within and outside our country, and all the Nashville Development Review Commission can think about is what color windowsills should be painted.

I think that Commission should be disbanded and its members encouraged to inform themselves about some real problems.

13 posted on 02/07/2006 9:48:54 AM PST by American Quilter (A government big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away. -Barry Goldwater)
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To: new cruelty
LOL So sorry!
14 posted on 02/07/2006 9:49:18 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly catching hell for posting without reading since 2004)
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To: Abathar

What's the point of a story like this being in the news if they don't have a photo?


15 posted on 02/07/2006 9:49:34 AM PST by MarkeyD (Cowards cut and run. Marines finish the job. I really, really loathe liberals.)
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To: Abathar
The president of the Development Review Commission said they are coming up with a palate of acceptable colors for the town.

Coming up with? As in, it doesn't exist today? Sounds like an ex post facto law. Advantage: J Bobs.

But if they really are forced to repaint, and the city gives them a palette of colors, I say, paint the frame with ALL of the colors in the palette. Yeah, alternating stripes of each color.

16 posted on 02/07/2006 9:50:46 AM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: MineralMan

Reminds me of the guy who ran up against the "Nazi Homeowners" association that told him to re-paint his house from the list of "approved" colors when he painted his house a "un-approved " color. He did exactly as you said. He chose the most garish combination of "approved' colors and they couldn't say a thing !...........


17 posted on 02/07/2006 9:50:58 AM PST by Red Badger (...I will bless them that bless thee and those who curse thee I will turn into Liberals..........)
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To: joebuck

And they didn't have blue paint back then? Heck, how would we know unless they had a painting of the place from that era, all the pictures would be black and white anyway.


18 posted on 02/07/2006 9:51:01 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly catching hell for posting without reading since 2004)
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To: joebuck

I have been to Nashville and was not impressed. Some of those shops are just trashy.


19 posted on 02/07/2006 9:51:55 AM PST by JRochelle (Support the Danes. Eat a danish.)
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To: Red Badger

"Reminds me of the guy who ran up against the "Nazi Homeowners" association that told him to re-paint his house from the list of "approved" colors when he painted his house a "un-approved " color. He did exactly as you said. He chose the most garish combination of "approved' colors and they couldn't say a thing !.........."




There's always a way. Another strategy could be to choose two "approved" colors and paint the building with diagonal stripes or polka-dots of those "approved" colors. Either would make the point clearly.

Of course, it would cost some money and you'd probably want to repaint again soon, but the point would be made.


20 posted on 02/07/2006 9:53:19 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: theDentist
Actually, Welcome to Cary, North Carolina.

I lived there for 10 years, and they were very stringent as to color coordiation of all building within a shopping area.

Even the standalone buildings, typically franchised (Taco Bell, McDonald's, Jiffy Lube), have to follow the same color scheme; even when the franchise has it's own color scheme.

21 posted on 02/07/2006 9:54:04 AM PST by mlstier ("The Right to Privacy does not trump the Right to Life" -- Bill O'Reilly)
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To: savedbygrace

I would also not mask the glass and let them run together and overlap about 1" around the frame too, then if they complain just hand them a razor blade with a smile.


22 posted on 02/07/2006 9:54:22 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly catching hell for posting without reading since 2004)
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To: Abathar; mikrofon; martin_fierro

It's one of those blue laws.


23 posted on 02/07/2006 9:56:54 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (Color me Charlie.)
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To: Abathar
REPAINT!
24 posted on 02/07/2006 9:58:44 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (Color me Charlie.)
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To: Abathar
Nashville IN is entirely too important to be left to the whims of a guy who runs off to Florida for the winter.

Makes him an "outside agitator", not a "shop owner", during that period.

25 posted on 02/07/2006 9:59:33 AM PST by muawiyah (-)
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To: JRochelle
Well, here's a photo of the NEWLY REFURBISHED movie theater in Nashville, IL. Pretty funny. Maybe they want the whole town to look this run-down. Keep the riff-raff out:


26 posted on 02/07/2006 9:59:37 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: Abathar

No problem.

You did remember to fill out the appropriate forms in quadruplicate; fax one of the forms to central administration, send one via interdepartmental mail to requisitions, post one (set within in a wood or metal frame- plastic is no longer acceptable- no larger than 10"x14" in an area that experiences foot traffic of no less than 80 pedestrians, between the hours of 8:00AM to 12:30PM and 1:30PM to 5:00PM Monday through Friday, and 9:00AM to 3:00PM Saturday and Sunday; seal one within a self address stamped thrice-recycled envelope and post marked at least 30 days prior to actually changing the color of your font?


27 posted on 02/07/2006 9:59:59 AM PST by new cruelty
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To: Abathar

Good Lord! I wonder what they think of wiretapping suspected terrorists?


28 posted on 02/07/2006 10:00:06 AM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: All

Oops. It's NASHVILLE, IN. Be back shortly.


29 posted on 02/07/2006 10:00:50 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: Abathar

Plenty of Republican city councils do this too. It's like the "personal freedom" switch is turned to "off" whenever you're in a city planning meeting.


30 posted on 02/07/2006 10:01:07 AM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: JRochelle
"I have been to Nashville and was not impressed."

You will get no argument from me on that one. Just another tourist trap.

31 posted on 02/07/2006 10:02:31 AM PST by joebuck
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To: Mears
It's not a fake, hokey, rural look. When my Great Grandfather (and on back for several generations of "greats") and our relatives were over there in the hills weaving baskets all winter long, they really looked forward to being able to take them to Nashville to an appropriate looking place to sell them to the tourists coming in from Indianapolis and Chicago.

Their livelihood depended on the place looking the way it looked ~ not like an IHOP!

Today Nashville is in the throes of a revival of it's "art colony" traditions. One individual must not be allowed to destroy this.

32 posted on 02/07/2006 10:04:10 AM PST by muawiyah (-)
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To: new cruelty

LOL! yes I did. (Man I wish I had your free time...)


33 posted on 02/07/2006 10:05:01 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly catching hell for posting without reading since 2004)
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To: Charles Henrickson; Abathar; martin_fierro
This could be HUEG!
34 posted on 02/07/2006 10:05:04 AM PST by mikrofon (Totally Unpalate-able)
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To: Abathar

It's all fun and games until your property value drops.


35 posted on 02/07/2006 10:05:28 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Charles Henrickson; Abathar; mikrofon
The owner's daughter said her 79-year-old father repainted the window before leaving for a winter vacation in Florida.

Leaving his winter blues behind.

36 posted on 02/07/2006 10:07:00 AM PST by martin_fierro (What a pane.)
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To: muawiyah

The color blue IS a revival of its "art colony" traditions...


37 posted on 02/07/2006 10:07:11 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly catching hell for posting without reading since 2004)
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To: Abathar

Because if you didn't, you have to file the appropriate forms (sending a copy to all parties involved) to correct the 'premature font coloring event', signed by a cognizant officer and notarized by a duly designated representative of the council; attaching a detailed explanation for the error, and re-submit the original four forms, adding a 10 page single space justification as to why the specified color was chosen, after you have put your coat on the lower peg.


38 posted on 02/07/2006 10:08:05 AM PST by new cruelty
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To: AppyPappy

Hey, at least he painted it. Better that than letting it peal like a lot of people do.


39 posted on 02/07/2006 10:08:15 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly catching hell for posting without reading since 2004)
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To: Abathar
Good morning.

The "Historical Review Board" in the town of Mendocino has only three members, but they decide who does what and in what color in the town.

I'm not certain of this, but I believe they are not elected.

Michael Frazier
40 posted on 02/07/2006 10:08:24 AM PST by brazzaville (no surrender no retreat, well, maybe retreat's ok)
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To: Abathar
(Man I wish I had your free time...)

I'm at lunch! : )

41 posted on 02/07/2006 10:08:52 AM PST by new cruelty
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To: CMS

You wouldn't dare come out in public and say that. These people are not commies ~ they are honest business people whose livelihoods depend to a considerable degree on the trade dress for which Nashville has become known over many deaces of hard work.


42 posted on 02/07/2006 10:09:53 AM PST by muawiyah (-)
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To: joebuck

....I can assure you when this owner purchased the property he was well aware of the covenant requiring him to maintain the historical look ......

Perhaps not. The man was said to be 79 years old and may have been willed the property. He may have actually been granfathered but all the others forgot. That also happens.


43 posted on 02/07/2006 10:10:24 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. Slay Pinch)
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To: Red Badger
He chose the most garish combination of "approved' colors and they couldn't say a thing !...........

Now there's a creative (and feisty) solution!

44 posted on 02/07/2006 10:11:35 AM PST by American Quilter
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To: Red Badger
Reminds me of the guy who did that because his word was no good on a signed covenant.

His community sued him and he was financially ruined.

Trick is, if you don't want to go along with the rules you've agreed to yourself, best thing to do is move somewhere else.

45 posted on 02/07/2006 10:11:44 AM PST by muawiyah (-)
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To: Abathar
Here is J Bob's website. Looks like they would have some good hot sauce!! http://www.browncounty.org/jbob.html
46 posted on 02/07/2006 10:12:26 AM PST by Tatze (I voted for John Kerry before I voted against him!)
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To: Abathar
As Ray Davies wrote:

We are the village green preservation society
God save donald duck, vaudeville and variety
We are the desperate dan appreciation society
God save strawberry jam and all the different varieties
Preserving the old ways from being abused
Protecting the new ways for me and for you
What more can we do

We are the draught beer preservation society
God save mrs. mopp and good old mother riley
We are the custard pie appreciation consortium
God save the george cross and all those who were awarded them

We are the sherlock holmes english speaking vernacular
Help save fu manchu, moriarty and dracula
We are the office block persecution affinity
God save little shops, china cups and virginity

We are the skyscraper condemnation affiliate
God save tudor houses, antique tables and billiards
Preserving the old ways from being abused
Protecting the new ways for me and for you
What more can we do

God save the village green.

47 posted on 02/07/2006 10:12:32 AM PST by D-Chivas
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To: muawiyah
Their livelihood depended on the place looking the way it looked ~ not like an IHOP! Today Nashville is in the throes of a revival of it's "art colony" traditions. One individual must not be allowed to destroy this.

I guess I can sympathize with the town - one of my neighbors painted their house a God-awful shade of titty-pink. I swear the house glows in the dark!

48 posted on 02/07/2006 10:12:43 AM PST by Tokra (I think I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: Abathar
"The president of the Development Review Commission said they are coming up with a palate of acceptable colors for the town."

???

49 posted on 02/07/2006 10:13:09 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: Mears
If you want to exercise your right to do as you damn well please, then you shouldn't live in a town that makes its living off of a style or a theme or a look.

Themed towns and style enforcement make for great communities to be in... better than the glaring ugly unmatched sprawl in poorly planned towns.

Leavenworth, WA

It's a Bavarian town. Everything has Bavarian architecture, even the Safeway. It's NOT the place for independent grouches who don't appreciate the mission of the town.

50 posted on 02/07/2006 10:13:21 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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