Skip to comments.Dad Fights Zoning Board's Order to Destroy Backyard Tree House
Posted on 10/17/2011 6:06:46 PM PDT by Immerito
A zoning board in Fairfax County, Va., is standing firm in its decision to order a war veteran to destroy a tree house he built for his two young sons.
County officials determined Mark Grapin, an Army aviation specialist, violated zoning regulations when he built a tree house in his backyard.
The boys wanted a tree house, Grapin told Fox News Radio, explaining it was a promise he made to his 8-year-old and 10-year-old sons before he left for Iraq. It was a commitment I made to the boys and, frankly, we should do our best to keep our commitments to our children."
So when Grapin returned home, he followed through on that promise and headed off to the local home improvement store. He said he contacted Fairfax County and was given assurances that he didnt need any special permits to build the $1,400 tree house.
But it turns out that wasnt exactly accurate.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
No kidding. Where is the fun for boys if there is no chance of getting hurt?
“I say this country will never go back to the founders design until this concept of PERMIT needed on your own land, goes away.”
I couldn’t agree more!
Honestly, it's very blah. Not much of a risk of life on that one. Not much of a 'tree' involved as well. ugh.
We were blessed to have them in Live Oaks or other types of trees, not a telephone pole.
Carpeting and aluminum siding?
You boys really roughed it up in that tree house, eh?
The human scum attracted to such positions have a very, very deep sadistic streak. They have evil in their hearts. They live to make people's lives miserable.
In a truly free society there would be NO government inspectors or government code requirements for anything done on one's property.
The marketplace would be superior to government in solving ANY and ALL problems that government "codes" reportedly solve. The mechanisms to accomplish this are even allowed to come into existence because government parasites have moved in with monopoly control.
They were scraps.
A picture of the tree house would be a nice touch, wouldn’t it?
Nothing available at the linked article ...
I wonder why not?
My boys and their friends built one on a small wooded area on our property,but in a thickly settled suburban area.
Took them about a week.
Then it was torched and no one had any idea who did it.
No harm or damage to anything but the “cabin”.
God,am I glad those days are behind me.
“The human scum attracted to such positions have a very, very deep sadistic streak. They have evil in their hearts. They live to make people’s lives miserable. “
The same thing can be said of virtually every social worker.
I have first hand experience as a grandfather.
10 man squad, armed with double-barrel 12 gauges, no blanks, all barrels carrying 000 buck, all barrels fired simultaneously at a range of 10 feet.
And you thought you owned your property, didn’t you?
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again...liberals hate children, they hate the innocence of childhood and the freedom and wonder it holds.
Don’t be sad, get angry.
Many years back my dad use to talk about the little one horse towns filled with little dictators. Nothing has changed in the last 60 years. We still have one horse towns fulled with little dictators...
It is about as unAmerican as you can get. It turns the American system on its head. Most zoning codes start with the premise: Anything not allowed in this code is forbidden,
The whole American system is based on the idea that anything that is not forbidden is allowed!
I have lived in Waukesha and Milwaukee Wis, Indianapolis and Logansport, Indiana....plus a few other places.I have sided a couple of buildings, built a 60X100 business building, numerous storage sheds, a garage, roofed several buildings, did numerous remodeling (interior) jobs, tore down several out buildings etc. etc. and NEVER applied for a “building permit” I don’t need my community’s “permission” to do anything
I have seen a good number of friends have their families destroyed by social workers. The way they described the zealousness of these government sadists left me speechless. Most social workers would have easily fit into 30's Germany.
If they make him take it down they should give back all of his money. But you know they won't.
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