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Friday, July 13, 2007

HOWDY NEIGHBOR!

A city councilman in Utah, Mark Easton, had a beautiful view of the East Mountains from his home until a new neighbor purchased the lot below his house and built a house.


The new home was 18 inches higher than the ordinances would allow, so 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.

Easton called the city again and informed them that his new neighbor had installed some vents on the side of his home. He didn't like the look of these vents and asked the city to investigate. When they went to the councilman's home to see the vent view, this is what they found ...

Good reason not to tick off your neighbors.

(Photo of the vents was sent in by a reader and the top photo is really the Blue Ridge Mountain range in Blairsville, Ga.)

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Pete said...

18" too high? And Mark Easton was able to figure that out visually?
Or did he take a tape measure to the house. In any event,it seems so rather trite and petty.
It all sounds almost like an
"urban legend".
I once had a neighbor complain about my late night BBQ'ing,telling me the smoke came across the street and into his window.
Odd,what perplexes us.
Have a nice weekend!

Fri Jul 13, 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cant we stick to nj

Fri Jul 13, 12:19:00 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

sorry anon, but there's more to life than just NJ.

Fri Jul 13, 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

at least he found a creative way to vent his anger...

Fri Jul 13, 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous fu said...

the "finger-forever" might not be too good for a resale, but at least the guy made his point.

Sun Jul 15, 10:23:00 AM  

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