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Letter: Lunetta column erroneous

Posted: December 20, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: December 20, 2012 2:00 a.m.

It seems the Dec. 5 column submitted by Steve Lunetta, “Modification affects many properties,” has several erroneous statements.

Since when does removing a 2,500-square-foot barn and replacing it with a 2,500-square-foot single-story house constitute the building of a two-story “monster house”?

This modest house would not be built in a floodplain. FEMA has drawn new floodplain maps, and where the house is to be built is not in a floodplain, nor would it be required to have a flood insurance policy by the lender.

The current zoning states that you are allowed two horses per 5,000 square feet. The existing property of two acres is to be split into one-acre parcels each. An acre is 43,560 square feet, which equates to eight horses allowed on each parcel. Seems pretty accommodating for a rural atmosphere to me.

The lot line was drawn in this manner to be able to create one-acre parcels. Although the current zoning does not require a full acre, we know the neighbor to the north would have fought the lot split on this issue alone, as she had already stated she did not want anyone living directly next to her.

Addressing the two old oak trees, one is old and diseased, and part of it has fallen on the barn and caused extensive damage to the roof. The other is constantly being trimmed because it is directly under transmission lines, causing it to grow on an angle; it is in danger of falling over.

Perhaps a visit to the site might change your opinions.



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