February 26, 2006

Light Postings....

Sorry about the light posting lately...I was engaged in trying to get my shit in one sock getting ready for my court case to be heard on Monday afternoon.

I hope I got it all right and that this will be the end of the nightmare. It's already taken all the money that I had set aside for the Austin blogmeet, but I have a month to try to scrape that together again, and without it, I'd have been a guest at the greybar hotel, so no tears on that score.

I've done everything I can to get in compliance with the City's (I think unreasonable) demands, we'll just have to see if the judge agrees tomorrow.

But as you may surmise, it's been a real strain, and I haven't felt like posting even when I had the time; hopefully, that laxness will end tomorrow.

I know that there have to be rules to ensure the health and safety of all the residents of a community, but when the letter of the law becomes more important than the spirit, there is a problem. Unreasonable restrictions just cause more pain/trouble/hassel than the original "infrantion" ever could.

UPDATE: Well I went to court and found that they were willing to go (relatively) easy on me. They determined that I had done what was possible under the circumstances to come into compliance with the zoning codes. Then they doubled the fine in the original plea bargain, and gave me until May 1st. to pay it. (I came prepared to pay the original fine, so I now owe the city $256.)

All I have to do is pay the fine by the due date and the case will be considered closed; WITH the proviso that I do not come into violation for the same thing, or be found in contempt of court and face a 6 month jail sentence and a $5,000 fine. Gonna make it hard to make the Austin Blogmeet, but not totally impossible, just have to wait and see how it works out.

Posted by Delftsman3 at February 26, 2006 08:17 PM | TrackBack

How is it looking? Fuckem, it is your land. Your state must be fucked up?

Posted by: Catfish at February 27, 2006 03:01 AM

As you can see from the update; it's almost over Catfish.

Yes Indiana is screwed up....but so is every other state when it comes to property matters.

Believe me, you only THINK it is your land..fall afoul of the nannystate zoning codes that exist in every area, and you'll soon find out that you're only a "placeholder" on that land for as long as the state allows.

Posted by: delftsman3 at February 27, 2006 03:41 PM
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