RobM

  1. Let's be honest here...This has nothing to do about keeping kids active. This has everything to do a builder/homeowner who thinks the laws don't apply to them. If the Coucil decided in there favor---these are the type of people that will now flood the backyard with "landscaping lights" just to annoy the neighbors. Their driveway is no more sloped than the others with hoops already in the neighborhood. They have no regard for anyone or anything.
    July 26, 2012 10:14 am on St. John boards sideline family’s request for variance
  2. Well said jdr123...

    This is exactly what the City Council should look at before making their decision.

    They should not base their decision based on:

    1.) That their father was the Player of the Year in 1988
    2.) The neighbor has a pool, and can be noisy
    3.) The neighbor was not born in Indiana
    4.) "America needs to get off the couch."
    5.) That they have strong family values, even though police were called to a domestic dispute in May.
    6.) Most dads arent in the picture and fall into vicious cycle of violence and troubled youth.


    July 25, 2012 5:02 pm on St. John boards sideline family’s request for variance
  3. I really don't feel sorry for Hunter Adkins. I guess he thinks rules don't apply to him.
    He probably should have hired a better realtor and attorney before he bought the property to tell him what he can and can't do. Once he found about this ordinance, instead of working with his neighbors nd getting them warm to the idea, he decides to takes this straight to the City Council. Just a wild guess that the 30 or so people Mr. Atkins recruited to Council meeting don't live anywhere near him. No one his crushing the young boy's dreams, just don't play in the back yard...

    I don't care if you are Larry Bird or Hunter Adkins, rules do matter here.
    July 25, 2012 10:55 am on St. John boards sideline family’s request for variance
  4. Tell the local legend to put the basketball hoop in the driveway like everybody else.
    Just because he didn't do his homework before he bought the house doesn't mean he can just disregard ordinances. The basketball pad backs up to multiple houses bedrooms---all while his teenagers play at all hours of the night. Common sense should prevail here.
    July 24, 2012 8:03 pm on St. John boards sideline family’s request for variance
  5. Cant wait to see how this plays out...Hopefully this passes and then I can put a skateboard park in my backyard. The neighbors should understand.
    July 24, 2012 12:57 pm on St. John boards sideline family’s request for variance
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