William-StJohn

  1. Is the town going to review the records for the builder to see what other infractions have occurred.
    I am wondering why the sports court wasn’t flagged before going in? If the proper permits were applied for the ordinance would have been acknowledged at that time and the variance could have been requested – before construction. Sounds like they followed the golden rule of == it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission.
    Also I do not think that the Lake Hills Home Owners Association has the right to override the St John Code of Ordinances. The LHHOA can make covenants for the subdivision such as lights, trees, size of house/levels but they cannot put in place such a decree that breaks any code, law or ordinance of the town. Maybe the LHHOA should have a review of their own board members and pass out the local code books.

    This isn’t a ‘minimal pad’ such as a 3x4 slab for an air-condition unit – this is a 40x30 monstrosity.
    I would like to know how long someone has to live in a state to become ‘qualified’ as an Indiana tax payer. I didn’t see Indiana mentioned in the immigration laws for state to state movement. Or do we think of it as an issue of seniority of land ownership (ie paying real estate taxes in the subdivision you live in). Good ol’ Billy John has lived here for 75 years – he can do whatever he wants…
    Bottom line is apply for permit – before you do the work.
    The town council/BZA needs to continue thinking for the better of the community – as they did in 2009 when they place the current ordinance in place. Maybe just stronger enforcement is needed.
    July 24, 2012 10:44 pm on St. John boards sideline family’s request for variance
  2. Is the town going to review the records for the builder to see what other infractions have occurred.
    I am wondering why the sports court wasn’t flagged before going in? If the proper permits were applied for the ordinance would have been acknowledged at that time and the variance could have been requested – before construction. Sounds like they followed the golden rule of == it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission.
    Also I do not think that the Lake Hills Home Owners Association has the right to override the St John Code of Ordinances. The LHHOA can make covenants for the subdivision such as lights, trees, size of house/levels but they cannot put in place such a decree that breaks any code, law or ordinance of the town. Maybe the LHHOA should have a review of their own board members and pass out the local code books.

    This isn’t a ‘minimal pad’ such as a 3x4 slab for an air-condition unit – this is a 40x30 monstrosity.
    I would like to know how long someone has to live in a state to become ‘qualified’ as an Indiana tax payer. I didn’t see Indiana mentioned in the immigration laws for state to state movement. Or do we think of it as an issue of seniority of land ownership (ie paying real estate taxes in the subdivision you live in). Good ol’ Billy John has lived here for 75 years – he can do whatever he wants…
    Bottom line is apply for permit – before you do the work.
    The town council/BZA needs to continue thinking for the better of the community – as they did in 2009 when they place the current ordinance in place. Maybe just stronger enforcement is needed.
    July 24, 2012 10:41 pm on St. John boards sideline family’s request for variance
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