Let's say that you're a homeowner in Sandusky and you recieve a letter from the local zoning board which explains that your neighbor has applied for a variance to modify his property. You learn that your neighbor is seeking to raise the level of his property and install a 6 ft. high fence around his yard. Let's say that you don't really care about the fence but you're worried that if your neighbor raises the height of his property it will cause flooding on your property.
So you go to the zoning meeting to voice your concerns to the members of the board:
The zoning board does exactly what it should do: It considers the problems that may result from the new construction. The board approves the variance with the conditions that the drainage issues are taken care of. You're satisfied with the decision you get from the zoning board, but you just don't feel like your neighbor is going to hold up to his end of the bargain. So you go out with your digital camera and snap some pictures of the new construction just to make sure you can back your story up in case your neighbor doesn't contact the city engineering department and doesn't take care of the drainage problems like he was told to:And then sure enough, the rain comes, and the flooding begins:
You knew this was going to happen when your neighbor raised the level of his property and now you're stuck with a flooded out mess on your hands.
How mad would you be, and what would you do?
To be continued...