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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Atkinson man seeks more time in illegal home addition case

From the Eagle Tribune;

Atkinson man seeks more time in illegal home addition case Town wants porch removed; owner asks for extension
By Jarret Bencks
jbencks@eagletribune.com

BRENTWOOD — An Atkinson man, who town and state officials say has refused to remove an illegally built addition on his home, is asking a judge for time to work through the permitting process.

The town has asked the Rockingham Superior Court to order John Mason Jr., of 4 Rocky Point Lane, to remove an addition to his house that was built without state or town approval. The addition was discovered in 2007.

The 10-by-25-foot addition built on his waterfront property on Island Pond needed Department of Environmental Services approval and a variance from the town zoning board, according to court documents.

Mason recently responded to the allegations from the town. In his court filings, he asks for the court to give him a "reasonable amount of time" to work through his differences with the town and the state.

According to court documents, Mason claims he only made improvements to a pre-existing addition to the home, and denies allegations from the town that his failure to comply with ordinances affects the safety and welfare of other residents.

Mason has been contacted by the town and the Department of Environmental Services on several occasions since September 2007 regarding the addition, but no progress has been made, according to filings by Atkinson town attorney Sumner Kalman.

On Sept. 5, 2007, Mason applied for a permit to "rebuild existing structure," which was rejected because it did not meet wetland zoning regulations, and it needed DES approval and a variance from the town zoning board, according to court documents.

But the addition had already been built, according to the injunction.

A year later, DES officials conducted an inspection of Mason's property and found the construction of the closed porch brought the structure closer to public water, violating state law. On Dec. 2, 2008, DES sent a letter to Mason requesting that a wall for the enclosed porch be removed within 20 days. That letter was returned as undeliverable, according to DES officials.

On April 28,2009, Mason applied to the town's zoning board for a variance. On July 8, the zoning board denied the variance. Mason did not appeal that decision.

The town inspection office, in a letter July 23, demanded Mason demolish the addition. But he has refused.

On Oct. 22, the town filed a petition for an injunction in Rockingham County Superior Court, asking that Mason be required to remove the work he has done and to pay the town fines and penalties.

A hearing has not yet been set in the matter.

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Give me a break. Town is going after Mr. Mason and STILL HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING about the Osborn's living illegally in their new ILLEGAL HOUSE? What's the difference between Mason and Osborn? Could it be that Osborn was a town official and Mason wasn't?

My guess is YES. What do you think?


Just need to be connected in this MAFIA RUN TOWN, go get help from town officials.

To bad Mason didn't pay money to CONsentino's private charity Ie. Elderly affairs dept. or he wouldn't be having these problems.

jmho

Anonymous said...

Just like the emery drive case. Now that the zoning board denied the variance I hope the owner who put up a "permanent" structure , without a permit, will now be made to take it down.
Funny thing how this fellow is a building contractor and thought he would get away with this..hmmmmmmmmmm Maybe he knows certain people that just might let this slide...RIGHT! the board of Selectmen got to grow some b!$$S!

Anonymous said...

Mason has played close attention to the osborn example.

Just do what you want because the town moves so incompetantly you gonna get away with it.

Osborn broke all rules but continue to sit at Valcat without a permit and we pay for the tuition and Carol Davis land is destroyed. What is the Mason addition compared to that!

I got it! just give the town 10 years and they will "do" the right thing to Osborn and Mason? TheIr kids will be out of college ha ha. You can't ask Osborns to get out ahhhh,,, poor you. Just another loser sectman sitting in a fat chair doing nothin.

Who knows who is bigger trailor trash. Them who build faulty McMansions or the ZBA chair who winks and gives his "pals" favors or the incomptant selectmen who can't think if Kojack of the APD wants it different.

Anonymous said...

there is a big problem here and that is that the osborns are still living in there valcat home with no oc now what is the town going to do about it?... i will tell you nothing just like they won't do anything about the police chief and all his illegal actions. nothing nothing nothing this town is a disgrace the bos is a disgrace it makes me sick the osborns make me sick..............this town is starting to make me sick . It's just pathetic that people with money and power in this town want to bully people like mrs. davis and mr.artus and many other innocent victims but they will not bully or push around the scum in this town.

Anonymous said...

The ZBA has nothing to do with the current state-of-affairs with the Osbornes.

It is a Code Enforcement issue resting squarely with the Selectmen.

Anonymous said...

The taking of Davis land would not have occured without bungling by the ZBA. And you G..D...MN...well know that like everybody else. Want to bet ZBA is part of Carol Davis lawsuit? How many more...how many more..........

Anonymous said...

And like I said the bos need to grow some. And take care of these criminals. Once and for all rid our town of people like this.

JUST MY OPINION!

Anonymous said...

MAJOR CRIME WAVE!!

Telephone books are being placed on top of mailboxes. That is criminal in Atkinson!

Anonymous said...

You may think The ZBA has nothing to do with the current state-of-affairs with the Osbornes, BUT the problem started at the ZBA level. Their incompetence took the rights of neighbors away and forced them to sue.

This is another good example why we shouldn't have building regulations that won't be enforced, but force taxpayers into court. The ZBA was wrong, Polito was wrong and neither can be prosecuted for their crimes. It's poor Mrs. Davis that was forced to spend her life savings in legal fees, to correct the intentional mistakes of the stupid people in public office.

It is a Code Enforcement issue resting squarely with the Selectmen, but the selectmen can't and won't enforce anything in this town. The THREE MONKYS STRIKE AGAIN with Davis paying the price for something they did.

The only think town officials have earned in the last ten years, is our distrust and disdain.


mo

Anonymous said...

10:11 & 12:04, I suggest you go to the Town's web site and read the ZBA minutes from February 2007 - June 2007. They chronicle the approval of a variance and special exception for 8 Valcat. The owner of record at the time, and applicant, were the Mallons, not the Osborns.

While many of us share your frustration with the current situation, I don’t see anything in those minutes that would suggest that the Mallon’s got a “pass” from the ZBA. Can you please give us the factual basis for what you think the ZBA did that was wrong or illegal? Possibly you can cut & paste your supporting facts from the minutes?

By the way, there is an appeal process for decisions of the ZBA and sometimes the decisions of ZBAs are overturned. Maybe you can explain why there was no appeal by Mrs. Davis, or anyone else, after the ZBA granted the approval in June 2007? If you are correct in your assertion about the crimes committed by the ZBA, maybe Mrs. Davis spending her “life savings in legal” fees could have been avoided if she appealed the ZBA’s decision. If she had won her appeal, there would be no house on 8 Valcat, no second ROW on her property, and no Osborn neighbors. I’m sure Mr. Artus could have handled something as straightforward as an appeal of a ZBA decision, heck he just KO’d the prosecution in a criminal trial!

jMho

Anonymous said...

The original ok from the ZBA was for Malborn Trust, a name made up from Mallon and Osborn.

Osborns were hiding behind the Mallons, Osborns have been part owners from the beginning.

Carole Davis was never notified by certified mail, which is required, as she is an abutter that the Mallons/Osborns were seeking ok to build on 8 Valcat Lane. Responsibility for that lies with Maggie Osborn, who at the last hearing said sorry to Mrs. Davis I didn't mean to exclude you. I must have overlooked you, all the while she was destroying the Davis property.

Carol Davis was denied a chance to speak at the Zoning Board meeting by Polito's personal interpretation of the law, of which he instructed the rest of the board.
He allowed Paul DiMaggio to speak at the very next hearing, same night, and same circumstances. Mrs. Davis has never had an opportunity to speak to the board, except to inform them that she had never been notified. They blew her off saying that well you are here tonight, completely dismissing the two years of hearings that she wasn’t notified about.

The Osborns have added illegally to their island property and built two McMansions on the shore of Big Island Pond. All three are poster children of how not to build on the shore of a lake.

Polito led the board with his wily nilly quoting of the rules and regulations, to allow this all to happen.

That is one of the reasons he got out of town politics. He made a lot of calls as head of the Zoning Board that were absolutely wrong and stupid.

Mason is being addressed by the town because he knowingly built an addition without a permit and he has a lot less money than the Osborns and no friend in the police department.

It goes on. There is new construction out there, built without a permit. It will continue to do so until Atkinson gets some smarts.

Anonymous said...

In addition, suggest people watch the video of the Mallon/ZBA approval meeting to see how the minutes were sanitized. And don't pretend that hasn't been going on in this town for years.

The actual video tells the truth, the minutes do not. The minutes are a cover up. Who do you suppose authorized that cover up?

mo

Anonymous said...

5:14 & 3:45, thank you for your quick response. If you would indulge me, I have a few more questions that I hope you can answer. First, did the ZBA know that the Osborn’s had an interest in Malborn Trust? Again I see nothing in the minutes to indicate this. If any members did know, can you explain how or why that might influence a decision of the ZBA? Again, my reading the minutes gives me the impression that the Mallon’s were not rubber stamped. The Mallon’s first application appears to be an attempt to get their proposal rubber stamped, bypassing a variance and sliding in under a special exception for seasonal conversion. The ZBA did not accept their arguments forcing the Mallon’s to withdraw that application. From the minutes, it looks like it took the Mallon’s 3 public hearings, and over 4 months, to get their ZBA approval. It seems to me that if you think this was wired in favor of the Osborn’s, the record does not support it.

I think it is appalling if the ZBA is sanitizing minutes. From what you have said, you attended or watched these proceedings and are quite familiar with what really transpired. Can you please point out, or better yet, cut & paste to here the sections of the minutes that were sanitized. Can you explain how they don’t correspond to what really happened? Is there any way you can post the offending video to make your claim irrefutable? I would think that would be a tremendous help to the Davis’s case against the Osborns. Maybe they can recover the cost of damages to their property from the Town.

If you think the minutes were sanitized, did you go on record with a complaint? Did you pass that information along to Mrs. Davis so she could use it as grounds for an appeal in court to overturn the decision? Has anyone ever appealed a decision of the ZBA based on what you say is a common practice of sanitizing minutes? Since each ZBA meeting is broadcast and taped, I would think catching the ZBA in the act would be quite simple. Are other boards doing this? How can we catch them?
If I understand you correctly, you are saying that the Davis’s were not given notice of the hearing. If they were not given notice, and they did not attend, who brought the issue of the Davis’ ROW to the ZBA’s attention that you say the ZBA ignored during the Mallon’s approval process? How would that person know to attend the meeting, know about the Davis’s ROW, point it out to the ZBA, but somehow the Davis’s themselves didn’t know? Did that person not tell the Davis’s about the hearing? Why would they do that? This doesn’t make sense to me so maybe I am missing something, or as you say, maybe the minutes have been sanitized and that is causing me to be confused.

You say that the Davis’s were not notified but then you say they attended a public hearing. At the hearing, you say Mrs. Davis was not allowed to speak. What ZBA meeting did she attend and how did she know about it if she wasn’t notified?

It seems to me that if your facts are correct, the Davis’s have at least three strong grounds for an appeal. 1- they were not notified as abutters, 2 – they went to a public hearing as an abutter but were not allowed to speak, 3 – the ZBA ignored the situation with their ROW. Again, why didn’t they file an appeal? Of maybe they did and if that is the case, do you know the date of the ZBA meeting that was dealt with so I can read about it?

Anonymous said...

"the record does not support it"

"did you go on record with a complaint?"

"Did you pass that information along to Mrs. Davis so she could use it as grounds for an appeal in court to overturn the decision? Has anyone ever appealed a decision of the ZBA based on what you say is a common practice of sanitizing minutes? "

hmmmmmm

sounds like a lawyer asking questions to help the defense of his client, but seriously, on a blog?

Anonymous said...

Cut the crap.

When are selectmen going to get osborns out of valcat and our schools? That's what it all comes down to.

No doubt ZBA members will be court ordered to testify and provide written evidence. In which case they are in big time trouble as that means ZBA committee member Maggot Osborn must testify regarding her special favors from ZBA chair Polito.

Anonymous said...

What is factual is the incompetance of the BOS has resulted in the use of lawyers and lawsuits as the new standard for all dispute resolutions.

How sad.

Anonymous said...

what fascinates is that the local lawyers read the blog to get their facts straight.

local cops from surrounding towns read the blog for fun as they loathe Consentino. Next time you ralk to an officer, lawyer or even a judge , just ask them if they read this blog!!

It's how they all find out what is really going on since the Eagle Tribune doesn't do investigative reporting.

Anonymous said...

NOTICE HOW ATKINSON'S LOG IS LACKING ALL INFORMATION, STILL.

Police Log

atkinson

Monday, Feb. 15

Harassment: Academy Avenue.

Criminal trespass: Hall Farm Road.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

Theft: Noyes Lane.

derry

Monday, Feb. 22

Arrest: Danielle Chamberlain, 23, 621 Harvard St., Manchester, charged with simple assault, 3:20 a.m.

Attempted theft: Abbott Court, 6:48 a.m.

Arrest: Thomas Tardif, 25, 4R Overlook Drive, charged with duty to report, 12:47 p.m.

Theft: Tsienneto Road, 2:18 p.m.

Arrest: Robert Whiteside, 32, 1 Silvestri Circle, charged with violation of probation or parole, 3:32 p.m.

Hit-and-run: Cedar Street, 9:31 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

Arrest: Mark Reeves, 32, 7 Greta Ave., charged with driving while intoxicated and carry/sell weapons, 1:50 a.m.

Theft: Rockingham Road, 12:06 p.m.

Warrant arrest: Christopher Muser, 50, 5 Spollett Drive, charged with conduct after an accident, 2:16 p.m.

Warrant arrest: Cheryl Capodilupo, 51, 4 Nesmith St., charged with theft, 2:41 p.m.

Arrest: Karen Lacharite, 52, 357 Island Pond Road, charged with simple assault, 9:11 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

Warrant arrest: Richard Pauck, 26, 20 Brady Ave., charged with theft and three counts of forgery, 11:24 a.m.

Arrest: Madeline Robbins, 31, 55 W. Broadway, charged with driving while intoxicated, 8:21 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 25

Theft: Fairway Drive, 7:50 a.m.

Warrant arrest: Juvenile, 17, charged with conduct after an accident, 10:54 a.m.

Warrant arrest: Keryn Lynch, 25, 52 Ramsay St., Manchester, charged with four counts of forgery, 3:28 p.m.

Burglary: Rockingham Road, 11:26 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 26

Arrest: Juvenile, 17, charged with possession of controlled/narcotic drugs and possession and use of tobacco products by minors, 2:27 a.m.

Warrant arrest: Nicholas Cesarini, 23, 1 Chester Road, charged with forgery and receiving stolen property, 11:39 a.m.

Arrest: Michael Jardine, 21, 22 Linlew Drive, charged with driving after revocation or suspension, 2:54 p.m.

Burglary: Warner Hill Road, 9:08 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 27

Burglary: Bypass 28, 8:01 a.m.

Hit-and-run: Kendall Pond Road, 9:31 a.m.

Criminal threat: Maurice Road, 2:01 p.m.

Londonderry

Thursday, Feb. 25

Forgery: Wydandot Circle, 11:10 a.m.

Friday, Feb. 26

Arrest: Kory Desrosiers, 19, 45 Fieldstone Drive, charged with driving under the influence of drugs or liquor, 1:18 a.m.

Arrest: Chad Sarofiano, 19, 8 Cortland St., charged with unlawful possession and intoxication, 1:18 a.m.

Saturday, Feb. 27

Arrest: Jacob Nazarian IV, 41, 91/2 Belknap Terrace, Hudson, charged with driving under the influence of drugs or liquor, 1:29 a.m.

Criminal mischief: Elwood Road, 8:13 a.m.

Sunday, Feb. 28

Arrest: Brian Hanlon, 21, 26 Wilshire Drive, charged with driving under the influence of drugs or liquor, 2:39 a.m.

Burglary: Autumn Lane, 9:47 a.m.

Arrest: Michael Valentino, 43, 19 Woodside Drive, arrest, charged with driving under the influence of drugs and liquor, 9:29 p.m.

Plaistow

Saturday, Feb. 13

Arrest: Matthew Bouchard, 18, 22 Katherine Way, charged with minor transporting alcohol, possession of alcohol by a minor and open container.

Friday, Feb. 26

Theft: 4 Plaistow Road, 1:16 p.m.

Breach of the peace: 3 Jesse George Road, 5:47 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 28

Arrest: David Clemens, 19, 20 Providence Hill Road, Atkinson, charged with possession of alcohol by minor.

Arrest: Jonathan Rousseau, 18, 13 Smith Corner Road, charged with possession of alcohol by a minor.

Arrest: Kevin Vadeboncouer, 18, 9 Settlement Road, charged with possession of alcohol by a minor.

Anonymous said...

HERE ARE THE REST OF THE POLICE LOGS FROM THE EAGLE TRIBUNE

Salem

Friday, Feb. 26

Arrest: Matthew Rondeau, 29, 34 Pleasant St., charged with simple assault and criminal restraint, 10:01 a.m.

Theft: 33 Ackerman St., 10:36 a.m.

Warrant arrest: Ralph Hengman, 55, 14 Stanley Road, Methuen, Mass., charged with receiving stolen property, 4:20 p.m.

Harassment: 103 Cluff Crossing Road, 6:32 p.m.

Arrest: Hector Delafuente, 37, 28 Melrose St., Lawrence, Mass., charged with theft and false report to law enforcement, 7:24 p.m.

Criminal mischief: 1 Mall Road, 9:19 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 27

Arrest: Evan Lospennato, 18, 23 Rocky Ridge Road, Windham, charged with possession of controlled/narcotic drugs and unlawful possession of alcohol, 2:25 a.m.

Theft: 92 Cluff Crossing Road, 3:33 p.m.

Harassment: 2 Colleen Drive, 5:45 p.m.

Arrest: Justin Hunt, 23, 1 Governor Powell Road, Hampton Falls, charged with theft, 6:44 p.m.

Arrest: Susan Reyes, 31, 142 Saratoga St., Lawrence, Mass., charged with shoplifting, 8:22 p.m.

Arrest: James Parker, 25, 31 Ermer Road, charged with disorderly conduct, 11:59 a.m.

Sunday, Feb. 28

Criminal mischief: Lansing Drive, 6:21 a.m.

Theft: 290 South Broadway St., 4:33 p.m.

Arrest: Jancie Habib, 73, 18 Glen Denin Drive, charged with driving while intoxicated, 7:50 p.m.

WINDHAM

Sunday, Feb. 14

Harassment: Roulston Road, 12:11 p.m.

Arrest: Carolyn Warner-Yerkes, 42, 22 Londonderry Road, charged with driving or operation under influence of drugs or liquor and speeding, 12:15 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 15

Arrest: Anne Grossi-White, 43, 3 Wynridge Road, charged with driving after revocation or suspension, 8:33 a.m.

Arrest: Juvenile, 16, charged with criminal mischief, 4:49 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Harassment: Brown Road, 2:05 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 20

Theft: Indian Rock Road, 6:57 a.m.

Arrest: Kevin Moran, 21, 18 West Shore Road, charged with driving after revocation or suspension, 9:38 a.m.

Sunday, Feb. 21

Arrest: Derek Blake, 32, 21 Linda St., Danville, charged with suspended registration, 11:19 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 22

Arrest: Juvenile, 17, charged with possession of controlled/narcotic drugs and unlawful possession of alcohol, 1:03 a.m.

Arrest: Dana Carr, 30, 10 Stacey Circle, charged with willful concealment, 7:37 a.m.

Theft: Industrial Drive, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

Burglary: Mockingbird Hill Road, 8:07 a.m.

Theft: Pilgrim Road, 12:24 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 25

Arrest: Michael Lewis, 27, 33 1/2 Beacon Hill Road, Derry, charged with driving or operating under the influence of drugs or liquor, disobeying an officer, driving after revocation or suspension, yellow line and littering, 12:45 a.m.

Arrest: Michael Cove, 44, 18 Range Road, charged with simple assault, 8:04 p.m.

Arrest: Shannan Sweezey, 38, 21 Glance Road, charged with simple assault, 8:04 p.m.

Anonymous said...

THE OSBORNS WILL NEVERL LEAVE THEY WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE PAIN AND SUFFERING TO ALL! THE BOS WILL DO NOTHING AS THEY ALWAYS DO AND IF THEY DO I WILL BE VERY SURPRIZED. MORE FALSE ACCUSATIONS WILL be FILED MORE INNOCENT PEOPLE HARRASED BY THESE FREAKS. AND MORE FALSE ARRESTS...ALL THE OSBORNS ARE, ARE TROUBLE AND THEY WILL KEEP ON THERE LITTLE TIRADE UNTIl OUR TOWN STANDS UP AND stops TAKing ANYMORE BULL s98t from these people

Anonymous said...

The Atkinson Police logs indicate that we spend WAY too much on the PD and the lawsuits for no results & no crime.

Anonymous said...

This is why he doesn't like to publish logs.

People will see the average 5-7 dispatches per WEEK!

The average 37 arrests PER YEAR!

And begin to wonder why this small amount of crime requires almost $800,000 per year.

Anonymous said...

Mr Mason's case is from 2007. The Osborne's is from 2009. They have atleast another 2 years before they get to the same point so cut the BOS some slack. From all of my research, it would appear the Davis's will lose their case. When this happens the Osbornes will sue the shit out of Artus and Davis. Won't that be funny? :}
LOL

Anonymous said...

OMG, how dumb.

MAcciard said...

Hey 3:13:

Upon what "research" do you believe Mrs. Davis will lose her case?

From everything I have been able to find out, the Osborns can not prove ownership, or the granting document for the "ROW". This is a problem. Even their Deed refers to a plot plan that doesn't show their project.

Anonymous said...

It is funny that the ZBA attracts some who share the same personality disorders.

Jmho

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Anonymous said...

ANON 3:13 U FEELING OK ?!!!!!!LOL

Anonymous said...

I need a new garage but will not be able to comply with some of the building codes! I will build it anyway, by the time the town gets around to doing anything I will probably be in my grave after a decade or two of use.

Anonymous said...

can we say inside favors....you build that garage lol......and as long as your buddy buddy with the chief or the zba you should be all set... but beware if your not in the click u will be ambushed.

Anonymous said...

With ZBA chairman Politos resignation there could be a much needed improvement. A new chairman MUST HAVE integrity as otherwise similar lawsuits will be generated.

If no integrity then what have you got?
Polito like arrogance and poor decision making is a road to nowhere.

Anonymous said...

Why the negative shots at the ZBA?

The Osborn - Davis situation is a deed dispute and a civil matter, the ZBA has no jurisdiction.

The ZBA ruled against the variance request that would have permitted the Mason addition... would you ask them next to drive out with crowbars and dismantle the addition?

Anonymous said...

what about the zoning issues the osborns have? the zba didn't overlook that???????? please

Anonymous said...

12:56, 4:55, & 5:25, did you really expect a factual response from the blog?

All you get on the blog these days are accusations and allegations with no hard facts. What is written will not be backed up with a credible source that allows independent verification by the readers. When you question what is being written, or if you ask for the facts, you will be accused of being a lawyer, being against the blog, being a FOP (friend of Phil), or you will be ignored as is the case this time.

The blog is nothing more than a medium that requires your unquestioning trust and devotion to its causes. If you don’t give that to the blog “gods”, then you are a heretic, an enemy of the blog, and all it’s so called noble causes. Isn’t that exactly the behavior that the blog claims it is fighting against? Don’t the blog gods claim that Atkinson’s officials work to suppress the facts that would expose its corrupt behavior? Doesn’t the blog remind you of the old Soviet Union where dissent was viewed as an attempt at subversion and required swift elimination? Do you see the irony?

Example:

There is no factual basis for the statements being made about the ZBA and the Osborn’s. That is why there is no response. If the statements made by the anonymous posters on the blog were true, there would have been an immediate injunction or lawsuit when the ZBA approved the 8 Valcat variance in June 2007. That was almost three years ago!

There is no factual basis for the statements being made about the former ZBA Chairman and Mrs. Osborn. Mr. Artus has read through the entire Town file on the Osborn’s Valcat property. He has seen the evidence that would absolutely refute that Mrs. Osborn received favorable treatment from the ZBA or the Chairman. His silence on the topic is deafening.

Mr. Artus, please tell us about the letters Mrs. Osborn and her Attorney have written about how the ZBA and the Chairman are biased against her and her family. Oh, I understand, the accusations by the Osborn’s and their attorney are a cleaver ploy to provide a cover story for the true story of ZBA corruption and collusion.

I suspect that Mr. Artus will not respond to this question. Instead I suspect that the blog gods will attack this post by saying this is a trap by some cleaver attorney. Or maybe we will be surprised and observe an entirely fresh and new tactic to discredit anyone that dares to challenge one of the blog’s noble causes. Maybe they will try this: "this post is unAmerican and a slap in the face to all those in the military that have sacrificed for our liberty."

Folks, I have a solution for all of your blog woes, simply pick from the following “Top 10 list" to answer all your questions. This should save you the time and energy of posting here.

10 - The Town government is corrupt.

9 - You are questioning this because you are a member of the Atkinson Mafia.

8 - Jack just go spend time with your kids and stop posting here.

7 - The lawsuit will reveal the truth about all of this, you just wait and see.

6 - I would love to volunteer but that would conflict with my bowling league night.

5 - Maggie we know you posted this, move out of town.

4 - Mark is our savior and has sacrificed himself so that the truth will be told to all men.

3 - My taxes are outrageously high and I’m too busy to be bothered to go in person. I want the rest of you to pay for me to watch this on the internet while I drink beer and eat chips.

2 - If I responded you would be able to figure out who I am and you would use your corrupt influence to punish me.

1 – IT IS THE CHIEF’S FAULT, IT IS ALWAYS HIS FAULT. IF HE WOULD GO AWAY ALL WOULD BE WELL WITH THE WORLD AGAIN. WHAT PART ABOUT THAT DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND!

Anonymous said...

You got the Chief part right. That's more than I though you would. Keep reading and we'll help you on your next test. With a tutor you might get two right.

jmho

Anonymous said...

I think people pretty much get that the town is in trouble due to a variety of long term unresolved misbehavior. Freedom of speach here exposes what ills this town has.

This is a good thing.

Jmho

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