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(Courier Post)   Town throws a crinkle into potato chip kings' quest to build a pool for dipping   ( divider line
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2006-09-10 12:49:08 PM  
These people are right, they must protect the dunes. Because he who controls the Spice controls the universe !!!

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2006-09-10 12:49:53 PM  
the town just wants more money. what better target than someone who has a "megamansion"

i didn't even realize they were called that. it seems like a stupid name to me.
2006-09-10 12:53:15 PM  
fark them. He bought the land, he can build the pool. Hell, with all that sand around, he's going to have a heck of a time with sand in his pool. That's his problem. Unless he's killing small children or something, let off.
2006-09-10 12:56:19 PM  
I'm no engineer, but woulden't a pool built on sand be highly unstable?

And who needs so many rooms anyway, unless you have 40 wives?
2006-09-10 12:56:26 PM  
I see reason that man made structures can't add to the beauty of an otherwise untouched natural area. I'd love to go hiking through forest and come upon a gorgeous home nesteled in the trees. I'd love to gaze at the high dunes and wonder about the people living in the monstrous mansion at the top. Go for it. Builings are as beautiful as nature, sometimes more so.
2006-09-10 01:00:01 PM  

dig far enough down and you'll hit solid ground. thats where you set your posts and then you pour concrete around them. that usually keeps most things stable.
2006-09-10 01:00:35 PM  
Jealousy. Nothing more.
2006-09-10 01:01:16 PM  
you are smart, earth dick!
2006-09-10 01:02:25 PM  
If the borough approved the construction plans without noticing they included a pool, I think this guy's lawyer has a good point. Who is in charge of approving plans that they couldn't be more careful?
2006-09-10 01:02:33 PM  
Build it ... and they will swim.
2006-09-10 01:04:49 PM  
If the dunes are so important that they warrant protecting, then why was the land sold for construction of a residence in the first place.

Seems like a case of wanting to close the barn door after the cows have all escaped to me.

Those crying fowl now should have bought the land and turned it into a park when it was on the market.
2006-09-10 01:08:39 PM  
My lord, those are some delicious chips. Grandma Utz BBQ are the greatest ever.
2006-09-10 01:08:49 PM  
Wait, the king of town pilots the dune?

"They're taking big gulps out of the dune; it's just disgusting," she said. Yeah, I don't even want to know how they got one of THOSE in there.

/not sure if I confused me or you more
2006-09-10 01:15:47 PM  
Utz chips suck.
2006-09-10 01:26:06 PM  
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Mr. Flibble is quite cross...

/or was that the potato king
2006-09-10 01:30:51 PM  
Sounds like the borough approved the construction plans, forgetting that the building of the pool would cost them significant state money. Now they are embarking on a "The Dunes! Won't someone think of The Dunes!" campaign to cover their backsides.
2006-09-10 01:34:51 PM  
If the plans were approved before construction was started, everyone can just suck it. I love the comment

"I think it (the house) is monstrous. To me, it looks like a retreat for business. It's not meant to be a single-family home."

Once again, suck it lady. Not your property, not your business. She'll start screaming how 'we must save the dunes, our precious dunes!' Um, evidently they're on private property maam. If you liked them so much, you should have bought said property. There was a similar post a while back, where the owner of megamansion #1 was sueing owner of megamansion #2 saying that #2s house would block #1s view of the mountains. If the view was so important to #1, he should have bought the land that #2 did. Oh, that land was several million dollars more? I wonder why. Maybe because it was on the edge of the division, and the ONLY land that could be guaranteed an unobstructed view. My hat's off to these rich guys who DO follow the rules and get all the required permits before beginning construction. Lots of homeowners in our area follow the thought that it's easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission. They start these projects without city permission, then biatch when someone calls them out for building too high, too big or too close to a property line.

/end useless rant
2006-09-10 02:11:35 PM  
As long as no one double-dips

/that's like putting your whole mouth right in the dip
2006-09-10 02:18:10 PM  
WTF is a "rancher"? I assume they meant a ranch was there, but from the way it was written it sounds like at one point there was a rancher there who was as big as the pool is going to be. Now that's a big farking rancher! They ought to be happy that there is going to be a pool there instead. At least pools won't ACTIVELY seek to "Eat your baby!"

I am assuming they mean ranch house. And yes I know rancher is a barely accepted term for a ranch house--but it isn't common anymore (if it ever was) and most dictionaries (at least the online ones) don't even list that usage--probably because they know a rancher is a person and to refer to both as ranchers would be confusing. It would be like if I called mobile homes "construction workers" or The White House a "Chicken F*cker."

/Maybe it's just a yankee thing?
//Doesn't really care...
2006-09-10 02:19:04 PM  
I have a summer home in the next town over.

There are only 7 dune lots, this guy legally bought and paid for his lot and the township code allows what he's building on the lot. His proposed home does not block anyone view, in fact youwill barely be able to see it from the street.

The other 6 high dune lots have huge homes on them as well...and have had huge homes on them for the last 100 years.

It's just jealousy.
2006-09-10 02:21:02 PM  
WTF is a "rancher"?

In this area a "rancher" simply means a one story home.
2006-09-10 02:28:21 PM  
One of the most unique? Don't make me call a grammar nazi on that reporter.
2006-09-10 02:33:11 PM  
if someone buys some land, they can do what ever the fark they want with it and if the neighbors don't like it, they can fark off. its a goddamn pool. get over it.
2006-09-10 02:42:21 PM  
King's Quest?

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2006-09-10 03:19:23 PM  
Wow, I couldn't care much less about this story!
2006-09-10 10:24:45 PM  
Came her to post approximately what elbandito posted. That is all.
2006-09-10 10:26:16 PM  
errr "came here", but that too
2006-09-17 03:21:05 AM  
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