Coupeville music: Money covered loss
July 3, 2008 · Updated 9:56 PM
I challenge many of Vern Olsens statements regarding the ongoing soap opera of Coupeville music.
The $14,000 settlement was actually what the Island County Assessors Office devalued my home and property for as a direct result of the bandstand construction and resulting noise and parking problems. This did not cover the attorney fees, so, dig into the savings account.
My monster lawn mower is a standard Murray, available at the Navy Exchange or Wal-Mart.
My attorney assured me that the noise ordinance passed by the town of Coupeville was both questionable and unenforceable. I also retained the legal right to complain about the noise and parking, as well as having no restrictions on yard work.
I committed the crime. I mowed my lawn on a Sunday afternoon, was convicted, paid the fine of $1,026 and am now a criminal on probation for two years.
One small problem remains. What about legal adjacent parking? Could a high rise garage be constructed next to the pavilion? Or, maybe, another fancy worded ordinance will solve that problem, too?
Forty-seven year tax paying resident: