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    Not allowed to live off grid?

    I dunno what to make of this, was posted on a Brit site.




    http://www.waaytv.com/appnews/update...e1978039f.html A military veteran who sued the City of Huntsville in order to live off-the-grid has lost an appeal. Tyler Truitt was convicted for violating a zoning ordinance.
    According to court documents, Truitt purchased a plot of land in Huntsville in 2014. He then put a trailer on the land. In January of 2015, his neighbor filed a complaint, saying Truitt violated zoning rules.
    The Huntsville Zoning Division looked at the property and determined it was not zoned for trailers. Truitt was told to remove the trailer but refused. In March of 2015, an eviction notice was issued.
    According to Kelly Schrimsher, Director of Communications in the Mayor’s office, trailers are not allowed in the city limits, unless they are part of a trailer park.











    When Truitt still refused to move, a circuit court sentenced him to 10 days in jail, which was suspended for six months of unsupervised probation, as long as he removed the trailer within two weeks of sentencing, according to court documents.
    Truitt appealed the ruling, but the appellate court affirmed the circuit court's ruling.
    Truitt and his girlfriend, Soraya Hamar, were living "off-the-grid," and were not hooked up to any utilities services from the City of Huntsville. The city said the living conditions were unsafe.
    They say Tyler Truitt is creating an unsafe living condition by living off-the-grid, yet he says he's being cost-conscious.
    The problem, Schrimsher says, is not the environmental alternative, but that Truitt didn’t go through the permitting process which includes getting a variant.
    Something Truitt says he was denied, after an inspector issued a citation.
    "We had intended to petition for a variant. Why should a citizen be forced to apply for a variant in order to comply with an ordinance that was unconstitutional to begin with?," Truitt told WAAY 31.
    The city suggests that if you want to "go green" by living off-the-grid you go to the community development office, building department, and planning department to make sure your building is up to code and you get permission.

    #2
    In other words nobody really owns land.

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      #3
      He bought land inside the city limit where there are ordinances so he has no right to complain. He should have bought rural land in an area more friendly to the lifestyle he prefers. Then he should have put up a fence and posted/purple striped it for no trespassing.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Woods Devil View Post
        He bought land inside the city limit where there are ordinances so he has no right to complain. He should have bought rural land in an area more friendly to the lifestyle he prefers. Then he should have put up a fence and posted/purple striped it for no trespassing.

        fuckin yankees
        "Virtute et armis"

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          nuff said
          "Virtute et armis"

          Girls play with dolls. Men play with dead animals

          https://www.uso.org

          Islam is right about women

          sde: Because it was trolling and by damn God, that's what we fucking do here. Always have, always will

          #learn2code

          Epstein didn't kill himself & neither did Qassem Soleimani

          Eric Ciaramella is the whistle blower

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            #6
            Originally posted by Woods Devil View Post
            He bought land inside the city limit where there are ordinances so he has no right to complain. He should have bought rural land in an area more friendly to the lifestyle he prefers. Then he should have put up a fence and posted/purple striped it for no trespassing.
            Even in rural areas in some states you are subject to county ordinances. I was living in my RV on rural property and the county said I could not live in it outside a park because it was only 35 feet long and was considered substandard housing. But it's ok to live in substandard housing in a park. Make sense? To top that only RV camping parks were allowed to have trailers under 40 feet and you could not stay in one more than 30 days.

            It's all about money. They wanted me in an apartment because they get more revenue from apartments than trailers. Buncha fucking commies!

            Screw diplomacy...........bring it!

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              #7
              Originally posted by rokitman View Post

              I could not live in it outside a park because it was only 35 feet long...
              Caveat emptor

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                #8
                Seems like you could have easily added on a foot or two. It probably wouldn't have had to have been fancy.
                I don't know.

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                  #9
                  There was a man in the mountains of North Carolina who lived in small structures he built on his land and started teaching primitive living or some such and had customers staying there too.


                  https://www.carolinajournal.com/news...erve-old-ways/


                  "
                  The following month, local officials ordered Conway to stop hosting visitors and interns at Turtle Island Preserve until he obtains several permits."

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                    #10
                    I think the boy being blinded while visiting the property was what brought him under scrutiny from the county.
                    Give a man a match, & he'll be warm for 20 seconds. But toss that man a white phosphorus grenade and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

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