FOR PUBLIC CONCERN! We had a beautiful neighborhood up until recently; but, The City of Garland allowed a neighbor to put in a front drive where no front drives should be. All of our drives are in the back with an alley running through! This front drive has chopped-up the architectual design of our neighborhood and it stands out like a sore thumb!
But the worst is to come! The neighbor moved in a monstrosity of a motor home which extends completely to the sidewalk. No one can see around it! We can't even look up and down the street because this AMTRAK train blocks the view! The CITY has a code on their website www.ci.garland.com stating obnoxious, monstrosities and vehicles of such nature shall be removed from the neighbrohood! Garland refuses to acknowledge their OWN code!
They also gave this neighbor a variance to build a monstrosity of a shed over my pool! The neighbor has also put in an attic apartment, a garage apartment and his renters are congesting Peninsula Way! When anyone tries to talk to him about all of the junk and congestion, he states, "THIS IS THE LORD'S MOTOR HOME AND IT WILL STAY! GARLAND GAVE ME A PERMIT!"
I found out recently that THE CITY OF GARLAND APPROVES 80 PER CENT OF THE VARIANCES REQUESTED! OTHER ADJACENT CITIES SUCH AS ROCKWALL, ROWLETT ONLY APPROVE 10 PER CENT OF THE VARIANCES AND THESE HAVE TO BE FOR AN EXTREMELY GOOD REASON. I do not think that moving a motor home into a front yard or neighborhood is a sound or bona'fide reason for giving out a variance. In fact, The City of Garland is at the HEAD of the list when it comes to handing them out! I can surely testify to that. There are two such approvals looming over my property right now! The City advised me to get a lawyer and go to the District Court! Why should I pay a lawyer for their stupidity and corruption? I had a lawyer for the first bout and lost the case regarding the shed looming over my pool!
If someone out their wants to take this on as a contingency case I will be glad to discuss the matter! In the meantime, I just want to let the public know what they are getting into when they decides to move to Garland! HIGH UTILITY BILL! HIGH TAXES! AND NO GARANTEE THAT A NEIGHBORHOOD WILL HOLD ITS VALUE ONCE THE BoA STARTS INDISCRIMINATELY HANDING OUT VARIANCES TO ANY FOOL WHO WANTS TO BUILD A 100' X 100' DOG HOUSE ON TOP OF A HOME!
CAN'T WE REPLACE THESE JOKERS ON THE BoA! WHY DOESN'T THE NEIGHBORHOOD HAVE A SAY WHEN IT COMES TO DEVALUATING OUR HOMES!PLEASE SOMEONE COME TO OUR RESCUE. THE PEOPLE ON PENINSULA WAY WHAT TO KEEP THEIR PROPERTY VALUE!