This goes out to the Aungst family. My family drove over to their house when we first read about the flower pot case. We did not see anything wrong with it. In fact he has is decorated very nice for christmas. I talked with the family and told them it is very nice to look at. And that it also gives their daughter an education in plants and how grow them.
I wasn't able to move around very well, due to back and leg problems, but did walk around it and it is built very nicely. My son and grandson really loved it the way he has it done up. He told me they are welcome to come over anytime to see it and to help their daughter when she plants in the spring. I did not see any violation made. It is built all on his own property. The paper said it was built on a right of way. The only right of way is a driveway next to his property. I drove out that driveway and i can see perfectly up and down the road, it doesnt block any view. I was the one who told him to make a petition and I was also the first to sign it.
I feel his rights are being violated as a property owner to have it. It would be the same if i or anyone else would build something for our children to use then told to take it down. What is really bad the borough wants him to pay $200 to make an appeal to their decision. I feel if that is the order, then we will take up dotations to help him with that.
My family has lived in South Williamsport for long time and have enjoyed seeing lots of things the people have put up around the area to make it look much nicer. If everyone can drive up and down summer street this time of year to see the christmas lights. Then why cant he have this for his daughter to enjoy year round. I hope everyone on the borough council reads this and sees how much it means to their daughter. I know if it was for my son or daughter, I would fight till the end to keep it.
Robert A Hill