Last week the Lake County Commission put the kaibosh on Matt and Cindy Larson's new house at the end of 459th Avenue on Lake Madison... or did they? The Larsons make the argument in Tuesday's MDL that the county needs to get a court order to stop construction. States attorney Ken Meyer says the county's decision to rescind the building permit is sufficient to end the project. The Larsons maintain that, without an official cease and desist order, (Elisa Sand's wording) "they are being forced to continue construction."
Forced to continue construction? I'm still trying to figure that one out. I can imagine that maybe the Larsons' contractors are saying, "Hey, you have a contract with us to build. We can't break that contract unless a court tells us it's o.k. to break."
But don't you think Ken Meyer would have thought of that? Builders know they can only work where there is a valid permit. The county invalidated the permit. Therefore, it would seem any nail driven since the county's decision last week has been a violation of the law. Put the hammers down, boys, and get ready for more lawyering.
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