To: “Anthem Today” from Richard Berman
The bench example is interesting. Why? We had a concrete bench in our front yard for more than 15 years. Suddenly we received a violation notice. Rather than exhaust my energies in fighting such a frivolous complaint, we moved it to the backyard. Later on, perhaps another year went by and we learned that the objection to benches in the front yard were no longer considered as violations. Back to the front yard. The bench is concrete – oh my aching back.