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Local Couple Ignored Building Regulations, May Have to Remove Patio


A local couple who ignored bluff regulations on their property may have to remove their stone patio. Kent and Natalie Annis built in a bluff zone with intention of helping erosion issues on their Lake Miltona Property. Though beautiful, they failed to apply for the necessary permits for construction. The Douglas County Commissioners may force them to remove the massive patio, which could cost up to $6,000. The Land and Resource Management Director, Dave Rush, said that if allowed to stay, it would set a precedent to other landowners to do the same and have a major ecological impact on shorelines and local lakes.