In my neck of the woods, rivers, streams, lakes, etc. are "public
waters" regardless of how much of the shoreline may be owned by private
citizens. The typical setback for public waters is 75', but can be as
little as 50' if you're really luck and as much as 150' if you're
unlucky and have an "environmental" water.
This past weekend I was in a different part of the woods. I was
informed, by people in the know, that there are lakes where you can
build a boathouse right over the water. Some creeks/rivers have a 30'
setback from its centerline. This means in some instances you can build
right at the shoreline (but not alter the shoreline).
Why for come the water is different in one state in a different state?
Why for come it's OK in that state to build right next to the water, but
in this state we'll completely destroy the ecosystem if we get closer
Ummm...because things like set-backs are classic state-regulated
matters, aren't they?
Can you imagine the screams if Washington decided to impose fedeeral,
nation-wide regs on things like development set-backs? ;)
Architectural and topographical historian
Yah, sure, you betcha! I'm sure they'll try to, if they haven't already.
Actually, what I'm more amazed at is that looking at a very similar set
of conditions create such a dissimilar set of rules regarding those
I'd prefer a federal law that states states aren't allowed to make a law.
It's sad because it's just instant "financial gain", and there are a huge list
of reasons why that is even bad for the "Greedy" individual.
I am getting saddened and saddened when I continue to hear about the U.S. being
a "DUMPLAND" of greed and the "FLEECING OF AMERICA".
What are people doing here anymore??? Just not caring ???
Damn.. I was born here..why are these people doing this to my country!!
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