Atherton is barring residents from moving antique urns to their new home
Original post made by News Guy on Feb 5, 2007
The cast-iron urns, about 5 feet tall on their pedestals, date from at least 1937 and were part of the estate of Silver King James C. Flood, who lived in the area more or less defined by the walls of the Lindenwood neighborhood.
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It seem ironic that Atherton, the defender of property rights, would make this decision. Atherton doesn't claim to own the urns. And the Lambs said they spent money to repair them. Who owns them?
The council's decision doesn't square with the law or the town's own staff and consultant's view. Did the council just cave into public pressure from Lindenwood?
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on Feb 7, 2007 at 5:15 pm
Sounds like a screwy decision. I've got nothing against preservation of historic artifacts, but it seems to me that the town should spend a bit of time thinking about a reasonable (and legal) approach to preservation, then write an ordinance spelling out the rules to homeowners. This decision seems so haphazard.
So have the Lambs decided whether or not to sue?