Nonconforming Uses, aka; Grandfathered Use in Zoning

nonconforming use is generally defined as a land use or structure that was legal when established but does not conform to the standards of the current zoning ordinance. The term“nonconforming use” actually covers several situations, including nonconforming uses, lots and structures.

Pre-existing land uses that do not conform to current zoning are not favored. The ultimate goal of zoning is to achieve uniformity of property uses within each zoning district. At the same time, landowners have made investments in their businesses and buildings, and it would be unfair — not to mention illegal in some states — to require immediate termination or removal. Rather than require the immediate elimination of these preexisting uses, the zoning ordinance will outline a set of conditions for the continued existence of nonconforming uses.

Although state courts apply different interpretations to local zoning codes regarding nonconforming uses, the expansion, enlargement or intensification of a nonconforming use in almost all cases can be regulated or prohibited.

Resumption of a nonconforming use or structure after it has been destroyed may be prohibited in some states. In other states the right to re-establish the nonconforming use exists. Zoning ordinances traditionally have set a specific threshold– for example, a percentage of assessed value — for defining what constitutes destruction, and courts generally defer to the stated threshold. Again, the principle is to allow landowners to continue to reap the benefits of investments made in their properties. If those investments have been destroyed, however, the community may or may not have an obligation to allow a landowner to reinvest in a use prohibited by current zoning.

To prevent nonconforming uses from becoming blighted properties, zoning codes generally do allow for routine maintenance and repair, so long as such activities do not constitute expansion or enlargement.

Once a nonconforming use has been abandoned, its resumption can be prohibited. Most ordinances state a time period, usually six months to a year, that creates a presumption of abandonment if the property is not used for that period. Some states do not allow just a passage of time to establish abandonment. The issue of what constitutes abandonment is one that is generally the subject of much state court case law, with some courts requiring that an “intent to abandon” be shown before the nonconforming use is considered to be terminated. The intent to abandon may be something like a list of criteria, in the zoning ordinance, from which “abandoned” is established from a preponderance of facts about the particular situation.

Gary D. Taylor,

Iowa State University

6-1-2002 Original Property Layout
Original Property Layout Lots 1-6 equals six 1/2 lots.
after redevelopment aerial shot (569x291).jpg
Conlee’s nonconforming property redevelopment after completed.

Behavior so outrageous no reasonable person would do, this behavior was condoned by an entire enterprise of local government authorities.

  • These crimes were committed by my local government officials. I have been denied the right to speak locally at a public forum. My case is complex and unprecedented. It is true that chemicals were used unlawfully on my property with intent to cause serious injury. The chemicals did cause serious injury. Had I not chosen to be forced to flee and remained on my private property I would have lost me life to the illegal chemical exposure. This is nothing short of attempted murder. The motive for  these local government officials to commit the criminal offenses they committed  was on behalf of one person. One of them had to acquire my property. He illegally redeveloped the lot that he purchased from the mayor. With no regard to the State building code and drainage laws.  Illegal issued building permits by the city building official. He chose to build nonconforming structures. I complained after the second structure cause damage and loss of value of $10,000 to three undeveloped lots of my property. The building official refused his duty to address my concerns. He issued 3 more building permit after my complaint. When this neighbor went to have the redevelopment recorded on the county plat map he was denied. Too much square footage of structures for too little square footage of property. He determined the remedy was to acquire my property.  I had purchased my property in 1995. This property  provided my home and my livelihood. I operated an upholstery shop from that location.

    The plot began by defaming my character by this neighbor’s brother who at the time was an officer for the County Sheriff’s dept. Soon after he was promoted to Detective. With that he knowingly made false statements that I was associated with illegal drug activity over the police radio. He was stalking me and if the truth were known I would bet that is the cause for this high ranking officer to retire and take a full time job driving a school bus.  Before long the entire community believed that I was going to be busted for illegal drug activity. Anyone with common sense would have realized that the drug task force does not leak any information of that type to the general public. I was never concerned of being busted for any illegal activity. Then defamation of my character was began by a family member, stating that I was crazy, this is the same person the detective was claiming I was associated with in the alleged illegal drug activity. I defended my property against the massive amount of storm water that was intentionally diverted onto my property from the illegal property redevelopment. This was foreseeable by a review of the blueprints by the city building official, required by the State before a permit is ever issued. When the neighbor began unlawfully applying toxic chemicals to my property I could not defend or defeat those. They took me from happy and healthy to a state of unable to function in a rapid time period. I suffered for five years believing at some point somebody would step up and protect my rights, they never did. Even in spite of a civil court order citing my right to enjoy my own property. This neighbor had no concern of ever being held accountable for his trespassing, his intent was to cause me physical harm or death. He was determined to acquire my property at any cost. He had to eliminate me. Evil has won so far.  I have always been one that will take the short end of the stick just to avoid confrontation. I do not have that mindset today. I feel like these criminals are going to get away with the brutal attack they made on me. I feel it is my duty take up arms against my oppressors, I have been more patient than any reasonable person could expect to be.

     I hired an attorney to sue the city for the nuisance drainage issue the redevelopment caused to my property, prior to the use of chemicals. There is a nuisance drainage ordinance that was ignored by the city and my attorney in my defense. He sent a letter of intent to the neighbor the following day. I hired him to sue the city as they are the libel party, he is the one who advised we would sue both the neighbor and the city, adding the city is where the money is at. I already knew that. That is why I hired him to sue the city. He never did anything in my behalf after the letter of intent. He never filed a complaint against the city. He never filed the injunction as he stated in the letter. He took my money the first day we met specifically to file the complaint against the city. that was in May. In Sept. i get served papers that the neighbor is suing me for, get this, loss of enjoyment of his property. Between the time my lawyer sent the letter of intent and I got served from the neighbor I developed the “rash”, my attorney knew about it. He advise he would file a counter for the drainage, when I handed him my list of witnesses his jaw about hit the floor, he stated “this witness list is compelling in itself” which I already knew. Throughout this time he assured me he did file the complaint against the city. I admit I was naive. I had never needed an attorney before. I requested the attorney to come to the location and review the situation. He declined, again with a snicker stating that he did not need to see it. I took that to mean he had this case in the bag, he definitely had the evidence.  In hindsight perhaps he declined looking at the situation because he is morbidly obese. He needed to set of three or four chairs in the courtroom. There are complaints filed against him by the ABA. A year later when got to court. The neighbor committed multiple counts of perjury, my attorney was well aware of this, he was also aware that the judge misquoted the testimony of his only witness. My witnesses all took the stand even though we all thought they would be testifying against the city. My attorney never asked one single question of any one of my compelling witnesses, not one. When the first witness stepped down from the stand I asked my attorney why didn’t he question him, his testimony was very relevant in regards to the existing berm that was illegally remove, increasing the storm water runoff. My attorney advised me that the judge uses his own common sense. Now I might be naive, but I am not ignorant. A person must be given relevant information to make a sound judgement. It was the final day of that civil case that I asked him “what about the city” he advised me with a “snicker” that he did not want that case any longer. No attorney is that incompetent and passed the bar exams. He clearly did not stand behind his oath to represent my best interest. He sent me a final bill for $4,000. I made a complaint against him to the bar assoc., they determined he had not misrepresented me, but he never sent me another bill. The fact that this neighbor offered me two out of court settlements, had they been submitted to the court, is evidence of admission of guilt. How often does a plaintiff offer out of court settlements to the defendant?

    The judge in that case dismissed both complaints citing my “right to enjoy my own property”. He ordered that we split the court fees. I have never paid my half, hoping I would get a bench warrant and access to the judge again but I know that is not going to happen. My attorney did not submit the written affidavits or the photo evidence. I was advised by an online contact to go to the courthouse and see just what he did submit, he submitted nothing. I had the case covered against the city, the was no defense to the behavior these officials  displayed. My attorney did not have to do any leg work. I only needed someone to present it to a judge.

    With the dismissal of his case against me the neighbor decided to get on the city council and use his position to continue his vendetta against me. This was a all planned, to allow this neighbor to acquire my property. The police chief did every he was told to do by this neighbor, not according to his duty to enforce the law. He was given the opportunity to resign with a good recommendation to the next department that hired him or be terminated within the year. I understand his resignation was related to ethical behavior. With the County Attorney actively conspiring against me the only option I have left to my knowledge is the FBI. I have contacted every agency, organization and individual I can find. All agree that I have been violated but none seem to have the authority to hold accountable. Senator Grassley has requested two congressional inquiries into my case, no Fed authority has ever reached out to me. I on my own have multiple times called the FBI only recently have I made any progress at all. An agent has agreed to meet with me to review my evidence, but every week he or I have had to canceled, last week he told me that it will be a couple more weeks before he can even consider having the time, I told him the evidence I have takes a good 12 hours to review. He advise that he has no intention of spending 12 hours reviewing my evidence. So how can you determine the status of a case without reviewing all the evidence? I ask myself. He had an attitude from the get go, He seems to have grasped some of what I have told him. I know that reality all the law enforcement have the blue line syndrome, to protect other officers. I have no expectations of anything coming from the half-ass review of my evidence.  The most recent act of conspiracy was in April when the newly elected sheriff told me that he went to city hall and WARNED the city clerk that an investigation was happening, I am not aware of any investigation happening. I asked him what she said and he told me that she told him she didn’t know what he was talking about. By the weekend the city’s webpage had been taken down. The web page contained all the council meeting minutes from 2005 to date. The sheriff conspired with the clerk to suppress evidence. He also told me his guys were investigating my allegations. I have heard no more from him. How much intelligence does it take see that document fraud has been committed by the city clerk, the forgery looks like a kindergartner did it. That is just one count of fraud she committed, do you have the link to my site https://poisonedbymyneighborfromhell.com  

    I knew I was dying, the chemicals he used are lethal, he had been using chemicals on my property for a year before being elected to council. After that he assumed he had the authority to act as the position of street department director. He does not have that authority. The city doesn’t have insurance to cover anyone but the actual street dept. employees.  A neighbor two properties down contacted the EPA.  They only got involved because after he was elected to counsel he decided to apply chemicals to the city easement of my property. Not thinking about it being the point source of a creek that feeds into the Mississippi river. He has connections with the local agri supplier. They would not test our common boundary as I requested. I believe he used something they still had around that has been banned the first year. I believe that due the the rapid effect it had on my health. I was disable in the first year. His intent was to acquire my property. no holds barred. The police chief told me once that he did not want to make this neighbor mad by filing any complaint against him. I needed a trespassing complaint filed if I were to ever get protection from the law. What the heck kind of statement is that, afraid of this guy to the point that he can kill me with illegal application of chemicals? I don’t get it. What is so special about this guy, beside the fact that he is vindictive and a habitual liar? Not one person upheld the law in this case. The county attorney recently retired. I read something about the statue not starting until a violator has left his position, do you know anything about that. I have a limited formal education. I am an upholsterer for crying out loud. It is not my job to protect my rights its the job of the city and local police. Sorry but if someone will listen I am compelled to tell what I can squeeze in. Not one person has given me the opportunity to present my case. Only me and this neighbor know the entire story.

  • I contacted many reputable attorneys in Iowa since the first one threw me under the bus. All agree that I have a case. All had the same reason for not taking my case. They simply do not have time to dedicated to such a complex and unprecedented case. I understand that, but I do not and will not be the only victim in this situation. I have been as patient as anyone can expect. On behalf of my dad I can not let them get away with this. I will do what I feel necessary to expose this enterprise of criminals. Please share with any contact that may have a contact, I really do not want to take the law into my own hands. I want the system to do their job. I am losing hope that will happen. No person has ever been subject to intentional chemical exposure. The law of trespassing has prevented this from happening to anyone else. This is typical to my life. I have been bullied my entire life. This was so significant I cannot simply walk away. Do you understand how I can feel this way?The current county attorney along with several other experts have advised me that this is a case for the FBI.

    The city clerk has a conflict of interest. The storm water management manual is put out by FEMA, her husband is the County Fema officer, He would have been the expert for me to go to when the city failed to enforce the nuisance drainage ordinance against this neighbor. But due to the conflict of interest I got an expert opinion from the Lee County Extension officer Robert Dodds. Mr. Dodds came to the location, took photos and wrote me a letter answering my questions, he also sent a copy of the letter along with the storm water drainage laws to Mayor Dinwiddie. It was Robert Dodds who noticed that no fee was charged to this well connected neighbor for his illegal building permit. I noticed that the building official issued and approved the permit and he signed it, however it was missing the most relevant thing that alleviates the city’s liability, the builder’s signature. Mr. Dodds happened to live in Montrose to, I did not know that until he came to the house that day. He came out of professional courtesy. The building official had the duty to address my concerns and stated to a council member that he had no intention of addressing my concerns. You are familiar with legally nonconforming properties right? They have very strict rule when it comes to redeveloping those properties. This guy was completely allowed to disregard any rules, he built a two story garage oversize to the degree he altered the direction of the roof surface so that it diverted all storm water directly onto my property. You are required by law to divert storm water to the city drainage ditches, that is the standard procedure whether we are talking about typical or nonconforming property. He never installed drain tile around the slab. I was told that the reason he was building such an over sized nonconforming structure was because he intended to build a living quarters in the upper level. The next spring there was a suspicious fire, that destroyed the small existing double-wide mobile home. I called the State arson hotline. But when the Fire chief is also the building official what are the results going to be? He was issued a permit to build an over sized new home, again both of his structures are illegal. The new home he also had to squeeze onto the property, he altered the roof with this structure also to divert all storm water onto my property. He illegally removed an existing berm, regraded his lot so that all storm water from his entire lot diverted onto my property. All of this is illegal. The permits are illegal. The building official continued to issue three more building  permits to this guy who is above the law. In fact when I first notified the building official that there was a problem with the drainage it was not the city building officials who arrived at his house, it was his brother, a detective for the Lee County Sheriff’s office. This detective has no authority to act as anything in the City of Montrose, he has no jurisdiction in the city. He sure has no authority to act as the building officials. That amounts to a conspiracy as defined by law. I have no authority to prosecute criminal offenses. When Mr. Dodds sent the letter referring to why he was charged $97.00 for a permit for a garden shed, he questioned why this neighbor was charged no fee for the permit for his new home, not to mention the lack of the builder’s signature. The following year the Mayor never ran for election. He began building a beautiful new home on the riverfront. He was the Mayor for 8 terms. He sold this property adjoining mine and hauled butt on my complaint. Not that he was ever considering actually managing the building official to do his job and remedy the drainage issue caused by the illegal redevelopment. This neighbor suspiciously was elected to council. This needs to be investigated as I do not believe the timeline for being a candidate was enforced.

    My only duty for a remedy to the drainage was to report the nuisance drainage issue to the building official. Knowing that the previous Mayor most likely did not forward my complaint to the new Mayor I again went to the city council meeting to address this drainage issue again. The neighbor newly elected council member should have been excused to leave the room due to my complaint being about him, but that did not happen. I mentioned to the council that the building permit for the new home showed no fee had been charged. The neighbor sitting as a council member and the building official at the same time spoke up and stated there was a fee paid for that building permit. I knew at that moment document fraud had occurred. A person does not need a degree in criminal justice to figure this situation our. A need for common sense is required. The next day when I knew the clerk was at lunch I went down to city hall and got a copy of the permit that was now on file. Sure enough to contradict the information Mr. Dodds had mentioned in his letter about no fee was charged there was now a fee amount shown on the permit. It looks like a kindergartner did it. It is a criminal offense however and I do not have the authority to prosecute criminal offenses. My point is why should these people not be criminally prosecuted by the justice system for their criminal offenses? The clerk committed multiple counts of fraud on behalf of this well connected neighbor/council member. Generally civil cases come after criminal cases, such as OJ Simpson for an example. The use of chemicals was intentional to cause me serious injury. The evidence leaves no doubt about that, it is a fact. That is defined as terrorist acts by law. A Federal agent should be anxious to investigate a case alleging public corruption since it is listed as a high priority for the DOJ. I may be wrong but it takes a prosecuting attorney to file criminal complaints against citizens, doesn’t it. Perhaps that’s the reason no attorney would respond. There were attorneys interested due to the detection of Roundup but I had to be diagnosed with cancer or dead first. They were interested in suing Monsanto. If given the opportunity to present my evidence to a higher authority they would know that I had no authority to do anything to stop this criminal enterprise. They conspired to violated my rights in every way. They used chemicals to acquire my property. For crying out loud how can that be acceptable and not deprivation of rights under color of law. I am not skilled in presenting information with computer programs, the slideshows I put together are pretty good in understanding I have been told. Did you have the opportunity to view them? You do understand in summary all my asset are gone. I was blind until 2012 when I was accepted for disability and was able to have my vision restored through medicaid program. Three of my undeveloped lots lost a value of over $10.000 do to the drainage.You are not allowed to do anything to your property that causes a neighboring property to lose value, that is illegal.

    My credit rating was 760 prior to the intentional chemical exposure. I did the Suzie Orman thing. I practiced preventive medicine. I had enough saved to last me six months without income. I had a successful self employed business that I operated in the workshop that I customized just for upholstery work. I did everything according to Hoyle. Now I live on $730.00 p/mo. I had my property paid in full. I have to pay rent out of my monthly check. There is nothing right about what they put me through. It was torture.  He could not have accomplished this without the assistance of these local city and county officials. The evidence supports Conspiracy against rights and deprivation of rights under of law.

The Law of Nonconforming Uses

via The Law of Nonconforming Uses

 

 

in the circled area Value is handwritten $40,880 Fee $ is blank. The issue date at the top is 7-12-2004. Complainant had only noticed that this permit was invalid due to no Builders signature. Clearly Building Administrator Holland was intentionally negligent at least for his lack of oversight and pre-approval of issuance of this permit
0005Celeste Cirinna, City of Montrose Exec Manager.pptx
Original building permit altered to conflict with the information contained in the letter written by Lee County Extension Agent Bob Dodds.

Please Explain what is Missing in this Being a Violation of Federal Law

What about this situation am I not understanding? I get no response from those who are supposedly experts in this field. This is one example of many that I understand clearly to be a violation of Federal Law.

 In my mind is a not questionable. Why am I mistaken in my conclusion?  Include references please as the local law enforcement have been far less that honest in anyway in their involvement.
So my neighbor was putting chemicals on my property for an extended period of time, right?
That act is described as trespassing, right?
I requested an incident report stating that I had verbally told the neighbor to cease and desist the the day I noticed the chemicals from the Police chief, right?
The police chief did not act in a timely manner, 16 months is not acceptable by any reasonable person to receive a request for a document, right?
The neighbor in the mean time sued me because I installed a privacy curtain, claiming loss of enjoyment of his property, right?
The civil court dismissed his case citing my right to enjoy my property, right?
The neighbor violated that court order without missing a beat, right?
I notified in person the county attorney that I wanted to file a complaint against this neighbor/council member and the city clerk bringing with me the evidence that proves my allegations, right?
I was denied filing a complaint against this neighbor by the police chief and the county attorney, right?
The right to enjoy property is a Federal law, right?
​    ​       A criminal conspiracy exists when two or more people
agree to commit almost any unlawful act then take some action toward its completion. The action taken need not itself be a crime, but it must indicate that those  involved in the conspiracy knew of the plan and intended to break the law. One person may be charged with and convicted of both conspiracy and the underlying crime based on the same circumstances.–
 For example, Andy, Dan, and Alice plan a bank robbery. They 1) visit the bank first to assess security, 2) pool their money and buy a gun together, and 3) write a demand letter.  All three can be charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, regardless of whether the robbery itself is actually attempted or completed.
The “Agreement” Requirement

You might be wondering how exactly the agreement between two co-conspirators actually takes place. First, the agreement does not need to be expressly conveyed. For instance, in the above example,Andy isn’t required to tell Dan and Alice in unequivocal terms,”I agree to commit a conspiracy with you,” (although, that statement would surely be a prosecutor’s dream and strong evidence​ of a criminal conspiracy). Instead, the agreement may be implicit or shown by the action of “two or more guilty minds,” as required  under common law. Examples of evidence of an implicit agreement can include the appearance of the co- defendants at transactions and negotiations in furtherance of the conspiracy such as a planning meeting It is important to note that courts have found that mere presence or association with those committing a crime doesn’t, by itself, make someone a co-conspirator unless there are other factors that collectively point to an implicit agreement.

The Element of “Intent”
As with other specific intent crimes, your intention means everything. But that’s not the only intent the court will care about. Not only does one other individual in the conspiracy need to intend to agree, all parties​ mus​t ​intend to achieve the outcome. Simply put, knowledge of a crime isn’t enough to get you thrown behind bars. For instance, just because your friend tells you he is going to burglarize a house, doesn’t mean you are part of the conspiracy to burglarize it. Not unless you also agree to help by acting as a getaway car or helping him scope out the property ahead of time.

Penalties

A conspiracy conviction can yield some pretty tough penalties depending on the underlying crime. You can be punished for both the conspiracy and the actual crime itself if, it were completed. For example, if you are charged and convicted of conspiracy to commit robbery and the actual crime of robbery, you may have to suffer the consequences of both. Additionally, in some cases if you are convicted of a conspiracy to commit a felony, you may have to serve a mandatory minimum sentence.

​So what is different about my evidence that is would not be considered a criminal conspiracy between the neighbor and the Police Chief, and the neighbor and the County Attorney? I see just this part of the attack against me as a conspiracy against my rights.

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And​ since it was committed by officers of the law, why would this not be considered Deprivation of rights under color of law

Thoughts please.​

crime (krim) n. ca.1920. An unethical or immoral act against fellow man.

Attn: FBI Deputy Assistant Director. I have substantial relevant evidence that supports further investigation into my allegations.

Is this the standard procedure followed by the FBI in other cases?

I finally convinced the person who answered the phone at my local FBI division to come to my home and review my evidence to prove Federal law has been violated. He arrived and came in my home. I had previously put the evidence in separate piles each providing a different violation of Federal Law. He advised me that he did not need to review any more evidence. What he had access to before was what I have posted on the web. He advised me that he would just take notes from what I could orally tell him that took place.  As he got up to leave he advised me that my case is a civil case. He acknowledged he is not a lawyer and he had no intention of submitting my case to a US Attorney. I advised him that it is the duty of law enforcement to protect the rights of the people at any level, buddy. After he left the mailman came. In the mail was a letter from a Deputy Assistant Director for the FBI Washington DC. The letter claimed an investigation did not find any Federal law had been violated. Upon reading that I emailed this local agent and questioned him as to how a decision can be made when he had not had the opportunity to review the evidence. None of my witnesses have been interviewed. And I asked him if he notice the wooden stake that was on the table near the door. As he had not given me enough time to get to that part of the story. I was mad. He has never replied to that email or any other since that day. He did advise me on the day of our visit that he would get back to me about some questions I had in regard to the law. He has not followed up on what he said he would do. He is seemingly unqualified for his duty to protect the people.

So I have been sitting here everyday waiting for a follow up letter from the Assistant deputy director in regards to the in person meeting the local agent and I had. It just dawned on me that there is not going to be a follow up letter because this local agent had no more evidence to submit than he did when I spoke to him the day I called the local division over a year ago. I sent him another email today as I was advised to contact his supervisor at the local division. I requested the name of his supervisor. I advised him several weeks ago that the current county attorney and an officer for the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation have both concurred that my case is one which falls within the guidelines of an FBI investigation. He had no response. Now that I figured out I am waiting for a letter that is never going to come. I am super pissed again. Feel as violated as I did when chemicals were used on my property with intent to cause serious injury or death.  I am telling everyone, there have been more than one violation of Federal Law. I was not given any contact information for the Assistant Deputy Director who penned the letter claiming there was no violation of Federal law. I has been my experience when telephoning the Washington DC office and requesting to speak with someone is not standard procedure. So this Assistant Deputy Director most likely doesn’t have a clue that there has never been an investigation into my evidence. I advised the local agent I am willing to go to Washington DC to provide access to my evidence. The crimes committed against me were unacceptable for any human being to be made to suffer through by anyone. For my local government officials to allow and participate if in itself a violation of Federal law. Anyone who thinks there is no justification in an individual going armed with intent to acquire vigilante justice let me tell you an investigation would most likely find that some are in fact justified. This makes me more determined to make the Feds do their job and root out public corruption. I am not going away. There is no reasonable person who would just allow this to happen and forget about it as if it were a common thing, it happens to everyone. When and if my Dr. tells me that the medication I have been prescribed to keep the chronic skin condition, caused by the chemical exposure, controlled has cause organ failure, a known side effect I may make a change of plans. I am not going away until the evidence I have in my possession is thoroughly reviewed and it is explained to me what is not a violation of Federal law.  The only evidence the local agent can possibly be going by is hearsay from the local law enforcement. What they have been alleging from the get go is based on fabricated evidence and false statements, I can prove this is a fact also. The given rights to property cannot be taken. Criminal trespassing a in contempt of a civil court order is a criminal offense. When local law enforcement violate a persons rights to equal protection of the law. I am formally requesting an investigation into the evidence I have in my possession. The local agent showed no indifference to the local authorities, hearsay from the opposing parties was taken as evidence. I have had copy evidence that leaves no doubt that my allegation a true and based on documented facts.  Is that a Federal law or is it not?

Reply to Authority who was kind enough to give me his ear, but has no authority to act. Thanks for listening.

Would it be within your power to forward this to Mr. X? Or can you get me the contact information for Mr. X or give him my phone number. With no way for me to contact him it makes it pretty impossible for me to submit and new or old new information. The local agent had no information to give him prior to our meeting. With no evidence supporting any violation of Federal Law I understand why he rendered the decision he made. The local agent had no information about my case when I received the denial from Mr. X. The local agent simply was unconcerned or had been given false information from an agent from a different division. An agent from the Quad Cities is the first one that I spoke with. I was given his contact information from the current sheriff who without a doubt has a conflict of interest. He even mentions it in the news report after he was elected. Until I submitted that article to the local agent, he wasn’t going to see me at all. It is hard to say what the Sheriff told his connection. But I know whatever it was it was false or fabricated. The sheriff has implicated himself in actively covering up the crimes that have been committed against me. I need to speak to someone who has no bias or won’t hesitate to cross the thin blue line. It is a against Federal law to deny equal protection of the law isn’t it? The county attorney denied my equal protection on more than one occasion. The most damaging one was when he refused to file a trespassing complaint against this man. This man is the brother of the county attorney’s number one man, or he was before I believe he was forced to resign, retire at 52 years old. I believe he was forced to retire because of the criminal and unethical act he committed against me. He had no authority to come to town and pretend he had any authority of jurisdiction of building official. He committed multiple violations of the law of behalf of his brother.
It is against Federal law to violate one’s right to enjoy their own property, in spite and in violation of a civil court order citing my right to enjoy my own property.
The FBI has spent more time in X Iowa that any other county in the State I would bet my home, business and property on it. Oh wait my home, business and property have already been taken without just compensation, but it was not under eminent domain. It was taken by force on behalf of the X County detectives brother, not to mention the neighbor bought his lot from the Mayor. So the Mayor had personal financial gain. This is not the only circumstance in which the Mayor used his position for personal financial gain.
There are so many tentacles to my case that the only way to comprehend it is to review the documented evidence I have in my possession. The most recent case that I know of the FBI being in the county is a case against midwest academy. A campus for troubled youth. In that case the sheriff had over 80 call alleging sexual assaults by the staff and not one time did the sheriff respond. I happen to know that one of higher authorities on the sheriff’s dept’s spouse was employed at Midwest academy. Would that be in part why the sheriff make no attempt to investigate the allegations? I do not know, I do know the owner just got sentenced to prison for his crimes. Lee County has a long history of corruption. The FBI investigates and even finds violations but nothing changes the behavior of any of these people.
They stole my property in a most brutal way imaginable. They used chemicals and had I not fled I wouldn’t have lasted on this earth another week. The fact that not one of my witnesses, very credible witnesses have never been interviewed is quite telling that there has never been an investigation into any of my allegations. Two of my most credible as fellow law enforcement officers are now dealing with cancer, one unable to speak but he can write. Why is there no law enforcement at any level willing to question my witnesses? I will come to Washington if needed. I do not know who is the supervisor at the C R division. I would assume it was Mr. X but if he is in Washington DC then there is someone who is giving him false information. I am not the only person who is going to suffer from this degree of public corruption. I am doing the best I know to bring this to the attention of law enforcement. The local agent is not an attorney nor am I but the current county attorney and a person with the Iowa division of criminal investigation both agree and I know one of them is an attorney, that this is a case for the FBI. I should not be having to beg someone to look at the evidence when public corruption is a priority according to the website. I am not aiming this at you, believe me you are nearly the only person with the morals to speak to me about my situation and you should get a promotion for what you have done for me. You in my opinion represent the best of the best. My opinion the ones who stay silent is why there is so much crime today. I am 60 years old now and worked for every penny to buy my property and operate an upholstery business from that location. I have violated no law and have nothing but rage against these individuals. I should be compensated enough that I can at least not have to see these people and relive what they have done to me personally every single day that I am here. I understand there is a reason why individuals go armed with intent to city hall. It is not due to mental illness. It is because their rights have been trample and they have had no protection of the real law, The duty of the law is to protect the rights of the people, nowhere is it written that I am exempt. If the law enforcement officers succumb to their diseases before they are interviewed I am going to be more upset than ever. The fact that two officers that have their ethical values and moral laws in place are not given the opportunity to tell what they have witnessed is a crime in itself there are not many of the good cops left. This could be a RICO case. A person does not have to have a law degree to recognize this is not a civil case as the local agent advised. That’s a fact.
mel

thanks for listening, I understand that I will most likely not hear from you again. Sorry .

I have to blame the local media.

I saddens me to know that some of the local media know full well that due to their unwillingness to print articles that local government officials have clearly acted in the recent past in violation of ethical rules, some evidence supports have participated in serious criminal offenses the citizens are basically being bamboozled. Silence by the press is not the moral route to go. Why is it that they refuse to print articles that there is existing evidence that the incumbents have violated the law? This seems to be a choice to fool the general public. This makes fools out of the people who have no clue who the person really is that they have continued to elect, term after term. I for one would like to know anything that has been reported about all elected officials. If the information is out there but being suppressed by the media, why is it being suppressed? I do not understand for a minute how covering up allegations made against government officials is no less that conspiracy to suppress evidence that some citizens would not support. I believe the media has the duty to print both pro and con articles about every elected official. By not doing so only makes the people victims of those they support only because they do not have access to the history of a corrupt elected official. There are many types of corruption that elected officials get away with unknowing by the public. Ethical violations, personal financial gain, you can bet if someone has been in a authority role for more than a couple terms the reason is past the point of them being a community servant. I can tell you they are there for self serving purposes. That goes for City, State, and Federal elected officials. Blame the media not the official, greed is human nature, temptation is not easy for a man to resist. Serving the public is a joke these days, it should be a requirement for the media to publish all information they receive about any prospective candidate or incumbent.