CapeCodOnline.com – A Barnstable Superior Court judge denied a request to shut down construction of a zip line park at Heritage Museums & Gardens.
On Friday, Judge Robert Rufo denied a preliminary injunction aimed at stopping the building of the adventure park in the treetops of 4 acres of the museum property in Sandwich.
The plaintiffs, residents of the neighborhood surrounding Heritage, argued that the project’s building permit and the historic district’s certificate of appropriateness were unlawful because Heritage used incorrect lot numbers on the application and more than 100 abutters who live nearby weren’t notified as required.
Rufo found that the plaintiffs didn’t provide enough factual support for their assertions that the park poses an immediate risk of irreparable harm, the decision said.
Carlo DiPersio, one of four neighbors who led a failed effort to appeal the project’s building permit, said on Saturday that while some neighbors are upset with Rufo’s decision, the injunction would mean very little as the park is only weeks away from completion.
DiPersio said that the neighbors intend to contact the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency because of a Sandwich arborist’s claim that the park is killing 100-year-old pitch pine trees in the area.
Let’s re cap this ongoing saga shall we? So far the neighbors of Heritage Gardens have tried to stop this zip line park for kids because it will attract an undesirable demographic to their fancy neighborhood, because Heritage didn’t ask them first, because of traffic, because it’s an eyesore (even though you can’t see it from the street), I could go on and on but we’d be here all day.
So far this handful of people have appealed these zip lines (on private property) to the building department, the zoning board, the clerk magistrate, and they have also sued the town, the building inspector, AND each individual on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Every single appeal, injunction and lawsuit has been denied. Remember, we are talking about some ropes, in some trees, for some kids to play on.
Now, in the face of all of this rejection, these people are going to go to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to get it shut down on behalf of the trees. We all know what the definition of insane is right? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Well on a scale of 1 – Gary Busey, these people are a 37.
We have officially entered into a vortex of fun police where the busy bodyness has become so strong that it has bent the time, space continuum. While reading this article time was suspended and energy slowed to such a low vibration that I could see the fun police as binary code in the Matrix and I realized that they are a computer program designed to complain about arbitrary shit in their neighborhoods.
Listen, and understand. Carlo DiPersio is out there. He can’t be bargained with. He can’t be reasoned with. He doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And he absolutely will not stop, ever, until the Heritage Garden zip lines are dead… Where is John Connor when you need him?
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