“Screwed by the Town of Cary”

Just the  sort of thing to make your heart sink a little, this story has made a splash.

Maynard home with water issues 002

WRAL chimed in, too. 

The property certainly has been compromised by the road widening. 

The road widening has been well-publicized for years.

The home value has been diminished well more than the $5300 the Town of Cary gave the homeowner.  The driveway alone is a deal-breaker for many buyers, let alone the fact that it accesses a 5 lane boulevard, SW Maynard Road.

And this homeowner is not the only one to have a drastic alteration to the driveway. Other drives resemble ski slopes, too.

SW Maynard Rd, Cary, NC

The right thing for the town to do?

I don’t know.  The guy probably deserves more than he has already received.  And $500/day threats over a stupid sign seem a little heavy-handed.

Alas, I also see that the general tone of comments on the N&O page are good reason to have standards and moderated comments, rather than providing a bathroom wall for people to scratch inanities into.

1 thought on ““Screwed by the Town of Cary””

  1. I think that if the town of Cary wants him to take it down, then take it down to avoid the fines. BUT..it is Christmas time!!! Every heard of Christmas Lights, or a bunch of red bows that read “screwed by the town of Cary” in bright red bows or lights .

    If Cary complains about his lights, they will be very busy as they will have to hold everyone in Cary to the same standards about their Christmas decorations if they try and tell him to take it down! I would like to see what people have to say if he does do something Holiday related and Cary tries to only penalize him, that would be a definite violation of free speech among many other things.

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