By: (Free) Agent Smith of TheDailyMatrix.com. Contributor and Editor
Interview with Disabled Veteran who Costilla County Pushed off His Land
Costilla County code enforcement rolled up on Thanksgiving week to this disabled veteran’s property, and and took pictures and then cited him because his cabin was not big enough (over 600 sqft). It didn’t matter that his house was built before the current codes were adopted. Were they actually out for vengeance!?!? These are strange times.
Darrell has a sizable chunk of land down there in Costilla County, but the county was more concerned with their permit codes *permits of which they do not issue by the way*, that you have to get in order to be ‘legal’ on your own land, but wait, you can’t get them because they won’t let you. But you need to have these little permits to stay in your cabin, or you can’t live where you are currently the owner. It’s very confusing, thedailymatrix knows.
Apparently, the county is concerned with how cold it may get, and putting at risk the lives of it’s residents is unacceptable! Be warned that if you put your life in danger in your own property with a proper shelter and heat, that for your safety you might be told to move it along. And also, don’t come back until you set up a McMansion!
The new code enforcers cited Darrell for ‘violating the land use code’ serving him with a pink slip warning to leave in 10 days or receive a citation for court. However, Darrell’s cabin was built in 1999 and came with the property which lists the cabin on the tax information associated with the land. The county has never had an issue with this ‘grandfathered’ cabin until Darrell became close friends and allies of several residents targeted by Costilla County.
Listen to the man, Darrell, himself on the video.