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what a joke

East Moriches, NY

#1 Jul 21, 2013
Was driving around the water yesterday and drove pass Bruce's house, if you use your imagination it might be a house. Got a good laugh. It looks absolutely ridiculous. Why didn't he just knock it down and rebuild it. Looks like a shack on a stick. Sorry Bruce I know the truth hurts but your home is UGLY and looks like it belongs in the swamps of Louisana.
Jane Politico

Stamford, CT

#2 Jul 21, 2013
what a joke wrote:
Was driving around the water yesterday and drove pass Bruce's house, if you use your imagination it might be a house. Got a good laugh. It looks absolutely ridiculous. Why didn't he just knock it down and rebuild it. Looks like a shack on a stick. Sorry Bruce I know the truth hurts but your home is UGLY and looks like it belongs in the swamps of Louisana.
That is what Brady said it would be. Her vision will be sorely missed.
Tough

Watertown, CT

#3 Jul 21, 2013
None of you have any VISION.(Get it?)
Once the shingles and decks are on, it wll look like any other house raised up to protect it from the water. And do you really think he cares about your opinion of his house?
What I can't understand is why the village makes it so hard for people to get their houses raised? It's been how many month and Bruce's house is the first (successful) house raised? This village is worse than the TOB in this case.
Tough

Watertown, CT

#4 Jul 21, 2013
what a joke wrote:
Was driving around the water yesterday and drove pass Bruce's house, if you use your imagination it might be a house. Got a good laugh. It looks absolutely ridiculous. Why didn't he just knock it down and rebuild it. Looks like a shack on a stick. Sorry Bruce I know the truth hurts but your home is UGLY and looks like it belongs in the swamps of Louisana.
too bad no one cares about your opinions.
Oh, BTW, his house looks a hundred times better than that POS cement box of Rhonda's.
Between a cement box that will sink into the wetlands or a shack on stilts, I'll take the shack on stilts and day of the week and twice on Sun.

Since: Dec 07

Mastic Beach N.Y.

#5 Jul 21, 2013
But hey, you gotta marvel at the guys efficiency, he waits till the thing is twenty feet off the ground to strip the siding. And to think the village lost a golden opportunity to have this guy as mayor. <sarc>
what a joke

East Moriches, NY

#6 Jul 21, 2013
Tough wrote:
None of you have any VISION.(Get it?)
Once the shingles and decks are on, it wll look like any other house raised up to protect it from the water. And do you really think he cares about your opinion of his house?
What I can't understand is why the village makes it so hard for people to get their houses raised? It's been how many month and Bruce's house is the first (successful) house raised? This village is worse than the TOB in this case.
His is not the first house raised. There is one near Marina 5 and A few on Riveria. His house was a shack before Sandy.
Tough

Watertown, CT

#7 Jul 21, 2013
whoopsing wrote:
But hey, you gotta marvel at the guys efficiency, he waits till the thing is twenty feet off the ground to strip the siding. And to think the village lost a golden opportunity to have this guy as mayor. <sarc>
what do you mean "Lost a golden opportunity"? There is always a new election next year. The "vision" team were note voted in as RULERS FOR LIFE.
Tough

Watertown, CT

#8 Jul 21, 2013
what a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
His is not the first house raised. There is one near Marina 5 and A few on Riveria. His house was a shack before Sandy.
WOW! so like three?? Way to go village.... 10months later and we have three houses raised. They must of been friends with the village.

THOUSANDS of homes have been raised all over LI with the permits and fees waved, but here in good old MBV we have 3 homes raised and the village tried to stop at one of them.
Eh, what ever. Same old in MB.

Since: Dec 07

Mastic Beach N.Y.

#9 Jul 21, 2013
The cost percentage of fees and permits vs. total cost for raising a house is probably less than five percent, hardly a deciding factor. Though I do agree there is always room for improvement, this is not a major stumblinhg block to properly protecting yourself from probable storm events.
Tough

Watertown, CT

#10 Jul 21, 2013
whoopsing wrote:
The cost percentage of fees and permits vs. total cost for raising a house is probably less than five percent, hardly a deciding factor. Though I do agree there is always room for improvement, this is not a major stumblinhg block to properly protecting yourself from probable storm events.
make sure you tell that to the person(s) who can't raise their house yet due to the ineffectiveness of the village and the lack of knowledge from our " building inspector",( has he shown his qualifications yet? I know it was foiled for but has yet to be proven), after the next flood. I'm sure they will be ok wih it.

Since: Dec 07

Mastic Beach N.Y.

#11 Jul 21, 2013
For the vast majority contemplating raising their house's, the issues are money related, not permit related
what a joke

East Moriches, NY

#12 Jul 21, 2013
whoopsing wrote:
But hey, you gotta marvel at the guys efficiency, he waits till the thing is twenty feet off the ground to strip the siding. And to think the village lost a golden opportunity to have this guy as mayor. <sarc>
I saw that really thought I was wrong so went around the block again an sure eno0ugh there was a guy on a ladder stripping the siding. LOL Duh real bright Bruce.
Tough

Watertown, CT

#13 Jul 21, 2013
whoopsing wrote:
For the vast majority contemplating raising their house's, the issues are money related, not permit related
show me the data and I will believe it.
From the ones I've talked to, it's getting Tim B to give the proper information/permits or on site inspections. If you have ever had to deal with him, you know that he is a hard man to find when you need his approval. I heard the best way to get him is to wait by the back door out of village hall and get when when he tries to sneak out the back. Good luck to anyone who needs his approval.

Also know that you can hire any building inspector for NY. You don't need Tim B to do it, get someone else and use them.(More reliable AND qualified!)
Tough

Watertown, CT

#14 Jul 21, 2013
what a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
I saw that really thought I was wrong so went around the block again an sure eno0ugh there was a guy on a ladder stripping the siding. LOL Duh real bright Bruce.
you "women" obviously know nothing about construction. I wonder how many "stalker" updates a day we will get with Bruce's house?

Since: Dec 07

Mastic Beach N.Y.

#15 Jul 21, 2013
Tough wrote:
<quoted text>you "women" obviously know nothing about construction. I wonder how many "stalker" updates a day we will get with Bruce's house?
I hope we get a lot, the lulz factor is priceless !

Since: Dec 07

Mastic Beach N.Y.

#16 Jul 21, 2013
Tough wrote:
<quoted text>show me the data and I will believe it.
From the ones I've talked to, it's getting Tim B to give the proper information/permits or on site inspections. If you have ever had to deal with him, you know that he is a hard man to find when you need his approval. I heard the best way to get him is to wait by the back door out of village hall and get when when he tries to sneak out the back. Good luck to anyone who needs his approval.
Also know that you can hire any building inspector for NY. You don't need Tim B to do it, get someone else and use them.(More reliable AND qualified!)
Of course you can pay a qualified engineer or architect to self inspect and certify his/ her work. Bruce probably tried to save some money and was perplexed when his " but I'm Bruce " argument fell on deaf ears and the process stopped. I could see it now.....

Bruce : Uh, heres my plan for raising my house that you guys flooded due to your ineptitude

Tim : Sir this is a magic marker sketch on a piece of a discarded Styrofoam cooler ! Sorry we can't accept this for approval without a seal from an architect or engineer

Bruce : This village is purposely delaying my application! Call the DA
wf parent

Bronx, NY

#17 Jul 21, 2013
whoopsing wrote:
<quoted text>Of course you can pay a qualified engineer or architect to self inspect and certify his/ her work. Bruce probably tried to save some money and was perplexed when his " but I'm Bruce " argument fell on deaf ears and the process stopped. I could see it now.....
Bruce : Uh, heres my plan for raising my house that you guys flooded due to your ineptitude
Tim : Sir this is a magic marker sketch on a piece of a discarded Styrofoam cooler ! Sorry we can't accept this for approval without a seal from an architect or engineer
Bruce : This village is purposely delaying my application! Call the DA
oh, and that is why a lawyer had to be called to threaten the village? the lawyer proved that they were deliberately holding up bruce's permits. as soon as the lawyer went in there...poof permits granted.
ya know

Mastic, NY

#18 Jul 21, 2013
A number of people that came up here to help us after Sandy were from Louisiana. Some of them probably had to raise their "shacks," too. Having gone through Katrina, they came to help us.
Post Sandy, people in many communities HELPED their neighbors rebuild, rather than watching and mocking others about their "shacks." If Bruce was out on a ladder, did you think to stop and help him?
What a bunch of jerks that live here. I hope this never happens to you, the flooding, that is. And that you should never be strapped with the extra burden and huge expense, of having to do what he and others now have to go through.
I hope you never have to experience the loss of all your belongings, memories of a lifetime, destroyed by flood, fire or wind.
There's nothing funny about his circumstances. Get used to the houses that will now be raised, and it's by federal code, not by choice, that it must be done. Be thankful if you weren't affected. Lido Beach, Long Beach, etc. they all helped each other. Here, people sit back and laugh at others. Town of miserable people.

extra expense

Mastic, NY

#19 Jul 21, 2013
whoopsing wrote:
For the vast majority contemplating raising their house's, the issues are money related, not permit related
It's a huge additional and sudden expense, all for the "privilege" of living here. Worth the investment? Time will tell.
Jane Politico

Stamford, CT

#20 Jul 21, 2013
ya know wrote:
A number of people that came up here to help us after Sandy were from Louisiana. Some of them probably had to raise their "shacks," too. Having gone through Katrina, they came to help us.
Post Sandy, people in many communities HELPED their neighbors rebuild, rather than watching and mocking others about their "shacks." If Bruce was out on a ladder, did you think to stop and help him?
What a bunch of jerks that live here. I hope this never happens to you, the flooding, that is. And that you should never be strapped with the extra burden and huge expense, of having to do what he and others now have to go through.
I hope you never have to experience the loss of all your belongings, memories of a lifetime, destroyed by flood, fire or wind.
There's nothing funny about his circumstances. Get used to the houses that will now be raised, and it's by federal code, not by choice, that it must be done. Be thankful if you weren't affected. Lido Beach, Long Beach, etc. they all helped each other. Here, people sit back and laugh at others. Town of miserable people.
Whoever this Bruce guy is, why aren't all of his friends helping him?

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