[Vision2020] Complaints Filed Against Boarding Houses

Kai Eiselein, LatahEagle Editor editor at lataheagle.com
Wed Apr 12 11:26:39 PDT 2006

I hate to break this to everyone, but even the professors and administration
can't spell.
My favorite memo:

"A group of high school students will be eaten at Wallace Cafeteria at

To which I replied, "Shall we serve them with barbecue sauce or a more
upscale lemon cream sauce?"
  -----Original Message-----
  From: vision2020-bounces at moscow.com
[mailto:vision2020-bounces at moscow.com]On Behalf Of Joan Opyr
  Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2006 10:56 AM
  To: Gabriel Rench
  Cc: 'Moscow Vision 2020'
  Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Complaints Filed Against Boarding Houses

  On Apr 12, 2006, at 8:46 AM, Gabriel Rench wrote:

    This complaint list only people from Christ Church or Trinity. I
    from U of I and I can't tell you how many people I new that boarded with
    family that went to U of I (especially exchanged students). Every city I
    have ever lived in I new of some one boarding with a family. This is not
    of the ordinary. Don you are doing a good job making us look like the
    friendly neighbor and the Intoleristas a little more intolerant. Keep up
    the good work soldier! Cheers!
    Gabriel Rench

  You graduated from the U of I and you spell like this? Go back, young man,
go back! You seem to have slept through some classes.

  As Omie Drawhorn noted in her April 11th Daily News article, Moscow City
Code allows for one -- ONE -- boarder in a single-family residence. The
owner of the house must apply for and receive a conditional use permit,
first proving that there is adequate parking and that the addition of ONE
boarder "will not disrupt the character of the neighborhood." Moscow code
does not allow for multiple boarders in a single family home, period. Every
city you've ever lived in doesn't come into this argument, Gabe; this isn't
London, Beijing, or Timbuktu. The only zoning ordinance that applies here is
Moscow zoning ordinance, and, quelle surprise, Doug Wilson and his followers
are once again in consistent and deliberate violation of that ordinance. The
pattern here is not one of religious persecution, no matter how hard you try
to spin this pathetic fallacy. The pattern is that Christ Church and its
affiliates believe that they are above the law, hence the perpetual demands
for special treatment and the insistence on a blind eye in enforcement.

  Is there not one, single, solitary thing that you can and will do by the
secular book? Must you jump in line, thumb your noses, and cut corners
everywhere? You call us intolerant; I call you obnoxious. All you need to do
is obey the same laws as the rest of us. That's it. No one wants to run you
out of town; we simply ask that you respect the same laws that we are
obliged to respect, the laws that make it possible for us all to be good
neighbors. You are not good neighbors. Good neighbors don't cram their
houses full of transient students, trampling on the lawns, the patience, and
the good will of those who live around them. Good neighbors don't take up
retail parking to which they are not entitled and for which they pay no
taxes. Good neighbors make an effort to play by the rules; they don't shriek
religious persecution when the rules they've chosen to ignore are finally
enforced. Good neighbors don't demand that the goal posts be moved because
they've failed to score the extra point.

  Just for the record, Gabe and others, when Chris Schlect of New St.
Andrews was told by the city in the year 2000 that New St. Andrews could not
continue to operate out of his living room, the city also made mention of
the fact that if NSA wanted to run student boarding houses, they would need
to apply for conditional use permits. NSA has had six years to get its
house(s) in order. Clearly, they have chosen not to. Why the pretense that
these assorted zoning complaints are a bolt from the blue? I'm sorry to say
you asked for it, but you asked for it.

  Joan Opyr/Auntie Establishment

  PS: Hands up all who pay taxes on their lavish boarding house incomes?
  PPS: Someone probably ought to look into that, but it won't be this good
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