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Shed removed, charges dropped against Briarmoon

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MARCIA A. NELESEN
June 11, 2009
— At the city's request, a Rock County judge has dismissed zoning ordinance violations against K. Andreah Briarmoon over a shed she owns.

"It came to our attention that the shed was removed, and we had staff verify that it was removed," said Tim Wellnitz, assistant city attorney.


"Based upon the compliance that was gained upon the removal of the shed, we decided to ask the court to dismiss the citation."


The judge dismissed the case April 30.


The shed was on property that Briarmoon owns at 332 S. Academy St., diagonal to her residence on Locust Street.


The shed violated a city code that prohibits an outbuilding on property without a primary dwelling.


Briarmoon was cited with five counts of violating the ordinance. Each count carries a $249 fine for a total of $1,245.


"What the goal for us the whole time is to get compliance," Wellnitz said. "She complied, so we asked the court to dismiss the citation."


The city discovered April 22 that the shed had been removed.


The judge also dismissed a counterclaims filed by Briarmoon.


If the case sounds familiar, that's because it is.


Briarmoon fought with the city for years because she refused to tear down a shed on property she owns at 1402 W. Court St. The city condemned the structure and tore it down in August 2006.



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