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Old 07-25-2014, 01:42 PM   #1
Dennis Hultman
May not paint, sand, cut wood, or screw on his own property.

“I may not paint, sand, cut wood or screw on the property at anytime,” he said.

EVADA COUNTY (CBS13) — A war veteran who builds furniture in his garage and gives it to military families in need could be forced to shut down the saws.

A homeowners association is telling Dennis Kocher he needs to close up shop after years of doing business, or he could be fined between $100 and $1,000.

“I may not paint, sand, cut wood or screw on the property at anytime,” he said.

The new mandate cuts deep, as he’s been building cabinets and dressers for a decade, donating most to military families.

“Everyone who received my furniture or responsible for dispersing it gave me this gift and it’s something I’ll treasure forever,” he said holding a photo.

He builds to help make a better life for families who have very little.

“I don’t make a profit. The money I spend is my own money, my own time and talents and I build it to give to the Beale [Air Force Base],” he said.

Even as a nonprofit, the Vietnam veteran was told he had to get a business permit, which he did in 2012. But this March, the Lake of the Pines Homeowners Association took it away.

“Now they’ve come back to me and said I’m producing odors and noxious fumes,” he said.

Such complaints typically come from neighbors, but those who live nearby have written letters supporting Dennis Kocher and his work.

We tried getting answers from the association’s general manager, but he would not comment.

Kocher has stopped building for now, but he vows it won’t stay that way for long.

“I’m going to keep that fighting spirit,” he said. “I don’t give up.”

He plans to appeal his case to the board at an Aug. 5 meeting. He will have some company, as the senior master sergeant from Beale has also promised to be there.
Old 07-25-2014, 02:14 PM   #2
Little by little every freedom is dwindling away. God forbid someone has to walk their dog past this mans house and smell stain or hear a saw. Instead of shutting this man down, they should be supporting what he does to help people in need. Such stupidity in the world today.
Old 07-25-2014, 03:17 PM   #3
I would never live in an Association or an Historical area. There is an Historical are in my town that was finally disbanded because people stopped buying the homes. You could not eve plant a bush or remove one with out authorization from the committee. One person has sewer collapse and they tried to sue him because plumber had to tear up yard and sidewalk to repair.
Old 07-25-2014, 03:30 PM   #4
Stupid homeowners associations. >_<
Old 07-27-2014, 06:49 PM   #5
Just another example of small minded people running small town politics. Some folks are in dire need of a life.

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Old 07-27-2014, 08:29 PM   #6
Just another case of giving power to otherwise powerless (and useless) people and it goes to their heads.

I too would never live in a neighborhood with any sort of "association" involved. I don't want a bunch of busy bodies telling me what to do on my own property. If they want to buy it, pay all the expenses, and then let me live here for free, well, that's a different story. THEN they can have a say.

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