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Re: “Embattled Luthier Selling Burlington Shop and House

Unfortunately, Alicia Freese apparently has trouble writing an unbiased article. The zoning ordinance is clear:

"No home occupation shall create sounds, noise, dust, vibration, smell, smoke, heat, humidity, glare, radiation, electrical interference, fire hazard or any other hazard, nuisance or unsightliness which is discernible from any adjacent dwelling unit."

The city officials and the DRB cannot decide that it okay for Buchwald to impose his machine noise on Headrick.
A commercial woodshop, even one as feel-goodie as a luthier shop, doesn't belong in a residential neighborhood. Buchwald, who made his fortune in the financial sector, spend tens of thousands of dollars to install radiant heat and insulate in his garage, when he could have rented a space on Pine Street for much less money.

Buchwald, who bought his house for over $700,000 cash, raised close to $10,000 from dozens of dupes to help pay of his "legal expenses." He represented himself pro se at the hearing. I hope he gives that money back.

Freese may have trouble hearing or her sound test may have been rigged by Buchwald, but the sound engineer heard and recorded sound from the wood shop from within Headrick's house.

If any taxpayer money has been wasted it has been wasted by Buchwald, who, according to Code Enforcement documents, routinely violated the conditions of his permit, and requested to hold the recent hearing even though he is moving out of state and the permit is no longer needed. Judge Walsh wasted everyone's time by refusing to stay the hearing pending the sale of the Buchwald property.

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Posted by Picante Salsa on 05/29/2014 at 3:59 PM

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