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Midstate father to remove tree house in his front yard

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 3, 2014 11:38 AM
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(Selinsgrove) -- A Snyder County man says he will soon dismantle a partially constructed tree house he was building for his daughter.

John Carlson of Selinsgrove says he received a notice this week giving him 30 days to remove the structure. 

The Selinsgrove Zoning Board told Carlson in June that the 8-foot-by-6-foot wooden structure violated the borough's zoning laws. 

Carlson started building the tree house in May on a stump in his front yard for his daughter's 11th birthday. He appealed to Snyder County Court, which backed the zoning board in January.  

He says he's disappointed with the outcome, but the experience was a good life lesson for daughter Samantha because ``we stood up for what we believed.''  
   

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