Please stop the tree house court case and let it stay for all to enjoy
  • Petitioned Governor Rick Scott

This petition was delivered to:

State of Florida
Governor Rick Scott
Holmes Beach City Commissioners
Holmes Beach City Commissioners

Please stop the tree house court case and let it stay for all to enjoy

    1. Lynn Tran-Hazen
    2. Petition by

      Lynn Tran-Hazen

      Holmes Beach, United States

Please stop the prosecution and the threat of destruction of the harmless beach tree house on Anna Maria Island.  Help stop the conflict over state laws and city codes.  Help preserve a work of art that thousands have liked and petitioned for.  But most of all, help preserve our rights to peaceful enjoyment of nature on our private land.  

You can follow the detailed story at www.cooltreehouse.com

To:
Governor Rick Scott, State of Florida
Holmes Beach City Commissioners, Holmes Beach City Commissioners
Please help stop the prosecution and destruction of the beautiful beach tree house. Help fix the conflict over state laws and city codes. Help preserve a work of art that thousands have liked and petitioned for. Help preserve our rights to peaceful enjoyment of nature on our private land and provide justice.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. The Beach Tree House has filed a Petition to the higher court

      Lynn Tran-Hazen
      Petition Organizer

      Fall down seven times, stand up eight. It's been a year and the local judge has ruled a few weeks ago against the tree house. Our attorney has filed a Petition to the higher court to overturn it. A summary and copy of the Circuit Court ruling and our Petition is posted on our website at this URL - http://cooltreehouse.com/endangered-beach-tree-house-stands-fairplay/

      We also have a dedicated "facebook.com/beachtreehouse" page. Like our page to get more frequent update and write to the Holmes Beach city commissioners and ask them to stop this never ending court case.

      The Endangered Beach Tree House: Stands Up for Fair Play and Our Rights (Court Update) - Cool Tree House

      "Fall down seven times, stands up eight!" The tree house has outlasted two building officials and multiple major storms since 2011. It is now over 4 years old, a beach landmark and a joyful view to many. We had hoped to have a happy ending to our tree house saga at the Circuit Court.

    2. What's happening to date with our petition?

      Lynn Tran-Hazen
      Petition Organizer

      As of the end of summer 2013, the city filed a lawsuit against us claiming that this type of petition is not allowed, then proceed to fine us $100.00 per day while we filed for an appeal. March 2014, the court has mandated the reversal of the daily fine that the city has imposed. The petition is now pending. We are anxiously waiting for further court decisions on multiple issues. To read the full story in details, please visit our www.cooltreehouse.com website and subscribe to the book blog. We appreciate your continued support as we work and find the means to support the ongoing legal defense to protect our property and our rights.

    3. Reached 4,000 signatures
    4. A media crush week getting world wide attention

      Lynn Tran-Hazen
      Petition Organizer

      We now have over 3000 signatures combined via this site, our website, and in persons log. This last week all major local TV channels and papers cover our story multiple times in a day. City hall was flooded with emails and calls. Thank you for all your support. We are waiting for a response from the city. If you miss the news on TV, the links to these videos are on our website at http://cooltreehouse.com/a-media-crush-week/

      A Media Crush Week - Cool Tree House

      We are pushing over 2500 signatures combined online and in persons, and got hundreds of great supportive comments and emails. Thank you for all the support and advices. The tree house was featured on several TV channels and was on radio 107.9 this morning as well.

    5. Reached 2,000 signatures
    6. On the news this week "won't budge on tear down"

      Lynn Tran-Hazen
      Petition Organizer

      The good news, to date we have over 300 signatures both from the website and in persons log. Thank you all! However, we still have a long way to go. Please read the latest update and news here http://cooltreehouse.com/what-is-right/

      What is the right thing to do? - Cool Tree House

      T wo days after we submitted our case to the mayor and commissioners for review, they met with the building official and as expected, he insisted that the tree house has to come down. His reasons: the tree & thus the tree house violates the 50 feet setback from the erosion control line and does not meet all building codes.

    7. Reached 100 signatures
    8. Tree House demolition on hold

      Lynn Tran-Hazen
      Petition Organizer

      We kicked off the petition campaign late Sunday this week and received over 100 signatures within a few days, both online and in persons. Thank you everyone for your support. Your signatures enable us to present our case to the city commissioners for review this last Tuesday. We need more signatures until the tree house is clear from all threats and present danger. More detailed update and latest local news at http://cooltreehouse.com/blog/

      Cool Tree House - For all tree house lovers

      We kicked off the petition campaign late Sunday this week and received close to 100 signatures within a couple of days, both online and in persons. Thank you everyone for your support. Your signatures enable us to present our case to the city commissioners for review.

    9. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Amy holmes AIKEN, SC
      • 3 months ago

      It is in my belief, that this small piece of heaven was created on good faith and the belief that what they were doing was allowed as per what they were told. I don't know anyone who knowingly spends 20,000.00 with the expectation that it will be money wasted. To me as with many others, this is pure common sense. What actual harm does this tree house project to the community and surrounding area? What in all actuality is the real issue here? Is it the city throwing its weight around just because it can? What could potentially happen here is this couple, whom I have no affiliation with and do not know, may lose something built with a labor of love and dreams, approved and allowed a mere few years ago, to a city that doesn't honor it's word. If they should have to tear it down, they should be compensated accordingly and i don't mean a mere 20,000.00. I mean for their time, their continuing efforts that without the city pushing they would not have the financial burden of fighting such an abhorrent and ridiculous fight. They should be compensated for the grief and stress that this has caused and for the loss of something so dear to them. This is ridiculous, what is this city saying to its taxpayers, that they can tell you one thing and do another. If for the over 2 years it's stood it hasn't caused any problems then there is no good reason to tear it down.

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    • abdou Mazouz AAGADIR, MOROCCO
      • 4 months ago

      To give a head line

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    • Zbigniew Josef Tobiasiewicz JAROSłAW, POLAND
      • 4 months ago

      powstrzymuje decyzje popieram petycje.

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    • Connor Ward AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
      • 5 months ago

      Mr teacher said to...

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    • Niccolo Fabbrini FLORENCE, ITALY
      • 5 months ago

      I hate stupid burocracy, finish with lovely dreams.

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