I wanted to start I thread to see if I am the only one with concerns over how East Lansing treats their residents and the students that give this town such a vibrant spirit (I am not a student by the way)
My cousin recently replaced original windows in her 1910s home located in the EL historic district. Many of the original windows were cracked, broken, or had entire sashes missing. The lead based paint that was used when the windows were originally installed meant that her children had to be tested regularaly for contaimination. In addition, several of the windows did not open causing her concern about a possible fire hazard. Her understanding was that any replacements or improvements in this area were to keep the same historic character that existed in the past. With this in mind she and her husband opted to spend extra money to install historically accurate grills in the repalcement windows.
The city has now cited the family for violating the conditions of the historic district. My question to you...when does the city cross the line? Has anyone else had similar experiences? Has the city lost sight of its duty to protect the health and safety of its citizens?