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TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS OF PARKING, DOCUMENTED

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It is very important to note that all of these photographs showing vehicles parked in front of the studio, were byproducts of the original intent that the pictures were taken.  Actually, I went to great lengths to avoid showing cars in front of the studio in my photographs.

 
Here are some of the photographs submitted (and given no credibility) at the wEST vIEW zoning board hearing, chaired by Pittsburgh Attorney Dennis A Watson. Dennis A Watson is President of the prestigious Pittsburgh law firm Grogam Graffan, PC. .I certainly would not use words like ethical, honorable, fair and principled to describe this man. It seems that nothing else mattered when attempting to save face for a connected-oneA, cHARLES hOLTGRAVER, the police chief.
483 Perry Hwy.
This picture perfectly illustrates just how prevalent parking in front of 479 Perry Highway really was. Although this photo was taken to show the front of 483 Perry Highway, looking closely at the far left of the photograph, there is a vehicle parked in front of 479 Perry Highway. The shadow from the vehicle can be plainly seen in the snow as well.

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Long before I purchased the building in 1970, parking in front of the building at 479 Perry Highway was usual, typical and routine for customers, family, friends and suppliers. More importantly parking predated the existing zoning code, thus it was grandfathered, and not subject to current zoning ordinances.
"It's Elementary, My Dear Watson"

There was never a need to document the everyday, routine aspect of vehicles parking in front, until cHIEF hOLTZGRAVERA came on the scene.
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wide angle-483
This picture was taken prior to April of 1970, when Angel Studio relocated to 479 Perry Hwy. On the close-up you can see tracks of tires from cars whch pulled into the parking area in front of the Color Shop. Those same tracks can be followed past the parked car in the driveway, after "loading and unloading".C

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This picture shows the parking area, in front of the building. Lines were painted to call attention to the drop-off, which was hard to see from inside vehicles. Nevertheless, cars sometimes would go over that edge and get caught, or scrape bottom. Subsequently, the parking area was replaced and leveled, specifically to avoid having customers' cars become immobilized when scraping bottom. Evidence of the scrapes and resulting erosion of the asphalt can readily be seen on the close-up.

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This picture was taken in early 1970, before Angel Studio opened at 479 Perry Highway. A blue VW can plainly be seen parked in front, as construction continues.

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This picture was from 1977, and once more caught a vehicle parked in front.

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This picture was from late 70's, and once more caught a vehicle parked in front.

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Not only did Pittsburgh Attorney Dennis A WatsonA (President of the prestigious Pittsburgh Law firm, Grogan Graffam P.C.) not accept the above photographs as being credible, but he likewise refused to accept the corroborating testimony of neighbors, customers as well as people who resided there, and whom all had testified they had parked there for nearly three decades.
SHAME!
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Over the intervening years additional photographs have been found which further corroborate the testimony given and the facts presented at the wEST vIEW Tribunal, chaired by Pittsburgh Attorney Dennis A Watson, President of the prestigious Pittsburgh law firm Grogan Graffam, P.C. It seems quite evident that Dennis A Watson, Pittsburgh Attorney and President of Grogan Graffam, P.C. would not have accepted these as being credible either! .I certainly could not use words like ethical, honorable, fair and principled to describe this man.
"It's Elementary, My Dear Watson"

This picture, circa 1967-1968 was taken of the window at 483 Perry Hwy. A vehicle can be seen parked in front of 479 Perry Highway. The red firemen's pole to the left of the car can also be seen in other early photographs of the front of Angel Studio.

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closer inspection
Here is another instance of a car using the parking area. Judging from gas prices, it was taken in the early 1970's. The entire photo shows a view of the entire area, evidently the reason the photo was taken.

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Light and dark tracks
This picture was taken sometime in the early winter of 1970, prior to Angel Studio relocating to 479 Perry Hwy. The tracks in the snow show the frequency of parking in front of the building. In addition to the darker tracks in front, on the enlarged view you can see lighter tracks going parallel to the building.

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car at edge of building
This picture shows another vehicle parked in the parking area, in front of the building. Photograph taken in early spring 1970.

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Someone
must have
a picture...
please!


From 1988 when the studio was sold, until the early 1990's, the new owner and his wife often parked in front with their van. Their customers parked there as well. He and I had a mutual agreement that the front space went with the business, unfortunately I have been unable to find any photos.



sitting on car
This picture is date stamped August 25, 1995, and shows my granddaughter who was born in August of 1992. From shortly after her birth until she was over 4 years old, my daughter dropped her off every day for me to babysit. Most times it was my daughter's car that was parked in the front space and we would have coffee or breakfast before my daughter went to work for the day. Once the new owner of Angel Studio closed the business, my daughter always parked in front, particularly during inclement weather, and she used the convenience of the front door. This picture from 1995, was just before the mentally-challenged police chief cHARLES hOLTGRAVERA began issuing tickets for sidewalk obstruction for a vehicle parked completely on private property.

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This picture is date stamped August 15, 1997. In the background the old buildngs, which made way for the new Eckerd. are visible.

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THE MOTHER OF ALL QUOTES

WHAT DOES THIS QUOTE SAY ABOUT
THE VERY OBSERVANT pOLICE cHIEF AND MAYOR?
"In the 28 years [I've been a policeman in West View] I've never seen anyone park there..and if you check with the mayor who has been here for 38 years, he'll tell you the same thing"

Chief cHARLES hOLTGRAVER
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Sept 16, 1998
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THE GRANDMOTHER OF ALL QUOTES

"Until there's a zoning change, I have to continue to tag him."

Chief cHARLES hOLTGRAVER
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Sept 16, 1998
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I would like this nitwit pOLICE cHIEF to give a single example of any city or municipality
in the entire United States that would condone citations to be issued under state law
for "sidewalk obstruction" , when the vehicle is parked totally and completely
on private property.
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Sonnett
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AND WHAT DOES THIS QUOTE SAY ABOUT
THE VERY OBSERVANT FORMER FIRE CHIEF
".... Really and truthfully, the only time I can say I remember seeing a car parked there was this past Memorial Day. I believe it could have been a little red car just parked out in front of the building. Other than that, I've never really paid that much attention to it."

Ronald Wooz George
wEST vIEW Zoning Board
November 1999
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Such candor from Ronald Woozy George's testimony, He saw the signs and streamers, but missed decades of parking, as well as the numerous times that even hOLTZGRAVER can't deny, when citations were issued time and time again in 1998. During 1998 hOLTZGRAVER illegally and repeatedly ordered a series of citations to be issued as my car sat parked on my property in front of the building at 479 Perry Highway...
Where was Woozy?? Eastern Outer Jubbeebee? Buffungoo, Egypt?
Ronald Woozy George even missed all the "loading and unloading".
It's easy to understand now, why Ronald George has the nickname, Woozy.
He sure was a credible witness, wasn't he!

see past
A vehicle in front of 479 Perry Highway blocks nothing, with or without a firetruck!
...and even if it were blocking someone's view, hOLTZGRAVER would be enforcing one of his non-existant laws.
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"We had a complaint from someone who was having a hard time seeing past his car as they pulled from the municipal lot"

Chief cHARLES hOLTGRAVER
Tribune Review
July 5, 1998


on ledge.
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This photo is an accurate depiction of the precise position of how Deanne Ebbert's ample arse
used to be attached to the window ledge. Taking the weight off your legs,
and resting when there are no kids to cross is understandable. But if you do that, don't raise the
complaint that you can't see down the highway because of a car parked on private property.
Move that ample arse from its perch under the shadow of the building, away from the ledge,
and your view is completly unobstructed.

Weren't you a Crossing Guard, busybody? Did your job description mandate
that you needed to watch these children as they walked home
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Pinnochio's nose grew when he told a lie.
Deanne Ebbert'sA ample arse keeps growing even larger...
both from lying under oath, as well as from years of sitting
with that ample arse affixed to the window ledge,
as a crossing guard at the corner of Chalfonte and Perry Hwy.


But shame on Pittsburgh Attorney, Dennis A Watson for relying on the testimony
of someone who was not even on the scene during the busy evenings and weekends, when
Angel Studio filled with customers, and cars were more likely to be in parked in front.
"It's Elementary, My Dear Watson"

Sonnet
During the mid-eighties. this vehicle sat in front of 479 Perry Highway with for sale signs on it from sometime before memorial day, to sometime after July 4th with "for sale" signs on it. This photo, taken at North Park, was more pleasing than if it had been taken in front of Angel Studio with "for sale" signs on it. But now I wish that I wuld have taken it with the cluttered background of the building!

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AND WHAT DOES THIS QUOTE SAY ABOUT
THE VERY OBSERVANT FORMER POLICE CHIEF
Q. Now, you've been listening to testimony here this evening. During that course of time, did you ever notice automobiles parked in front of the building located at 479 Perry Highway?
A. Not for any length of time. Someone would drop off people or -- the elderly used to go up to the hairdressers, and they would drop them off on the edge of that sidewalk there blocking it. But they would stay there long enough for them to get out or get in the car, and they would leave.

Laird Kircher
wEST vIEW Zoning Board
November 1999
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During the mid-80's, I was told I could not sell my vehicle from the municipal parking lot, which was borough property, and that I needed to put it on my own property. My Saab Sonnet sat directly in front of 479 Perry Highway from before Memorial Day to after July 4th, with 'for sale' signs on it.B
Could this have been the same Laird KircherA , Police Chief of West View who testified under oath? Several other vehicles were sold from the same spot over the years.
He sure was another credible witness, wasn't he!


Just where were the authorities and their collective keen sense of observation,
as this shameful flag display was there for all to see....deteriorating,
little by little, into a torn rag over many weeks?


As Borough trucks "loaded and unloaded" below...
as many borough officials themselves "unloaded and loaded"
from their vehicles....and as many of the people who falsely
testified at the Zoning Board hearing drove by in their vehicles...
this flag turned into a streaming rag over a period of weeks,
right under their eyes.
(And right next door to the property they claim to have so keenly observed)

Just where were the keen eyes of Borough Officials, including the cHIEF of pOLICE?
(the authorities with such a keen sense of observation and the audacity
to testify that cars never routinely parked in front of 479 Perry Highway)

They couldn't see this disrespectful example of a flag displayed and lighted 24/7.
And…they they never noticed the hundreds/thousands of cars
parked in front of 479 Perry Highway over a 30 year period.

Just where was their keen sense of observation on May 27, 2002,
during the Memorial Day parade, when they rode directly past this shameful flag display?

Night and day from before March 10, 2002 well into June (over THREE months),
once more there has been a flagrant disrespect for the flag in the Borough of West View.
Just where were the keen eyes of Borough Officials, including the cHIEF of pOLICE?
(the authorities with such a keen sense of observation and the audacity to testify that cars never routinely parked in front of 479 Perry Highway)

They couldn't see holes in a flag displayed 24/7 for more than THREE months, right next door,
and…they said they never noticed the hundreds/thousands of cars
parked in front of 479 Perry Highway over a 30 year period.

Just where were the authorities and their collective keen sense of observation,
as this shameful flag display was there for all to see for months, on a daily basis?


Night and day from the end of January, 2004 until the middle of April, 2004,
once more there was a flagrant disrespect for the flag in the Borough of West View,
displayed right next door to 479 Perry Hwy. at the firehall.

Just where were the keen eyes of Borough Officials, including the cHIEF of pOLICE?
(the authorities with such a keen sense of observation and the audacity to testify that cars never routinely parked in front of 479 Perry Highway)

They couldn't see tears in a flag displayed 24/7 for more than TWO MONTHS.
And…they said they never noticed the hundreds/thousands of cars
parked in front of 479 Perry Highway over a 30 year period.

In one word, my conclusion about the wEST vIEW Officials, who testified....
....and those that should have.

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*Simply Liars In My Estimation

             

 


AThe marriage between West View Borough and West View Water

....creates an unhealthy situation through nepotism..

....Family members of Officials as well as board members having direct ties between
....West View Borough and West View Water Authority make for strange bedfellows.

....The President of West View Council, Daniel M Daugherty,
....and the Executive director of the Authority are the same individual.

....Daniel M Daughterty is also the Chairman for the Democratic party of wEST vIEW,
....where Deanna Ebbert was a member

....Deanna Ebbert has direct family ties to the Water Authority

....cHARLES hOLTGRAVER, police chief has direct family ties to the Water Authority

....Former Police Chief Laird Kircher has direct family ties to the Water Authority

....The Borough Solicitor Fred E Baxter and the Attorney for the Authority are the same individual.

....The Borough Solicitor and the Zoning Board Chairman,
....Pittsburgh Attorney Dennis A Watson were Law Partners.

....Employees of the Authority hold positions on key Boards and commissions, such as the Zoning Board.

....Witnesses at Zoning Board hearings, with strong ties to the Authority are not unbiased.


BNumerous people are able to corroborate this statement.


C During the hearing before the wEST vIEW Tribunal (AKA wEST vIEW Zoning board, I heard the
....reference to "loading and unloading", over and over again, from wEST vIEW officials describing
....why cars sometimes were in front of 479 Perry Hwy. At the time, it seemed to me that it was used
....so often, that it must have been a case of witness preparation, by Fred E Baxter, Pittsburgh attorney.
....In retrospect there was some validity to the "loading and unloading" comment.

....After all, people WERE being unloaded and loaded, as they went in and out of the building.


 

 

 

 
























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