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Posted By: Alexy - (Send PM)
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Date Posted: 6/18/2017 5:54 AM




Apparently the dare county board has determined the Frisco UFO is somehow out of compliance. There is a change.org petition about it. https://www.change.org/p/dcboc-darenc-com-s-o-s-save-the-frisco-ufo?recruiter=432718594&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_term=share_for_starters_page&utm_content=nafta_share_post_title_en_2%3AFB_share_copy_3

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RE: Save the UFO in Frisco
Posted By: obxmini - (Send PM)
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Date Posted: 6/18/2017 8:01 AM




Signed it - and thank you!! I'll pass it along to friends and family who don't frequent this discussion forum.

RE: Save the UFO in Frisco
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Date Posted: 6/18/2017 9:22 AM




It might be a good idea to move this (if you can do that) thread into the main forum. Not as many people seem to read this section.

RE: Save the UFO in Frisco
Posted By: judyk - (Send PM)
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Date Posted: 6/18/2017 9:38 AM




Saw this on FB and signed. It's historic. Would hate for it to be gone.

RE: Save the UFO in Frisco
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Date Posted: 6/18/2017 11:18 AM




Does anybody know what the non-compliance issue is? It can't be out of place, it's sitting on the edge of a scrap yard.

RE: Save the UFO in Frisco
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Date Posted: 6/18/2017 11:34 AM




Signed.


RE: Save the UFO in Frisco
Posted By: Alexy - (Send PM)
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Date Posted: 6/18/2017 12:58 PM




Does anybody know what the non-compliance issue is? It can't be out of place, it's sitting on the edge of a scrap yard.


Not sure I've been here 2 weeks and will ask. I want to think it is zoning and placement since all it is doing is sitting in Router's lot since Isabelle and the sale of the Scotch Bonnet after that.

RE: Save the UFO in Frisco
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Date Posted: 6/18/2017 5:35 PM




GOTTA get this on the main forum, I agree!!! (Should have its own FB page too.)

RE: Save the UFO in Frisco
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Date Posted: 6/18/2017 6:23 PM




I signed the petition. I look for the Futuro house like I do the lighthouse every year since I was a teenager and I'll be 60 this year.

http://thegrumpyoldlimey.com/pages/Futuro-Buxton-North-Carolina-USA.html


RE: Save the UFO in Frisco
Posted By: Brad Z - (Send PM)
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Date Posted: 6/19/2017 10:48 AM




Does anybody know what the non-compliance issue is? It can't be out of place, it's sitting on the edge of a scrap yard.


Not sure I've been here 2 weeks and will ask. I want to think it is zoning and placement since all it is doing is sitting in Router's lot since Isabelle and the sale of the Scotch Bonnet after that.



I'd like to know what the petition letter says, and what issue Dare county had with the structure. It's hard to get outraged about something if I don't know what I'm outraged about.

RE: Save the UFO in Frisco
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Date Posted: 6/19/2017 12:15 PM




Does anybody know what the non-compliance issue is? It can't be out of place, it's sitting on the edge of a scrap yard.


Not sure I've been here 2 weeks and will ask. I want to think it is zoning and placement since all it is doing is sitting in Router's lot since Isabelle and the sale of the Scotch Bonnet after that.



I'd like to know what the petition letter says, and what issue Dare county had with the structure. It's hard to get outraged about something if I don't know what I'm outraged about.

According to Nancy Pelosi, you need to sign it to see what's in it. Confused

RE: Save the UFO in Frisco
Posted By: Brad Z - (Send PM)
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Date Posted: 6/20/2017 9:54 AM




Does anybody know what the non-compliance issue is? It can't be out of place, it's sitting on the edge of a scrap yard.


Not sure I've been here 2 weeks and will ask. I want to think it is zoning and placement since all it is doing is sitting in Router's lot since Isabelle and the sale of the Scotch Bonnet after that.



I'd like to know what the petition letter says, and what issue Dare county had with the structure. It's hard to get outraged about something if I don't know what I'm outraged about.

According to Nancy Pelosi, you need to sign it to see what's in it. Confused



Apparently. When I click on "Read the Letter", it says:

Letter to
Board of Commissioners Dare County
S.O.S.: Save the Frisco UFO

...yeah, I'm not signing that.

RE: Save the UFO in Frisco
Posted By: kurthi - (Send PM)
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Date Posted: 6/23/2017 2:15 PM




If Dare county can't make the eyesore that is the abandoned Rodanthe water park go away, than they should be ashamed of themselves for trying to make the Futuro house be moved. the spaceship is iconic, an attraction, and beloved as much as the Frisco pier, which BTW still seems to be hanging in there.

RE: Save the UFO in Frisco
Posted By: Friscofan1 - (Send PM)
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Date Posted: 6/23/2017 4:58 PM




I don't know the back story on this, but i emailed the Island Free Press, and she said to be looking for a story on this hopefully today(I haven't seen it yet)

RE: Save the UFO in Frisco
Posted By: Friscofan1 - (Send PM)
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Date Posted: 6/23/2017 6:30 PM




here it is.

hatterasdesigns.net/PivotBlog/?e=429

RE: Save the UFO in Frisco
Posted By: obxmini - (Send PM)
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Date Posted: 6/23/2017 7:02 PM




Thank you so much for this FriscoFan - I'd been looking over on the IFP but must have missed it today. Good article...a bit of a complex situation but it sounds as though with a little help from its friends that the UFO will stay with us long term.

I'm still glad I signed the petition.

Definitely worth reading this article. Thumbs up

RE: Save the UFO in Frisco
Posted By: Dallas - (Send PM)
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Date Posted: 6/24/2017 6:05 AM




Friscofan: I really appreciated the article as well!!!
Although I knew the petition wasn't the 'whole story' I am also glad I signed, just to get exactly (!) this kind of coverage and interest fired up.
I hope the UFO continues to live long and prosper. smiley

RE: Save the UFO in Frisco
Posted By: judyk - (Send PM)
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Date Posted: 6/26/2017 8:25 PM




It has such a kitschy appeal. Hard to imagine it NOT being there.

RE: Save the UFO in Frisco
Posted By: MichiganJulia - (Send PM)
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Date Posted: 6/27/2017 7:37 PM




It's like the Frisco pier! You just have to see it when you are there...it's part of the area. We would miss them both if they were gone.

RE: Save the UFO in Frisco
Posted By: obxmini - (Send PM)
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Date Posted: 7/6/2017 7:02 AM




Some more in the press: https://www.coastalreview.org/2017/07/battle-brews-frisco-ufo-house/ with a video.

RE: Save the UFO in Frisco
Posted By: Brad Z - (Send PM)
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Date Posted: 7/6/2017 11:03 AM




I'm still confused over what the battle is. The county is not trying to do away with the UFO. It seems as if they haven't changed their position in 11 years.

RE: Save the UFO in Frisco
Posted By: obxmini - (Send PM)
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Date Posted: 7/6/2017 12:20 PM




It is rather confusing, Brad. The IFP article is much more detailed...and agrees that it's confusing, yet helps to clarify it. I could try to summarize it, but it's probably better if you read the article there: http://hatterasdesigns.net/PivotBlog/?e=429 The short version is that it has to do with safety and building codes. The second part of the article gets into the details. According to the Dare County Commissioner no one wants to tear it down but....it needs to be made safe no matter what happens next.

RE: Save the UFO in Frisco
Posted By: obxmini - (Send PM)
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Date Posted: 7/6/2017 12:36 PM




And now for a different spin on things: https://www.obx.report/2017/07/06/leader-refuses-meet-local-aliens/ Wink smiley

RE: Save the UFO in Frisco
Posted By: Brad Z - (Send PM)
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Date Posted: 7/6/2017 5:17 PM




It is rather confusing, Brad. The IFP article is much more detailed...and agrees that it's confusing, yet helps to clarify it. I could try to summarize it, but it's probably better if you read the article there: http://hatterasdesigns.net/PivotBlog/?e=429 The short version is that it has to do with safety and building codes. The second part of the article gets into the details. According to the Dare County Commissioner no one wants to tear it down but....it needs to be made safe no matter what happens next.



Yeah, I read the article. I just don't know why the owner is suddenly claiming the structure is in jeopardy. The county made it clear what he needs to do if he intends to make it an occupied structure. Regardless, it sounds like he needs some assistance, one way or another.

RE: Save the UFO in Frisco
Posted By: beach bunny - (Send PM)
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Date Posted: 7/12/2017 5:36 AM




I just posted this on a few Mid Century FB pages. Should generate some interest. It would be a shame to lose this landmark.

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