One man's gripe over land development is now in EVERYONE'S orbit.

Let's cut right to the chase. A Vermont man has spent $4,000 on a wooden statue with an erect middle finger, and says it's worth every penny.  Reported by WMUR News 9, Ted Pelkey owns a truck repair shop and filament recycling business in Swanton, Vermont. Currently, he is attempting to acquire a building permit for his home property in Westford, with the hopes of relocating the business there.

Seems easy, right? Nope. 

WMUR reported the town has not issued the permit, and in minutes from a development review board meeting last fall show that a review of the application for a building permit appeal found it did not meet regulations. Pelkey alleges that the review board is biased against him, and the wooden statue is his answer. "I'm fed up and it was time to do something."

For now, the statue stays, as a town rep noted it is considered public art.





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