Hello Ely, thank you for the response. Just a followup question: Why do you think the town wants just the exterior paint color to be on the new deed restriction; why not include everything including the "kitchen sink" because it seems that by granting my variance, they are "holding all the cards" and can basically demand anything they want?
Background information: The color of my house does not conform to the current paint color standards since my house was built 22 years ago when the exterior color standards were different and the maximum square footage allowed was larger. Since then, the city has restricted the number of colors allowed and reduced the allowed square footage of houses allowed. Because the house was bought 22 years ago, aren't I bound to the original standards when I bought the house? Could it be the town's intent is to get me to repaint my entire house (instead of just the remodel part which is 10% of the exterior walls)? If I must follow all of their rules and standards without my deed being restricted, why don't they just compel me to repaint the entire house using their current paint color standards as a condition of the variance approval?
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