Court: No kitchen means sleep space not residence

INDIAN LAKE, Pa. (AP) - July 12, 2012

The Daily American of Somerset reports Thursday that Indian Lake Borough has been fighting with David Rohrich since 2006. The borough, located near a posh resort of the same name about 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, says zoning restricts property owners to one residence or dwelling per residential lot.

The borough argued that the garage addition amounted to a second residence.

But Somerset County Judge D. Gregory Geary says the garage digs, while comfortable, don't amount to a separate "residence" because they don't include a kitchen.

Borough officials won't appeal but may revisit their zoning rules.

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