|Neighborhood kids enjoy the Dapoigny treehouse. |
According to the Dapoigny family, the county sent them a letter saying they need to pay a $913 fee and get special approval to keep the treehouse – or they will have to tear it down in 30 days.
Failure to comply “could result in court-ordered sanctions or civil penalties – $200 for the first citation and $500 for subsequent citations,” the Wakefield Weekly states.
Erwan Dapoigny built the treehouse in May for his daughter Ana’s ninth birthday.
“Kids used it for playdates and hangouts,” Sandra Lukic-Dapoigny writes on a Change.org petition. “All used it as a safe haven from COVID lockdown. The kids’ summer holiday was gone but the treehouse helped them still build happy 2020 memories.”
The petition asks community members for support, not donations. It urges people to “please sign this petition to build a strong case in front of the county and help Ana save her birthday treehouse!”
If enough people sign the petition, the family hopes that will encourage the county to grant an exception.