A WOMAN has fallen out with her city’s mayor after he allegedly erected a privacy fence on her property.
In October 2022, in Del City, Oklahoma, an eastern Oklahoma City metropolitan area, resident Dena Hale alleged that a privacy fence was erected on her property without her consent.
Del City, Oklahoma Mayor Floyd Eason claimed his neighbor built a fence on his property[/caption]
The neighbor, Dena Hale, argued that it was her property and installed a sprinkler system at Eason when he was building a privacy fence in October 2022[/caption]
Additional difficulties arose for Hale when the neighbor who erected the fence was revealed to be Del City Mayor Floyd Eason, a local Oklahoma City news outlet reported. KFOR.
“I feel bullied — I’ll admit it, it kept me up at night,” Hale told the outlet at the time.
“Over a stupid fence.”
Hale explained that a survey and fencing permit she received in September of that year proved she owned a small portion of the land that stretched behind her home.
“Nothing has ever been filed … or up to this point to our knowledge, to disprove this,” the resident noted.
However, her neighbor, Mayor Eason, reportedly learned of her plans to use the expanded property after she received the documents and began erecting his privacy fence on the property.
Hale then confessed that she tried to “delay her progress” by putting up a sprinkler system that sprayed the mayor and the fence workers.
“Because I was trying to delay her progress until I found the right authority, I turned my water sprinkler on her,” she told the news outlet.
Mayor Eason reportedly then called the police and Hale was forced to allow the fence to be erected on her alleged property and was reportedly threatened with assault.
“This is my assault and battery weapon, according to the Del City Police Department,” Hale said, pointing to her yard’s sprinkler system.
Mayor Eason also spoke to KFOR about the altercation with Hale, claiming, “I couldn’t go into my backyard without getting yelled at.”
Eason also told the outlet that he had his own survey of the property done and that Hale’s surveyor was “inexperienced” and erred.
“He was an inexperienced surveyor and made a mistake,” the Del City mayor said.
“Why would her property be three feet higher than everyone else on the block?”
Still, Hale argued that Eason’s speedy fence-building processes and potential assault charges were a sign of alleged abuse of power at the time.
“They put up this fence in half a day,” she told KFOR.
“He never signed the application, it wasn’t filled out.”
A new survey was reportedly ordered, but never came to fruition, as Easton later told the outlet that he had filed an application for a fence permit that was incomplete by the time he built on the property.
Mayor Eason then lowered the fence and awaited the result of the new poll, which he was confident would be in his favour.
The US broadcaster The Sun has reached out to Eason for official comment and learned the outcome of the dispute.
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The fence feud led to an additional investigation of the property to determine who received the property[/caption]