Neighbors threaten legal action over Fountain teen’s handicap ramp

Posted on: 7:57 am, August 13, 2013, by , updated on: 08:38am, August 13, 2013

FOUNTAIN, Colo. — Despite going through legal channels to get its construction approved, a Fountain family says their neighbors are threatening legal action if they don’t remove a handicap ramp in front of their home.

According to KKTV, the ramp is for Vincent and Heidi Giesegh’s 16-year-old daughter, Kirsten, who has cerebral palsy. The couple told the TV station that the City of Fountain approved the ramp and that their neighborhood doesn’t have a homeowners association that might disapprove of such a structure.

Still, the Giesegh’s told the TV station, the couple that lives next door to them in a neighborhood that is still under construction is worried the ramp will hurt their home value, and has threatened legal action against the Giesegh’s if the ramp isn’t removed.

“It’s kind of irritating,” Vincent told the TV station. “I mean, we’re trying to do our best to assist our daughter with her daily needs to get in and out of the house.”

KKTV contacted made an effort to contact the complaining neighbors, but they offered no comment on the story.