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UNIVERSITY PARK (CBSDFW.COM) - A University Park family says it doesn’t understand why the city has rejected its basketball hoop.

The Schreyer family recently received a notice from the city to take down its basketball goal.

“We were very confused,” said Erin Schreyer. “We felt as though we weren’t breaking any laws or ordinances.”

The University Park city ordinance mentions nothing about sports equipment being allowed in front yards, but the city’s spokesperson said for years the city has allowed temporary equipment to be out in the front yard including basketball goals.

However, the city told the Schreyer family its basketball goal is not temporary.

Erin Schreyer disagrees. She said all it takes is four screws and her goal can be taken down within minutes. She said it’s not much different than the portable basketball goals with the water-filled base that the city does allow.

Schreyer said she spent extra money for her family’s basketball hoop because she said it’s safe and more aesthetically pleasing than the portable goals.

None of the Schreyer neighbors have complained to the city about the hoop.

In fact most of them signed a petition in favor of keeping it.

After receiving the petition and a letter from Schreyer,  the University Park city manager decided to put the issue on the next city council agenda and let council members decide what to do about the hoop.

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