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Things that were originally intended to be temporary tend to become semi-permanent as the work schedule is delayed. Although it's neatly constructed, it doesn't appear to be cross-braced or structurally reinforced, and, now that storm season is here, maybe they're beginning to worry about the possibility that the timbers could become airborne in a storm. When I built a small storage barn on my property, the City required me to anchor it to the ground with steel cables.
I try to find a way to accomodate my neighbors and keep them happy, sometimes successfully and sometimes not. If you do, sometimes they'll give you some slack. If not, they'll make your life miserable with endless complaints. I don't know your work schedule, but, if you don't expect to get much more work done on it until next spring, now would be a good time to put on the winter cover. You'll gain some "points" with your neighbors, and with the town, which will see you as cooperative, and those points can be redeemed for a little restraint and good will next spring, when you're ready to get back to work.
Regardless of who is right and who is wrong, nothing good comes from going to battle with your neighbors. Eventually someone wins, but everyone loses.