Response I would give. If I have neighbors that violate codes and I
complain to them and they continue. I call authorities. Why do we pay
taxes for code depts. and police, if they are not doing their job?
And, it should be anonomous to prevent the situation where personal
conflict and bodily harm could result.
There is a fine line. I'm reminded of talking to an Englishman living
in Geneva. Swiss called authorities when he put bag of trash in
neighboring dumpster because his apartments was full.
He got a vist from police. He thought the whole nation was anal ;)
Incident that precipitated my response was neighbor burning yard waste
and shop trash during a summer burning ban. Smoke was coming in our
windows. I told him of burning ban and he ignored me. I called state
EPA and they gave him a warning. He continued. Another call to EPA
got him a fine. He stopped his burning.
As I said earlier, you're immature and a prick, Frank.
Just don't complain. If it's that bad, someone else will complain.
Then, you can say "I didn't notice. I am busy with my own life over
You come off as the good guy.
You sound like George Bush. Every time he gets caught doing something
wrong, he tries to make the issue of the leaker more important than
the thing that he did wrong. Gets quite a few clowns to go along with
Since you asked so nicely..... It was me. I don't like you. I've
never met you and I live a long long way away from you, but I decided
you were the one to harrass. It just seemed the right thing to do at
the time. It was easy. I just Googled neighborhood services deptmnt.
neighborhood preservation division, and your name just popped right
You can't. That's part of what makes the system work. If it's a valid
complaint, fix the issue. If it's invalid, then you should be easilly
'cleared' by the city.
No valid need to know. Snub all of your neighbors, if you must...
It isn't the neighborhood, it is the neighbor. I've got neighbors who
stoop to assault when folks don't submit. Then there is vandalism, like
keying cars. Getting a police officer inclined to do paperwork is iffy
where I live. On one occasion, a condo board member liked to turn on
sprinklers when I was in the yard and I called the police again. I was
doing some spray painting outdoors, small project, no noise or waste,
sunday afternoon during time watering was prohibited. FOUR police cars
showed up, one guy did most of the talking. I went back to finish what
I was doing, and the sprinkler came on again before the cops had left.
I walked back out to the officer I had originally spoken with. He said
he didn't enforce building codes, looked at his watch and said, "She's
legal now.", it being a minute or two into LEGAL watering time at that
point. A female officer, sitting in her car, said, "Well, she really
shouldn't be doing that."
The same person had previously assaulted me when I turned the sprinkler
off one evening because I was expecting company and wanted to use the
yard. Good Friday evening! It still makes my hands shake when I
recount it, and haven't thought about it in a while. Condo unit owners
are all well aware of her conduct.
So, it's nice to presume that a nice guy has inadvertenly let something
fall into disrepair and is willing to talk about it. Lots of folks
aren't that way. There was a shooting in our county a few months back
that was the end result of some code issue. One can avoid contact
unless you are dealing with a person who will not be avoided.
The system is on a timer - just push button to turn it on or off. Why?
Because I have the neighbors from hell? :o) This person is the condo
treasurer, and a bulldog to deal with for the few who want to maintain
the place. I could write a book, but nobody would believe it. A few
deadbeat trust-fund babies, absentee owners, a couple who would do
things properly but have been worn down. A couple who are willing to
lie for each other change the balance of power considerably .. big risk
to confront them.
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