I thought we were assuming it wasn't legal to park on his grass.
I'm not suggesting putting it on automatic, only saying that it was on
autmatic when they complain. The hose would have to be put out there
when no one is parking on the grass.
Turning every instance of thoughtlessness into an open war is too much
trouble for me. If someone is going out of their way to park on my
grass, it is a fairly sure thing that they will go out of their way in
countless other ways to make me miserable. I have had neighbor wars
with people who will stop at nothing, which is the difference between
them and me .. some folks have no reason for existing other than to make
other people miserable and impose their hostility and aggression on
people they know will limit their own behavior.
so what kind of ink did you choose ?
(you know, to paint "VICTIM" across
last neighbor war i intervened in was for
a friend. simple solution for inconsiderate
neighbor - ski mask, 10 pm, steel pipe,
beat neighbor senseless into bloody pulp..
Tony Soprano style... problem solved
something to be said for street justice
or has an old wild west law man once
said "i never shot anyone that didn't
Depends on the area. In the areas I have dealt in, that was only true for
highways and state roads. In subdivisions, the property actually went to the
center of the street (the legal street on the plat, not always the same as
the paved street.) The city or whoever had an easment for an improved street
for through traffic. (And they would sure as hell assess you for your share
of the repaving costs...) You couldn't put up any structures or
car-stopping trees in their easement, of course. Mailboxes were supposed to
be break-aways, but that was seldom enforced, unless some fool put up one of
those huge brick things. Like several folks have said, only way to be sure
is to find (or recreate) the corners, and see what the deed, plat, and
probably the subdivision plat, say.
My (rather tenuous) understanding is that I own the property but the
city has an easement so I can't do anything for real in there. The
township assessor agreed with that when asked about whether I was paying
property taxes. I have a big lot on a corner so the difference might
have been interesting.
Where we lived, the township owned, I believe, a 15 or 20 foot swath
of land next to the road, and some people planted bushes on that land
and some people planted them back 15 feet. Those who planted on land
they didn't own knew they would have the bushes cut down if the road
was widened. It's been 50 years since I moved there and it still
hasn't been widened. And the road isn't that much busier than it
used to be. Either that or it's not that busy, but is busier.
Everyone planted grass, which seems to me to show as much dominion as
planting bushes or trees. They can all be torn up when one wants.
And everyone put out mailboxes on posts, which pretty much have to be
close to the road.
Of course YMMV.
Do you have the plat? Are there markers? My property starts about 4' from
the street. I do maintain the grass and my mailbox is in that part but it
is clearly marked with an iron in in the corners and no, it is not mine.
This varies a lot depending on jurisdiction and happenstance. I own the
sidewalk in front of my house, and the land beyond it to the curb. But
code requires me to maintain the sidewalk.
Later this year, the city will be putting in new sidewalks, this time on
city-owned land, and the old sidewalk through my property will be
decommissioned. My lawn gets bigger, and the city takes over sidewalk
ownership and maintenance.
No change in code, just how the street improvement designs worked out
firstname.lastname@example.org is Joshua Putnam
The fix would have been to nip this in the bud and not let it go on so
Maybe a more persuasive and frank discussion with some eye contact.
Not a walk-by "don't park there". Invite the guy over for a beverage.
Once he is in your space he may open to your reasoning. Maybe not,
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. Thomas A. Edison
Ah feel your pain, but...
If I were faced with your problem I'd consider giving up on being able
to admire unblemished grass there and changing it over to crushed rock
or something similar which can be driven and parked on without much
disturbance or damage.
Sometimes you just have to give in and "Not expect anything from a pig
but a grunt."
Anything you deliberately put there which might be considered a "man
trap" could get you into more grief than the problem's worth.
Just my .02,
<Randy Savage voice>
DAMNIT PEOPLE, This is the US freakin A. Get yourselfs a damn SHOT GUN and
no-une will be parking on your geraass!
hehe sorry, Just kidding there,
I'd go for the snowplow reflector stakes,
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