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Posted: 12/29/20 09:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well that s ucks SpeakEasy. Super frustrating for sure.
Any new neighbors move in recently? They’re suspect as complainants....
Or could just be someone dusted off the code book and decided to get an attaboy by raising money for the city.
Maybe quiz some other folks who have RVs parked out front if there’s any.

And subjectively, if I found out it was due to complaint by one person and my place looked otherwise nice and tidy and of the same standard as the neighborhood, that person would have their own frustrations to deal with in the near future!

We had a nosy b_____ of a neighbor in our subdivision in AZ years ago. She liked gettting the HOA cops out for every infraction. Including garbage cans. Weren’t allowed to be out overnight and garbage came on Fridays. So if we were gone for the weekend, we’d get a HOA notice and fine.
Figured out who it was as other neighbors we were friends with all had issues and she was the issue. (It was only homes within her purview).
Anyway, her garbage can lid got epoxied shut, side gate JB welded shut and since this was before doorbell cameras, eventually her front door lock got super glued!

Idk if she stopped being a biatch as we moved not long after.


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The other thing you can do is research the penalty fees involved. How much $ is the first violation? How much for the second? Maybe it escalates, maybe it doesn't. Could be that paying the fine every month or so is cheaper than paying for storage.

You cannot find safe storage around here for less than $200/month. I probably would choose to not own an RV if I couldn't park it here at home. Not worth the cost or the inconvenience.


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I think it would be best to plan a way to move the trailer to the back yard. Hopefully getting the spruce tree removed won't cause any environmental or "green people" issues....sorry I'm from Cali and generally speaking, you can't just "remove a tree" cause you need to.


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Vintage465 wrote:

I think it would be best to plan a way to move the trailer to the back yard. Hopefully getting the spruce tree removed won't cause any environmental or "green people" issues....sorry I'm from Cali and generally speaking, you can't just "remove a tree" cause you need to.


God forbid we follow CA on that! I've removed about 7 big spruce trees already from my back yard. They were dead, or nearly so, so I can't imagine anyone objecting to that. I can remove this one myself, so no need to get any professionals involved.

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The other thing you can do is research the penalty fees involved. How much $ is the first violation? How much for the second? Maybe it escalates, maybe it doesn't. Could be that paying the fine every month or so is cheaper than paying for storage.

You cannot find safe storage around here for less than $200/month. I probably would choose to not own an RV if I couldn't park it here at home. Not worth the cost or the inconvenience.


I'm looking at about $35 to $40 per month for outdoor storage at a gated, paved, fenced facility with 24-hour security cameras. The biggest issue right now is that it is full-on winter here, and the storage lots are almost full. Also, they don't keep them plowed (snow). Right now I would have access, because last week's thaw melted the snowpack, but there will be more of the white stuff. So - wait until the end of January and roll the dice on being able to get in? Or do it now while I can and pay for a month that I really don't need?

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No HOAs here on LI, but many local villages and towns, and most have ordinances that require boats, trailers, and RVs to be parked behind the front facia of the house, so that means side yard or back yard. Similar to ordinances that require you to mow your lawn, prohibit vehicles with no plates from being parked in the street, etc., the intent is to keep the neighborhoods looking nice while recognizing everybody has hobbies.

You really don't want this ordinance repealed because even though you will keep your nicely maintained trailer neatly parked in your driveway, folks will take advantage and you'll wind up with a neighbor that has a hot dog truck with no motor, no windows and up on blocks on his front lawn.

If you want to petition for an exception, you would likely be granted an extension on moving it, but not a permanent exemption. It would be reasonable to say that you plan on moving it to the back yard, but cannot do the necessary yardwork until the spring so asking for an extension to move it.


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Huntindog wrote:

I had such a nieghbor once. A similar situation. only the beef was a few dead palm tree fronds. The second time I happened to catch the enforcement officer inspecting my house. I pointed out other houses in view from my house with far worse violations. A couple actually had dead trees. I asked why nothing was being done to them. The officer replied that I was the only complaint he had on my street, but if I wanted to file a complaint, he would take action. I said no I do not want to do that. But I would like to know who is complaining about me. He said he could not tell me. I told him "OK, but please give them a message for me. Any more complaints, and I will paint my house pink with big purple polka dots. That is legal as the only thing the law states is that paint must be in good condition." The officer got a big grin on his face. I never had any more complaints.


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SpeakEasy wrote:

bpounds wrote:

The other thing you can do is research the penalty fees involved. How much $ is the first violation? How much for the second? Maybe it escalates, maybe it doesn't. Could be that paying the fine every month or so is cheaper than paying for storage.

You cannot find safe storage around here for less than $200/month. I probably would choose to not own an RV if I couldn't park it here at home. Not worth the cost or the inconvenience.


I'm looking at about $35 to $40 per month for outdoor storage at a gated, paved, fenced facility with 24-hour security cameras. The biggest issue right now is that it is full-on winter here, and the storage lots are almost full. Also, they don't keep them plowed (snow). Right now I would have access, because last week's thaw melted the snowpack, but there will be more of the white stuff. So - wait until the end of January and roll the dice on being able to get in? Or do it now while I can and pay for a month that I really don't need?

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SpeakEasy wrote:

Vintage465 wrote:

I think it would be best to plan a way to move the trailer to the back yard. Hopefully getting the spruce tree removed won't cause any environmental or "green people" issues....sorry I'm from Cali and generally speaking, you can't just "remove a tree" cause you need to.


God forbid we follow CA on that! I've removed about 7 big spruce trees already from my back yard. They were dead, or nearly so, so I can't imagine anyone objecting to that. I can remove this one myself, so no need to get any professionals involved.

-Speak

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Huntindog wrote:

I had such a nieghbor once. A similar situation. only the beef was a few dead palm tree fronds. The second time I happened to catch the enforcement officer inspecting my house. I pointed out other houses in view from my house with far worse violations. A couple actually had dead trees. I asked why nothing was being done to them. The officer replied that I was the only complaint he had on my street, but if I wanted to file a complaint, he would take action. I said no I do not want to do that. But I would like to know who is complaining about me. He said he could not tell me. I told him "OK, but please give them a message for me. Any more complaints, and I will paint my house pink with big purple polka dots. That is legal as the only thing the law states is that paint must be in good condition." The officer got a big grin on his face. I never had any more complaints.
Too bad I was not your neighbor. I would have called in a complaint just to see you cut off your nose to spite your face.

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