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Old 08-12-2012, 02:55 PM   #3001
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I have to watch where I step. If the police are called I'd have to wonder about retaliation.

That car can't possibly be street legal. The exhaust fumes coming out if it chokes you. What's ticking me off is his lack of consideration for others peoples rights. I have a right to live in my own home in a peaceful manner. He's intruding into my space now. What about the other neighbors who are sick and would just like some peace. I'm completely aggravated. Why hasn't anyone else said anything yet? It's not the first time it's been 2 years of hell.

Where can I find info on city ordinances?
I understand the concern about retaliation. I would go to the police station and explain my concern. They don't need someone to file a complaint to arrest someone for illegal car or driving on the street. Might be a different story with the noise.

Your city bylaws might be online. Otherwise, try calling city hall.
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:59 PM   #3002
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I have to watch where I step. If the police are called I'd have to wonder about retaliation.

That car can't possibly be street legal. The exhaust fumes coming out if it chokes you. What's ticking me off is his lack of consideration for others peoples rights. I have a right to live in my own home in a peaceful manner. He's intruding into my space now. What about the other neighbors who are sick and would just like some peace. I'm completely aggravated. Why hasn't anyone else said anything yet? It's not the first time it's been 2 years of hell.

Where can I find info on city ordinances?
Go to city hall and ask. Munky, we live in a subdivision outside of town. When a neighbor was parking all of his landscape business equipment in his driveway (4 trucks, plow blades, 2 trailers, flatbed, various and sundry other stuff) and after we all asked him numerous times to move his stuff, we went to the county attorney. It took many attempts and 3 county attorneys, but the guy no longer parks his crap where all can see. We took pictures, testimonials, and wrote emails and letters. If you can, you might want to get some video with sound of this jerk and his car, and enlist other neighbors to go in on this.

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Old 08-12-2012, 03:29 PM   #3003
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Go to city hall and ask. Munky, we live in a subdivision outside of town. When a neighbor was parking all of his landscape business equipment in his driveway (4 trucks, plow blades, 2 trailers, flatbed, various and sundry other stuff) and after we all asked him numerous times to move his stuff, we went to the county attorney. It took many attempts and 3 county attorneys, but the guy no longer parks his crap where all can see. We took pictures, testimonials, and wrote emails and letters. If you can, you might want to get some video with sound of this jerk and his car, and enlist other neighbors to go in on this.

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I agree with Dawg. Contact the County Attorney, he will know what is allowed and not. By going to the Police/Sheriff, stations in person, you stop your neighbor from knowing who reported him. He only knows if he sees them come to your house to ask about your complaint. Let the department know you do not want to be contacted in person, only by phone and you are willing to go to them for discussion if need be.
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:14 PM   #3004
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I agree with Dawg. Contact the County Attorney, he will know what is allowed and not. By going to the Police/Sheriff, stations in person, you stop your neighbor from knowing who reported him. He only knows if he sees them come to your house to ask about your complaint. Let the department know you do not want to be contacted in person, only by phone and you are willing to go to them for discussion if need be.
Fantastic advice. It is for sure "disturbing the peace" violation. I too would go to the station so the neighbor doesn't know who filed the complaint. I hope things are quieter soon.
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I agree with the above advice. That individual obviously has no respect for his neighbors. If you don't wish to be involved, that certainly is your right. But if you don't advise the authorities, who will? An anonymous phone call to the authorities in many locations constitutes probable cause. Under the described circumstances, I am surprised that authorities aren't already aware of his actions.
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:28 PM   #3006
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So when did Clorox join the trend down-sizing? I went to pick up a gallon of bleach at Walmart and all hey carry are 3-quart containers at about what I think is the same price!!!!

I'm SO tired of companies reducing the size of things just to keep the price "low". I mean come on we are not stupid.

So now it is 4 lb bags of sugar, 59 oz containers of OJ and don't even look at ice cream!!
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:31 PM   #3007
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So when did Clorox join the trend down-sizing? I went to pick up a gallon of bleach at Walmart and all hey carry are 3-quart containers at about what I think is the same price!!!!

I'm SO tired of companies reducing the size of things just to keep the price "low". I mean come on we are not stupid.

So now it is 4 lb bags of sugar, 59 oz containers of OJ and don't even look at ice cream!!
Seems like it is everywhere and includes everything.
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Oh, but Clorox is now all "Ultra" which means, I think, "concentrated" and you are supposed to use less. Of course, I may just be Ultra-Dense...
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I agree with the above advice. That individual obviously has no respect for his neighbors. If you don't wish to be involved, that certainly is your right. But if you don't advise the authorities, who will? An anonymous phone call to the authorities in many locations constitutes probable cause. Under the described circumstances, I am surprised that authorities aren't already aware of his actions.
Unfortunately, around here, the sheriff and cops would come around regularily to discuss with and bang on the neighbors' door, and they refused to answer. We had a 3 year struggle, but we all kept at it, and it finally worked. We went through 2 male County Attorneys, but it took a woman to get the job done. She came out and took her own pictures, and was appalled that nothing had been done after 3 years.
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So when did Clorox join the trend down-sizing? I went to pick up a gallon of bleach at Walmart and all hey carry are 3-quart containers at about what I think is the same price!!!!

I'm SO tired of companies reducing the size of things just to keep the price "low". I mean come on we are not stupid.

So now it is 4 lb bags of sugar, 59 oz containers of OJ and don't even look at ice cream!!
I try really hard not to look at the ice cream.

It truly is disgusting we have to pay more for less.
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