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Old 05-03-2017, 06:29 PM   #1
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Got My Notice From The City

They're saying I can't have a bus in my driveway. Odd as there are several in the city.
I really hate this town now, and am going to go to city hall tomorrow.
Land of the free my ass!
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Old 05-03-2017, 06:35 PM   #2
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The county told me the same thing. I told them it's not a bus, it's an RV. It's titled and registered as an RV. I checked the code before I brought it home, and it is legal to park an RV beside or in front of my home on a hardened surface (such as a driveway). The officer said it doesn't look like an RV, and I explained I'm working on that... he was really nice about it and offered to try to work with me - visible progress on the conversion would be adequate. That was 3 weeks ago and no further word, so fingers crossed. I hope you got an officer who will work with you to find a solution!
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The county told me the same thing. I told them it's not a bus, it's an RV. It's titled and registered as an RV. I checked the code before I brought it home, and it is legal to park an RV beside or in front of my home on a hardened surface (such as a driveway). The officer said it doesn't look like an RV, and I explained I'm working on that... he was really nice about it and offered to try to work with me - visible progress on the conversion would be adequate. That was 3 weeks ago and no further word, so fingers crossed. I hope you got an officer who will work with you to find a solution!
nah, the city are run by a mafia-like set of realtors. They want my property and have been aggressively trying to get me for code violations.
Chris has been to my house- does it seem like a "nuisance property"?
I think not.
Going to take a cruise and write down addresses of heavy duty vehicles in my neighborhood to take with me to city hall tomorrow.
The bastards!
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I think you'll find that a 6' sight obscuring fence around your bus, regardless of the height of the bus, will bypass whatever city code they're trying to enforce.

Just a guess from 20 years of fighting city code.
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my HOA sent me a nasty gram last year.. so i did exactly that I maerked down every single "commercial" vehicle in the subdivision.. (technically anythiung commercial shouldbt be parked if not actively working)... when I even marked down the state trooper's Charger.. and all the HVAC / security contractors that live there and bring their vans home, they backed WAY OFF...
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Classic dual standards. Selectively enforced rules, just for you.

I had about seven vehicles in my yard while living in town. I'll admit I was way over the line considering it was a 50'x100' lot. I'd been buying and reselling auction vehicles to make ends meet while raising the kids. They made me move all the vehicles the week before Christmas.

I got to know the code guy pretty good after he'd been there 8 or 10 times. I'm not insinuating anything here. He told me that 70% of the time it was guys own wives that were calling code enforcement. It was true in my case.
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Old 05-03-2017, 07:23 PM   #7
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I think you'll find that a 6' sight obscuring fence around your bus, regardless of the height of the bus, will bypass whatever city code they're trying to enforce.

Just a guess from 20 years of fighting city code.
That's gonna be our first battle tactic. Possibly a long, bus shaped barn type shed...
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Classic dual standards. Selectively enforced rules, just for you.

I had about seven vehicles in my yard while living in town. I'll admit I was way over the line considering it was a 50'x100' lot. I'd been buying and reselling auction vehicles to make ends meet while raising the kids. They made me move all the vehicles the week before Christmas.

I got to know the code guy pretty good after he'd been there 8 or 10 times. I'm not insinuating anything here. He told me that 70% of the time it was guys own wives that were calling code enforcement. It was true in my case.

Ever since a real estate co with ties to city hall started buying all the houses on my street, that's when the problems began.
Small towns are so corrupt it makes my head spin to think about big cities and corruption!

Gonna find out if a fence will satisfy them, and if so I'll be using my Lowes card and spending sunday putting up a fence.
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It doesn't have to have a roof, but that sure would help in strong weather.
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My neighbor has a broke down NPR in his yard that hasnT moved in at least a decade!
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