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Angry caravan rambles through county to fight junk ordinance

There are 135 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Jan 29, 2011, titled Angry caravan rambles through county to fight junk ordinance. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

Upset county residents puttered their classic cars through San Juan County on Saturday afternoon in protest of a county junk ordinance, which county commissioners are slated to vote on Tuesday night.

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salvage yard kid

Vernal, UT

#122 Feb 1, 2011
Pro D P wrote:
First. I think that people that do not live here should keep their opinon to themselves this is an issue for the local citizens to take care of, not someone from another state nor in another part of NM. I know we have a junk problem in SJ I am an ex-Realtor. It is hard to sell real estate in the county because of this problem. If we granfather in the properties that now exist with the multi cars on the property and just get rid of the other junk refridgeraters and other like junk, and pass an ordinance allowing no more of this to go on, and if a property changes ownership it has to be cleaned up this problem would be resolved in a few years, without hurting the car hoaders right now. I also wonder about these places being used as a place of business without a license or paying taxes on such sales of parts. Whoops maybe it is time to investigate a little further these people and what they are doing and are they actually in business??
Have you never heard of outside opinions? I was born and raised in Aztec, still have a lot of family there so my opinion is just as valid as yours. Thats why this is an open forum.
Lurker

Grand Rapids, MI

#123 Feb 1, 2011
Clean It Up wrote:
I think our forefathers would be groaning in their graves if they knew some people were using the "freedom" argument to allow people to torment their neighbors by making their surroundings a junkyard. It's simple: you want to live in a pigsty, that is your choice. Cover it up. I agree with Nut Up or Shut Up. Don't force us to see your junkyard everytime we go for a drive.
Freedom in this country doesn't mean you can do whatever the hell you want. There are laws, there are rules, there is zoning, and it has to be that way to have a civilized society. You'd better believe Jefferson et al would be saying, "clean it up! You're turning this country into a slobby, lazy, fat, pathetic eyesore!"
Very well said! Excellent post!
salvage yard kid

Vernal, UT

#124 Feb 1, 2011
If everyone is complaining about lower property values are you all trying to sell out or what? Lower property values mean lower property taxes right? If you are not selling your property what difference does it make how much it might or might not sell for. Build a fence,or a wall and live in your little bubble with no friends because they may judge you by the way your neighbors yard looks. If they were true friends you would not worry about such vain things. If your property is for sell and its because you are tired of looking at your neighbors "junk" then take what you can get and move to your paradise(where ever that is) and just be happy you no longer have to look at your neighbors "junk".
a pollock

Rio Rancho, NM

#125 Feb 1, 2011
a fact .why whould you want your property to be worth more if you are not trying to sell? your home is home no mater what it is worth. if you bought a house at inflated prices just to make a profit you made a bad bussnes deal and dont want to admit
Lurker

Grand Rapids, MI

#126 Feb 1, 2011
salvage yard kid wrote:
If everyone is complaining about lower property values are you all trying to sell out or what? Lower property values mean lower property taxes right? If you are not selling your property what difference does it make how much it might or might not sell for. Build a fence,or a wall and live in your little bubble with no friends because they may judge you by the way your neighbors yard looks. If they were true friends you would not worry about such vain things. If your property is for sell and its because you are tired of looking at your neighbors "junk" then take what you can get and move to your paradise(where ever that is) and just be happy you no longer have to look at your neighbors "junk".
No, you build the fence or barn to hide your crap boy!
It is what it is

Farmington, NM

#127 Feb 1, 2011
Let's hear it for the white trash. They have rights too.
Surtr Muspellsmegir

Albuquerque, NM

#128 Feb 2, 2011
jason overturf wrote:
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wow sounds like you know the Undersurfs very well to say somin like that. damage done to the land? i think if damage was being done we would have been shut down by the EPA. I DONT FEEL SORRY FOR YOU HAVING TO LOOK AT THIS WONDERFUL AUTOMOTIVE RECYCLING FACILITY. LOOK AT THE ROAD DILL WEED.
Your right about one thing Jas, this has little effect on me. On the other hand I'll be LMAO when ya'll poor misunderstood businessthieves have to shell out for the fence.
a pollock

Rio Rancho, NM

#129 Feb 2, 2011
surtf you might not want to start LYAO yet till you find out how much it cousts YOU AS A TAX PAYER TO BUILD THAT FENCE
Surtr Muspellsmegir

Albuquerque, NM

#130 Apr 22, 2011
jason overturf wrote:
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wow sounds like you know the Undersurfs very well to say somin like that. damage done to the land? i think if damage was being done we would have been shut down by the EPA. I DONT FEEL SORRY FOR YOU HAVING TO LOOK AT THIS WONDERFUL AUTOMOTIVE RECYCLING FACILITY. LOOK AT THE ROAD DILL WEED.
Landscape refers to the view undereducated toad. Build the fence loser!!
Jill Chee

Albuquerque, NM

#131 Apr 22, 2011
stoptheinsanity wrote:
Time to clean the County up!!
Lets start at the river south of Kirtland and go west to the Colorado River. The is so much waste and vermin living there, they all need a bath.
Turtle

Beverly Hills, CA

#132 Apr 22, 2011
Just wait until 2013 when obamas hidden healthcare bill realestate tax kicks in.
Funny how they are hiding it until AFTER the 2012 election.
Your little American dream will become a nightmare.
The people that are pushing these laws are all involved in the destruction of America.
Navawhore

Mesa, AZ

#133 Apr 23, 2011
Jill Chee wrote:
<quoted text>Lets start at the river south of Kirtland and go west to the Colorado River. The is so much waste and vermin living there, they all need a bath.
Damn it woman...clean dat der camel toe of yurs...!!
HotFrmPhx

Coronado Ntl Forest, AZ

#134 Apr 27, 2011
Jill Chee wrote:
<quoted text>Lets start at the river south of Kirtland and go west to the Colorado River. The is so much waste and vermin living there, they all need a bath.
Get started...we follow you.
Fafnir Jotunn

Albuquerque, NM

#135 May 1, 2011
HotFrmPhx wrote:
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Get started...we follow you.
Not much effort needed, just have a sheep dip in the EBT line
Jeanette Boyer

United States

#136 Oct 12, 2011
I only recently returned to New Mexico after being gone for three and a half years. I can't believe that the fictional story in my novel, Junkyard Dreams, has become a reality in San Juan County. In the book, real estate developers threaten to close a woman's junkyard, a place that has existed for two generations. Why is it that people flee cities, move to small towns, and then want to make a rural community as sterile as the one they left behind them?!

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