Bradley village Code Enforcement
Posted in the Steeleville Forum
#1 Apr 20, 2013
I have yet to hear one person say anything good about Bradley Code Enforcement. We need new people in the office that responds to the needs of the citizens of the village instead of standing in the way of people trying to improve their properties.
#2 Jul 2, 2013
No what we need is someone like the current Code people who make people follow the accessibility laws, no matter how the developers and other continue to try to skirt the law. The current administration has been the first in a long time to make people comply with the Illinois Accessibility Act, the Fair Housing Act and other laws meant to protect the rights of all people.
#3 Jul 2, 2013
My complaint is not because they insist on construction being safely built, but on what you cannot have.
For instance, I have a gravel drive (in town) and they won't let me change it to asphalt or concrete. There are as many complaints from many people that usually cause people to not improve their property.
For instance, one guy had a back porch that was falling down so he bought the lumber to repair it. A code enforcer said he couldn't do it himself, it had to be done by a professional person in the trade. He said that he couldn't afford to pay someone else so he loaded the lumber back into his truck. He had already torn the back porch off of the house. It stayed that way for years until he sold the house, he had no choice. The point is that the code was more important than people safety.
#4 Oct 31, 2014
Bradley code has, for all intent, condemned many properties in the older sections of town. I'm not referring to property in bad condition, but properties that are in great condition. I'm not sure how it works but I see new homes in these areas that violate code.
If you think the law is always right, consider this... In Bradley, people cannot ride their bicycles on the side walk. This sounds okay, but the problem is that it's illegal for children of any age to ride their bikes on the side walks. Reading this law from a different perspective, they are telling people to make their small children on tricycles ride in traffic.
Here's another "bad" law... If you leave you car on the street for a certain number of days without moving it, it will be considered abandoned and towed away. It doesn't matter if your car is brand new, licensed and insured. The problem is that some people don't need to drive their cars often. One example of these people would be retired people, disabled people, sick people, or people who's jobs take them away from home for extended periods of time. How is that helping the people?
Here's another example of bad laws in Bradley... If you have an deteriorating asphalt driveway, you cannot replace it with asphalt, or even resurface it. They would rather see these driveways fall apart for years, making our town look like crap. Besides asphalt is a normal driveway material that many people prefer over concrete. Why shouldn't people have a choice.
Here's another one and it's big... According to "code" my property is too small to build on and so are many of the properties in my area of town. If we loose our homes to fire (for instance) we cannot legally rebuild it.
How is all of this protecting the rights of the people? It seems to me that people don't have rights in this town.
I could give more examples, but you get the idea.
#5 Oct 31, 2014
take small steep to enshore thare life is hell
#6 Nov 1, 2014
i would did the work on a sunday are 1 pice of wood at a time its your own falt for leting thoes fucks see your work thares ways around thare scaming asses looks like hell is going be filled up with city workers thay dont care about us all thay care for is them self satan will get them 1 at a time if u c a city worker flip them off
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