Parking in front of my driveway & curb!

Parking in front of my driveway & curb!

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Level 8

Since: Oct 08

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#1 Aug 23, 2013
I've moved to a new neighbourhood about 4 months ago.

All is fine and dandy, but I have a problem:

When it's garbage pickup day, neighbours like to park right in front of the curb, preventing garbage from being taken and obscuring part of my driveway. I have to go to work during most days, so I don't I have time to put my garbage elsewhere...if I dare to move the garbage to my neighbours' curb, they'll give me an evil eye.

Garbage pickup is every 2nd week...The people who park in front the curb happen to be people who live 5 blocks away, and their own driveways and curbs have no cars....

I don't know everyone that well...I know about 2 people on my street, and they agree that it's unfair.

Since I recently moved to my area, I don't want to known as the jerk neighbour, so calling the cops is a no-no...

Level 8

Since: Oct 08

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#2 Aug 23, 2013
To clarify:

I don't mind parking in front of my house, but I do mind if it covers my driveway and prevents the garbage man from picking up my garbage & recycling...

“Forehead wrinkle”

Since: Dec 10

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#3 Aug 23, 2013
Put a nice note on their car(s). Let them know what days garbage pick up are and that you ask them kindly to park elsewhere during garbage pick-up days. If they do not heed your kind note, find out where they live and poop on their stoop.

Since: Nov 10

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#4 Aug 23, 2013
NotaGoth wrote:
To clarify:
I don't mind parking in front of my house, but I do mind if it covers my driveway and prevents the garbage man from picking up my garbage & recycling...
The curb is open to everybody...however, blocking your driveway...I think would be a violation...check with you town on this one...good luck.

“....VETS”

Level 9

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#5 Aug 24, 2013
each town has its own parking codes .
so give me the town or call city hall and inquiry... blocking a driveway is a no no especially for a fire lane as a driveway is
SLACK

Ludington, MI

#6 Aug 24, 2013
NotaGoth wrote:
I've moved to a new neighbourhood about 4 months ago.
All is fine and dandy, but I have a problem:
When it's garbage pickup day, neighbours like to park right in front of the curb, preventing garbage from being taken and obscuring part of my driveway. I have to go to work during most days, so I don't I have time to put my garbage elsewhere...if I dare to move the garbage to my neighbours' curb, they'll give me an evil eye.
Garbage pickup is every 2nd week...The people who park in front the curb happen to be people who live 5 blocks away, and their own driveways and curbs have no cars....
I don't know everyone that well...I know about 2 people on my street, and they agree that it's unfair.
Since I recently moved to my area, I don't want to known as the jerk neighbour, so calling the cops is a no-no...
sell your house and buy a condo
SLACK

Ludington, MI

#7 Aug 24, 2013
tallyho wrote:
each town has its own parking codes .
so give me the town or call city hall and inquiry... blocking a driveway is a no no especially for a fire lane as a driveway is
yea, that will work

Level 8

Since: Oct 08

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#8 Aug 24, 2013
Thanks everyone; I might give them a little note. If they pay no heed and continue to ignore me, then I'll enquire city hall about the laws in the area.

Thanks!

“....VETS”

Level 9

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#9 Aug 24, 2013
NotaGoth wrote:
Thanks everyone; I might give them a little note. If they pay no heed and continue to ignore me, then I'll enquire city hall about the laws in the area.
Thanks!
if they are blocking your drive way then call police ,that is a ticket everywhere here it is 10' from either side and a street corner
SLACK

Ludington, MI

#10 Aug 24, 2013
tallyho wrote:
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if they are blocking your drive way then call police ,that is a ticket everywhere here it is 10' from either side and a street corner
then she gets slashed tires, they already see her as being weak

if she wants to stay perhaps throwing a picnic and inviting the neighbors would go a long way to achieving harmony

once people eat together things seem to change

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#11 Aug 24, 2013
tallyho wrote:
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if they are blocking your drive way then call police ,that is a ticket everywhere here it is 10' from either side and a street corner
I had a neighbour try that with their driveway problem once; we can only call by-law officers, not the actual city cops

By-laws usually arrive in about 24 hours but by then the car is gone...they took in the license plate but nothing happened...

I'm afraid of coming across as a that "jerk" neighbour if I call the by-laws...

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#12 Aug 24, 2013
SLACK wrote:
<quoted text>then she gets slashed tires, they already see her as being weak
if she wants to stay perhaps throwing a picnic and inviting the neighbors would go a long way to achieving harmony
once people eat together things seem to change
I live with my hubby but we both go to work at the time. I'm new to the area.

Most of them are elderly and do not go to work; so they usually park in front my driveway then.

Level 8

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#13 Aug 24, 2013
SLACK wrote:
<quoted text>sell your house and buy a condo
I live close to work; I just moved in???

Plus, not all my neighbours are bad; it's just one or two people.
Tutor

Kutztown, PA

#14 Aug 24, 2013
Since it's your drive-way they are blocking, put out those orange cones when u are away right at your driveway entrance, I think this would be legal. They will get the idea then.

Driveways cannot be blocked at any time for safety reasons.

“....VETS”

Level 9

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#15 Aug 24, 2013
NotaGoth wrote:
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I had a neighbour try that with their driveway problem once; we can only call by-law officers, not the actual city cops
By-laws usually arrive in about 24 hours but by then the car is gone...they took in the license plate but nothing happened...
I'm afraid of coming across as a that "jerk" neighbour if I call the by-laws...
oh you live in a gated community..that is private property ..in a sense of the law..so what go to the association ... you have rights you paying for them

Level 8

Since: Oct 08

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#16 Aug 24, 2013
Yeah, I guess I should just gently ask my neighbours about obscuring the driveway...maybe do a get together like Slack said.
SLACK

Ludington, MI

#17 Aug 24, 2013
NotaGoth wrote:
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I live close to work; I just moved in???
Plus, not all my neighbours are bad; it's just one or two people.
seriously invite the two over for dinner

they are people too, unless they are meth heads
Tutor

Kutztown, PA

#18 Aug 24, 2013
NotaGoth wrote:
Yeah, I guess I should just gently ask my neighbours about obscuring the driveway...maybe do a get together like Slack said.
I wouldn't want to do a get together, u don't know your neighbors well enough for that. You may be sorry later. They may be the type of neighbors that like to talk all the time whenever they see u, or alot worse than that.
SLACK

Ludington, MI

#19 Aug 24, 2013
NotaGoth wrote:
Yeah, I guess I should just gently ask my neighbours about obscuring the driveway...maybe do a get together like Slack said.
try "bring a dish if you like" no one feels obligated and some will want to show their skills

lunch, start it early and end it early keeps booze from becoming a problem, it will be fun

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#20 Aug 24, 2013
SLACK wrote:
<quoted text>seriously invite the two over for dinner
they are people too, unless they are meth heads
Yeah, I've already posted that I will do so eventually.:)

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