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Old 07-19-2018, 07:57 PM
 
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Here is a link to the City Code. You can do a word search. I have called Code Enforcement and used the online Complaint Form too. You will get a faster response if you call. When I have called, I do not remember them asking me my name, just the address of where the problem was at. Maybe things have changed. A couple of quick ones:


1. RVs (and 18 wheelers) are not allowed to be parked on a residential street.
2. Cars not moved for 72 hours can be considered abandoned.
3. Folks can not operate an auto repair shop out of their residential garage.
4. Cars must be parked a MINIMUM of 5 feet from the edge of a commercial or private driveway.
5. Sidewalks must be shoveled within 24 hours after the END of a snowstorm.
6. Cars can not be parked across a sidewalk.
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Old 07-20-2018, 01:04 PM
 
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We have those sloped curbs on our street and I wish we had the straight up/down curbs.

People like to park halfway on the sidewalk- I assume so they feel safe from being side-swiped on the street. This makes it hard to walk on the sidewalk sometimes when half of it is blocked.

I usually just call the police and they will come by and leave a ticket on the car. Usually after that they never park on the sidewalk again- but they still park as far up the curb as they can.
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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We have those sloped curbs on our street and I wish we had the straight up/down curbs.

People like to park halfway on the sidewalk- I assume so they feel safe from being side-swiped on the street. This makes it hard to walk on the sidewalk sometimes when half of it is blocked.

I usually just call the police and they will come by and leave a ticket on the car. Usually after that they never park on the sidewalk again- but they still park as far up the curb as they can.
What is the purpose of sloped curbs?
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:50 AM
 
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What is the purpose of sloped curbs?
I sure wish I knew!

Looking on Google there are some ADA guidelines etc....which may have something to do with it.

Our street has a combination of both sloped/straight curbs so not sure why that is.
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Old 11-24-2018, 12:32 PM
 
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It is now several months later and the neighbor's trash and debris has tripled. Finally contacted code compliance and they said ongoing filthy conditions in alleys are not within their area of enforcement - so tough luck I guess. May just clean it up ourselves over time cause I am tired of looking at it.
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Old 11-24-2018, 01:30 PM
 
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It is now several months later and the neighbor's trash and debris has tripled. Finally contacted code compliance and they said ongoing filthy conditions in alleys are not within their area of enforcement - so tough luck I guess.
It may be a fire hazzard, a right of way violation, or possibly a health department issue. Complain to the fire department, police, health department, environmental department, and every other agency you can find in the city directory. There is always some kind of limit to trash accumulation.
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Old 11-24-2018, 01:32 PM
 
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Should that pile ever catch fire the FD will almost certainly force a cleanup.
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Old 11-24-2018, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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It is now several months later and the neighbor's trash and debris has tripled. Finally contacted code compliance and they said ongoing filthy conditions in alleys are not within their area of enforcement - so tough luck I guess. May just clean it up ourselves over time cause I am tired of looking at it.
I like Arrby's answer!

But my response to what you were told is -- assuming that the alley is a public right-of-way (which you should verify), as most of them are, then they are guilty of letting this debris pile up on their property. I'd go right to the mayor's office and tell them that they have to clean up their mess. If they don't then go to your local tv station that does special interest stories. Take pictures and send them to everyone. Shame them into taking action!

I used to work in code compliance in a small city, and piles of trash in the alley were definitely in our area of enforcement. I think someone is lazy. BTW, if that is not a public alley, someone still has ownership. You could go to the county tax assessor's office and find that out.
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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It is now several months later and the neighbor's trash and debris has tripled. Finally contacted code compliance and they said ongoing filthy conditions in alleys are not within their area of enforcement - so tough luck I guess. May just clean it up ourselves over time cause I am tired of looking at it.
They’re full of it. Sounds like you talked with someone who doesn’t want to do their job. Keep at ‘em, document everything and take LOTS of pictures. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
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Old 12-01-2018, 02:44 PM
 
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Sadly if your in El Paso county they don't give a crap about rules and regulations or zoning. We lived by a guy in Black Forest who moved his construction business to his property that was zoned residential and El Paso county didn't hold him to any part of the rules, mostly because he was going to pay them money for a variance. Didn't matter that the rest of the residents lived there to be in a residential area and in the country, El Paso county could have cared less. I sympathize. Wouldn't live in El Paso county again for anything. I would say, don't give up. Someone else is right, the squeaky wheel gets the grease (if your working with a good county)
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