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Unread 03-01-2008, 07:07 PM
 
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back where im from alot of people did that...For some plp you know i can understand bc maybe its not enough parking.but if the car isnt working then move it.....sell it do something..it does make the place look trashy
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Unread 03-01-2008, 09:11 PM
 
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We went to a neighborhood meeting the other night, and was brought up-to-date on the Codes. If they're parking on the grass, report them. The City code is as follows:

"Parking and Paving Requirements ..862-6590.

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The Zoning Code and Health Code specify that permanent parking areas containing five (5) or more spaces must be surfaced with a hard-surfaced, dustless material.
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The Property Standards Code further provides that vehicles parked at private residences may not be parked on the grass.



Nashville.gov - Codes - Codes Online Customer Service Desk (http://www.nashville.gov/codes/report_violations.aspx - broken link)
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Unread 03-01-2008, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Blackwater Park
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Complaining about some people may ver well come back to bite you.
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Unread 03-02-2008, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Franklin
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They can be reported anonymously, though, no? If it's a codes violation, there's no complainant.
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Unread 03-02-2008, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Midtown Memphis
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:shrug: This is one reason why that, despite being a city person, I'm not sure I could ever live in a city. Someone who is seriously that worried about what their neighbor is doing on their own, bought/rented property, needs to get a life. Also, ever hear of bad karma?

I honestly just can't imagine "reporting" someone for having cars parked on their lawn. What in the world is wrong with people??? How is it hurting you??

Sheesh.
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Unread 03-02-2008, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Franklin
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What in the world is wrong with people??? How is it hurting you??

Sheesh.
No one's saying they're bad people. What I AM saying is that, if I buy a home in a well-maintained neighborhood, just to see things change, then my investment suffers. It's that simple. Cars on blocks, parked in yards, trashiness in general- it all lowers property values. Trying to get folks to obey the law doesn't feel like "bad karma" to me.

It's called being a grown-up and respecting others, not to mention yourself.
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Unread 03-02-2008, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Midtown Memphis
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Well, I see your point. But part of being a grown-up is accepting the fact that sometimes, other people just aren't going to do exactly what you'd like them to. Different people have different values and widely different notions of respect, both for themselves and others. Who is going to say which definitions are right, and why do they get to do so?

Technically, since it is law, then you're right. (Though I would still never report someone - that just seems mean.) But I think it's a sad day for humanity that we have nothing better to do than dream up laws to "protect property values." That really comments on how far off the radar we've really flown.
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Unread 03-02-2008, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Blackwater Park
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They can be reported anonymously, though, no? If it's a codes violation, there's no complainant.
Yeah, but if someone just moves into an area fairly recently and there haven't been previous complains they'll know who complained.
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Unread 03-02-2008, 10:18 AM
 
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Well, I see your point. But part of being a grown-up is accepting the fact that sometimes, other people just aren't going to do exactly what you'd like them to. Different people have different values and widely different notions of respect, both for themselves and others. Who is going to say which definitions are right, and why do they get to do so?

Technically, since it is law, then you're right. (Though I would still never report someone - that just seems mean.) But I think it's a sad day for humanity that we have nothing better to do than dream up laws to "protect property values." That really comments on how far off the radar we've really flown.


I wouldn't either, but that's what they're asking people to do.
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Unread 03-02-2008, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Madison
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Well, I see your point. But part of being a grown-up is accepting the fact that sometimes, other people just aren't going to do exactly what you'd like them to. Different people have different values and widely different notions of respect, both for themselves and others. Who is going to say which definitions are right, and why do they get to do so?

Technically, since it is law, then you're right. (Though I would still never report someone - that just seems mean.) But I think it's a sad day for humanity that we have nothing better to do than dream up laws to "protect property values." That really comments on how far off the radar we've really flown.

But that assumes that we're all just individuals who happen to live in a particular area.

I see myself as part of a neighborhood, and that we have a responsibility to each other, not just ourselves.

My neighbors might not like me very much -- my area's conservative and religious, and I'm sure they've figured out that my partner and I aren't just housemates -- but we haven't had any problems because we maintain our property well. They understand, as we do, that taking care of our house is respectful of _our_ neighborhood.

There's also the "broken window theory," that says the breakdown of an area starts with the little things -- like a broken window that goes unrepaired. When those around see that the little things don't matter, a shift in attitudes begins, and those who _do_ care start drifting away, either emotionally or physically. Those who don't care start letting things go even more, and eventually the area becomes blighted.


So caring about these things isn't the behavior of a control freak, but a way of making sure the neighborhood remains a good place to live on a number of levels.
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