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Old 02-24-2010, 06:07 PM
 
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All of this horror coming on the heels of this:

City code inspectors accused of taking bribes | WOAI.COM: San Antonio News

Now you know why!
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:30 PM
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Location: Ohio
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We would never have a house with a commercial sign out front, but on the other hand, things like solar collectors, visible water collection devices (rain barrels), and even drought tolerant grass are not permissible.
Not wanting to derail the thread too much, but there have been bills in the last two sessions of the TX legislature that would pre-empt deed restrictions against solar panels. They haven't passed yet, but since the bills have been introduced so many times, I imagine they will someday. I also wouldn't be surprised to see something pass in the lege to allow those rainwater catchment systems, given the drought that our state just went through.

Back to discussing Rivermist.
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:01 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Has anyone bothered to look at what the inspectors are paid??? Buddy of mine was offered a job w/the city as an Inspector (he's a Master Plumber). Don't remember the exact number, but IIRC, they were paying in the low 30's or less....

Yeah - good luck with THAT!
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:36 PM
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Has anyone bothered to look at what the inspectors are paid??? Buddy of mine was offered a job w/the city as an Inspector (he's a Master Plumber). Don't remember the exact number, but IIRC, they were paying in the low 30's or less....

Yeah - good luck with THAT!
That's more than the mayor and council reps make.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:26 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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That's more than the mayor and council reps make.
Given the quality of THEIR work....they may be overpaid!
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:56 AM
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The Mayor and city council are supposed to be part time while the city is run by the city manager. Somewhere along the way, city council members got the idea it's a full time job. Hence mucking everything up
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:39 PM
 
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This is absolutely incredible: They wouldn't let the news media in-

Damage control: Evacuated homeowner frustrated with builder | kens5.com | San Antonio News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | Home
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Old 03-04-2010, 11:15 PM
 
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I mapped that address as it sounded very familiar... and that is the exact same lot my husband and i were going to purchase (as I mentioned previously in this thread)...

I feel so bad for this guy... I still remember walking the lot with my husband and the sales rep... and my exact words were "And what's going to happen if that wall ever gives way"...

i really hope this guy and all other home owners affected get some sort of answers real soon...
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:50 AM
 
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Seem to me everyone in that area should be out. Can anyone predict positively the homes on top will not slide any further down?
Wanted to know if the Governor has made it to see the damage? His BF's seem to be the homebuilders so wondering if any statement has come form his office?
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:03 PM
 
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Incredible! Nobody has received a buyout offer on those houses that obviously cannot be FIXED?
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