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Old 06-02-2008, 12:48 PM
 
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Hi all,

I'm moving to Hyde park condo next month, and our new HOA told us that, since the building doesn have alley, we need to ask the city to block the side parking in front of the building we park our moving truck.

has anyone done it b4? does it take a long time to request? I'm still in the process of setting a moving date with the movers, so should I wait till everything's final b4 I call the city? or would that be too late?

btw, does it mean that I have to do this everytime when we buy big furnatures and appliances?

Thanks!
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:11 PM
 
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we have the same question. When we were there signing our lease, we saw a bunch of people moving with Uhaul's but not too many moving trucks. If our truck had to block the alley I don't think people would get too upset but if it were blocking a one-way street, maybe that would be different.
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:32 PM
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Contact the alderman's office. I bet they could arrange for the 'no parking signs' to be put up.
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:09 PM
 
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Contact the alderman's office. I bet they could arrange for the 'no parking signs' to be put up.
Yes, but you have to put them up yourself at least 24 hours before the move or have someone do it for you (like I have for a couple people on this board). You get them from the Aldermans office.

The OP needs to wait until the moving date is final then get the signs.
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:37 PM
 
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I volunteer Maginault for this one since it's in his 'hood.
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:14 PM
 
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I volunteer Maginault for this one since it's in his 'hood.
Yeah, let someone else do it this time.
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:16 AM
 
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I don't know what moving company you are using, but I know a lot of the nationwide companies - United, Allied etc - shuttle your stuff in with a smaller vehicle if you're moving into a city where the big moving truck can't park on the street by your place. Its usually a couple hundred bucks more but standard practice for those bigger companies. I think (correct me if I'm wrong) that you wouldn't need to get signs then because they company will essentially be doing a drive-by move-in.
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:32 PM
 
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Yes, but you have to put them up yourself at least 24 hours before the move or have someone do it for you (like I have for a couple people on this board). You get them from the Aldermans office.

The OP needs to wait until the moving date is final then get the signs.
Thanks! I did contact them and they told me that I need to pick up the signs 48 hr prior to moving date, and I need to put them up myself.

so for those of you who live in the city, do you have to do this everytime when you have a big delivery like washer and dryer?
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Thanks! I did contact them and they told me that I need to pick up the signs 48 hr prior to moving date, and I need to put them up myself.

so for those of you who live in the city, do you have to do this everytime when you have a big delivery like washer and dryer?
I would to be safe. It all depends on where the liability rests for a parking ticket in your delivery contract. However, I would still reserve space to make it easier for those guys bringing the stuff in if possible.
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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so for those of you who live in the city, do you have to do this everytime when you have a big delivery like washer and dryer?
I guess I see this less as a hassle and more as a great service. Can you imagine what it'd be like trying to move in somewhere if they didn't let you come get the parking signs? It'd be a nightmare I should think!
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