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Old 07-27-2008, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Does anyone have information about Cape Coral deed restrictions for the area of SW Cape Coral? I would like to have fencing over 6ft. Is that allowed? Also, why do so many pools have mesh housing over them? It looks strange, but I was not able to conclusively figure out why they were there.
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Central Fl
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The mesh over the pools is to keep the bugs away, and for a bit of privacy, etc.
the fence question may best be answered by the local building dept.

Frank D.
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:05 PM
 
Location: North Central Florida
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Probably best to talk to the folks at "code enforcement" to get a (lengthy)list of what you can and cant do in Cape Coral.
As far as "pool enclosures" are concerned, they're there mostly so you can enjoy your pool without the unwanted guests......like mosquitoes, and no see-ums that will be happy to eat you alive, if they can get at you. Also, keeps your pool cleaner, filters out dirt, and leaves, grass clippings. And perhaps more important, discourages small children and animals from getting into your pool. Without an enclosure, you may the pool is unuseable.
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Hi Guys,

Thanks! I thought the pool enclosure was required for insurance purposes. Could you let me know whom I should contact to get a list of the deed restrictions? If you only know the name of the department, that would be great. I can look it up online.

Kinky
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:45 PM
 
Location: North Central Florida
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Hi Guys,

Could you let me know whom I should contact to get a list of the deed restrictions?

Kinky

"Code Enforcement"
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:42 PM
 
Location: North Central Florida
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Okay, did a little more leg work for ya, Kinky, and those that have similar concerns....Heres a link to a searchable database of Cape Corals codes and ordinances.
City of Cape Coral > Government > City Clerk > Records Management > Codes and Ordinances

Many people dont know, and are a little surprised to learn, that Cape Coral has it's own "Code Enforcement" department. Separate from the Police dept, their sole purpose, and reason to be...is to drive up and down residential streets all day long, looking for code violations. They leave a citation on your front door, typically giving you three to five days to remedy the violation, if you fail to do so, a fine is assessed, for EACH day the violation continues to exist. The most common violations are unmowed lawns, disabled vehicles, or vehicles that dont display a registration tag. Vehicles that an owner is doing some mechanical work on. Boat or RV parked in driveway, just to name a few.
There are some pretty weird codes here also. The most famous one, that has now been voted out of existence by the citizens, after years of fighting to get it onto a ballot, was the one that said it was illegal to park any type of truck in your driveway. It was legal to have a beat to hell, rust bucket car in the driveway, but if you parked a brand new $35,000.00 pickup truck or SUV next to the rust bucket, you'd get a ticket for the truck in the driveway. And it WAS ENFORCED.
Todays state of affairs is better, but not by much. AFAIK, it is still illegal to park your own car or truck, in your own driveway, if it has any form of lettering, advertising your own business displayed anywhere on it, IF you own the home. IF you are renting the home, or it is an apartment complex, or duplex, it's perfectly fine for you to park your commercial vehicle there. What the.... It's all about how much $$$ the cops and judges can get to flow to their pockets. But you've heard me say that here before.
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Old 10-07-2014, 08:40 PM
 
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I am SO thankful for strict code enforcement. When I owned a home in Pasadena, Texas, my next door neighbor had a swing set with a greasy car engine hanging from it for over a year! The code enforcement finally arrived when his 3 other junk vehicles were leaking oil, anti-freeze,(which killed 2 neighbor pets), and what make the E.P.A. have a cow, was finally addressed. My house lost it's value by over 40 thousand dollars. Of cores the Tax Office wanted FULL price for the value. I Moved to another town with VERY STRICT code enforcement. To answer a question about an R.V. parked in your yard, back in Pasadena, There were 4 vans and 2 broken down travel trailers ALL with people living in them, so the City FINALLY did something after a dead body was found in one. Strange how nobody complained...I guess their rent would go up if they "rocked the boat".
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Meredith NH
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I am SO thankful for strict code enforcement. When I owned a home in Pasadena, Texas, my next door neighbor had a swing set with a greasy car engine hanging from it for over a year! The code enforcement finally arrived when his 3 other junk vehicles were leaking oil, anti-freeze,(which killed 2 neighbor pets), and what make the E.P.A. have a cow, was finally addressed. My house lost it's value by over 40 thousand dollars. Of cores the Tax Office wanted FULL price for the value. I Moved to another town with VERY STRICT code enforcement. To answer a question about an R.V. parked in your yard, back in Pasadena, There were 4 vans and 2 broken down travel trailers ALL with people living in them, so the City FINALLY did something after a dead body was found in one. Strange how nobody complained...I guess their rent would go up if they "rocked the boat".
I'm with you on that......glad for the strict codes.Ride around North Ft Myers some time if you want to see difference.
Imagine living in a nice residential neighborhood and your neighbor is a roofer.Every night there is a 1 ton dump truck,a couple of pickups,a trailer with a tar kettle on it and a flatbed full of stripped shingles sitting next door....in the driveway and on the grass...oops....forgot the wifes car.
Not dumping on hard working trades people......have nothing but respect for anyone that gets up every day and works hard for his family......just sayin' they don't mix.
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