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Old 12-18-2007, 11:05 PM   #1
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Got a tow notice today

Got a tow notice today for vehicle litter! We have been parking our 34' TT in our driveway all summer and decided to leave it parked in the driveway for the winter. I've got ten days to move it. Only problem is that the streets are snow and ice covered.
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Old 12-18-2007, 11:12 PM   #2
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Can they do that if it has a valid license plate on it ? I think that is terrible.
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At the risk of sounding silly, what is the definition of "vehicle littering" where you live? I've heard of getting tickets for violating zoning ordinances by parking your RV on your property, but this is a new one to me.
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At the risk of sounding silly, what is the definition of "vehicle littering" where you live? I've heard of getting tickets for violating zoning ordinances by parking your RV on your property, but this is a new one to me.
Ditto.

The town I used to live in several years ago was considering an ordinance banning RVs in driveways. That's when we started looking for another place to live. Just so happens that before the ordinance was up for a vote the mayor of said town was partners in a new mini storage with RV parking.............. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.................. The ordinance never passed and that yahoo was not re-elected. We still moved though. Got me a nice 1 acre lot that I can put whatever I want on it.
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Litter....that's a good one.
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Old 12-19-2007, 07:34 PM   #6
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Take a ride around town and see how many others got notices or is the neighbor mad at you? Ask around,go to the court house and read the ordinance and see how much time you have... be reactive
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:03 PM   #7
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Take a ride around town and see how many others got notices or is the neighbor mad at you? Ask around,go to the court house and read the ordinance and see how much time you have... be reactive
Omaha has a Mayor's hotline which allows anonymous complaints. I have 10 days to move it, only problem every direction out of the area is uphill and the streets are snow packed and icy. Left 100's of messages, only got one call back from the planning board, we are in violation, but since we live on a corner lot I can park it in the side yard and be legal. Found a couple of storage facilities with space available. Still need some leaway on the 10 days though. I'll give the mayor's hotline a call tomorrow and see what they can do for me. I was told by the planning board that they or OPD never enforce the ordinance. Only when it gets called into the hotline.
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:13 PM   #8
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Omaha has a Mayor's hotline which allows anonymous complaints.

I was told by the planning board that they or OPD never enforce the ordinance. Only when it gets called into the hotline.
so someone doesn't like you then eh?
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The specific violation is vehicle litter right? I betcha one call or letter from your legal counsel would clear this matter up. The municipal code for Omaha states as definition:
Sec. 18-21. Definitions.
For the purposes of this article, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them:
Litter: Includes the following:
(1) Trash, rubbish, refuse, garbage, paper, rags, ashes, grain, and cobs.
(2) Wooden, plaster, cement, brick or stone building rubble.
(3) Grass, leaves, and worthless vegetation.
(4) Offal and dead animals.
(5) Any machine or machines, vehicle or vehicles or parts thereof which have lost their identity, character, utility or serviceability as such through deterioration, dismantling or the ravages of time; are inoperative or unable to perform their intended functions; or are cast off, discarded or thrown away or left as waste, wreckage or junk.

Ya gotta love the internet.

The bottom line is there is no way your travel trailer can meet this definition so long as it is in good repair and is servicable.
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:43 PM   #10
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welshman you are awesome, I'm going to run this up the flag pole.
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welshman you are awesome, I'm going to run this up the flag pole.
Glad I could help... Good luck.
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:26 AM   #12
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leave it to a flippin Canadian..........



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Old 12-21-2007, 10:10 PM   #13
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Awww shucks.... I do that sort of thing for a living. I just hope Hookmeup gets some justice. Crap like that just shouldn't happen. I understand the purpose of a law like that, but authorities in a democracy have the responsibility to apply a law properly.
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Old 12-22-2007, 02:37 AM   #14
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In most instances Litter, is something that is also left in a public place (ie the street, highway, parking lot ect). OR something that is, as stated by welshman.
however placement is key also. and if you are in a community that has no CCR's or restrictions on RV parking, then the ticket is unjustified and unfounded. a neighbor is complaining to draw heat on you.
if the RV was parked in the street, is a pile of junk ect. that would be different, But as stated, it is in your driveway, in usable condition ect.

Check and see if you fall under any CCR's in your community, then go from there, BE proactive and reactive. you will prevail.
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thought each of you could use a little comic relief today. Here's the story. A city councilman, Mark Easton, lives in this neighborhood. He had a beautiful view of the east mountains, until a new neighbor purchased the lot below his house and built.

Apparently, the new home was 18 inches higher than the ordinances would allow, so Mark Easton, mad about his lost view, went to the city to make sure they enforced the lower roof line ordinance. Mark and his new neighbor had some great arguments about this as you can imagine — not great feelings. The new neighbor had to drop the roof line — no doubt at great expense.

Recently, Mark Easton called the city and informed them that his new neighbor had installed some vents on the side of his home. Mark didn't like the look of these vents and asked the city to investigate. When they went to Mark's home to see the vent view, this is what they found ...


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Quite an appropriate message, I think
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Old 12-28-2007, 10:53 PM   #17
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I Leave My Camper In The Street All Summer And Then Some . Last Week I Just Put It In The Back Yard !! When Easter Comes It Will Go Back In Front Of The House . I Live In A Development Type Of Neighbor Hood And On The Main Drive.
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I think, by definition, you're OK if you 'move' it for one day. In most areas, the law is designed so people don't leave broken down pieces of crap in their front yards. If you can simply move it to the street (or drive it around the block) for a day, you'll be in compliance. I would take a video or picture of it parked on the street so when Mr. Code-Enforcement comes back with a tow-truck, you'll have some proof it was in fact moved.
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I agree such laws have a good intent and a good purpose; no-one likes living next to a mess or a hazard. Its the thoughtless application by bureaucrats that has to be challenged sometimes.
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thought each of you could use a little comic relief today. Here's the story. A city councilman, Mark Easton, lives in this neighborhood. He had a beautiful view of the east mountains, until a new neighbor purchased the lot below his house and built.

Apparently, the new home was 18 inches higher than the ordinances would allow, so Mark Easton, mad about his lost view, went to the city to make sure they enforced the lower roof line ordinance. Mark and his new neighbor had some great arguments about this as you can imagine — not great feelings. The new neighbor had to drop the roof line — no doubt at great expense.

Recently, Mark Easton called the city and informed them that his new neighbor had installed some vents on the side of his home. Mark didn't like the look of these vents and asked the city to investigate. When they went to Mark's home to see the vent view, this is what they found ...


that is just to funnny
i wish i lived close by , i like the vent look,
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