Here in Waupun, Wisconsin we have idiot neighbors too. Because I live down
town and don't have a garage I work on my truck in the parking lot behind my
shop. I've had the cops by several times telling me that the neighbors
object to me working out there on a Sunday afternoon. Well since I also
letter all the police cars in town I don't get to worked up about it. The
laws around here state that any vehicle without valid plates is considered
abandoned even if it is in your own yard. When did we lose control of our
own property? Just be glad that Al Gore didn't win or we would all be
outlaws because we drive trucks with internal combustion engines!
John "Rock" Rockefeller
1949 3100 "Eeyore"
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, February 02, 2001 6:43 AM
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] neighborhood Nazi's
> I'm afraid this one caught me too, although in my case it was a
> reinterpretation of the neighborhood covenants that got me. The
> reinterpretation happened after most of the original crowd had moved on
> younger yuppie and family crowd moved in. The rules were originally
> to avoid vehicles on blocks in the yard; the reinterpretation is that any
> non-running, non-current registration vehicles are not acceptable. The
> tendency to reinterpret according to the current social norms is what
> me. . .and guys, in case you haven't noticed, we are not "normal".
> I finally had to move my Chevy Sub to my brother Brian's (the GMC was
> there), which means that I can rarely go work on it. . .which is why Brian
> will take care of the bodywork for me and we'll put the frame/drivetrain
> my third bay garage. . .out of sight of the militants.
> Brian has a minifarm in middle Tennessee and so the laws for that are
> lax. . .for now. Agricultural zoning generally lets you have multiple
> nonrunning vehicles. They are now getting serious encroachment with new
> neighborhoods growing up around them, and I expect that he will eventually
> have problems too.
> Forme, there's no real solution except to eventually move somewhere else,
> checking on the local laws, and going for someplace zoned agricultural.
> Mark Noakes
> Knoxville, TN
> 58/56 Chevy Suburban 2wd 350 V8 3speed w/OD in progress
> 59 GMC Suburban V8/Hydramatic looking for a 1/2 ton NAPCO kit and a V8,
> destined for straight stock resto
> In a message dated 2/1/01 9:27:48 PM, email@example.com writes:
> << Got a call from the town office today, seems my neighbors object to my
> "driveway art", elitist snobs that the are. I am awaiting printed versions
> of the bylaws that pertain to my affliction, but will ask in advance for
> any creative solutions to "hide" my addiction. If anyone has a creative
> solution to this problem, I would love to hear it.
> too many vehicles
> too much time robbed earning the cash to pay for their restification
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959 >>
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959