Woooooow, this man actually had more than one car towed and is right back to doing the same thing?! Must be nice to have that kind of disposable income.
But I think that it's just great that you were able to do enough work to get the PD to come chalk and then tow the cars; good job! Plus he's on their radar now and probably knows it.
Try your best to keep calling the PD when you can and see if you can possibly enlist the neighbors. When you speak with the police you might also want to mention that he has been previously towed by them but seems to think he can ignore their "advise." I don't think that they will take too kindly to that.
Keep up the fight but hey, don't let it consume too much of your time. Best wishes and keep me in the loop, K
On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 10:35 PM, Katheryne Koelker <flyingbug@...>
Spoke further with the family members, explaining what had been suggested. Response: we did that, and the city marked the cars and towed them. He came right back.
I'd probably have to have a few of the other neighbors on the block calling for the other four calls you mentioned. I am often not home to see what is happening, and I'm not sure if any of the other neighbors are calling. Maybe a chat is in order.
In the meantime, someone over on Yukon posted a sign at one of the condo complexes. Seems that someone got tired of dogs doing their business on the lawn. I have a picture of the sign; it basically says that there's a $150.00 fine for not picking up after
Hi, sorry to hear that speaking with the gentleman doesn't seem to help. And parking permits seem, to me, to be a very last-ditch effort. I can see them causing more problems then they're worth.
Mr. or Ms. "A. Slaughter" wrote to you re. if these vehicles are constantly there and only moved on street sweeping days; is this the case for three or more of them? Again, a record of their movements is needed, at least three weeks I would think. So that's a venue to possibly pursue.
As a last-ditch effort I can only say that "The squeaky wheel gets the oil" meaning that you should call the police once (or twice?) a week anyway. They're gonna get tired of those same old calls about the same old guy fairly quickly. Especially if they keep coming. Maybe y'all have a neighbor or two that are as unhappy as you that would be willing to call once a week.
I don't know what the PD's protocol is, but I would think that for at least every four calls they would roll on down there and speak with the gentleman. Even if he is not breaking a parking law, just the pressure of having police at his door once a month should motivate him to park his cars elsewhere. Might take some time but hey, what do you have to lose?
I wish you well, it's just really wrong when one person feels that they can usurp the rights of others...like they are more entitled. Unfortunately it's a fact of life nowadays, but I still don't get it and I still think it's a sad commentary on this world today.
Keep me informed......I'm gonna go walk my dog now and watch the cars blow thru the stop signs and speed down our residential streets. K
On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 10:37 PM, Katheryne Koelker <flyingbug@...>
Kim: found out that my parents have tried to talk to this neighbor. City has been involved in the past--apparently, the man is not conducting business, 'public parking', etc.
The idea of permits for our block had come up before, too. Apparently, only half the block wants them--and the other half does not. The city will not allow a street to go 'permit-only' unless all of the residents agree.
Hi, haven't read anything yet as far as if a "neighborly conversation" has occured. Still think you need more info.
Does this impact others that live on your street? If so, enlist them to keep an eye out when you're not home and take notes. Truly, you MUST get the legitimate info. to make a case, ie, times, dates, lisc. #s, area, etc. Really, it's not all that hard, just sounds that way. I wish you well, K
On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 6:53 PM, A. Slaughter <ahnnya@...>
As was posted in a previous response, if having a"neighborly" conversation hasn't helped and if he's ONLY moving them once a week, he's violating the 72 hour parking rule. One of the FAQs on the Hawthorne Police site is about how long a vehicle can be left (business or not).
On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 3:57 PM, Katheryne Koelker <flyingbug@...>
A male family member does talk to him off and on. However, I'm not always home when the cars are moved. And the vans are unmarked, so I have no business to call.
Another family member did complain to the city a few years ago. A rep went to the owner of the vehicles. The owner CLAIMS that he's NOT running a business out of his house.
To the best of my knowledge, the vehicles are moved on Thursdays and Fridays (for street-sweeping).
I would suggest first and foremost making notations of the movements (times, lisc. #s, parking spots, etc.) I would do that for about two weeks. I would suggest that you take pics. as well. Then I would approach the person who owns all those vehicles (WOW) and ask him in person about what is going on and address your concerns that they are 'messin with your parking! I would do it in a very friendly manner, during the daylight, and with a large man with me....just sayin.
But you never know, perhaps this person is a kind soul who is stressing 'cause he's taking care of other people's cars and hating it as much as you do. I just think that you should approach him in person before you call the police.
If, however, he is rude and not willing to speak about the issue then you really should contact the PD. The information log that you have kept for two weeks will serve you well at this point; just be sure that you have kept well documented and dated notes.
I wish you well and am sorry about the issue that y'all have, K. ps, let me know what you do and what happens.
On Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 11:20 PM, Katheryne Koelker <flyingbug@...>
I live over on 146th Street, not far from Bodger Park. I've noticed someone with at least three vans and 3-4 other cars parking on our end of the block. From what I've seen, he lives somewhere on Yukon.
He's parked two of the vehicles directly across from where my parents live. Other vans and cars are just shuffled around during the week for the street sweeper. The vans look like business vehicles (which aren't permitted in residential areas unless they are doing business at a resident's house).
Unfortunately, this means that some of us who DO live on the street must park farther down--which is not good if we get home late or have elderly residents in the house. Any advice?