CL add, Township says he can't have that wood

HDRock Posted By HDRock, Jul 20, 2013 at 11:54 AM

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  1. Plow Boy

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    Good thing my neighbors can't see my yard. Its nice living in the country :D
     
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  2. save$

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    I have a big pile like that down in an old garden area. No one can see it until they walk through a wooded area. it is my "burn pile". We won't lite it until we have a first snow. Our town has a 2 acre lot min. size so we are not piled all together. Good and bad with ordinances. Our town only gets after people who leave Junk and garbage out for extended periods of time. I had my home built in the woods, dead end road, last home in. No regrets.
     
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  3. red oak

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    Agree 100%. Ordinances are fine up to a point but many places are getting ridiculous with what they don't allow and what you need permits for. It's sad that in many places you can't build a shed on your own property, or put up a clothesline, or have chickens, etc....
     
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  4. lumbering on

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    Here outside NYC, we are packed in like sardines. We have a crazy number of ordinances. While frustrating for me at times, they probably do protect me from potentially less than considerate neighbors.
     
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  5. lukem

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    Jan 12, 2010
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    God bless rural Indiana. I can do pretty much whatever the hell I want to on my own land. If I want a goat, I get a goat. If I want an unsightly pile of "firewood", I get one. If I want to put in a supercross track, I put one in.
     
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  6. Bocefus78

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    Jul 27, 2010
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    I just paid a $25 permit fee in addition to $1/ page to copy my plat at the county courthouse.... for a fence. Walked across town with my plat in hand to the planning department and they said "This wont work....you will have to get it from the courthouse" which is where I got it from. $2 later, they had the "right plat"....which was mine with an outline of the house on it. WTF? Fence was installed before they even "approved" it. Stupid gvmt crap just to make a few bucks.
     
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  7. lukem

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    Jan 12, 2010
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    But the real problem is they probably spent $80 bucks in labor and benefits to collect the $27 in fees.
     
  8. HDRock

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    Oct 25, 2012
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    The problem I had was ,I had to get Insurance and plates on a vehicle while I was repairing it, even if it is completely operable U have to have it licensed
    In my situation with one extra ,perfectly fine looking vehicle ,parked in my driveway , I don' see a reason to have it licensed if I am not driving it.

    Some of these Ordinances are fine , and some I think are ridiculous , but ,It does depend on your location and other things ,whether they are good or just stupid


    302-8 MOTOR VEHICLES - Except as provided for in other regulations, no inoperative or
    unlicensed motor vehicle shall be parked, kept or stored on any premises, and no vehicle shall
    at any time be in a state of major disassembly, disrepair, or in the process of being stripped or
    dismantled. Painting of vehicles is prohibited unless conducted inside an approved spray
    booth
    Exception: A vehicle of any type is permitted to undergo major overhaul, including
    body work, provided that such work is performed inside a structure or similarly enclosed
    area designed and approved for such purposes.
    ZONING ORDINANCE
    4.50 PARKING, STORAGE AND REPAIR OF VEHICLES - The following standards shall
    apply to any storage or repair of vehicles within any zoning district:
    1. All vehicles parking or being worked on in a front yard area shall be on an approved
    driveway surface, licensed and operable. Approved driveway surfaces include asphalt or
    concrete. Stone base or gravel is acceptable as a temporary surface for up to one (1) year.
    2. Routine maintenance procedures (such as washing, changing oil, fluids, belts or spark
    plugs) on a residential lot shall only be permitted on a licensed vehicle that is owned or leased
    by the owner or tenant of the principal dwelling. Such maintenance procedures shall be
    permitted for a maximum of four (4) consecutive hours and a maximum of five (5) days during
    any single month. Procedures which require the vehicle to be immobile or inoperable in
    excess of five (5) consecutive days shall be carried out within an enclosed buiiding or off the
    premises.
    3. inoperable vehicles and vehicle parts shall be stored inside an enclosed building.
    Section 4.50.1: All vehicles parking or being worked on in a front yard area shall be on an
    approved driveway surface, licensed and operable. Approved driveway surfaces include
    asphalt or concrete. Stone base or gravel is acceptable as a temporary surface for up to one
    (1) year.
    Section 4'50.2: Routine maintenance procedures (such as washing, changing oil, fluids, belts
    or spark plugs) on a residential lot shall only be permitted on a licensed vehicle that is owned
    or leased by the owner or tenant of the principal dwelling. Such maintenance procedures shall
    be permitted for a maximum of four (4) consecutive hours and a maximum of five (5) days
    during any single month. Procedures which require the vehicle to be immobile or inoperable in
    excess of five (5) consecutive days shall be carried out within an enclosed building or off the
    premises.
    Section 4.50.3: inoperable vehicles and vehicle parts shall be stored inside an enclosed
    building.
     
  9. BrotherBart

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    There are all sorts of county regs I could get jacked up with. But 900 feet of woods between me and the road makes for a great privacy fence.
     
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  10. Trilifter7

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    I completely understand! I've been looking into buying a few acres in a woods and building a big barn on it then building a house on it in the future. Problem is you can't build an accessory building on any property around here without having a primary residence on the land first. Zoning laws also restrict the size of any new accessory building to no more than 700 sqft unless it is zoned agricultural and used for farming. I know there are ways around it but still... It really fires me up that there are so many restrictions and regulations to land owners on what we can and can not do!!
     
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  11. Trilifter7

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    Oh and one of the townships zoning resolutions specifically stated you can not store more than 6 cords of wood on your property !!!

    d. Firewood and other solid heating fuels when stacked or piled in a reasonably compact and orderly fashion within the rear yard. Storage of firewood and other solid heating fuels is limited to a maximum of six (6) cords (as defined in this resolution). Such storage shall be subject to all applicable fire regulations.
     
  12. red oak

    red oak
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    Sep 7, 2011
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    Of course you also have to figure out whether you are in a "bark facing up" or "bark facing down" locality. Those fines can be outrageous.
     
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  13. amateur cutter

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    Aug 20, 2010
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    Yea, & on top of all the regs related to what you can do on "your" property, do we really ever own it? Even if my property is paid for, what happens if I don't pay my lot rent/ property tax for a few years? Ain't really mine then is it? A C
     
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  14. firefighterjake

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    Sweet . . . I cannot wait to see Lukem's Supercross and Goat Farm . . . perhaps the Supercross racers will be jumping goats insted of moguls. :)
     
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  15. lukem

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    Jan 12, 2010
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    The goat portion of the track requires an additional $5 admission fee.
     
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  16. Bocefus78

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    Jul 27, 2010
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    ;lol Your close enough, come clean the coffee off my PC please
     
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