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milanessa
08-04-2012, 03:45 AM
I wish I knew! I don't know what they are doing in there.



Not that I think it's happening but...the cops busted a meth lab in an RV parked in a shopping center lot here last week. :yikes:

BigB08822
08-04-2012, 03:48 AM
Not that I think it's happening but...the cops busted a meth lab in an RV parked in a shopping center lot here last week. :yikes:

This was my first thought!!! LMAO! I watch too much Breaking Bad. :lol:

MacMadame
08-04-2012, 03:58 AM
Why do they need to get power to it?
Having had an RV and having a lot of relatives with them there are any number of reasons. If they are getting ready for a trip, they may want to start stocking the fridge and it needs power to keep the food fresh. Or they may have someone staying over and using the RV as a guest bedroom.

I'm not siding with them, btw. I think they are being rude. These are just reasons an RV might need power.

Aussie Willy
08-04-2012, 04:41 AM
I think that's a good idea. If things are left feeling kind of vague, would it be a good idea to say something like, "Do you think I should call the city by-laws department? To get clarification on this issue?" That way you are involving them in what will happen...and that includes involving the city in something that a good neighbour (meaning them) would find a way to work out on their own. This way they won't be blindsided, as you've already brought up the possibility of involving the city in your affairs.
I think this is a really good idea.

I hate selfish people who have no consideration for anyone else, particularly when it comes to driving and parking issues.

cholla
08-04-2012, 06:58 AM
Her husband then moved it forward, but then their line wasn't long enough, so he moved it back.
Pardon the stupid question but can't he just get a longer line ?

milanessa
08-04-2012, 02:15 PM
Pardon the stupid question but can't he just get a longer line ?

Too logical.

berthesghost
08-04-2012, 06:02 PM
Pardon the stupid question but can't he just get a longer line ?more reason for another friendly neighborly chat. Then we'd know why it's connected at all, maybe he ordered the longer feed and it didn't come yet, why they thought nothing of blocking the driveway in the first place, etc...

milanessa
08-04-2012, 06:06 PM
The first time Murdoch backs out and hits a kid on a bicycle she couldn't see I'll bet it gets resolved. It's not just inconvenient, her neighbors are creating a dangerous situation.

Karina1974
08-04-2012, 06:33 PM
The first time Murdoch backs out and hits a kid on a bicycle she couldn't see I'll bet it gets resolved. It's not just inconvenient, her neighbors are creating a dangerous situation.

That's why she shouldn't be ASKING if she should get the city involved (per PeterG's advice), she should be TELLING them the city will be gettiing involved if the blocking doesn't stop immediately. Asking will only get her a "no" answer, whereas telling the neighbors what the consequences WILL BE puts her more firmly in control of the situation.

Debbie S
08-04-2012, 08:46 PM
Pardon the stupid question but can't he just get a longer line ?Or park the RV in the driveway and move their cars out on the street (which would take up less space)? Or am I missing something?

Murdoch, whether they can get power to their RV or not is not your problem. It shouldn't be parked anywhere on your property and that's that. If you have to call the city, go right ahead.

Now I'm off to e-mail the HOA about some neighbors across the street who have one of their cars parked in front of my house. I live in a townhouse development, where we don't have driveways, just "common area" spaces in front of our house. Each house has 2 spaces, and the HOA has repeatedly sent out newsletters and e-mails reminding people that each house gets 2 spaces and if anyone has more than 2 cars, they need to park them in an overflow area near the pool. These neighbors (who are actually renters) have at least 3 cars. They had this particular car in front of my house in May and didn't move it for over a week. I complained to the HOA and it got moved, and now it's back.

I only have 1 car, so there is an extra space and everyone seems to think it's their extra space. And if I don't have any visitors coming, I don't care, but the problem is that visitors (like my next door neighbor's mother who comes over for dinner and stays for hours at least 3 times a week) who are used to parking on the end will just park in the next space (even if there are other empty spaces) and then I come home and don't have a place to park.

barbk
08-04-2012, 10:24 PM
Incredibly inconsiderate. I'd file a complaint with either code enforcement or your HOA, depending on whose rules apply. Or both.

We have a narrow street with a bulge right across from my driveway, and I've had to ask people several times not to park there because I can't then get in and out Once they understand, I've never again had a problem.

(In our area RV's aren't allowed for more than a couple of days -- not sure what the limit is since we don't have one -- but you definitely can't just park it there. )

kwanfan1818
08-04-2012, 10:34 PM
If you have a conversation with both of them, and they bring up the line issue, I would suggest asking them what their plan is to address that, and by when should you expect them to have done so? It puts the responsibility on them to come up with another solution that doesn't block you in, before you're forced to call in the city.

If they parked up to their own property line only, would you be able to see getting out?

kylet3
08-05-2012, 01:28 AM
Murdoch, I live in Edmonton (adjacent to Sherwood Park for all of non Edmonton/Alberta FSUers) and I just dealt with a very similar situation not too long ago, while it wasn't nearly as dangerous, there was a car with Ontario plates on it that was parked in front of our house for eons, wasn't moved, we thought it belonged to our one set of neighbours who were extremely inconsiderate, Blabbing on the phone at all hours of the night, banging hammers on the roof at godforsaken early hours when most people are trying to sleep, making dope deals and the like, it wasn't moved, so we just called bylaw enforcement, most of the time it was a joke but they were here right quick and put a notice of warning on saying it it wasn't moved it'd be towed. Turned out it belonged to our other next door neighbours who we get a long with 95% of the time... :shuffle:

That being said if they're not willing to listen to reason, call Strathcona County bylaw enforcement and have them take care of it. I've heard there services are pretty good, so call them and I'm sure it will be taken care of in a timely manner. It's creating a dangerous situation and there's no need of it.