How to deal with jerk neighbor?
My neighbor is an obnoxious elderly (a little deranged) man. For example, his method of getting my other neighbor's pugs to stop barking is to throw a lawn chair at them and he has stickers of a handgun on all his windows-- that's his security system. At any rate, fall is here and he gets up early every day to leaf blow all the leaves on his property onto the street and my property. Since I am on the corner, cleaning the leaves out of the street and my sidewalk becomes my problem. He generally does it between the hours of 8 and 10 am when those of us with jobs aren't home. He already gets a minor perk from me in that I just moved there and have not gotten around to putting up a fence between mine and his property and so he has a free parking spot. How do I deal with this guy given that he is weird and barely speaks english well. Do towns have any regulations that prevent people from blowing their leaves in the street? Well I learned from another neighbor that my township does not sweep leaves off of the street. As for being polite to him, when I first moved in I tried to say hi when I passed him on the street etc and all I got was a scowl. I think I have been nice enough already. He parks on half of my driveway for free and watches me do yardwork, probably to make sure I don't leave trash on our shared walkway.
Asked By: supafly1018 - 11/11/2006
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OH OF course... there are laws againist a person from blowing his leaves, etc into the street and/or onto other people's yards... I have had two incidents in the past where the lawn care people(Mexicans) would blow a peson's yard and it went into others yards.. the adjoining neighbor called the police and the police... More
Answered By: norman7774 - 11/11/2006
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one day blow them right bac
Answered By: Star - 11/11/2006
Stop being a bad neighbor, your attitude is typical of young, belligerent, and moronic people who think they should be able to control what others do. Move!
Answered By: daydoom - 11/11/2006
That's where they are supposed to be so the township can sweep them up.
Answered By: Michael K - 11/11/2006
Kill him with kindness. Ask if you can hire him to blow the leaves off your yard, too.
Answered By: tuisson - 11/11/2006
Being that you said he barely speaks English, I am going to assume that he is a foreigner. People in America do not realize that in most country's having enough property to accrue leaves in and have driveways is unheard of. The only way people in their country get things like this is to take them. I spent a summer in... More
Answered By: dluv1126 - 11/11/2006
Yes they do. I actually complained about that previously. However the landscaping machines are not allowed to be used after sunset nothing preventing them from using it in the morning
Answered By: jwurm99 - 11/11/2006
Some towns do have ordinances preventing people from blowing leaves into the street--they can cause a traffic problem when wet. Before you involve authorities, though, why don't you try going nextdoor and talking to him. You could end up with a friend rather than en enemy. There is alot to be said for diplomacy... More
Answered By: melouofs - 11/11/2006
Most municipalities WANT you to blow leaves in the street so the street cleaners can collect them... You better check on that one. Build a fence, buy some gun stickers, better yet buy a gun... Then learn to speak his language (the profanity part). If you don't end up shooting each other, justice has prevailed.
Answered By: Gunny T - 11/11/2006
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