Neighbors/neighborhood

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
Neighbors/neighborhood
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Sat, 09-11-2010 - 3:25pm
What would you find it odd to NOT know about your neighbors/neighborhood? For example, I would find it odd to not know the name of your next door neighbor, and I would find it odd to not know what school district your neighborhood is zoned to.




















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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-23-2010
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 11:06am
I am pretty sure you need to get permits by me too. Again, not sure if he did do that but I do know he was marking the area himself as he did the fence himself.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-29-1999
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 11:12am

Was he marking where he wanted the fence to go or was he marking utility lines?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-16-2010
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 11:14am

Maybe he did have someone come out, not 100% sure but I did watch him make the lines himself.



Your neighbor had the equipment to find all of the utility lines and then painted them, according to city codes?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-16-2010
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 11:17am
Chances are that he was marking the area for his fence, lol, not the utility lines....unless he has access to some pretty nifty (and I assume expensive) equipment.
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-16-2010
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 11:20am
You know, I'm not sure that you are even qualified to participate in this debate, since you've never put up a fence.
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-23-2010
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 11:22am
Was he marking where he wanted the fence to go or was he marking utility lines?
I am assuming just where the fence goes. Don't think there are any utility lines anyway where he was putting the fence.
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-23-2010
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 11:24am

Maybe he did have someone come out, not 100% sure but I did watch him make the lines himself.

Your neighbor had the equipment to find all of the utility lines and then painted them, according to city codes? Good for him. Does he work for the city, and have access to their equipment?

Again, I am not 100% sure if he had someone come out and I personally don't think (again I am not 100% sure) there are any utility lines where he put the fence.

I know, even renters can put up a fence if the landlord agrees with it. It is just easier when you own as you don't have to ask anyone

Actually, that's not true. You can't just do whatever you want, b/c you own your property. There are city (or county) ordinances and codes that you have to adhere to. Going through these steps can take time...fortunately now, all we have to do is have the line re-marked. (Oh, and if we hire someone to do the work, we still have to have the lines marked...they require it be done the day before they come out to do the work.)

Yes, the same processes still have to be taken to do it but there is no middle man to get approval from.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-23-2010
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 11:25am
I did live at my home when we put up a fence many years ago. I was not the homeowner at that time, no but I have watched 4 homes around me get new fencing. 3 professional, 1 non.
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-16-2010
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 11:26am
Not sure what you mean by *middle man*.
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-16-2010
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 11:27am
So you don't have any experience with this.

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