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Old June 3rd, 2013, 08:27 PM   #21
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Mike would call the city in a heartbeat. I think here they get a lawn mowing a hefty fine. A lawn service costs like 25 dollars a week.. tell him to pay someone. or do it himself.
Call me American, but I don't understand why people feel they can tell someone how to manage their property. If it wa posing a direct safety risk I would understand. I keep my lawn and property in neat order, but I feel if you pay the bills do as you wish. My neighbor owns the property at the en of my driveway I have an easement for the last few feet of driveway. He mows his lawn but not the little lot in front of my house. It bothers me to the point I asked and got permission to mow it. My opinion is pony up buy it, get permission to maintain it, or deal with it.
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Old June 3rd, 2013, 08:29 PM   #22
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Old June 3rd, 2013, 08:31 PM   #24
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Check with the township or city . If they put him on a list there are guys that mow them and get paid. It does go on the owners taxes though.

Kinda ironic I used post number 420 on a grass thread .....

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Old June 3rd, 2013, 08:32 PM   #25
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Call me American, but I don't understand why people feel they can tell someone how to manage their property. If it wa posing a direct safety risk I would understand. I keep my lawn and property in neat order, but I feel if you pay the bills do as you wish. My neighbor owns the property at the en of my driveway I have an easement for the last few feet of driveway. He mows his lawn but not the little lot in front of my house. It bothers me to the point I asked and got permission to mow it. My opinion is pony up buy it, get permission to maintain it, or deal with it.
Well if you don't want someone telling you how to keep your lawn then why move into a subdivision with rules? I live in one because I don't want my neighbors choices to impact my home value. Man up.. If you agree to live by a set of rules you should probably follow them. No one wants to be accountable to the agreements they make anymore since that is now the American way. Maybe the government should mow their lawn and send us taxpayers the bill??
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Old June 3rd, 2013, 08:32 PM   #26
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I like the Checkers idea. Get some old tires and line them up on each side and you could play a HUGE game of checkers. .
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Old June 3rd, 2013, 08:35 PM   #27
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Call me American, but I don't understand why people feel they can tell someone how to manage their property. If it wa posing a direct safety risk I would understand. I keep my lawn and property in neat order, but I feel if you pay the bills do as you wish. My neighbor owns the property at the en of my driveway I have an easement for the last few feet of driveway. He mows his lawn but not the little lot in front of my house. It bothers me to the point I asked and got permission to mow it. My opinion is pony up buy it, get permission to maintain it, or deal with it.
So west nile, rodents and anything else isn't a safety issue?
Dick me says round up a huge cawk in the lawn. Sensible me says call the city like others said and they will send him the bill.
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Old June 3rd, 2013, 08:39 PM   #28
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same situation, i mowed a huge heart into my neighbors foreclosed house. easiest design i could think of.
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Old June 3rd, 2013, 08:42 PM   #29
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I would first go to the city/township. If they won't do anything, maybe you could talk to your neighbors and do a work day and mow it yourselves. Why would you want to mess it up just to make a point to someone who has already moved out? What's more important, making a statement or keeping your neighborhood nice?

If a potential buyer finds out you are messing with the lawn, do you really think they would want to move in next to you?

FWIW, I had a similar problem last summer. My elderly neighbor had moved into a retirement home. His lawn did not get mowed for the first part of the season. The neighbor on the other side and I talked about mowing it. The problem was that my neighbor's son (who is retired) lives right around the corner from us. I figured why should I mow it when I have to go to work everyday and he's just sitting home? Finally his wife got disgusted and started mowing it herself.
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Old June 3rd, 2013, 08:57 PM   #31
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Old June 3rd, 2013, 09:04 PM   #32
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Well if you don't want someone telling you how to keep your lawn then why move into a subdivision with rules? I live in one because I don't want my neighbors choices to impact my home value. Man up.. If you agree to live by a set of rules you should probably follow them. No one wants to be accountable to the agreements they make anymore since that is now the American way. Maybe the government should mow their lawn and send us taxpayers the bill??
I missed the part about the subdivision and the rules. I still don't find it so I assume you know this because of knowing the area in question. If that's the case why hasn't the homeowners association done anything?
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Old June 3rd, 2013, 09:08 PM   #33
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Call the city/township/hoa. The guy will come out, tell him to cut it, or a crew will show up and do it for him and send a bill.

Fuck his "checks in the mail" response.

It sounds like you tried to take care of it like a neighbor and it fell on deaf ears.

And also fukc the "this is my house and I'll do as I please attitude" as well. Even the stupid little hillfuck town I grew up in had blight ordinances...
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I missed the part about the subdivision and the rules. I still don't find it so I assume you know this because of knowing the area in question. If that's the case why hasn't the homeowners association done anything?
Id say 90% of the properties in Oakland county, or the whole metro area for that part, have some sort of hoa or sub rules.
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Old June 3rd, 2013, 09:11 PM   #35
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I don't just demand that my neighbors mow their lawns and keep their property looking nice, I expect it. Move to the fucking woods if you don't want to be told to keep your property looking nice
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Cut it or make a call, its really that simple. And quit watering his grass, you should be liable for the extra 2 ft it grows.
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Simple. You're watering it, you mow the part you're affecting.

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Or get a GL member to break in, move in and start maintaining it. They can be a squatter like that other thread a while back where the woman had to share residence with the squatter.

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Old June 3rd, 2013, 09:21 PM   #38
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looks like the my back yard. i have to mow it 3 times for every one time in the front.
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Old June 3rd, 2013, 09:23 PM   #39
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I am amazed you didn't cut it after you took that pic, took an after pick, then rushed back on here to brag about the awesomeness of that Simplicity tractor of yours.
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