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Old July 10th, 2008, 09:40 PM   #1
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And they're screwing things up.


The tree grinding and chopping started yesterday. When I got home today I saw this in the back next to our vegetable garden. Totally innocent tree on the property line. Oak trees take forever to get anywhere. I'm taking daily photos since they also built a gravel/dirt wall in the creek with a tiny culvert which will cause us to flood during the next big rain.

I knew I should have had all of you guys over on various occasions to help keep out the riff-raff.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 10:17 PM   #3
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Go knock on their door and explain to them what they are doing is wrong. Do this while naked so they give you their full attention. 1st impressions count
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And they're screwing things up.


did beavers move next door?
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Old July 10th, 2008, 11:27 PM   #6
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I would call DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality) if I were you.
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Where in Casco are you? I grew up on Meisner and my parents are still out there.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 09:00 AM   #9
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you guys are some whiny bitches...he chopped a tree down...oh my god call the DNR, no call the DEQ...
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Old July 11th, 2008, 09:20 AM   #10
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Where in Casco are you? I grew up on Meisner and my parents are still out there.

Meldrum between Meisner and Springborn. The log house that the Coast Guard helicopter hangs out over at night.

He was back last night around 11 going back and forth for about an hour. I want to meet that guy.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 09:25 AM   #11
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you guys are some whiny bitches...he chopped a tree down...oh my god call the DNR, no call the DEQ...
It gets better. They didn't use the required culvert for the creek that runs through to Anchor Bay. Our's is almost big enough for me to stand up in and the creek goes over that one. They're using one that barely 2'.
We're gonna flood.

This one's our's and it's not only up that high because there was ice that day. The creek receives water from all the farms that drain as well. Three different branches all gather together and drain into the creek just to the north of my driveway. During a good summer rain it fills and can overflow the driveway until it drains into the lake.


This is what they used. It's gonna be bad. I don't even see a builder's permit anywhere yet.
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Why don't you go talk with them about the drainage problem. Myabe they are really nice people and will understand the problem you see. It sounds to me like you would be helping them out a bit if you did speak with them. I wouldn't be to worried about the trees. Some people just don't seem to like nature much. Who knows, maybe you'd have some great neighbors if you built some kind of friendship with them first. You might be amazed how much one neighbor can help another neighbor out when they need it the most. Heck, I don't know what I'd do without my neighbor that lives behind me. I repair, clean , and borrow his trailers, trucks, and excavating equipment when ever I need the stuff. I put fuel in the equipment and trade my labor on cabinet work or building work in return for using stuff. It works out great.
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Why don't you go talk with them about the drainage problem. Myabe they are really nice people and will understand the problem you see. It sounds to me like you would be helping them out a bit if you did speak with them. I wouldn't be to worried about the trees. Some people just don't seem to like nature much. Who knows, maybe you'd have some great neighbors if you built some kind of friendship with them first. You might be amazed how much one neighbor can help another neighbor out when they need it the most. Heck, I don't know what I'd do without my neighbor that lives behind me. I repair, clean , and borrow his trailers, trucks, and excavating equipment when ever I need the stuff. I put fuel in the equipment and trade my labor on cabinet work or building work in return for using stuff. It works out great.
Hey! I basically said the exact same thing.
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Sorry Immortal, didn't mean to 2 track it.
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It's kewl. The meaning of my advice never directly hits a person square on initially
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I don't know how the whole naked thing would go over though. I'd probably come to the door with a gun if you were to do that.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 11:24 AM   #17
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I could do that if I knew who they were. I haven't seen them, just what's been done during the day while I'm at work.
I'm sure Roland the inspector is gonna say something. He was so strict with us and the people on the other side of us that he made us re-do several things. We followed the "rules" on the lot preparation and had no trouble at all. They give you a 12 page book with the instructions since our side of the road has been declared a wetlands and we can no longer make any excavating changes without consulting the Twp or the DNR.
Maybe over the weekend someone will show up.
The guy who owns the horses on the other side of the new people put up No Tresspassing signs way in the back - must be to keep me out? Anyway, I have a path that's 1/2 long that I walk when I take photos. In December I screwed up my back and walking back there has been off-limits until this week. This morning I walked back there and just about killed myself when I stepped in a 6" deep horse track that was in the weeds.
I'm gonna have to tell Jerry he can ride his horses on our path when it's dry or he's gonna kill me or screw up my back again when I fall in a pit of a horse hoof print.
I'm barely over 5' and think I could have gotten lost in some of those holes.
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The reason the oak tree thing bothers me is that we have mostly ash and elm here and most of our trees have died over the past couple years. Maples are trying to fill in and the oaks are all tiny. Right next to where they knocked over the oak is a poplar that was hit by lightning twice and probably won't live much longer. This all used to be farm fields way back over 10 years ago so trees are just starting to be taller than the weeds. Most of us along here don't mow or trim back there since 1/2 mile of mowing is a bit much.
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