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Who Says You Can't Fight City Hall
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kraig WY    Posted 05-01-2002 at 06:00:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Or the County Attorney anyway. I live half way up two mile private road. County Attorney lives up at the end. Several kids pass by my place going to and from the neighbors. To the south is a blind hill on my property edge. Several times I've seen kids hit the ditch to avoid speeding cars. Everybody with kids (and some with out) complain about the speeding cars and blame the State Trooper (who also live on this road). Trooper says he can't do anything about it until someone gets hit. I check the traffic laws and realise he's right. In Wyoming, any unposted road, gravel or paved, has a speed limit of 65 mph. On the blind hill 20 mph is too fast to be able to stop to avoid a kid you can't see.
Now I'm one of them old goats that loves kids and I don't want one splattered on my property. So I built a series of speed bumps. Put sign up and the works. County Attorney throws a fit. (His kid is the primary suspect in the speeding department). Calls me up, says its a public road and says to get rid of the speed bumps. Well I checked. Its a public easment across my property. To keep from haveing a valley war I told the Attorney to drop my citation off on the way home and we'll let the judge decide. He says there wont be any court. He's gonna send people down to dig up my speed bumps. I call the Sheriff and see if he would issue a citation so we could get this settled legal. Says he can't for the same reason the County Attorney wont. Cause it aint illegal. Say he counln't get the CA to prosicute ligit charges let alone non-ligit cases. Told me to call him back when someone digs up my speed bumps. Anyway I'm the only one around with the equipment to dig up speed bumps unless you want to spend all day with a pick and shevil (they pack down pretty hard). Takes me about five minute to build a new one. Also got to be the hero for the mothers in the valley.
Who says you can't have fun in the country.


Paul Runyan    Posted 07-10-2002 at 21:48:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I hope someone can help me with my problem. I bought a piece of property in 1996. My neighbor bought ajoining property at an earlier date. We both bought from the same former owner.It was one piece of property. His property sits between me and the alley where all utilities are located. Therefore, all my utilities run across his property. Which they have for thirty some years. The former owner didn't get an easment when he sold the property to my neighbor. I did not know this at the time I purchased my property. Now my neighbor wants my utilities removed from his property. Can he legally do this?


Taylor Lambert    Posted 05-03-2002 at 15:11:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I like your solution the the speed bumps Im and operator myself. I have had to use my back hoe to make the mail carrier slow down. We live on a dead end road and Last summer i was having to use a walker to walk from a bad accident. I was having to walk across the road to the shop to crawl up on my backhoe/ all terrain wheelchair when I heard the tan Caddilac barreling down the road, before i could get back she kocked it oit of my hands. the next dy we had som new loose gravel in the turns. Needless to say she has slown way down. But the next grpe is my nieghbors son is a volunteer firefighter and he can hear of a fire 2 miles away and blows down the road he lives 200 yards from the main road but insists on ours. Hes caused a few near misses with tractors and other cars.


screaminghollow    Posted 05-02-2002 at 07:59:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Down in Dade County Fla, (Miami area) there was a guy who built a garage to close to the property line. The neighbor didn't care but the town fathers did. I don't recall the name of the town, (maybe West Miami). They demanded that the garage be torn down as it violated some stupid ordinance. The Guy's son, was a young attorney who got it in his mind that they were going to fight city hall. HE looked this way and that and couldn't find any loop holes or technicallities about the ordinance, then he looked to see whether the folks who comprised the town council were legally elected. Long and the short of it, is that Mr. Murray's son went to court and proved a defect in the way the town was incorporated and got a court order that the town didn't legally exist and had to disolve. My old law Professor (the son) didn't just fight city hall, he tore it down in court. To this day, that town has never been re-established.


DeadCarp    Posted 05-01-2002 at 09:19:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now much would you charge to put a couple ruts in a dirt road in Minnesota? Better yet, a lopsided embankment to launch them into the dam lake! By god you're my hero & i wanna laugh too! lol


kraig WY    Posted 05-01-2002 at 09:24:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Discovered the County Attorney came from Calif. Real YUPY. Since he's an attorney and none of us dumb country types know anything he's got everybody buffaloed. I was a cop for 20 years. Hate attorneys.


DeadCarp    Posted 05-01-2002 at 09:32:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, not too many people want to identify with those poor souls, do they?

You probly heard about the guy who walked into the bar and yelled "All attorneys are dam drunks!"

Somebody in back replied "I object!"

The newcomer asked "Why? You an attorney?"

and the guy said "NO, i'm a dam drunk!" :)



WallSal55    Posted 05-01-2002 at 13:22:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
You remind me of my brother! You are a hero to
me, too. Wish I was that clever when I lived in
town to deal/cope with certain situations. My son was hit by a car at 5 (he's OK), and my
husband hit a boy (he's OK) who rode his bike in his path. These were in (small town) city limits--not at 65mph! Those were the 2 worst days of our lives! Amazing how oblivious some
folk are to what's going on. Your an angel for
looking out for those kids!


kraig WY    Posted 05-01-2002 at 15:03:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the comment but to be honest I am predgest somewhat because some of the kids are my own grand kids and that did have something to do with it.


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