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I talked to the zoning board about the farmer
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BOSS    Posted 06-19-2002 at 15:17:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
driving through my front yard. And he said even if no damage was done, he was definetly in the wrong. There are no easements, the farmer has never farmed this land before, I put in the driveway, the property has its own entrance, etc.
So, out of the lack of consideration of the farmer,"if you want to call him that " found out hes some kid, trying to make a buck, leasing everybodys land and planting on it, they have heard of him already at the township. I might as well make it difficult for him. I am going to gate my drive, so his planting is land locked, and he can pay me a "toll". Now I am only doing this because, 1. he never asked me if he can drive through my front yard, 2. he never called me afterwards to ask or apoligized, 3. They rushed out of there when I drove into my driveway.
The zoning board said I can and should do it. That is one thing I can not stand is rude people or lack of consideration for other people. and hey, I have to have some fun, don't I ??



waaaaaaaa waaaaaaa    Posted 06-20-2002 at 23:09:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
work it out,,, living in the country ya really cant afford to make enemies,,, it aint good and life is too short,,, ya have to learn to get along since you are the new guy,,, and the locals wont believe your here to stay for at least 10 years,,, talk to the farmer you'd be surprised how nice he probably will be,, maybe never thought that he would have hurt your feelings for doing something he has been doing for years just so ao city guy could watch the grass wave in the wind.


Boomer    Posted 06-20-2002 at 18:17:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
You sound petty! Give the kid a break, maybe no one taught him how to do things right. I don't think being spiteful is the answer if you have not even talked to him. Just my $0.02 worth..


WallSal55    Posted 06-20-2002 at 16:10:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you can nip anything in the bud--in the beginning--best to do so. Voice of experience
here. Had some dealings with neighbors nearby
in town. Brought many, many years of bad luck and stress! Unfortunately, I was the one who moved. Only after I had moved out, years later, a wealthy businessman decided to buy them out, so they moved in an abandoned store bldg. uptown.
I left a wonderful home behind for sanity. I am
in the country now, but still wonder if I did
the right thing, miss the old house, not comfortable in this one. One thing I do know--
in the past 12 years I have never wanted to move
from the country because of some pesky folks!


DeadCarp    Posted 06-20-2002 at 14:46:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I love deals like this - if you do it right, he'll owe you a favor and that's never a bad thing in the country - you could have fun with him anyway (and get the thing settled) by making him sweat - find the kid, stop by and ask him for a copy of the lease agreement with the landowner, explaining what happened and you want to get your facts straight before taking further steps.

He's just a kid with a plan so you have the burden/luxury of experience. Chances are, there ain't a written agreement so be as casual & non-specific as possible and see what he says. He'll imagine worse details than you could make up anyway. heh heh


BOSS    Posted 06-20-2002 at 15:17:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey, not a bad idea, it only bothered me that he didn't ask, hell, grass is grass, it will grow back in no time. But what you proposed could last forever. That young kid could end up going places, and I'll be right there with him.


Hal/WA    Posted 06-19-2002 at 22:15:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Two wrongs never make a right. Be a good neighbor yourself. As a newcomer to the area, don't allow yourself to get the reputation of being a whiner that calls the authorities to handle problems that you can and should handle yourself. Talk to this young man, reasonably and tactfully, and not in public and tell him that you do not appreciate his driving over your land and especially over the crop you have planted. Tell him that he will have to find another way to get to his field. If you carry through with your plan to charge a "toll", I can almost guarantee you that you will come out looking like the BAD GUY. And you do not want that.

It is important to get along with your neighbors in a rural area. Sometimes you have to depend on them. If you want to stay there, don't even think about "having fun" with this kid. It will backfire on you.

Trespassing laws vary from state to state. Find out what you need to do to have your law work for you. If it comes to that, call your law enforcement agency. But try to get along.


Hal/WA    Posted 06-19-2002 at 22:14:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Two wrongs never make a right. Be a good neighbor yourself. As a newcomer to the area, don't allow yourself to get the reputation of being a whiner that calls the authorities to handle problems that you can and should handle yourself. Talk to this young man, reasonably and tactfully, and not in public and tell him that you do not appreciate his driving over your land and especially over the crop you have planted. Tell him that he will have to find another way to get to his field. If you carry through with your plan to charge a "toll", I can almost guarantee you that you will come out looking like the BAD GUY. And you do not want that.

It is important to get along with your neighbors in a rural area. Sometimes you have to depend on them. If you want to stay there, don't even think about "having fun" with this kid. It will backfire on you.

Trespassing laws vary from state to state. Find out what you need to do to have your law work for you. If it comes to that, call your law enforcement agency. But try to get along.


Hal/WA    Posted 06-19-2002 at 22:14:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Two wrongs never make a right. Be a good neighbor yourself. As a newcomer to the area, don't allow yourself to get the reputation of being a whiner that calls the authorities to handle problems that you can and should handle yourself. Talk to this young man, reasonably and tactfully, and not in public and tell him that you do not appreciate his driving over your land and especially over the crop you have planted. Tell him that he will have to find another way to get to his field. If you carry through with your plan to charge a "toll", I can almost guarantee you that you will come out looking like the BAD GUY. And you do not want that.

It is important to get along with your neighbors in a rural area. Sometimes you have to depend on them. If you want to stay there, don't even think about "having fun" with this kid. It will backfire on you.

Trespassing laws vary from state to state. Find out what you need to do to have your law work for you. If it comes to that, call your law enforcement agency. But try to get along.


Dennis    Posted 06-19-2002 at 20:53:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Maybe if you go to him with the fact that you would like him to come back to repair your property you might just make a good neighbor.
If he doesn't respond in kind you might try the sheriff's office and file a criminal trespassing
charge. I also think the no trespassing signs are a great idea.
Yesterday it was ok to take things into your own hands but today it is a whole new story. If you block him you might just end up in a lawsuit of somekind. make sure you take lots of pictures and document everything. You might also file for damages in small claims court, and again you will need good documents and pictures but you don't have to prove your case beyond a reasonable doubt


Dennis    Posted 06-19-2002 at 20:53:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Maybe if you go to him with the fact that you would like him to come back to repair your property you might just make a good neighbor.
If he doesn't respond in kind you might try the sheriff's office and file a criminal trespassing
charge. I also think the no trespassing signs are a great idea.
Yesterday it was ok to take things into your own hands but today it is a whole new story. If you block him you might just end up in a lawsuit of somekind. make sure you take lots of pictures and document everything. You might also file for damages in small claims court, and again you will need good documents and pictures but you don't have to prove your case beyond a reasonable doubt


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