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Old 11-25-2009, 09:54 AM   #1
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Why do people, presumably neighbors, take it amongst themselves, to call the building department to make sure your permits are in place?
Why do they care? Don't they have anything better to do?
I got a dumpster dropped because my stock piles of debris was getting enough to fill a dumpster. 3 days later the building inspector shows up at my door. He said not in so many words but I could read between the vague lines that apparently someone had called.
Anyway, I have permits on everything and he did a quick 20 minute inspection, all OK, but still, I hate people that feel like they need to police their neighbors.

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Old 11-25-2009, 10:00 AM   #2
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Yeah, some people are a PIA
I've never called about a neighbor to the Building Dept
Plenty of calls at my last house to the Dog catcher & Police about my druggie neighbors
Pot growing in one window, police never came out

I think anyone on my street makes sure they have a Permit
As with all my work the Inspector can be here at any point
Plus a big building (old Mill) at the top of the street on the Main road has been undergoing complete renovation into Apts.

Didn't the Inspector know you had permits out?

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Old 11-25-2009, 10:11 AM   #3
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You would think that they would have a clue. There are 4 building inspectors and the system is antiquated, all done by paper. If you pull a permit with one inspector I don't think the other inspectors know. When my wife showed him the stack of permits that we have (because it's all separate projects and I don't want to get ahead of myself) he was surprised that everything that were doing was permitted.
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Old 11-25-2009, 12:16 PM   #4
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Some people are just petty and mean. When I lived in Somerville, MA on a street that was resident-permit-parking only, there was an old lady on the block who spent her days sitting by the window and calling traffic enforcement the moment a non-resident parked on the street. And her own car had an off-street space, so there was no reason for her to care.
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Bottom Line = don't annoy your neighbors; and even if you are super-nice and the most accommodating generous person on the face of the earth, chances are, you still may have a jack@ss for a neighbor.

There is ONE person in my neighborhood that has never said hello to me. Guess who leaves nasty notes on cars parked in front of his house (even on the OTHER side of the street) and guess who called the city about my chickens (and they are TOTALLY legal).

PS - just cause I say like to say it too.. even if you can find a pay phone in this day an age, you're going to need a lot more than a dime to make a phone call.
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