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Old 12-03-2012, 05:19 PM   #16
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Most towns have what they call a BLight Officer.
Check & see if your town has one.
If so, and you think it's that bad, give the Blight Officer a call and let him/her handle it if it meets the designation for "blight".
Otherwise, I'm afraid to say you're just stuck with sloppy neighbors.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:25 PM   #17
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No, I would not ask the neighbors to clean up their yard.

Your yard, your business.

Neighbor's yard, not your business.

If you don't like looking at rotting pumpkins, overgrown lawn, whatever, then put up a fence between your yard and theirs.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:25 PM   #18
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Lol, ummm not unless I was looking to get chewed out?!?!?!

I'm sure it sucks having to live next to ppl. that don't take care of their house, however unless they're violating some kind of city ordinance (pretty sure there's not one for leaving rotting pumpkins out) then unfortunately there's nothing you can do about it and it's really not your business.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:30 PM   #19
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We have neighbors who are renting the house next door to us. The owner relocated for her job and is renting it out to friends. When the owner lived there she always kept her lawn mowed and neat looking. She moved out in June and the yard is a mess. The tenants left their pumpkins from Halloween on the front steps until they turned black....in fact I think they are still there. The lawn isn't an issue now since it's December but the rotten pumpkins are disgusting! I just want to knock on the door and ask them to take care of it.

The girl who owns the house is the 2nd owner. We are still very good friends with the original owner of the house and have told her not to come over because they would be heartbroken to see their house and yard in the shape that it's in.
I never have and I never would. Their yard is their business. Plant some tall shrubs so you don't have to look at them. Rose of Sharon are fast growing.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:46 PM   #20
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I had to call the ordinence officer on my neighbors. They have tons of junk and toys in their back yard. Plus, pallets stacked up. They told me that they though rats were living under their deck. I put poison and traps out inbetween our houses. My dogs would try and eat through the fence to get them. My dogs did catch one in our back yard. Yuck.

I had enough. I placed a call on the tip line. I left a message about wood being piled up, finding rat feces next to my trash cans and seeing rat trails leading into their yard.The officer was out in about an hour later. Neighbor had to clean yard. All wood had to be a foot off the ground etc...

The neighbor on the other side of them got a warning for putting out peanuts for squirrels because it also attracts rats.

It was taken care of in a few days.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:52 PM   #21
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You must live right next to our neighbor! We are facing the exact same issue -- even down to the pumpkins on the front steps. It absolutely sickens me that someone can let their yard go (whether they're renting or not), especially when we try so hard to make our yard beautiful. Their yard is all weeds now and they don't mow it, they have crap all over, etc. I told my husband that next year if they do not care for their yard, I will say something to them.

If I were you, I would probably ask them to dispose of their pumpkins if you are comfortable doing so. I would do it myself when they're not home otherwise. I will be disposing of my neighbor's pumpkins pretty soon here.
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Wow, that crosses all kinds of boundaries. ad

So because their pumpkins bother *you*, they should get rid of them? Unless you're the one paying the mortgage or rent, you have absolutely no business coming onto that is not yours and throwing things away ~ even rotten pumpkins.
I have to agree that crosses all sorts of boundaries. Squishy, if I found out you came onto my property and threw my property out, even rotting pumpkins, I would be calling the cops and pressing charges for trespassing and theft.

And yes I know that our law enforcement has bigger fish to fry and throwing out pumpkins is a trivial matter. However, if a neighbor was crossing boundaries like this and had the audacity to think it ok to go onto somebody's property and throw things away, I would need to make a strong statement to mind their own business.

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Old 12-03-2012, 05:55 PM   #22
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Where are all the people who say HOA's are evil and don't do anything? Isn't this a prime example of where a HOA would be handy?
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:57 PM   #23
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Where are all the people who say HOA's are evil and don't do anything? Isn't this a prime example of where a HOA would be handy?
I'm one of those people. I'd still take rotting pumpkins over being told what color I can paint my front door.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:58 PM   #24
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I had to call the ordinence officer on my neighbors. They have tons of junk and toys in their back yard. Plus, pallets stacked up. They told me that they though rats were living under their deck. I put poison and traps out inbetween our houses. My dogs would try and eat through the fence to get them. My dogs did catch one in our back yard. Yuck.

I had enough. I placed a call on the tip line. I left a message about wood being piled up, finding rat feces next to my trash cans and seeing rat trails leading into their yard.The officer was out in about an hour later. Neighbor had to clean yard. All wood had to be a foot off the ground etc...

The neighbor on the other side of them got a warning for putting out peanuts for squirrels because it also attracts rats.

It was taken care of in a few days.
What you describe is a health hazard.

A couple of rotting pumpkins and an unkempt yard is entirely different.

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Old 12-03-2012, 07:21 PM   #25
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For what?

If you have a HOA, turn them in. If not, I don't think there's anything you can do.
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Most towns have what they call a BLight Officer.
Check & see if your town has one.
If so, and you think it's that bad, give the Blight Officer a call and let him/her handle it if it meets the designation for "blight".
This is why, sam_gordon. If your city has standards, you can turn them in to the city, and the city will then force them to deal with it.

It's much like our city (Phoenix) has a graffiti help line... if you spot graffiti, call the line and the city will have it painted over in days.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:49 PM   #26
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I agree with everyone else, MYOB about their yard.

The only time I had to go to my neighbor was when the wind blew over my neighbor's recycling bins and her trash was all over MY yard. This had happened several times and I was tired of picking it up. I finally went over and asked her to do it. I think that would be the only time it is acceptable to talk to your neighbor about yard debris.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:51 PM   #27
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I can call 311 in the city I live in to report any bylaw infractions. I have called numerous times to report long weeds, excess garbage in yards, and if they don't shovel snow on their sidewalks. IMO, I pay good money for my house and I don't want lazy neighbors lower my property values. I do give my neighbors time to clean their junk up before I report them, but if it is still there after 4 months, time for it to go.

My closest neighbor is really nice, but very lazy. When he does finally cut his grass, he stacks the bagged clippings between our houses. But he doesn't do anything else with then. At the end of this summer there was about 10 garbage bags of clippings there. When he went on vacation I put them out with his trash pickup because I was tired of looking at them.

I just can't believe how lazy some people are. It doesn't take hardly any wok to look after your yard.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:52 PM   #28
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I'm one of those people. I'd still take rotting pumpkins over being told what color I can paint my front door.
Ditto!
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:58 PM   #29
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Can you contact the owner? Since the renters are doing nothing to care for the lawn, the owner should send someone on regular schedule to at least mow.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:48 PM   #30
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Excessively long grass, I would say something. Pumpkins on the porch, I would not.
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