Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Muscle Needed in Ordinance

Woodstock must need more muscle in its ordinance that prohibits the discarding of junk at the curb in front of the house. Check out this discard. It's in front of 336 Lake Avenue, on the way from the Square to 3 Brothers Restaurant.

I first saw it on Tuesday and reported it to Woodstock's Code Enforcement Officer.

If he follows the rules, I guess he'll have to stop by, greet the property owner or tenant, explain the ordinance, issue a Warning, and then wait ten (10) days before he can take further action, such as a citation.

So, do the hundreds of drivers passing this ugly commode have to endure it for ten more days?

The City should be able to issue a warning and tell the owner he has 24 hours to get the junk off the parkway. And then issue the citation the next day, if it hasn't been moved. If he put it out for some trash hauler to collect, it should be put out only on the day scheduled for the pick-up.

Maybe some good-hearted soul will stop by with some dirt, stand it up, fill the bowl with dirt, and pop in a few petunias.

© 2008 GUS PHILPOTT

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frank the butt pirate (public enemy #1) said...

How about I drop a deuce in there to fertilize it!

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Snookems said...

Then you can use Franks face to wipe your butt.

Lori & Johnny said...

Gus,

This is a similar subject we see in Island Lake. Within my blog under “Samples of Proposed Planter for 176, we have a solution to turn a negative into a positive! Ha!

Johnny

Gus said...

In the late 1960s I had an apartment in Forest Park. The landlord placed a bathtub in the backyard and made a planter out of it. I always wanted to put a toilet next to it for a second planter but never did. Good idea! Turn a negative into a positive. Thanks for posting.

frank the butt pirate (public enemy #1) said...

I see your hat reads "Philpott University". What are the classes there? Bitching 101? Learn to be hated by a Community? Dislike Authorities? I could go on forever.

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frank the butt pirate (public enemy #1) said...

I should phil that pott with gus!!

Gus said...

How interesting that someone wrote many postings and then removed them. The "removed by the author" means just that. Those postings were removed by the person who wrote them, not by me.

frank the butt pirate (public enemy #1) said...

Who asked? Anyone? Anyone?