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Re: Ice on Sidewalks

Postby fluffy » Jan 21st, 2013, 6:48 am

Woodenhead wrote:doesn't hurt your lawn if I leave a footstep in the snow on it


True enough, provided the ground is frozen hard enough to support your weight. Soft and melting? You can drop by in the spring and fill the holes and reseed, okay?
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Re: Ice on Sidewalks

Postby MAPearce » Jan 21st, 2013, 6:54 am

Bleach wrote:Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought the first 5 feet of land is the city's? (the ones without sidewalks.)



No problem there...Other than not being able to shovel it .....

But people seem to think they have a right to cut across what is clearly my yard AND


doesn't hurt your lawn if I leave a footstep in the snow on it


They constant traffic has already worn down a path in what was lawn..
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Re: Ice on Sidewalks

Postby kgcayenne » Jan 21st, 2013, 7:46 am

If it is that much of a problem, it might be time for a fence (inside the property line, of course).
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Re: Ice on Sidewalks

Postby Fancy » Jan 21st, 2013, 7:48 am

People tend to think city property is public property - it isn't. Easement rights means access to city workers etc. - not a playground or convenient walkway.
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Re: Ice on Sidewalks

Postby fluffy » Jan 21st, 2013, 8:04 am

Fancy wrote:People tend to think city property is public property - it isn't. Easement rights means access to city workers etc. - not a playground or convenient walkway.


I agree. I'm expected to tend to that strip of lawn as if it were my own and its condition reflects on the appearance of my home in general. I don't think a little respect for that is too much to expect, especially since in my case there is a sidewalk right there.
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Re: Ice on Sidewalks

Postby Woodenhead » Jan 21st, 2013, 2:57 pm

-fluffy- wrote:True enough, provided the ground is frozen hard enough to support your weight. Soft and melting? You can drop by in the spring and fill the holes and reseed, okay?

Nah. Build a fence. I WALK WHERE I WANT!

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Re: Ice on Sidewalks

Postby MAPearce » Jan 21st, 2013, 4:56 pm

I agree. I'm expected to tend to that strip of lawn as if it were my own and its condition reflects on the appearance of my home in general. I don't think a little respect for that is too much to expect, especially since in my case there is a sidewalk right there.


I also agree...I don't mind a worn patch of grass next to the curb. It's called a beaten path and I use them too when there is no other option for being safe and comfortable , however ,people just don't think that they should consider not walking on someones front yard...

But hey , these are the people who bitch about having to pay to park at KGH after all...

Just wait till Oct when I have to pay 30 buck to park in front of my house....Those peope are gonna LOVE me..
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Re: Ice on Sidewalks

Postby wordtothewise » Jan 22nd, 2013, 1:37 pm

What about when it's icy on the sidewalk in front of an elementary school? A neighbour of mine nearly slipped and fell, walking her children to school a couple of weeks ago...
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Re: Ice on Sidewalks

Postby MAPearce » Jan 22nd, 2013, 4:54 pm

kgcayenne wrote:If it is that much of a problem, it might be time for a fence (inside the property line, of course).


It's not really that much of a problem. I have no trouble pointing out peoples arrogance to them and then belittling them... And as for the fence , I wish... The landlord is too cheap to buy the roofing materials for the garage so I can save the darned thing for him....
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Re: Ice on Sidewalks

Postby Bsuds » Jan 22nd, 2013, 4:59 pm

wordtothewise wrote:What about when it's icy on the sidewalk in front of an elementary school? A neighbour of mine nearly slipped and fell, walking her children to school a couple of weeks ago...


It doesn't matter how much snow removal is done or ice remover is laid down. When the temperature fluctuates it is going to get icy.

You should tell her to be careful as there may be slippery sections.
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