We recently received an email from a member who posted our keep out signs on his property. He reported that our signs helped solve the problems he had been having with his neighbors and his local code enforcement agency.
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[quote]I am writing to let you know how well your keep out signs work.
I had a code enforcement officer (a little power hungry bureaucrat) come on to my property to ask about some fire debris that she had heard about but could not find. I was extremly polite and explained to her that it had been removed.
I then very politely ask her if she read my signs at the end of my driveway. She immediately turned toward me and said DON’T YOU THREATEN ME!
I told her I was not threatening her, I was merely asking if she saw my signs. She again told me “DON’T THREATEN ME, and you can’t have that outside storage building on your property.” She then started to write me a violation for my storage building.
I requested her supervisors name and phone number, which she gave me with a very cheeky attitude. After she left, I called her supervisor and told him what had happened. I asked him to explain exactly why this officer had been on my land, and if the officer was aware of what the 4th amendment said. I also respectfully offered to send his employee a copy of the U.S. Constitution, since I felt she had violated my rights.
He said that they were very aware of what the Constitution said, and that because a complaint had been filed by a neighbor about my fire debris, his office had to follow up on it.
I agreed with him, but explained that a code violation does not constitute grounds to trespass on my land.
He asked me what I wanted. I told him that I simply wanted to be left alone. He said that he would check in to it and get back to me.
I informed him that if I received any kind of citation from their office, that I would consider said citation as proof that his employee had trespassed on my land — and that I would press charges.
It has been about 2 months and I still have not heard one thing from them; her or her supervisor.
Thanks for the help![/quote]