Storage of computer and parts in the residential area

From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Fri Jun 8 17:07:33 2001

People routinely complain about rusting hulks of automobiles once destined for
"restoration" but really used for restoring something else. It's a real sore
point in my neighborhood, but once the city knows it's (a) not a blatant health
risk, and (b) not a potential source of revenue, they generally let you get by
if you simply put a cover over each car. It's easier for the neighbors to
consider your "classic" car an item of value if you keep it covered. I guess
"out of sight, out of mind" applies.

Perhaps that same strategy could be applied to computer hardware.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chad Fernandez" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, June 08, 2001 9:25 AM
Subject: Re: Storage of computer and parts in the residential area

> I' surprised 1'x2' paving blocks under the wheels were allowed. I would
> have thought that the whole area would have had to be done, under the
> boat. I'm not gonna argue, However :-)
> Reminds me, that I need to work on getting rid of a car in my folks yard
> :-)
> Chad Fernandez
> Michigan, USA
> Richard Erlacher wrote:
> >
> > I'd suspect that this is due to observability of "big iron" from some
> > point off the property. We've had annoying visits from city folks from time
> > time, apparently resulting from what one neighbor or another can see from
> > porch. My neighbor had a problem with his boat, which he parked in his
> > yard where it's shaded from the sun, and which I certainly like with parking
> > on the street. Someone didn't like that, however, and complained to the
> > authrorities. The result was that a notice was sent by the city, citing a
> > confusingly worded statute of which they included a relevant portion. It
> > out, however, that, though, on first reading, the statute suggests that it's
> > illegal to have anything at all anywhere on your property, what compliance
> > the statute really requres is a substantial concrete or other "firmament" on
> > which to park the wheels of the trailer, which was easily solved by putting
> > three 1' x 2' paving blocks under the wheels.
> >
> > I'd guess that there's a simple solution of that sort, if you allow cooler
> > (your own, after it cools off) to prevail.
> >
> > Dick
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