I went to my local city hall to request permits to put RV's in my 5 lots. They said I had to apply and be present in the next city meeting to get approval. One month later I show up and request permission. Letters were sent out on my request to my neighbors and one wanted me to put a privacy fence. Mind you in the 13 years I've owned my property have I ever gotten a letter on behalf of any of my neighbors. Not one neighbor has a privacy fence in a 3 block radius. I had to fence up before I could bring one trailer into the property. Four weekends later and $5000.00 in material, with me doing all the labor I was done. Now they would not allow me to connect my plumubing unless it was a licence plumber. Currently were underway in an oil boom here in my town and prices per trailer is 1200 per connection plus 100.00 permit. 3800.00 later they are done and passed inpection. They will allow me to only put one trailer per lott. I own 3.5 on one side and the other side mating my property 1.5, for a total of 5 lots. They told me I could only take out 3 on one side, and one on the other. What's frustrating is that I have a neighbor one block away that has 3 lots with 3 trailers and going to put 3 more cabins. I have another neighbor one lot away with two trailers dumping into the same sewer line. I'm going to take pictures of all the violations from my neighbors this weekend. I feel I'm being singled out on any request and I'm being depleted financially. I honestly feel harrassed. Trying to follow the ordinances and laws but there not being equal or fair from my obervations. If they tell me I cannot put 5 , how should I handle it?
Country relating to Question: United StatesState (if USA): TexasWhat have you tried so far?: Been humble and done everything the city has required of me.
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Here's the botXXXXX XXXXXne: If you have to appeal a planning board decision, even if you are right, and you are being subjected to arbitrary and discriminatory enforcement of the local zoning ordinances, you will probably spend $20,000 or more trying to get an Appellate Court to order the planning board to reconsider its decision. So, if that $20,000 can be used to satisfy a bunch of stupid city requirements, you're probably better off spending that way, because at least you will get your approval when you're done -- whereas in court, you could lose, and waste the $20,000 on legal fees.And, if you don't get everything you want on the first go around, then you can make a new application and try again. I have a feeling that you will ultimately get what you want, if you bring it to the city's attention that you have neighbors who already have what you're requesting. But, if you don't, you really need to weigh the cost-benefit here, because sometimes justice is not worth the price of admission.Note: FYI, I am extremely adversarial. There is nothing I like better than to start a war with an opponent, when I know I'm right. But, getting all ginned up for battle frequently results in getting shot down. So, you really have to be careful about permitting your personal sense of justice to overcome your financial senses. Hope this helps. NOTICE: My goal here is to entertain while educating the public about the law. I hope my answer is useful and informative to you. During our conversation, the website may ask you to rate my answer. If you rate my answer lower than the middle rating, then the website retains your entire payment, and I receive nothing. It is entirely your choice as to how you rate my answer. However, because your payment to me is in the nature of a donation/gift, rather than as compensation for any services rendered, you are entitled to know how your rating affects the final distribution of your donation. If you need to contact me again, please put my user id at the beginning of your question ("To Socrateaser"), and the system will send me an alert. Please Click the following link for IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION. Thanks and best wishes! NOTICE: My goal here is to entertain while educating the public about the law. I hope my answer is useful and informative to you. During our conversation, the website may ask you to rate my answer. If you rate my answer lower than the middle rating, then the website retains your entire payment, and I receive nothing. It is entirely your choice as to how you rate my answer. However, because your payment to me is in the nature of a donation/gift, rather than as compensation for any services rendered, you are entitled to know how your rating affects the final distribution of your donation. If you need to contact me again, please put my user id at the beginning of your question ("To Socrateaser"), and the system will send me an alert. Please Click the following link for IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION. Thanks and best wishes!
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