City Trees (by fred [CA]) Jun 15, 2019 1:40 PM|
City Trees (by Richard [MI]) Jun 15, 2019 1:45 PM
City Trees (by #22 [MO]) Jun 15, 2019 2:06 PM
City Trees (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Jun 15, 2019 2:57 PM
City Trees (by myob [GA]) Jun 15, 2019 3:12 PM
City Trees (by Robert J [CA]) Jun 15, 2019 3:25 PM
City Trees (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Jun 15, 2019 3:31 PM
City Trees (by moby [IN]) Jun 15, 2019 4:40 PM
City Trees (by JR [ME]) Jun 15, 2019 4:56 PM
City Trees (by Busy [WI]) Jun 15, 2019 5:26 PM
City Trees (by Mike45 [NV]) Jun 15, 2019 5:59 PM
City Trees (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 15, 2019 10:49 PM
City Trees (by Jim in O C [CA]) Jun 16, 2019 5:34 AM
City Trees (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 16, 2019 11:51 AM
City Trees (by Wilma [PA]) Jun 16, 2019 2:42 PM
City Trees (by Pmh [TX]) Jun 17, 2019 6:00 PM
City Trees (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 17, 2019 10:26 PM
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City Trees (by fred [CA]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 1:40 PM
I have a dead city tree in front of a rental. I believe it's a Western Sycamore, nut not sure. This tree loses big branches in wind storms that pose danger to pedestrians and parked cars. It takes the city months to remove such branches.
Calls to the correct city dept were made, but the city has done nothing, and is non communicative.
In the past I wrote a letter to the city regarding an overgrown tree in another rental, just to get a lame response that they are underfunded and can't do anything.
What else can I do?
BTW, my property taxes are paid in full. --99.59.x.xxx
City Trees (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 1:45 PM
Vandals have been known to cut large branches off such trees and even to cut them down, especially when workers are off. Especially on weekends. Darn vandals!
A branch fell and almost killed my lawyer friend!
"I know nothing!" Sgt.Schultz --71.10.xx.xxx
City Trees (by #22 [MO]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 2:06 PM
Send certified mail with pictures and a letter... doing so can ultimately put all liability on the city if something bad happens. --173.25.xxx.xxx
City Trees (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 2:57 PM
Like #22 said, better yet, have your lawyer send the letter letting them know they've been notified and are now liable. Keep a mailed copy of the letter and have the lawyers do all the delivery options that hold up in court. Having a lawyer say they've been officially instills more fear than your sending the letter.
Then sit back and pray a limb falls on your car or house. You might be able to get ALL your tax money back. --108.69.xxx.xxx
City Trees (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 3:12 PM
We live on the other side of your country. East coast. So there is no money to fix a dangerous problem?-- No funds? Why? Cause your part of the country is taking care of every other countries people. Hey that's OK. Here is the big problem-- if that limb falls on a US citizen -- no one will care--BUT GOD FORBIDE it falls on one of those illegals in the country it will be top news how this tree limb was not taken care of.
Honestly my heart felt goes out to you people in those states and have no idea how its going to change for you all? Do you have code enforcement? Part of the police dept? --99.103.xxx.xxx
City Trees (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 3:25 PM
The squeaky wheel get's the grease! You need to complain to your City Councilman, City Hall, City Attorney (liability), City Council, Maintenance, go to your local police station and file a complaint (danger tree will kill somebody soon).
Many times I've written letters, had conversations and documented them with an emails, gone to see City Staff and had NO RESULTS TOO!
Then when an issue comes up, like a branch from a tree in front of one of my buildings fell and damaged a vehicle, everyone including:
The City, the owner of the vehicle and their insurance company says, "It was my responsibility because the City wasn't put on notice -- they have 30 days to respond"! Then I provide my "proof" and let myself off the hook! --47.156.xx.xx
City Trees (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 3:31 PM
I was in Santa Fe a few years ago. My SIL and I parked under some huge trees to meet family for dinner. We walked about 20 feet, when WHAM!!! A massive branch fell on the sidewalk and car right behind ours! Had we walked the other direction we would have been killed or seriously hurt. --47.216.xx.xxx
City Trees (by moby [IN]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 4:40 PM
Social media seems to motivate politics at times.
We had a 60 plus year old guard rail along the road passing in front of our property. It was in dis-repair from being hit over the years and constructed from 2" schedule galvanized 40 pipe. The pipe was in good shape for it's age. The wife asked the county to repair or replace several years ago (probably 5 years ago when we put up the powder coated fence). They said that they put in a w.o. After 5 years she took a picture and posted on our county's facebook page asking who to contact about getting it fixed. After several reposts and comments from the community, the county contacted her by phone and the w.o was moved to the top of the pile 3 weeks later, the guard rail was replaced in 2 days. --68.51.xx.xxx
City Trees (by JR [ME]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 4:56 PM
Write a letter. Donít pay for a lawyer. Is this really a big worry for you?
Iíd suggest a nice gin and tonic and think about your Summer vacation. --98.13.xx.xxx
City Trees (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 5:26 PM
Richard in Michigan, I have noticed a few of those same kind of vandals near the Busy properties. Daggummit!
City Trees (by Mike45 [NV]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 5:59 PM
Do you have a chain-saw? Self-help tree removal (weekend when city workers are off) and never admit it.
City Trees (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 10:49 PM
Why can't those vandals clean up after themselves - so we would not have to? --24.101.xxx.xx
City Trees (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2019 5:34 AM
I never had the problem BUT I would write a letter to the city manager, city attorney, each council-person and the mayor and personality deliver it at the next city council meeting when they are usually all there. Advising all of their potential liability.
Years ago I was trying to buy a house after a nasty divorce. The FHA person was being a jerk. He didn't believe a single guy of 22 should want to buy a house. I wrote to President Kennedy, VP Johnson, both senators and my representative about my dilemma. The house closed in 10 days and I got a reply from everyone I wrote to. --99.23.xxx.x
City Trees (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2019 11:51 AM
Our state has a municipal tort law - if local government didn't know about something before a mishap occurs, they are not at fault.
If you wrote a letter and sent it certified that you were worried about a mishap occurring from a dead tree - and then a mishap occurred without the city acting on that letter.......the lottery was hit.
Your state may have a law much like that one --24.101.xxx.xx
City Trees (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2019 2:42 PM
Social media posts with pics may shame them into taking care of the tree. Better yet, a local tv news troubleshooter may take this on for you. --151.197.xxx.xx
City Trees (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: Jun 17, 2019 6:00 PM
a tort is a wrong. not sure if they didnít know a tort was happening that it was not committed (?) --70.119.xxx.xxx
City Trees (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 17, 2019 10:26 PM
The wrong is allowing a dead tree to remain a hazard.
If after notifying the city of that hazard, if no or limited action is taken - tort claims law can be applied --24.101.xxx.xx
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