Dark Car Stored Next To Sundance Park On Sycamore Street

  28 Days From June, 2013 To August, 2013
August 13, 2013 to August 29, 2013 - 17 Days In A Row
August 20 to August 27 Gone On Vacation With Their Car Stored Next To Sundance Park And Their Driveway Empty.  Pics Shown.
Code Enforcement Allows This Illegal Storage.

This kind of parking situation degrades our neighborhood from being mentioned in "Money Magazine".

Code Enforcement Has Not Driven By Our Neighborhood For Days.  If They Do Not See The Situation, Then It Does Not Exist In Code Enforcement's Eyes.

Here are 2 of our City laws from our Municode.

Sec. 17.20.160. Motor vehicle parking limitations.permanent link to this piece of content


B.  On residential lots, no more than two motor vehicles may be parked on any area of the lot other than within a fully enclosed structure or on the paved driveway which is intended for parking or access to the garage or carport. A motor vehicle which is parked or stored on an improved surface adjacent to a paved driveway, or in a rear yard, a side yard, or a side yard adjacent to the street shall be counted towards the limit of two such vehicles. No more than one such motor vehicle may be an inoperable vehicle as defined in section 8.16.040.D.1 of this Code.

Sec. 17.20.100. - Parking spaces not to be used for storage or advertising. Required parking spaces shall be available for the parking of operable passenger automobiles of residents, customers, patrons, and employees only, and shall not be used for the storage of vehicles or materials or for the parking of trucks used in conducting the business or use, or for the purpose of advertising.(Code 1977, 17.20.100; Ord. No. 715-1981, 15)

This is from our Ethics Code

"Open Government & Ethics Pamphlet 2013
Other Ethics Rules of Interest
Page 7

It also prohibits acts of advantage or favoritism and, in that regard, prohibits special considerations, use of employee time for personal or private
reasons, and use of City vehicles or equipment, except in same manner as available to any other person (or in manner that will substantially benefit City)."

"Last night we heard from the owners of the truck.  It belongs to a couple who recently moved to Louisville and who just purchased the vehicle.  The husband and wife are a little distressed about why the selective enforcement against them.  Commander Kingston will speak with them and convey our assurances that this is all quite routine and innocent. "

This quote is from a May 25, 2012 e-mail to me from Bruce Goodman, Police Chief.  He knows the rules.  He applies them when he wants.  He is a bully.  He does not do his job that he is paid to do.  He should be fired on the spot.  If he did his job correctly, the first time he contacted the owners, he would not be  backed into a corner to save face.  Now, he will not do his job, just to try to prove he is correct, when he is so very wrong.

This dark car should be parked at the green house in this photo.  The owners of the vehicles in the green house, just swap out one car for another at Sundance Park.  They have a 2 car garage, a 2 car driveway, and 2 car parking directly in front of their house.  This pic is taken from my back yard.  I don't pay taxes to look at neighbor's vehicles parked/stored next to Sundance Park.  The owner's of these vehicles don't even pay attention to Code Enforcement, as it is a joke.  Code Enforcement is trying to be a hostess greeting committee, rather than the Police Department enforcing laws to keep the City's neighborhoods up to Code for future generations.

The Code Enforcement Department cannot keep these vehicles away from Sundance Park.  Favoritism is out of control.  These neighbors have been moved in long enough.  The grace period is gone.  This is abuse of our parking laws with Code Enforcement looking the other way.  Code Enforcement refuses to enforce our residential parking laws at folks' houses only. 

I got a photo of the owner working on his dark car right next to Sundance Park.  That takes alot of nerve.  Parked/stored/unmoved for 3 days in a row.

I got a photo of the owner working on his dark car right next to Sundance Park.  That takes alot of nerve.

The owner of the vehicle is away.  There are no cars in the driveway.  They are still allowed to store their vehicle next to Sundance Park by Code Enforcement.

My neighbors at the corner of Sumac Cir. and W. Elm St. wanted me to take this photo to show they see the dark car daily for days on end now.  They pay to just see Sundance Park and not neighbors abandoned vehicles that Code Enforcement will not tag and move per our laws, per our Police Chief.

This photo shows the dark car's front end next to Sundance Park, as can be seen by neighbors about 1/2 block away.  My neighbors asked me to take photos of this abandoned car.

The dark car's rear end sticks out from behind the shubbery on the corner.  The owners are still away.

This photo proves an empty driveway and in front of the vehicle owner's home.  The car should be stored there, not next to Sundance Park for

Owners still gone.  Shameful illegal storage allowed by Code Enforcement.

The dark car has been abandoned so long that the owners of that car's lawn has burnt out from non watering for over 1 weeks. 

Because Code Enforcement did not tag and remove the abandoned dark car next to Sundance Park, now their tan SUV is AGAIN parking next to Sundance Park.  Disgraceful job by Code Enforcement.

The blue car and the tan SUV replace the dark car, so there is 9 times out of 10 the renter parking next to Sundance Park with one of their vehicles or another.  Code Enforcement allows it.  Sickening.

No action by Code Enforcement.