September 20, 2013 E-mail About The Illegal Commercial Dumpster's Illegal Parking/Storing

From:   Bev Beaufait <>   

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 To:  Bruce Goodman <>
 Cc:  Council, City <>
 Date:  Friday, September 20, 2013 07:45 am
 Subject:  Dumpster Day 4
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Code Enforcement,
This is day 4 for the commercial truck and commercial dumpster being parked/stored at the stop sign on W. Elm Street and Sycamore Ct., where the renter lives.
With Code Enforcement allowing renters' commercial dumpsters and commercial trucks to be parked/stored in driveways on Sycamore Ct., other renters will follow suit, obviously.  Or did you not think of that?
This renter lives on Sycamore Ct. right across the street from where you allowed a commercial truck and dumpster to stay parked in the driveway for days on end.
This is what happens, when Code Enforcement picks and chooses when and where to enforce City Parking Codes.
I will be reporting the scofflaws on day one of the problem.  When a problem like this is not taken care of immediately, it leads others to think it is OK to do, as Code Enforcement leaves the impression that this is OK to do.
When will you ever learn? 
I will not stop reporting these problems, until Code Enforcement gets this situation under control, with the help of our City Council, who we in our neighborhood call "The Do-Nothing Congress".
Flash News Item:  Our neighborhood is not for commercial business, as it is a residential neighborhood.
This renter lives right next door, to the west, of the house in the picture with the red garage door.
Bev Beaufait
Sec. 17.20.160. Motor vehicle parking limitations.permanent link to this piece
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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.