September 25, 2013 E-mail To Code Enforcement And City Council Proving Commercial Business In Our Neighborhood

From:   Bev Beaufait <>   

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 To:  Bruce Goodman <>
 Cc:  Council, City <>
 Date:  Wednesday, September 25, 2013 07:52 am
 Subject:  Illegal Dumpster: Day 9; Commercial Business
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Code Enforcement, Police Chief, City Council: 
The owner of the commercial truck and commercial dumpster are running a commercial "Handyman" business out of the rental house on the corner of W. Elm Street and Sycamore Ct.
A neighbor lady at the end of Sycamamore Ct. told me yesterday.  So, I have been keeping a close eye on the situation.
I got 3 pics this morning.  I had to get to work early this morning on this case for proofs with my enclosed pics. 
This is how I got you to FINALLY move the Mr. Rooter commercial vehicles, after 1 year of allowing them to run their business out of their rental house on Sycamore Court.
Now, we in the neighborhood know for sure why Code Enforcement turns a blind eye to these renters' commercial trucks, trailers, etc., in our neighborhood.  They are $$$$$.
I saw Code Enforcement drive by 2 days ago.
I saw an officer at the corner of W. Elm St. and Sycamore Court last night, when I took the pic that I sent you.  This officer was in Sundance Park walking his elderly doggy.  He saw the illegal commercial dumpster now parked in the rental driveway, like I proved in last night's pic.  He also saw the tan SUV with TX plates illegally parked back next to Sundance Park.  He had to walk right by it to arrive at the corner of W. Elm Street and Sycamore Court.
I see lots of "physical activity" by Code Enforcement and our Police Department, so it looks like they are doing something.
So, Code Enforcement and our local Police Department see exactly what is going on.
They are allowing commercial businesses out of their rental homes.  First, Mr. Rooter.  Now it's the "Handyman" business.
That makes 2 separate businesses that Code Enforcement has allowed to conduct illegal business in our neighborhood.
That is totally illegal in this neighborhood.  And further proof of Code Enforcement taking $$$$$.
Hooking up his trailer for the daily work. The green truck at the corner is the "Handyman" commercial truck.
Workman's truck loading up for the day's work at the corner house.  Illegal to have a commercial business in a residential neighborhood.
"Handyman" truck loading up for the day at the house on the corner of W. Elm St. and Sycamore Court.
They saw me take pics.  They drove back and forth in front of my house honking their horn at 7 in the morning.  Whatever.  See the kind of trouble you cause in our neighborhood.  Disgusting.
Code Enforcement constantly lies to the folks that they have to deal with.
That means that the Police Chief and the head of Code Enforcement are liars and encourage their employees to lie.
That means that the Police Chief and the head of Code Enforcement are chronic liars, which means they have no morals at all.
This is so corrupt that it makes my head spin and makes me utterly sick to my stomach.
This is an oversized vehicle that you have allowed to destroy our neighborhood.
They moved the oversized commercial dumpster early this morning.  It had not better be back or their commercial business truck.
Here is my URL address showing months of illegal activity by City Council, which allows Code Enforcement to allow illegal storing/parking for this dumpster in our neighborhood for months on end.  You should be so very, very proud of yourselves.

Sec. 10.20.040. Oversized commercial vehicles.permanent link to this piece of

An oversized commercial vehicle, defined as any vehicle registered, licensed or used for commercial purposes or displaying advertisements for commercial enterprise and exceeding 18 feet in length, 18 feet in combined length for vehicles with trailers, or eight feet in height, or 8,000 pounds in weight by the G.V.W. rating indicated on vehicle, loaded or unloaded, shall be prohibited from all zoning districts except with the following exceptions: I-Industrial.


Oversized commercial vehicles incidental to a commercial enterprise shall be permitted on the premises of such commercial enterprise in C-C, C-B, C-N, zoning.


Loading or unloading of moving vans or similar type vehicles used for moving of personal goods for a period of 24 hours or less.


Temporary parking for pickup and delivery purposes for a period of four hours or less.


Construction equipment and/or machinery employed in any public works project in the city parked at the site of and for the duration of such construction.

(Code 1977, § 10.20.040; Ord. No. 748-1981, § 5)


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


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.