September 26, 2013 E-mail To Code Enforcement About The Illegal Commercial Dumpster Day 10  With The Garbage In The Back Of Their Dumpster After Doing Work For Their Customer They Park Their Dumpster With Their Customer's Garbage In Their Driveway To Degrade The Neighborhood

From:   Bev Beaufait <>   

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 To:  Bruce Goodman <>
 Cc:  Council, City <>
 Date:  Thursday, September 26, 2013 08:09 am
 Subject:  Illegal Dumpster Day 10
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This is day 10 for the commercial dumpster to be illegally stored in our neighborhood.  I took a pic again this morning to share with you as proof.  I will share pics of proof daily, until you finally get this situation under control.
The renter with the commercial company running his vendor business out of his rental house in a residential neighborhood, brings home the clean up work from his customer, stores it in his commercial dumpster and parks it in our neighborhood, instead of getting rid of the customer garbage and parking this illegal commercial dumpster in a commercial parking area.  It is illegal in a residential neighborhood.
The current pic is the very last pic on the web page.
Code Enforcement, the Police Chief, and City Council has degraded our neighborhood beyond words.  This renter has been told many times by Code Enforcement to move his commercial dumpster.  The renter does for a short period of time. 
Wherever that renter stores that commercial dumpster he owns, he can permanently store his dumpster in that area and not in a residential area.
Bev Beaufait

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)

Sec. 17.20.160. Motor vehicle parking limitations.permanent
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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.