September 27, 2013 E-mail To Code Enforcement Telling Them About The Illegal Dumpster With Their Customer's Garbage In The Back Of Their Illegally Stored Commercial Dumpster That Is Used To Run A Vendor "Handyman" Business Out Of Our Neighborhood, Which Is Against The Law

 From:   Bev Beaufait <>   

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 To:  Bruce Goodman <>
 Cc:  Council, City <>
 Date:  Friday, September 27, 2013 12:25 pm
 Subject:  Day 11: Illegal Commercial Dumpster With Customer's Garbage
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A Code Enforcement truck with a orange signal on top drove by my house at 6:50 a.m. and turned onto Sycamore Court. 
They saw the illegal storing of the commercial dumpster, with the garbage from one of their customers in the back of their commercial dumpster in their renter driveway illegally for 11 days now. 
Why is it still there?
The "Handyman" vendor truck drove by my house at 6:55 a.m. this morning and pulled up to the driveway behind the commercial dumpster, with their customer's garbage still stored in our residential neighborhood, to pick up their daily supplies. 
I did not take a pic of them at this corner house, as it was raining.  (I won't take pics if it is raining heavily.)  They don't load up at my corner anymore, as I can see what they are illegally doing. 
It is exactly like what you allowed Mr. Rooter to do for months on end.  Imagine that.
This is an exact repeat situation.  You folks just don't learn, do you.  
I just won't stop reporting illegal activities in our neighborhood, whether it is by Code Enforcement or neighbors.  
I did not stand on my front porch for a few minutes.  I never saw the "Handyman" truck or the Code Enforcement truck with the orange signal leave our neighborhood, as they did not drive by my house.
There are no commercial vendor businesses allowed in any residential neighborhood.  You folks know our Municode laws.
So, what are you doing? 
Why are you allowing this illegal behavior to continue by both Code Enforcement and neighbors in my neighborhood?
It is the last pic on the web page.Sincerely,
Bev Beaufait

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