My neighbor is blowing snow onto my yard
January 31, 2004 10:25 AM Subscribe
What's the best way to solve a problem with a neighbor? [more inside]
posted by jasonspaceman to Human Relations (20 answers total)
My neighbor, usually as of late, never breaks the law when it comes to trespassing or respecting our privacy. Now I have a situation in which the law does not pertain .. he's blowing all of his snow, from his driveway, into my yard and driveway. His yard is practically empty of snow compared to ours. The difference between the two yards is dramatic, from a foot of snow in his yard to almost five feet of snow in ours, making it almost impossible, sometimes, to open our front door, which even has steps as a buffer from the sidewalk. He has the option of blowing the snow into his backyard or lawn, but does not.
Now I have no idea where to put my snow and with the wind, his snow ends up on the sidewalk, where I could be fined or sued if someone injures themselves. I can blow snow into my backyard, but there's barely enough room, whereas his backyard is almost as void of snow as his front.
Does anyone have experience with dealing a situation like this? Do you suggest a mediation during a village board meeting? I should also mention that I have already tried politely talking to this person in private, hence to now prevail.