Reported by: Chris Nallan
"If it's just workers taking a truck home why is it an issue," said John Daniels.
John Daniels works for a heating and air conditioning company in Lower Allen Township.
"I just drive the work truck home when I'm on call so if I get a call in the middle of the night I can just leave without having to drive to our shop," said Daniels.
Without John's truck being parked at his house, his job couldn't be done.
"Are we going to get fined for parking in front of somebody's house during the day, when we're fixing a faucet or heating and air conditioning," said Daniels.
Monday night Lower Allen Township commissioners met to continue their discussion on regulations for commercial vehicle parking in residential areas. This came after a small number of anonymous complaints saying commercial vehicles were eyesores and could be dangerous. Several against this idea spoke out at the Lower Allen Township meeting Monday night.
"I don't know what your motivation is, if it's like you say it's to make the township look prettier."
"Over the past forty years no ones complained to me about my property."
"When I'm called by 911 I have twenty minutes to respond so that truck must be at my home."
After an overwhelming number of residents sharing their concerns about this new proposed ordinance, Lower Allen Township Commissioners decided to reconsider their proposal.
"It's very hard to look at these folks and hear their life story with this faceless complainer somewhere, who's going to change all of their lives"
Lower Allen Township does plan to look further into the current ordinance set back in 2011 concerning only RVs.
Ridiculous! These law makers need to get their fingers out of their noses, & do something worth while! My husband is self-employed. His work truck is also how he brings home firewood, & gets home, period! What's he supposed to do? Walk 30 miles or more to get home? Moronic!
Its not vehicle owners fault that his lazy ass neighbors can't be bothered to teach their brats to leave other people's property alone. That right bitches I ain't responsible for your stupid brats you are...
In the U.S.A. we have what we call "Gated Commmunities " I know of one person who looked for such a place to live in.
Before you buy a house there you must sign the agreement to abide by their rules which you get a copy of.
If you don't like work trucks parked on your street, beside being a true ass hole you are a public nuscience.
Buy a house in one of those neighborhoods which do these things. Don't try to impose your upidy snobby issues
on people who were there long before you.
I can see both sides. One is the appearence of commercialism everyday, view as diminishing the look of the neighborhood. People want to see only nice things where they live. The other side- This is my living, especially self employed. To me as long as any vehicle is not a 4 wheeled wreck, don't bother me. I had a friend where his neighbors complained about his work van parked in his home driveway. With some neighbors its not entirely your home because it takes away the look of mine attitude. Well, these work vehicles come to your home when fussy person needs home repair. It's ok then? I do not want neighbors! Sure there are great neighbors around. However, those great ones can move or die and then suddenly your happy existence in your home turns hellish.
All these effin SNOBS love to have these blue collar workers come to their homes and fix their shit that they cannot. But God forbid those middle class working slobs park at their own effin homes. Bunch of stuck up a holes!
This sort of thing can start with a new condominium development, people worried unnecessarily about their property values, and it can spread from there. Then we live in a place we can not live with, though it might look nice and pretty to an uneducated eye. Fake community. Fake cities. No more neighborhood. Nobody talks to each other, nobody knows each other, and it's no kind of life for anyone, just rules and reg's, a lifeless enterprise.
The fact that they even entertained this complaint shows stupidity on their part. Who the hell did they think it was going to effect. This nanny state nonsense is nauseating. SO long as the vehicle is legally registered and insured it not of your damn business !!!
We do this to ourselves,we either don t participate in elections of our local leaders,or worse,we vote and elect people disconnected from reality,but this happens only in America,sheltered people running our cities,imbeciles really.
pretty soon you won't be able to post on you tube because it will be illegal 1st amendment is next on the list right after the 2nd. amendment.The liberals and demoncrats are working overtime to get it done.
Work vehicles are just that....work vehicles. If a company cannot afford a place to store the vehicle overnight, then why do they insist on burdening neighborhoods with the task? A company with a truck needs to have a suitable place to park that truck....just like they must provide for it's insurance and gas etc. The employee should drive to where that truck is parked and then begin their work day......like 99% of the rest of the world.
Fine. next time anybody calls to have some work done on their house say no. I don't mind a pickup truck, a van, etc. I do mind dump trucks, GVW over 10,000 pounds or whatever. So some anonymous complaints have no basis.
This would make sense if it was a high density area like NYC. Commercial vehicles here are not allowed to park on residential streets overnight. They can park during the day but only up to 3 hours at a time or have a permit to park longer. They can park on commercial streets overnight but not residential streets. They even have special parking for commercial vehicles during the day that personal vehicles are not even allowed to stand in. I don't think it makes sense in a town with ample amounts for parking.. the only other argument is that it's an eyesore and drives down property values which is a valid complaint.
I found the very end interesting. The reporter stated that the old rule still is in effect: "you are allowed a commercial vehicle up to 1,000 pounds". There are NO commercial vehicles that weight that little! Any average vehicle on the road today will weigh about 3,000lbs!
I live in this area and it is ridiculous! Some old lady just doesn't like the way it looks, bo ho! Get over it. People have lives and there is no safety concern for having a work van parked on the street. And 1000lb limit, that is at least 1/3 the weight of any car let alone a van with equipment in it. Some people have nothing better to do but complain over things that nobody else would care about. Go live in a gated community if you want to live like that!
stupid ass town, my city has a similar law and i have a moving truck in my back yard that is my own personal vehicle. it's not commercially licensed so it will be funny if they ever try to hassle me about it. and yes, it is a 30 foot box truck, so it is much more of an "eyesore" than the van this guy has.
people just aren't happy about anything these days, leave the guy alone, hes just trying to work in peace.
It tells me I have to pay the taxes on the land/property my home sits on BUT I do NOT own it. So if you want to control (that is the bottom line) what I park on the property/land my home sits on then YOU pay the taxes.
I drive a UPS package car & have over 100 residential deliveries every day. I have to park my truck at each stop to make the delivery to the front door. Let the people complain about that & they can take their happy asses to the building & pick their stuff up. If it's an eyesore, look the other way. Simple.
If I bought my house and my land ill do whatever the fuck I want. Idc i got about 10,000 rounds of .223 and 2000 rounds of 308 if your going to tell me different. My land my property ill protect it. Merica
I would buy a used plumbers van that's still outfitted with corner mirrors and ladder rack on top as my personal non work vehicle and put loud graphics on the side that says PERSONAL VEHICLE, NON COMMERCIAL and park that in front of my house just to piss them off even more.
In my city, the cops can't bother to cite vehicles parked on public streets at the curb backward, blocking driveways, or missing tags. The guy across the street has an inoperable vehicle in his drive. Yes, I could report the infractions and have all the neighbors pissed at me, too.
The cops are busy playing cowboy.
Well I drive tow truck so if I can't bring that home it may take me an extra hour to come rescue you when your car breaks down then I would have to drive all the way to the shop to get the truck bad for you especially if it's cold outside!
M.Y.O.B. is the vehicle hurting you directly?No it isn't. Ridiculous! Live your own life. Hopefully your family members don't need to park a company vehicle at home. It will be law for everyone,retard. EVEN YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!!!
Please please make these already hard working people work harder to jump through hoops in order too work . They are our fucking roads . Time to remove all of Government and start new leaving out the Federal Government because that is where these little micro tyrants get their ideas from . Welcome to post freedom America where soon breathing oxygen will not be allowed without a permit .
The only people who should have their work vehicle at home are police and firefighters. Those are the only life and death jobs who are needed asap. The others just want their cars because they don't want to put miles and gas on their personal cars . Because most of the time the company will do that .
I'm an HVAC contractor last week I responded to a woman's house who's child's kidney machine was burning up and in risk of failing due to the fact that the minisplit in control room stopped working I responded at 1:15am to a panicked mother and I dident save 1 drop of flue getting there asshole get a life
If you ask me, Commercial vehicles pay more in registrations fees and are usually inspected to a higher standard [usually, not always] not to mention taxes. I don't understand why they shouldn't be parked on the street, bar a few exceptions, like hazmat or on weight limited roadways.
Mike Ayers my city has a parking ordinance against parking commercial vehicles, trailers and RV's on residential streets. But if it's parked on private property (either yours or with the owner's permission, for example, an apartment parking lot), it's perfectly legal.
Interesting footnote, if a commercial trailer or camper trailer is attached to a private vehicle, it's exempt, the trailer provision only applies to dropped trailers.
Also trailers part of an ongoing construction project are also exempt.
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