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Trailwood residents are you voting for the no parking ordinance

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marthas attic 8
karenact 7
Sandyr9111 1
auntmarsa 1
twingirl 2
~hopscotch~ 3
just lisa 1

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karenact --- 4 years ago -

Just curious, I don't think there is a problem with residents parking on their front lawns, we have curbs for goodness sakes. I am not sure I like the idea of giving Gov't more control over us. If some choose to neatly add pea gravel to extend their driveways so as to not get taxed as they would with concrete I say let them. Just curious what you all thought. If it were a bigger problem then perhaps a law would be in order but this just opens things up for the city to fine us for one more thing. I say stay out of our business and leave us alone City of Houston. We do well enough on our own. Just another way to make $$ off of us. Just my two cents. Thanks K 

Sandyr9111 --- 4 years ago -

I think marthas attic started a thread about this the other day with pictures? Is it the same village? 

auntmarsa --- 4 years ago -

karenact, I fully agree and stated the same thing last week. Then, pictures were posted as examples of people parking in their yards but it turned out they were both parked on pavement, which proved my point that what one person sees as parking in the yard, another does not. (and no, I don't think the Jetta was parked in a good place). I'd like to know the legal definition of "yard". If it, in fact, makes it illegal to park on pea gravel that's been added to extend the driveway, it's not a good thing. In addition, I think it's going to increase the amount of people parked on the street. Also, we're a tax burden on Houston. There is the potential for a lot of money to be earned from ticketing the residents. 

marthas attic (Mod) --- 4 years ago -

Do you know that per city of Houston ordencies that you must have your house number visiable from the street or that having a dead tree in your yard can cause you a fine also? This is not something the city will send extra officers out to patrol our area looking forthose yard parkers. It is a tool that will help the HoA for those who just really don't give a flip about how any letters the HoA sends out. Trailwood for whatever reason has had several chronic yard parkers who have the attitude thats its my yard and house I will park where I want too. It brings down your property value and makes the neighborhood look trashy. 

twingirl --- 4 years ago -

I live in Trailwood and a neighbor down the street was parking a car in their front yard. I noticed that it stopped after a while so I am guessing that they received an HOA letter. I know the family and guess that they were probably one of the ones with the attitude that it's my house and I can do what I want. I thought that it was beyond tacky. Reflects poorly on the entire neighborhood. If you want to park in your yard, move somewhere with no deed restrictions. 

twingirl --- 4 years ago -

And, the car was parked on grass...no pavement. 

karenact --- 4 years ago -

Do you know that per city of Houston ordencies that you must have your house number visiable from the street or that having a dead tree in your yard can cause you a fine also? This is not something the city will send extra officers out to patrol our area looking forthose yard parkers. It is a tool that will help the HoA for those who just really don't give a flip about how any letters the HoA sends out. Trailwood for whatever reason has had several chronic yard parkers who have the attitude thats its my yard and house I will park where I want too. It brings down your property value and makes the neighborhood look trashy. I disagree where can I come to voice my concerns? Is there a hearing scheduled? 

marthas attic (Mod) --- 4 years ago -

I disagree where can I come to voice my concerns? Is there a hearing scheduled? If you live in Trailwood the city sent you a letter with all the information. 

marthas attic (Mod) --- 4 years ago -

did you find your letter???? 

just lisa --- 4 years ago -

I am missing something, I guess. Why would anyone want to park in their yard? Don't they have driveways and garages? 

marthas attic (Mod) --- 4 years ago -

because some people just don't care I supppose 

karenact --- 4 years ago -

I care and don't think parking in a yard is really nice, however I have never seen it here in trailwood nor do I want the city to have more authority over me. I wouldn't care if it were just about parking on the front grass but they can use this as I said above. Martha I cannot find a letter from the city. I guess I can call sterling or one of the lovely folks on the board. 

karenact --- 4 years ago -

martha can you please share the info ...since it's a public matter shouldn't be a problem. 

marthas attic (Mod) --- 4 years ago -

martha can you please share the info ...since it's a public matter shouldn't be a problem. I tossed my letter because the only reason I would need it would be if I were opposed to it, Since I am not I recycled it. Maybe you should give Sterling a call in the morning, or maybe a board member since you seem to have so many concerns. 

karenact --- 4 years ago -

I already spoke with sterling about it but I can't find the letter which tells me what to do if I am in opposition to it. 

karenact --- 4 years ago -

Protest to the establishment of the Prohibited Yard Parking Requirement Area can be filed with the City of Houston. A written protest must be received by the City of Houston, Planning and Development Department, Neighborhood Services Division within twenty (20) days of August 20, 2009. For information, contact Sterling ASI (281) 447-3388 or the Houston Planning and Development Department at (713) 837-7880. 

marthas attic (Mod) --- 4 years ago -

Only people in Trailwood can protest, since not every village has signed up for this yet. 

~hopscotch~ --- 4 years ago -

I dont even live in the same county and I dont park in my yard! Thats just nasty! Pavement is a good place for a vehicle. 

karenact --- 4 years ago -

I agree with you hopscotch but I have seen several folks with pea gravel extensions on their driveways which look quite nice. I have no problem with this if done in good taste. 

~hopscotch~ --- 4 years ago -

I dont know what "village" its in but I saw a home off of Bassingham that actually graveled their entire front yard, and I guess theyre calling it landscaping. 

marthas attic (Mod) --- 4 years ago -

I think thats Sherwood Trails... 

~hopscotch~ --- 4 years ago -

Did you get my pm MA? 

marthas attic (Mod) --- 4 years ago -

no 

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