I had a candid conversation with the mayor of my town the other day. The residents have rejected property tax increases 3 times so the Village Board has turned to “code enforcement” to raise revenue. Your garage door isn’t painted to their liking? $100.00 fine.
Park your car over the sidewalk before 7:00 pm? $50.00 fine.
No white sheers in your street facing windows? $75.00 fine.
They are dinging people who haven’t worked in a year and whose homes are in foreclosure for a hundred bucks a month for petty crap. Someone is going to get hurt. The sad thing is it’ll be the “code enforcement” slug instead of the people who are passing these ordinances. And they’re doing it because they won’t stand up to the public sector unions with their gold plated pension plans.
Well I won’t feel bad when it happens. I tried to warn them.
“No white sheers in your street facing windows? $75.00 fine.”
You’re kidding, right? Where is this little slice of heaven located?