Saturday, June 09, 2007

Odd parking and running dogs

From Laura Mathis:

Thank you to the neighbor and avid runner who posted the comment regarding the cars on sidewalks and unleashed dogs.

This has been a continuous concern in this and many other communities. We have found that the best way to handle this is to first speak directly (in a friendly manner :) to the neighbors regarding their vehicles or dogs. I was pleasantly surprised how easy this was on my own street just to kindly ask my neighbor to move their camper so it was not blocking the sidewalk when my son was first learning to ride his bike. Of course, this doesn't work all the time. In some cases it is necessary to contact the county.

Keep in mind that Lake Sarasota Community Group is not an Association and is not going after neighbors for "violations."

This can only be done on an individual basis and is recommended that we get to know our neighbors first and try to resolve issues in a friendly manner before 'reporting' them.
But if you must:
  • Code Enforcement: 378-6500
  • Animal Services: 861-9500

Thanks,

Laura Mathis

LSCG member



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, I have not had such success in speaking to some of our neighbors about odd parking. Some have gotten quite rude, even in front of my granddaughter. I think that since we are now, sadly, not deed restricted, people assume incorrectly that we do not have code restrictions. How can the neighborhood be educated in this manner?

Lake Sarasota Community Group said...

We'd welcome your thoughts and discussion if you can make it to our next meeting - Tues. July 10, 7 p.m.