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Obamarama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 09:08 AM
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8. Here's what I'd do....
Edited on Sat Apr-29-06 09:09 AM by KzooDem
First, make the attempt to be a good neighbor. Go over, explain to your neighbor what happened, assure him you understand it wasn't his fault, but the fault of the company he hired, and that you're not upset with him.

Explain to him what you explained to us here. Tell him you were advised to call the police to register a complaint in order for the construction company to do the proper survey for utility & cable lines.

Tell him you didn't want to just call the police without consulting him. Ask him if he could alert his construction comapny to the problem, ask him to ask them to do the proper survey so your lawn and phone cables won't be compromised again.

This does three puts the power/choice in his hands, it keeps his construction company from getting in legal trouble (and that would get back to your neighbor, which wouldn't help neighborly relations), and it alleviates his perception of you as a fly in the ointment.

If he refuses, than I'd go ahead and call the men in blue.

Good luck.
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  -When would you call the police on your neighbor? The Backlash Cometh  Apr-29-06 08:55 AM   #0 
  - As long as they fixed it promptly I wouldn't bother.  Massacure   Apr-29-06 09:00 AM   # 
  - As long as they fixed it promptly I wouldn't bother.  Massacure   Apr-29-06 09:00 AM   #1 
  - They could hit a GAS MAIN. call Dig Safe or Miss Utility or whatever  MADem   Apr-29-06 09:00 AM   #2 
  - ah, yeah  Wheezy   Apr-29-06 09:04 AM   #5 
  - I don't think we have gas mains?  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-29-06 09:18 AM   #13 
     - I used to live in an all electric house, but we had mains in the hood  MADem   Apr-29-06 09:30 AM   #15 
  - I don't  Wheezy   Apr-29-06 09:03 AM   #3 
  - My hubby made a good observation.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-29-06 09:44 AM   #16 
  - now you went and did it....  radfringe   Apr-29-06 09:04 AM   #4 
  - You had good cause.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-29-06 09:46 AM   #17 
  - Check your city/state laws...  madame defarge   Apr-29-06 09:05 AM   #6 
  - It's against the law in Florida too.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-29-06 09:48 AM   #20 
  - sloppy construction work will haunt you  MissWaverly   Apr-29-06 09:05 AM   #7 
  - I think this is very true. Something I'll consider in the next few days.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-29-06 09:49 AM   #21 
  - Here's what I'd do....  KzooDem   Apr-29-06 09:08 AM   #8 
  - I'm out in my garden almost every day, so I hope I'll bump into the  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-29-06 09:50 AM   #22 
  - First, your neighbor isn't the problem  Warpy   Apr-29-06 09:09 AM   #9 
  - All good advice.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-29-06 09:51 AM   #23 
  - Paraphrasing Buford T. Justice:  Kierkegaard   Apr-29-06 09:10 AM   #10 
  - I'm not sure he knows yet, but the way the phone company marked  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-29-06 09:53 AM   #24 
  - Approach it as a common courtesy - towards him...  salin   Apr-29-06 09:11 AM   #11 
  - The demolition crew is gone.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-29-06 09:55 AM   #25 
     - heh  salin   Apr-29-06 10:02 AM   #27 
  - Been there. Sort of.  Gregorian   Apr-29-06 09:13 AM   #12 
  - I know what you're saying. I've already come forth and protested  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-29-06 10:00 AM   #26 
  - hang in there  mdmc   Apr-29-06 09:27 AM   #14 
  - In this instance, I think we're following your advice, for the moment:  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-29-06 10:04 AM   #28 
     - even if you need to pay, and your neighbor is a jerk  mdmc   Apr-29-06 10:35 AM   #31 
  - Since your path is going to intersect with your new neighbor, couldn't  1monster   Apr-29-06 09:46 AM   #18 
  - I HOPE they charge them.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-29-06 10:07 AM   #29 
  - No need for cops....  ProgressivePatriot   Apr-29-06 09:47 AM   #19 
  - Yeah, they love me.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-29-06 10:09 AM   #30 
  - It depends on if  H2O Man   Apr-29-06 11:03 AM   #32 
  - Holy Geez!  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-29-06 11:53 AM   #34 
     - Many years ago,  H2O Man   Apr-29-06 12:03 PM   #36 
        - If I'm ever a lottery winner, my dream is to buy a tract of land like  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-29-06 12:41 PM   #37 
           - On a clear day ....  H2O Man   Apr-29-06 01:21 PM   #39 
  - You would be justified in calling the police.  RebelOne   Apr-29-06 11:17 AM   #33 
  - I think I'm giving them one opportunity. They have to know what they  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-29-06 11:55 AM   #35 
  - When would I call the police on my neighbor? Dead body in the yard.  Neil Lisst   Apr-29-06 12:46 PM   #38 

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