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    Quote Originally Posted by revelations View Post
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    Can you time the process so that the appeals action is open during a window of super cold winter ? (eg. 'Yes' in the fall and 'no' appeal in the winter)

    Game the system.
    You definitely can.

    I submitted our approval in late November (after collecting signatures in the cold) and it took the City a couple weeks to get their paperwork and shit together which came out in mid December. The appeal period fell over Christmas/New Years and the person that appealed didn't get shit all for signatures.

    I wasn't gaming the system but I was trying to get it all done prior to the end of the year so we could get in the queue for the next summer. If I recall correctly the end of the year is the cutoff for the next spring/summer paving schedule.

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    Unpopular opinion: although I love our paved alleyway for its simplicity I do not think it was worth the cost that we paid, nor is it worth people using it as a secondary road ripping up and down it in the morning.

    None of the 10 or so houses around us wanted it done but it went through anyways so the system is definitely fucked enough that its easy to con your neighbors into getting it done. When they came door to door and talked to my wife the pitch was that they could petition the city to pay for it. She figured was a stretch but this guy had a story about how all it meant is that it would be put in front of council to consider and nothing was guaranteed but it was worth a shot. I had several other neighbors confirm they got the same story. We called to start the appeal process once we got the "here is how much you're going to pay" letter, but someone else already did. Turns out it was their buddy and they filed the appeal but purposefully never went around to collect signatures so it could be pushed through. 311 said that since someone already started we had to wait for them to come by. I couldn't get any contact information for this person either so we just sat and waited. At the end of the day they paved the alley and we got the bill.

    Knowing what I know now about the whole process would I support paving the back alley? Probably not.
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    People go way to fast down my brother's place alley too. He might even get one of those kids playing signs
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    People already rip up and down my dirt/gravel alley. At least if it was paved it wouldn't kick so much dust up in the air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schurchill39 View Post
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    Unpopular opinion: although I love our paved alleyway for its simplicity I do not think it was worth the cost that we paid, nor is it worth people using it as a secondary road ripping up and down it in the morning.

    None of the 10 or so houses around us wanted it done but it went through anyways so the system is definitely fucked enough that its easy to con your neighbors into getting it done. When they came door to door and talked to my wife the pitch was that they could petition the city to pay for it. She figured was a stretch but this guy had a story about how all it meant is that it would be put in front of council to consider and nothing was guaranteed but it was worth a shot. I had several other neighbors confirm they got the same story. We called to start the appeal process once we got the "here is how much you're going to pay" letter, but someone else already did. Turns out it was their buddy and they filed the appeal but purposefully never went around to collect signatures so it could be pushed through. 311 said that since someone already started we had to wait for them to come by. I couldn't get any contact information for this person either so we just sat and waited. At the end of the day they paved the alley and we got the bill.

    Knowing what I know now about the whole process would I support paving the back alley? Probably not.
    Wasn't me! haha. But thats how you game the appeal system I guess.

    Pretty sure you lived a couple streets down from us. And yes your alley has lots of extra usage by people cutting through it and speeding, but it also was in terrible condition when it was gravel.

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    Anyone had the city out for repairs? Mines fucked after building my garage and getting my gas line relocated haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by schurchill39 View Post
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    Turns out it was their buddy and they filed the appeal but purposefully never went around to collect signatures so it could be pushed through.
    Now THATS properly gaming the system....haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by revelations View Post
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    Now THATS properly gaming the system....haha
    Sounds like we have a roadmap for getting this rammed through on ANY street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88CRX View Post
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    Wasn't me! haha. But thats how you game the appeal system I guess.

    Pretty sure you lived a couple streets down from us. And yes your alley has lots of extra usage by people cutting through it and speeding, but it also was in terrible condition when it was gravel.
    At first I thought this thread was about how you did this to my alley but then I remembered you were about 2 blocks away so so I bit my tongue.

    It definitely seems pretty easy to game the system, I'm paying for it.
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    Reading the cost of this...
    ~$20/month increase, isn't that quite insignificant?
    What's the big deal?

    Seems like a small cost for a decent benefit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disoblige View Post
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    Reading the cost of this...
    ~$20/month increase, isn't that quite insignificant?
    What's the big deal?

    Seems like a small cost for a decent benefit.
    All depends on your frontage, well... rearage I guess?. Mine would have been $60 a month, my neighbors entire side and rear is alley adjacent, and he would have been paying over $200 extra a month, for 15 years.

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    Somewhat related.. I was happy to hear today that my 311 request to re-surface our gravel lane was completed today. Only took 3+ months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
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    All depends on your frontage, well... rearage I guess?. Mine would have been $60 a month, my neighbors entire side and rear is alley adjacent, and he would have been paying over $200 extra a month, for 15 years.
    Allocating the costs that way doesn't make any sense at all. Seems really strange to me. I think it would make more sense to have the total cost split evenly amongst all houses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtsniffer View Post
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    Allocating the costs that way doesn't make any sense at all. Seems really strange to me. I think it would make more sense to have the total cost split evenly amongst all houses.
    It would make sense that the cars closest to the middle pay the most because they need to use more length than anyone else

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    Since our local government is communist, I'm surprised they don't make you pay based on your proportion of the total assess value on your block.
    Can't nobody tell me nuthin'

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    Its fucked up that the City doesn't reimburse for gravel lane maintenance program if the residences pay to get it paved.

    Resident pay 100% to pave it, City no longer has to maintain or regrade it every year and then the City pockets those savings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88CRX View Post
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    Its fucked up that the City doesn't reimburse for gravel lane maintenance program if the residences pay to get it paved.

    Resident pay 100% to pave it, City no longer has to maintain or regrade it every year and then the City pockets those savings.
    Do you know if they already taken into account the gravel maintenance into the paved cost?

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    And if the pavement gets damaged, the city doesn't pay to repave it, according to one family member. That seems wrong, but he swears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disoblige View Post
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    Do you know if they already taken into account the gravel maintenance into the paved cost?
    I'm pretty sure they do not.

    You get the paperwork and it notes the $9,999,999,99 its going to cost to pave your street, then they list each homes unit factor and thats its. I dont remember seeing any city contribution or discount for maintenance.

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