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#61 G-Man

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 09:04 PM

I will admit nothing. My fence (which is in the background of the photo and has nice trimmed grass in front of it), may have benefited after the fact from having significant soil being laid that allowed it to be in compliance with the City bylaw for fence height. 


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#62 Mike K.

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 08:25 AM

The City also requires residents to collectively pay for boulevard maintenance. If less than 75% of residents on a block pay they won't maintain it.

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 08:32 AM

Thays Ok because in some neighborhoods people take more pride in the boulevards than other area.

I think its great when people plant stuff there and make it look nicer than the City ever could.

Kind of like taking ownership of it.

If the city expects a resident to sweep the light dusting of snow of the sidewalk then surely they dont mind if granny plants some flowers or vegetables there.



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Posted 22 June 2014 - 09:46 AM

The City also requires residents to collectively pay for boulevard maintenance. If less than 75% of residents on a block pay they won't maintain it.

That is true, plus the portion of your front yard that is also on city property.  Most people think their property line is the back of the sidewalk but sometimes it can be as much as 20 feet or more inside their yard.



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Posted 22 June 2014 - 03:10 PM

The City also requires residents to collectively pay for boulevard maintenance. If less than 75% of residents on a block pay they won't maintain it.


This is only true in certain areas. They mow it about twice a year no fee.

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#66 LJ

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 06:27 PM

The City also requires residents to collectively pay for boulevard maintenance. If less than 75% of residents on a block pay they won't maintain it.

Really? How do you pay? Are you asked if you want to participate?


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#67 Mike K.

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 08:00 AM

They City mows boulevards everywhere for "free" twice per year, that is correct, but I don't think they mowed my boulevard this year. It must have been freshly cut when they cruises by, perhaps.

If you want the boulevard maintained you pay via municipal fees that are charged three times per year. It's up to the neighbours to decide among themselves if they want the City to maintain it year round. However, if less than 75% of neighbours are willing to pay along the block then the City won't agree to it.

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 08:08 AM

Seems like a weird system. Given I live in the city and really was never informed.

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#69 Mike K.

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 08:23 AM

Wow, so it's not 75%, it's 66% of owners and 66% of the "property value," meaning if the expensive house on the block is out they won't agree to it. It's sort of a crazy scheme with bizarre rules.

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#70 LJ

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 03:27 PM

I had never heard of that before. Most people in my neighbourhood maintain their own but the common boulevard areas, with no house adjacent, is done by a commercial outfit. And of course some people just don't maintain them at all.


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 10:54 PM

I saw a severe crime being comitted in Oak Bay today.

The crime was located at the backyard of a green home at the Corner of Beach/ Estevan

 

The home looks law abiding from Beach Dr but when you see  the backyard from Estevan the crime is Evident.

 

Oak Bay Police shoudl be doing their job not sitting at Starbucks on the Ave


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#72 lanforod

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:24 AM

I hope you reported it lol

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:39 AM

The "illegal Oak Bay clothesline" is an urban legend that's circulated for years. You can fly your undies behind the tweed curtain to your heart's content.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:43 PM

The "illegal Oak Bay clothesline" is an urban legend that's circulated for years. You can fly your undies behind the tweed curtain to your heart's content.

 

The 1980s subdivision next to Camosun has convenants to prevent clothelines and other outdoor wires. This may be where the legend came from.



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:46 AM

You are still legally allowed up to 10 chickens in Oak Bay depending on the size of your yard

 

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#76 Matt R.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 05:12 PM

Got to know this man a little during my tenure in Oak Bay. Hell of a guy, the obit is a great read.

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#77 Sparky

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:00 PM

^ That was one hell of an obituary.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:35 PM

I've written a few obits sadly, but not sure I'd have the guts to write this, heh heh. Must've been a hell of an interesting character!



#79 Matt R.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:45 PM

He always brought candy for the staff, once in a while he would bake banana bread. Always a crusty old guy with a sharp tongue, which the saltier staff appreciated.

He had his photo in the Oak Bay Fairways because he won a big lottery prize - $25,000 at keno or something.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 09:57 PM

The "illegal Oak Bay clothesline" is an urban legend that's circulated for years. You can fly your undies behind the tweed curtain to your heart's content.

 

New clotheslines regulations in Mississauga:

 


Mississauga puts restrictions on clotheslines use

 

A new bylaw approved in Mississauga this week will limit how residents use clotheslines on their property.

 

According to a published report, Mississauga is now one of the few Canadian municipalities that regulates how clotheslines can be used. Montreal also has similar regulations.

 

The new bylaw says: only one clothesline per home (a second is permitted for homes with a licensed second unit); clotheslines are to be kept in the backyard only; clothesline are not to be more than three metres high; and clotheslines must be 1.25 metres away from the property line.

 

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