I once lived in one of the neighborhoods that planners are always screaming we don't have enough of. It was a clean and friendly neighborhood full of hardworking and very nice people that kept-up their modest homes. These people were of all races, sexual orientations and political persuasions. We lived well together. This is the kind of neighborhood that had service alleys with rear facing garages, large friendly covered front porches, small lots and neighborhood amenities like some corner businesses. I believe it to be exactly what the new-urbanist neighborhood Nazis seem to desire to recreate at 10 times the price. All was in harmony in my little neighborhood, except the residents suddenly don’t seem to be "the right" kind of people for such a nice place.It's unattractive...
Danie,PlannerGirl said:Guap only you could link someones god and mother to grilling out and freedom.
We had rules about such things in the HOA for the development i lived in and one apartment complex set of rules. they seemed to work well
Fire code. It may not apply if the porch is uncovered.cowley.11 said:Do you know of any communities that strictly prohibit grills or like items on front porches? Is this in the zoning or fire code?
Still ot : Too funny. I was originally going to make my post read, "It screams Log Cabin Republican..."El Guapo said:[ot]Thanks dude, but no I have yet to enter Valhalla. I am looking for a 200 or 700 series station wagon that screams "Ambiguously Gay Grocery Getter."
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After much Cyburbia liberal aroma therapy I'm OK with that Brian. A few months ago I was driving into a small town in my Volvo with a pink shirt and that is when the air conditioning compressor clutch chose to lock up. So the car is screaming really loudly and I am dressed in a pink oxford shirt as I pull up in front of city hall. This was a sight I am sure that had never before been seen in that small town. Their children will someday tell tales of the day the Gay Planner came to town.bturk said:Still ot : Too funny. I was originally going to make my post read, "It screams Log Cabin Republican..."
Loophole! My house is 10 feet beyond the required setback and therefore can still be on my porch.BKM said:No outdoor grill shall be placed within the front yard setback.
Dude, George Foreman is going to come nocking on your door....BKM said:My coworker in the next cubicle was gracious enough to help me draft proper zoning language:
"Section 25.98.(a), subsection (b), Division 2.a. - Outdoor Cooking Appliances
Outdoor Food Preparation Devices ("Grills") - when placed in conformity with applicable Uniform Fire Codes, outdoor food preparation devices ("grills") that exhibit culinary taste shall be permitted within the required rear yard. No outdoor grill shall be placed within the front yard setback.
All grills shall be enamel coated hunter green or polished black, branded by Weber, Vermont Castings, LL Bean, or other brand demonstrated to the City Taste Review Committee as appropriate for a residence in the City of Fairfield. Obscure German, Italian, or Swedish brand grills costing at least $8,000 (2003 dollars) will generally be permitted.
Violators of this section shall be cited once. Second time violators shall either be expelled at the City limit line or shall attend sensitivity training classes."