Fill in The Bubble (06/07/10)

Sorry I’m late to the party with this morning’s Fill in The Bubble. Dan’s enjoying the scorching temperatures elsewhere. On to our fun fill-in-the-blankery for today:

When University Park residents are notified of a code violation, ______ percent voluntarily comply without citations. (Code violations include alley trash and overgrowth, tall weeds, and other issues. Answer will be posted by 1 p.m. if no one’s wild stab in the dark is correct.)

16 thoughts on “Fill in The Bubble (06/07/10)

  • June 7, 2010 at 12:43 pm
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    @wcm: You’re really close.

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  • June 7, 2010 at 12:57 pm
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    Getting cold, kmom.

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  • June 7, 2010 at 1:18 pm
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    wcm was the closest. At 91 percent, University Park’s voluntary code compliance rate is higher than Farmers Branch (87 percent), Arlington (85 percent), and Plano (82 percent). The Colony has a voluntary compliance rate of 92 percent.

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  • June 7, 2010 at 3:31 pm
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    I’m glad to hear that – I always feared I was the only person who complied while the rest of my neighbors laughed (quietly) when I bought new trashcans with attached lids, cut down the tree in my alley, etc.

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  • June 7, 2010 at 5:16 pm
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    Our UP code enforcer, Pat, is not to be trifled with.

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  • June 7, 2010 at 9:21 pm
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    What are the stats for HP?

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  • June 8, 2010 at 9:24 am
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    We complied with trimming a crepe myrtle back that hung too far over the street. Happy to do it even though I think it was a little over zealous to get a warning. Makes me wonder about the house down the street that is so overgrown you can barely see it, complete with boxes and abandoned appliances on the front porch. My kids are afraid to walk by it.

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  • June 8, 2010 at 9:50 am
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    Mainzer: Good question. I’ll ask today.

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  • June 8, 2010 at 10:32 am
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    I sure wish we could issue warnings/code violations on unmowed grass/umkempt lawns!!!

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  • June 8, 2010 at 10:33 am
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    oops, typos….sorry!!!

    But, seriously, is there anything we can do about that?!

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  • June 9, 2010 at 2:21 pm
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    Call the police daily until they do something about it, easy……

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  • June 9, 2010 at 2:39 pm
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    You can do something – call the code enforcement dept at UP public works. Unkempt lawns are a violation of Sec. 6.200 of the UP Code of Ordinances:
    Sec. 6.201 Certain Conditions Prohibited
    It shall be unlawful and an offense for the owner occupant, or person in charge of any lot or premises in the City of University Park to allow, suffer, or permit weeds or grass in excess of eight (8) inches in height to grow thereon, or to permit rubbish, brush, or other objectionable, unsightly or unsanitary matter whatsoever to be, grow, accumulate or remain on any lot or premises in the city.
    Sec. 6.202 Notice to Owner to Remedy or Remove the Condition Generally
    When any condition described in Section 6.201 above is found to exist on any lot or premises within the city, such condition shall constitute a nuisance, and the owner, occupant or person in charge of such lot or premises shall be notified in writing to correct, remedy or remove such condition within ten (10) days after notice is given to such owner, occupant or person in charge, in person, by certified mail, return receipt requested, or by publication in the city’s official newspaper, or by posting the notice on or near the front door of each building on the property to which the violation relates or by posting the notice on a placard attached to a stake driven into the ground on the property to which the violation relates, if the property contains no buildings, if actual or mailed notice cannot be accomplished. Requirement of a ten-day official notification in this section is met and fulfilled when such notice has been given in writing as aforesaid at least one time in any calendar year to such owner, occupant or person in charge of such lot or premises upon which there exists such nuisance in violation of this article.

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