Many times trailers are parked on the narrow streets causing traffic to stop and let the traffic from the opposite direction pass safely. I believe boats trailers should be parked in the driveway or at a parking area. Most of the trailers that I have seen don't have large enough reflectors to show how wide or how far it sticks out in the street.

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Rob Maine over 6 years ago

Mr. Huntington, I would have to agree with you. I have lived here (off and on) for the past 20 years. Population has been increasing as well as the amount of vehicles per household. With increasing trailers/boats/RV's there just isn't a lot of room on the streets. Additionally, our children can easily not be seen by drivers with so much blocking the view. There must be a solution that is fair and safe!

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City Admin over 6 years ago

Sec. 18-40 of the Code of Ordinances, which can be viewed on the City website www.copperascovetx.gov, actually addresses this concern. These type of objects (trailers, boats, even motor vehicles) may not remain on the street for more than 72 hours without being moved. Feel free to contact the Copperas Cove Police Dept. at 254-547-8222 for concerns of this nature. Safety of our citizens is always of top priority.

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marcie lowery over 6 years ago

I can attest the Code Compliance staying on top of this one, as well as other non compliance violators. I had a neighbor that parked their pontoon boat in their front yard. After I received a tag for overgrown yard and vehicle (trailer) parked in the yard, I asked if the neighbor(s) received similar, and was told "yes". No one get's left out if not in compliance with city ordinance. I have also learned that the city employees are very receptive to community concerns and take immediate action on resolving issues.

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Henry Huntington over 6 years ago

I drove down Little street this morning and I noticed two yards had cars parked in the middle of the yards on the grass. Neither car was being washed. They must be making a statement ( I dare you to do something)

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I called Code Compliance and was told if it was on the property then handled it but anything on the street the Police handled..

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marcie lowery over 6 years ago

I think if people were educated more on the reason's why this is an ordinance, they would have more care. I always get to know the neighbors, whether I like the looks of them or not, nothing wrong with being neighborly and you can never judge a book by its cover. Anyway, I had noticed one of the neighbors always had 2 extra cars parked in the yard and in small talk I asked them if they knew it was a code violation to park in the grass, but I also tell them the reason its a violation is because of all the hazardous waste your tires pick up on the roads and then if your car sits in the grass for long periods of time, you are basically killing the grass. Those cars never parked in the yard again. I'm not the neighborhood "busy body" but just saving people by my own experience and education. People are more receptive to abiding if you don't make it about you or them personally.

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Henry Huntington about 6 years ago

A few weeks ago I reported a travel trailer parked on Little street for a few months it was tag ged and removed from the street. Now it has returned to the street but with a new twist. It now is connected to a truck that has not moved in over a week or better. So I guess they think they have beat the City ordinance . How I know it has not moved, I placed a small pebble on top of a tire on the travel trailer. Why aren't we enforcing trailers and vehicles parked on the streets over 72 hours? I know the police drive by these and could spend a minute or so and tag these trailers and vehicles. Most people will move them when tagged. The ones that don't comply we could get a little money to be used for something to better the city.

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