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Old 11-02-2015, 05:09 AM
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I live in a agricultural community ..... lots are between 5-10 acres each. My lot is 5 acres and neighbors on either side are the same. Next door neighbors recently purchased their home and 2 years ago started offering outdoor weddings in the old horse barn.

This barn is 150ft away from my bedroom window. Weddings last until 10pm. And they offer 3-4 weddings per week. I typically go to bed at 9pm each day and am awake by 4:30am, out the door by 6am for work. Now I want you to imagine what an outdoor wedding sounds like ..... lots of dance music, deep base, DJ's voice through the sound systems, lights, screams from the crowd, drunks and then we have the car alarms and rev-ing of car engines at 10pm when everyone is leaving. The car parking lot is 100ft from my bedroom window. All of this commotion has altered my sleep and quality of life.

These weddings are not allowed by the County. The County permit application was denied. But the homeowners continue regardless. The homeowners are claiming "we aren't accepting any money for these weddings so we don't need a County permit". Their website states "the cost to use the facility is $3,900 per event".

I've made many, many phone calls and emails and office visits to various County officials. All are very astute to the issues but are unable to intervene.

I've also diplomatically spoken to the homeowners several times but no change has ensued.

I've also spoken to a local and highly respected property-rights attorney and he strongly feels this to be a winnable case but would cost between $3,000-30,000 depending upon appeals. I don't want to invest that kind of money and he completely agrees.

So ....... going back to square one ...... if the adjacent homeowner wants to negatively affect my quality of life and the County is unwilling to intervene,what options might I have to fix the problem?

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Do you know a pig farmer who can fertilize your acreage just before their event?
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Chris, that sucks big time. For a measly $20, go buy 2 cans of Seafoam and seafoam the crap out of all your vehicles and let them sit. Then wait for the perfect night when the wind is blowing right towards the venue and turn on the vehicle and rev them up...perfect.
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The police don't do anything about a noise complaint?

I would think some well-timed noise during their ceremonies, wood chipper, chain saws, boat engine, etc. would get the message across.

Do you really want to be out in your yard causing a racket a few times a week though?
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Originally Posted by Dwain View Post
Do you know a pig farmer who can fertilize your acreage just before their event?
If the prevailing breeze is in the right direction, this could work!
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Originally Posted by Dwain View Post
Do you know a pig farmer who can fertilize your acreage just before their event?
Thats not bad or maybe some horse manure on the property line. Those would be the quiet options otherwise blast some music in that direction.


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Have you written any letters to the town or county zoning board?


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Do you know a pig farmer who can fertilize your acreage just before their event?
That should do it with the aide of one of these. Only problem, you would have to live with the smell!
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Go remove their electric meter in the middle of a wedding.
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Blast music back at them, only louder.
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Start shooting clays.
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3 nights a week x $3900 is roughly $600,000/year. I wonder if the neighbors are reporting that income?

Blow the whistle on your neighbors to the IRS, take 10% of the fines and penalties.
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To me this is real simple.

During the ceremony and throughout the night I would be shooting off multiple types of guns in my backyard. Think of the distraction to a wedding. You blasting a 12 gauge away for a few hours in your backyard.

It sounds like you live in the county. Where I live you can shoot away on your property in the county.

Or if that's not your cup of tea:

Take one of those big fans above and pour skunk scent on it.
http://www.huntsmart.com/Dennis-Kirk...ce-Cover-Scent


Or hire a guy on here named "The Revenge" to handle it. He gets off on things like this.
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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
I wonder if the neighbors are reporting that income?

Blow the whistle on your neighbors to the IRS, take 10% of the fines and penalties.
I like that idea.

I assume the bride visits the venue before the event, so instead of ruining someones "dream wedding" maybe stop it before it occurs. Anyway you could warn them before the event? Signs, etc...
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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
3 nights a week x $3900 is roughly $600,000/year. I wonder if the neighbors are reporting that income?

Blow the whistle on your neighbors to the IRS, take 10% of the fines and penalties.
Bingo. They are most certainly making a fortune.

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My vote is for the pig farmer or chicken shit fertilizing idea.
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Do you remember what Tony Soprano did?

The mention of the bride visiting.....if you knew when, get the high powered fan with skunk scent
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Rent some really good loudspeakers and get you some good earplugs. Shouldn't take long for a peaceful resolution once he figures you will be ruining his weddings every time. May I suggest early recordings of "50 Cent"...
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...or you could put up a sign like this. Make the hours 6:00AM-10:00 PM.
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