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Lawsuit: Junk must go from yard

County asking court to make owner clean up property

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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 12:32 am, Thu Dec 20, 2012.

COEUR d'ALENE - Kootenai County officials have resorted to legal action to get a property owner to clean up junk accumulating on two lots she owns in the Sunnyside Road area east of Coeur d'Alene, according to court documents.

Sandra L. Milligan has accumulated multiple unlicensed vehicles, junk boats, a travel trailer, abandoned and broken equipment, scrap wood and metal, tires, bags of clothes and other "rubbish" and "garbage" at 6631 N. Templin Trail, 1st District Court documents said.

"Milligan has been using the subject property or has allowed or suffered the subject property to be used as a junkyard," the documents, filed Dec. 12, said.

Civil deputy prosecuting attorney Patrick Braden couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

A phone number for Milligan at her Coeur d'Alene residence on 20th Street was disconnected so she couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

The county said that Milligan's property has continued to cause "irreparable damage and injury," and county officials have no adequate legal remedy.

The county sent Milligan multiple notices to clean up the junk, informing her she was in violation of both building and zoning ordinances.

The county is asking a judge to issue a mandatory injunction requiring Milligan to remove all materials on the property other than those "customarily used in connection with the operation of a single-family residence," according to documents.

No court dates have been scheduled. The case was assigned to Judge Barry Watson.

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  • JoeIdaho posted at 7:31 am on Sun, Dec 23, 2012.

    JoeIdaho Posts: 2841

    skum said:
    "blah blah blah, de blah blah blah"

     
  • E Kim Skumsky posted at 10:13 pm on Sat, Dec 22, 2012.

    E Kim Skumsky Posts: 445

    It sounds like DetroitJoe would OK with his neighbor turning his property inro a toxic waste dump.

     
  • JoeIdaho posted at 9:45 am on Sat, Dec 22, 2012.

    JoeIdaho Posts: 2841

    SO DC, I LOVE your idea.
    Since "society" makes the minimum rules that we all must "conform to", can we usher you & the rest of the libs out of Idaho, because as a society; we really don't want you in Idaho at all. This would be our minimum that we would ask for conformance; so pack your bags.
    This whole "societal conformance" thing is a lot of fun..... we can "cleanse" North Idaho of all "non-conformers"!!!

     
  • DCIDAHO posted at 8:24 am on Sat, Dec 22, 2012.

    DCIDAHO Posts: 2119

    When one chooses to live in a society, one must conform to the minimums that society requests. This lady does not. Society is self-cleansing.

     
  • JoeIdaho posted at 6:47 pm on Fri, Dec 21, 2012.

    JoeIdaho Posts: 2841

    Do you liberal ninnies use racial epithets against people of other colors, or are you just bigoted towards white people?

    CClavin is correct, it's HEr property, she should be able to do what she wishes, unless some good ol' liberal Cali's come a callin.....then it's all about THEIR property values, and to heck with anybody's rights...

     
  • truthful1 posted at 3:54 pm on Fri, Dec 21, 2012.

    truthful1 Posts: 554

    aw, c'mon, regardless of where's he is from, that's some real traditional white trash activity...

     
  • CClavin posted at 9:02 am on Fri, Dec 21, 2012.

    CClavin Posts: 221

    Well it is their property they should be able to do what they want. My neighbor just added a 4th boat in his yard.

     
  • JoeIdaho posted at 8:00 am on Fri, Dec 21, 2012.

    JoeIdaho Posts: 2841

    Concerned, I meant respecting our neighbor's RIGHTS on their own property.

    IF this lady wants to have old cars on HER property; who am I or anyone else to say "no, you can't do that, because we don't like it". And who is the city to tell her that it has caused "irreperable harm & injury"?

    Bunk.

     
  • concernedcitizen posted at 6:54 am on Fri, Dec 21, 2012.

    concernedcitizen Posts: 2530

    Joe said "....respecting our neighbors, ...."

    It looks to me like the owners of this property are not respecting their neighbors tho.

     
  • JoeIdaho posted at 9:22 pm on Thu, Dec 20, 2012.

    JoeIdaho Posts: 2841

    Yes, greyhound, because we all must conform.....

    Diogenes is PRECISELY correct; IF you live in a neighborhood or subdivision of property that HAS CC&R's, and they are given to you by the Title Company at closing, the CC&R's DO control what you do with your property, good or bad.

    The government has no right to come & insist on anything even remotely resembling this; the county said that: "Milligan's property has continued to cause "irreparable damage and injury"
    WHAT damage, TO WHO, and WHEN?

    This is simply government overstepping it's bounds, plain & simple. Funny how it's most always the libs that feel this inherent NEED to control what others do on thier own land; if it were up to libs, none of us would OWN property; it would all be "community property", and then we would all be "better stewards of the land", eh COMRADES?

     
  • JoeIdaho posted at 9:16 pm on Thu, Dec 20, 2012.

    JoeIdaho Posts: 2841

    skum, I think it all depends on what "Idaho" you're thinking about. If it's the flower pot, I love my trees, smoke dope & leech off the government, that's YOUR crowd. Mine is all about logging, hunting, killing wolves, respecting our neighbors, and Freedom, based on the Constitution of these United States.

    You're most probably a descendant of a 60's hippie; or are one, that moved here from San Fran in 72'. That, or you just used a little too much of whatevr you take, and you've confused Idaho with Vermont. That's why there's always this "you're not from Idaho" schtick from you....

    Makes me smile when I think about you gritting your teeth when you write "white trash" when addressing me. Bring them insults, girlfriend; nuthin makes me happier.

     
  • E Kim Skumsky posted at 7:07 pm on Thu, Dec 20, 2012.

    E Kim Skumsky Posts: 445

    No DetroitJoe you're "good, traditional ol' Detroit urbanized white trash", because you are good, traditional ol' Detroit urbanized white trash. Nothing to do with this thread, You just aren't Idaho.

     
  • greyhound2 posted at 7:04 pm on Thu, Dec 20, 2012.

    greyhound2 Posts: 749

    Renters who insist on turning rented property into a junk yard are easier to deal with. You just raise the rent and evict them. Property owners are harder to deal with, but in either case, no time should be wasted as it only gets more expensive with time. Time is of the essance. Sob stories are a dime a dozen and the longer the delay, the more expensive it gets.

     
  • max power posted at 4:11 pm on Thu, Dec 20, 2012.

    max power Posts: 559

    *** Free To Good Home ***

    Among all of the debris is a nice granite headstone inscribed -

    In Loving Memory
    George "Bud" Higgins
    March 6, 1921 Sept 24, 1985

    This would make a nice addition to someone's trailer park rock garden...

     
  • Diogenes posted at 2:55 pm on Thu, Dec 20, 2012.

    Diogenes Posts: 7

    I rarely agree with JoeID but this time he's got it right on the money. Who's to say that the property has continued to cause "irreparable damage and injury," To whom? Perhaps there's a list of acceptable items. Unless CCRs dictate a flavor for the neighborhood the Kootenai County officials are way out of bounds. Horsefeathers!

     
  • JoeIdaho posted at 12:29 pm on Thu, Dec 20, 2012.

    JoeIdaho Posts: 2841

    LOL, you guys are SO much fun.....!
    SInce I agree with property RIGHTS, and governemnt NOT figuring out new, creative ways to control you, I'm now:
    "Detroit urbanized white trash"!

    REALITY is that liberals are nothing more than control freaks, longing for the day of "equality" as long as it doesn't apply to THEM. The ultimate hypocrite; a liberal spending Daddy's money.

     
  • E Kim Skumsky posted at 12:07 pm on Thu, Dec 20, 2012.

    E Kim Skumsky Posts: 445

    He is not "good, traditional ol' Idaho white trash". DetroitJoe is good, traditional ol' Detroit urbanized white trash.

     
  • truthful1 posted at 10:51 am on Thu, Dec 20, 2012.

    truthful1 Posts: 554

    That's some good, traditional ol' Idaho white trash residency right there.

     
  • JoeIdaho posted at 10:24 am on Thu, Dec 20, 2012.

    JoeIdaho Posts: 2841

    As a matter of fact, you will hear form us, "mr d".

    WHERE does Kootenai County get off by saying that you can only have things on your property that THEY consider to be "customarily used in connection with the operation of a single-family residence".

    So, you decide to have a camper at your house; NOPE you can't, because it's not "customarily used".

    Your property rights, eroding fast.

    Do you have ANY idea of how broadly the County's interpretation of "the law" can be misused?

     
  • mister d posted at 7:22 am on Thu, Dec 20, 2012.

    mister d Posts: 1531

    Will we hear from those who spout property rights at all cost soon or do even they see that some controls are needed.

     
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