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Distinction between rural and urban nuisances

Being a mostly conservative person I never thought I would find myself praising an Op Ed from a person involved with The Union. As they say, there are exceptions to every rule and your good-neighbor epistle was on the mark. It’s sad (and aggravating) that some people do not value, are not apathetic too, or just don’t care about the peace tranquility that their neighbors enjoy on their property.

Yes, there are brief periods of time that we all run chain saws and lawn mowers; hammer nails; and an animal or child makes a loud noise.

Other than the continual illegal dumping of trash, it’s the duration, frequency, and/or time of day that mostly defines whether a nuisance is occurring. Many/most of us live in rural areas for the openness and bucolic nature of the area. What happens in the urbanized downtown is not necessarily what needs to happen in the rural residential areas.

Dick Melim

Grass Valley

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