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Selective code enforcement in Ivins, Utah

11 Jan 2018 | : blog

Is there Selective code enforcement in Ivins, Utah?

I’ve composed a few questions for the town administration and council.

“Some questions I have about zoning and code enforcement in Ivins, Utah

In 2017, a manure spreader on a trailer left my farm.
It is now decorating the front yard of someone north of my farm on Center street.
If machinery that is not being used for what it was manufactured for is an offense,
why is old machery decorating people’s front yard all through out Ivins (even in Kayenta)?

Isn’t that selective enforcement?

If I can’t park my trailer, motor home, etc. at my house, why can many others have them at their houses?
Many of which are not currently registered with the DMV?

Why must a 3.63 acre piece of farm property supposed to comply with residential requirements?

Why can K & A and D & W farms have so much equipment, running and not visible from public road ways and no one else can?  Isn’t if supposed to be screened?

Why do developers, who never intend to live in Ivins, have more rights than residents of many years?

Why is it that farm property owned by one family for over 65 years and doing business the same as now
since 1978, must now change use because a developer wants to build next door?

Why is it that the Zoning department can use areal drone taken photos in a complaint that were illegally obtained?
See SBO111

Why must a citizen remove dead weeds on and around his property when the town government doesn’t do like wise
on town owned sidewalks and right of ways?

Why does the town keep the road side landscaping up for developments but won’t along regular streets?

Why are farms encouraged in the Center of town and not on the west side of town which was planned to
be farming in the original master plan?

Why is it that Ron Blake farm corrals are “grandfathered use” but my farm just to the south isn’t?

Why can some have many unused cars in yard while others can’t?

Why is it that people on the council and their close relatives can have and do what others can’t?

If enforcement is so important, why are all violations town wide not addressed at the same time?

Remember that majority vote doesn’t make wrong right.”

Jay Beacham

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