Two weeks ago, my neighbor got water in his basement and of course, to get the water out it poured out onto the street. It must be awful to suffer from flooding like that.
So I didn't start complaining until it was over a week of my suffering. Last weekend our guests slipped in our driveway because of the unexpected water. This morning, I slipped on my property because of black ice. I can not put out salt because it is running water and would be washed away.
The wonderful very kind city employees have investigated and there are no laws regarding running rivers from your property onto city property. I can understand that because if people get water in their basement that is what you have to do. But maybe the law needs to be changed for some sort of deadline?
The street corner of Siver and Dutchess Terrace is getting damaged by the continuous water for two weeks. There are holes in the street and ice. It is very dangerous. Especially this morning because of black ice.
BTW, this neighbor has not come over and discussed it. Our last conversation he threatened me by starting the conversation off with "I am a correction officer". He spoke in a threatening manner to another female neighbor. So our starting the conversation is NOT an option.
Any suggestions on how to stop this?
What if he does something illegal on the weekend like he did last year? Is there a department to call?
Can I get sued if someone trips on my driveway?
Will the city get sued if there is a car accident because of the holes (that can't be repaired due to running water)?
The city employees have been wonderful but gee, surely there is something that can be done?