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In it's infinite wisdom, our town has decided that this fall is the perfect time to make street improvements in our section of town. After only 60+ years, they've finally decided to put in street drains, and narrow, yes I said narrow our streets. They just sent us notice to remove everything off of the property within the towns right of way. We're assuming that this means our beautiful 6 1/2' hedge I've been nurturing for the last 16 years. >>>>>
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This hedge has been the perfect way to keep eyes from peering at what they're about to encounter inside the yard, as well as a natural pedestrian barrier, and anti-theft fence. They're going to be here the end of Sept. no less, just when we need every moment to get the haunt going. I have no clue what this will mean for our haunt, the amount of redesign work alone is more than I can imagine.
 

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Man that sucks big time. I dread when they even think of doing that here. Hopefully you can move the hedge somewhere so it can still grow. good luck
 

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Vlad this is the perfect time to make a bunch of Dead Construction Workers
for your Yard maybe they will get the hint..lol :jol:
The problem I have every year is one damn street light in front of my house the rest on the block are all dim and I have a search light on my yard. Im getting ready to pay the telephone guy to go up there and smack the sensor with a hammer a few million times for me. Later all.:jol:
 

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Wow Vlad that is really unfortunate. It will be a real shame to lose that hedge. You should try to fight for it. Since they are narrowing the street, it might be possible to do the work without destroying the hedge. Talk to your town representative.

As for timing, my experience with local government is they never meet a schedule. So even if you lose the fight for your hedge, you might get lucky and have one more Halloween with it still there...we wish you and BC the best.
 

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Sorry to hear about that, Vlad. As a plant person, I totally understand that losing your hedge is going to be like losing an old friend--not to mention how functional it was. Hang in there...
 

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That is just wrong Vlad! :< I hope that the construction doesnt start until after Halloween for you! Keeping my wings crossed for ya! :>
 

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Oh Vlad, that is just horrible!
I know how you feel about your hedge! Don't get me started with some stupid power line guys who lopped off a large branch from a decorative weeping tree I have in the front! The thing was hanging down, there was no way it could every grow up toward the lines!

I agree with ScareFX, fight for your hedge! They only hack things out of their way for their own convenience, not because it interferes with the project 90 times out of a hundred. If nothing else, making a stink about it may cause the work to be delayed! And get anyone else on the street who may be losing a tree or hedge to join you!
Good luck! I'll send some prayers your way too!
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Vlad I hope you can save the hedges and possibly replant them after the construction if you aren't able to stop it. I would be raising all kinds of hell over it. Good luck!
 

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I'm SOOOO sorry to hear you may not be able to do Halloween this year! However, you do have another option.....load all your stuff into the van, drive south on the parkway till you get to exit 100, turn left at the 2nd light and then make your first right. Once on that street, take it about 3/4 of the way down till you get to a white bi-level. Pull into the driveway and empty everything up against the garage doors! As an added bonus, you can even have the pleasure of setting it all up, just so you don't lose the entire experience. If you'd like to stick around as actors too, it would be most appreciated! :D

I'm sorry, it seems that my evil alter-ego started typing before the nice me. What I was going to say is, sorry to hear about the loss of your hedges and the fact that things will be so messed up for you guys. I know how crowded you said it was there before they even started narrowing the streets. I hope the work gets delayed until November.
 

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Here in Oklahoma, it's an election year. If that is the case in New Jersey, get on the phone. The last thing ANY politician wants is a loud mouthed voter with a cause of injustice. Tell them about the 16 years spent with the hedge. Tell them how great the haunt ( that you put on without the help of any tax dollars ) is for the community. Tell them you can't believe that ' big government' is picking on the 'little guy' and taking something so special to the community away. Then tell them you would hate to call the local TV station and have to tell them the story. No politician wants this bad press thing during an election year. Play up the victim angle. Then if they don't move on it, call the TV stations. They are like vultures, they love controversy and would put this on TV, definately.

In the words of the Beasties, "Fight for your Right to Haunt" or something.
 

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I know this sucks especially when landscaping is involved. But I am in agreement about the city/townships not starting on time with their project. Where's the petition. I'm signing the petition!
 

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Vlad said:
In it's infinite wisdom, our town has decided that this fall is the perfect time to make street improvements in our section of town. After only 60+ years, they've finally decided to put in street drains, and narrow, yes I said narrow our streets. They just sent us notice to remove everything off of the property within the towns right of way. We're assuming that this means our beautiful 6 1/2' hedge I've been nurturing for the last 16 years. >>>>>
http://terroronbeechwood.com/index.php?pr=20055
http://terroronbeechwood.com/index.php?pr=20057
This hedge has been the perfect way to keep eyes from peering at what they're about to encounter inside the yard, as well as a natural pedestrian barrier, and anti-theft fence. They're going to be here the end of Sept. no less, just when we need every moment to get the haunt going. I have no clue what this will mean for our haunt, the amount of redesign work alone is more than I can imagine.
Set some bear traps along the edge of the shrubbery, and when they get close to demolish it they'll lose a few toes maybe a foot! then they won't beable to work and have to pospone the work for another 60 years.

This is a solid plan it'll work.
 

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If they dig a big enough ditch, you have the makings for some sort of tomb.
Either way, these city jobs they do are so inconvient. ood luck with that.
 

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Or Vlad take the environmental route. I know that you are not allowed to take down trees or shrubs in your front yard now here due to the Ozone Layer and other environmental factors. Find out what your environmental laws protect. Fight it at that angle and you cant lose. Good Luck... that sucks that it will be kinda crazy around there for your Halloween though. I hope you can use the work gear to your advantage.
 

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Man, I'd get absolute clarification before I did anything, especially since they are going to narrow the streets rather than widen them and I would want it in writing. If your hedges are on your actual property, then I can't see them requiring you to remove them all, maybe a section if the plumbing has to go beneath it, but beyond that what reason could they have?
Does your city or area have sidewalks?, if so, I would imagine that your hedges would have to be kept on your property's side as it is. Keep us up to date on what they require.
 
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