I’ve got a neighbor a few properties down the road that tends to collect lots of junk. He also has several types of not-so-common animals along with some common types of animals. Most of us would like for him to clean it up or, at least, move it all out to his back 40. He lived there long before many of the other houses, including mine, were built. He’s a nice guy but, his place looks horrible. At this time, we have no zoning laws but, the health dept. has some clout. He was burining the body of a dead donkey and it made some of the neighbors that were next to his property sick. They called the state health dept. because, the local one has some of his friends in it. He no longer disposes of their bodies in such a manner.
Another neighbor, that just happens to be in the next county, came around with a petition for people to sign stating that he should be forced to clean up his property. I told her that while I can understand her feelings, I wouldn’t sign it because, people moved out here to get away from other people trying to control what we do on our property. I also said, that this has been done before wrt that property and they will clean it up just enough to get the authorities off of their backs and then it will start all over again.
The neighbor with the petition had moved out here from the local socialist city wonderland and is now trying to impose some of those ways.