It’s been a while since our last update.
Not long ago we received a notice on our door that the bus was a nuisance to our neighborhood as deemed by somebody. Whoever that may be, we have no idea.
Our notice stated that:
#1 Our bus is “..detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of the City of Tulsa..”
#2 We must “Remove all inoperable vehicles from the entire lot or store within a fully enclosed structure. Unlicensed vehicles cannot be parked or stored on a residential lot.”
I should also mention that we received this notice on the door at 7:30am on a Monday and we hadn’t had our coffee yet. Imagine the initial frustrations that went through our heads half awake and not yet caffeinated.– After coffee we felt more at ease because as for #1 the bus obviously isn’t “detrimental to the health, safety and welfare” of Tulsa, and #2 the bus is in perfectly fine working order and is turned on often to get it’s fluids moving.
We called the number for the office and tried to figure out what was going on and why we were being notified of this when we had done the research and have met all ordinances and policies to the best of our knowledge.
Turns out that all we needed to do was put the license plate on it and take off any letter that implies that it is still owned by a school. We also moved it completely back onto the RV pad just in case anything came up (Before we had pulled up further on the grass so we had a larger walkway to the garage when working).
We wanted to post this to encourage anyone who is starting a project like this, please make sure you do your research. Each city/state has different zoning policies and laws that you need to educate yourself and become familiar with in case of situations like this. Luckily we did so we knew we were following protocol and will be fine. You kind find this information on your cities website.
Thanks for reading, b & c