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“You’re allowed to have it smell on your property, so that doesn’t count, but when I’m on the street, that’s when it counts”

A Florida man was confronted by a county environmental specialist this week and absurdly ordered to keep the smell of his BBQ from leaving his property.

Video of the incident, originally posted to Facebook Wednesday by homeowner Scotty Jordan, showsPinellas County Environmental Specialist Joe Graham discussing the alleged infraction with Jordan and friends after a nearby neighbor alerted the county.

“I’m only here because of the odor,” Graham says. “I’m only here because of the smoke.”

During the conversation, Graham asserts that the men are in violation of a local “rule” that bans the smell of BBQ from crossing over one’s property line.

“I can smell it again right now, but I’m on your property,” Graham tells the group. “You’re allowed to have it smell on your property, so that doesn’t count, but when I’m on the street, that’s when it counts.”

Astonished by the claim, the cameraman asks Graham how the group, or anyone for that matter, would be able to control where odor travels.

“So we’re supposed to control the smoke and the wind and where it’s blowing it?” he asks.

http://washingtonweeklynews.com/florida-man-ordered-by-city-to-keep-bbq-smell-from-leaving-his-property/


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Sounds more like something that a Homeowners' Association would pull.


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Sounds more like something that a Homeowners' Association would pull.

Agreed, this smacks of the HOA. I actually like the smell of food cooking. We have an Outback near our home and in the evening, the smell is wonderful. Never eat there though, just run by it on my way to five miles.


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There is a LOT more to this story. This wasn't just some guy cooking up some burgers on his grill. These guys had two huge commercial smokers running in their back yard every day. It wasn't just the smell, they were smoking out the neighborhood. I really had to dig to get 'the rest of the story'.


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“You’re allowed to have it smell on your property, so that doesn’t count, but when I’m on the street, that’s when it counts”

A Florida man was confronted by a county environmental specialist this week and absurdly ordered to keep the smell of his BBQ from leaving his property.

Video of the incident, originally posted to Facebook Wednesday by homeowner Scotty Jordan, showsPinellas County Environmental Specialist Joe Graham discussing the alleged infraction with Jordan and friends after a nearby neighbor alerted the county.

“I’m only here because of the odor,” Graham says. “I’m only here because of the smoke.”

During the conversation, Graham asserts that the men are in violation of a local “rule” that bans the smell of BBQ from crossing over one’s property line.

“I can smell it again right now, but I’m on your property,” Graham tells the group. “You’re allowed to have it smell on your property, so that doesn’t count, but when I’m on the street, that’s when it counts.”

Astonished by the claim, the cameraman asks Graham how the group, or anyone for that matter, would be able to control where odor travels.

“So we’re supposed to control the smoke and the wind and where it’s blowing it?” he asks.

http://washingtonweeklynews.com/florida-man-ordered-by-city-to-keep-bbq-smell-from-leaving-his-property/

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There is a LOT more to this story. This wasn't just some guy cooking up some burgers on his grill. These guys had two huge commercial smokers running in their back yard every day. It wasn't just the smell, they were smoking out the neighborhood. I really had to dig to get 'the rest of the story'.

Good job. There is always more to the Story. If he had been black the headline would have read

Black man arrested for bbq'ing . His only offense was being black. Peaceful looting planned for tonight

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10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

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Ima act like I didn't see that. :dead:


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Agreed, this smacks of the HOA. I actually like the smell of food cooking. We have an Outback near our home and in the evening, the smell is wonderful. Never eat there though, just run by it on my way to five miles.

Except for when you're hungry and it makes you even more hungry and you know you're not going to be able to eat for several hours yet.


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The smell and smoke should of cleared out by now! B-)


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Sounds way better than a friend's neighbor that ran a board and care for the elderly. House was licensed for 8 but no dementia or incontinents. As it turns out, all were incontinent and since they couldn't dispose of the soiled garments in the trash, they ran their outdoor brick pizza oven 24/7. Well needless to say, the neighbors couldn't put up with the smell so it got shut down. It took 6 months though going through the licensing board etc., during which time it didn't smell like no bar-b-que!

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