New property buyers beware

  • New property buyers beware

    Posted by Emil on August 29, 2023 at 7:35 pm

    Power lines. I don’t know if it’s allowed in all states but just happen to look down the lines today . 4 guys on 4 wheelers spraying weeds.

    100’ down the hill horses in the paddocks. I called the farm to let them know. Don’t know what happen! They thanked me & ran to stop them. If you buy property with utilities you might not have a say.

    Emil replied 1 month ago 7 Members · 16 Replies
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  • Cord

    Member
    August 29, 2023 at 8:07 pm

    I worked for electric coop for 40 years, much of that time responsible for right of way maintenance. Herbicides are an essential part of that program to keep costs down and reliability high. In Oklahoma we have the right and in fact the responsibility to maintain our rights of way but we always notified landowners prior to spraying to ensure they were good with it. If you operate an organic operation, the state has a database that utilities use to avoid these areas.

    • Emil

      Member
      August 29, 2023 at 9:24 pm

      When I called them they didn’t seem to know.

      if you saw a paddock of horses did you still spray?

      This is a post to warn people thinking of buying property next to property lines.

      • Hippocrates_Garden

        Member
        August 29, 2023 at 9:27 pm

        Gotta ask. How do you buy property, that’s not next to property lines?

      • Cord

        Member
        August 29, 2023 at 9:30 pm

        Yes we would spray with farm animals in a pen or pasture.

    • Hippocrates_Garden

      Member
      August 29, 2023 at 9:29 pm

      I have property, with a utility line going right through the middle of it. Know how i keep them from spraying? I maintain it so they don’t have to. Simple

      • Emil

        Member
        August 29, 2023 at 9:33 pm

        It pretty much looked maintained. It’s not my property.

      • ChiHomestead

        Member
        August 31, 2023 at 10:34 pm

        Agree this is best course!

    • Truth-be-Told-by1

      Member
      August 30, 2023 at 11:40 pm

      I’m in the database for Michigan.

  • EvW

    Member
    August 29, 2023 at 9:11 pm

    Good to be aware of this.

  • Emil

    Member
    August 29, 2023 at 10:15 pm

    Transmission towers .

  • Truth-be-Told-by1

    Member
    August 30, 2023 at 12:34 am

    The DOT in Michigan respects do not spray signs, don’t have to worry about power lines.

    • Emil

      Member
      August 30, 2023 at 11:37 am

      Thanks.☺️

    • ChiHomestead

      Member
      August 31, 2023 at 10:35 pm

      I think we will put these up also! Anything to stop the chemical contamination!

      • Emil

        Member
        September 1, 2023 at 8:16 pm

        ☺️

  • MSAnnie

    Member
    September 1, 2023 at 9:28 pm

    We maintain the right of way as well. It’s the simplest way to make sure it’s not sprayed. They even told us that we could plant what we wanted to there. Not that we do. But it is extra space to plant when needed

    • Emil

      Member
      September 2, 2023 at 11:16 am

      I guess it depends on the state. Good to know. Thank you. ☺️

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