Waterfront Communities, Who Protects Us ?

Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Compliance ? What is Your Story on Construction?

Hi, My name is Hope an I reside in a Waterfront Community in Baltimore, County Maryland.. I purchased this waterfront property over 12 years ago.. To be honest I purchased the home of my dreams back then.. My family enjoying our lovely home, i.e, fishing, crabbing , boating an jetskiing.. In our waterfront community, we have stood tall against many obstacles placed against us over the years.. From large companies polluting our wonderful watershed, fish kills, red tides to problems with sewage.. We have remained a community thru thick an thin.. Once again, we are standing together to stop this vicious attacks on our lovely waterfront community.

But, to my dismay my life turned upset down almost 2 1/2 years ago..Let me explain this to you very simply.. If an when you need to Hire a Contractor , make sure you do an Extensive Search on said Contractor.. Do not BELIEVE what others say.. Do it YOURSELF ! You will learn first hand what the Whole Truth IS about that said Contractor.. Let me tell you, what you find will SHOCK you ! I am not saying ALL Contractors are bad, for I am sure there are MANY Quality Contractors out there.. But, please make sure you do follow thru and find out for yourself..

Sitting here now typing this to you, sickens me to think of how things fell and STILL fall thru the cracks! An how Agencies do not follow thru when problems arise an continue on. I am sure there are many other Consumers that have been taken, just like I have and my fellow neighbors. That brings me to the point of this BLOG ! Please feel free to contact me or Post YOUR Horror story, for we may Stand Together to get tougher bills passed to make sure these SAID Contractors are Shut Down an their Licenses Removed Permanently..

As Consumers, we have to Stand Together for Our Voices Will be Heard!
In order for our Legislative Politicians to help us, they have to be TOLD What is Happening.. Just not One , but All who have suffered ! Unity is what we Seek..

Here are some simple rules to follow:

Educate Yourself with Regulations an Codes within your Federal, State an local governments. EDUCATE, EDUCATE, EDUCATE !
Print the regulations out and study them carefully.
Questions Highlight them an Ask those Agencies involved..
Do not take NO as always the answer.. Prove your Law !
You will be surprised with the results.. Or they will turn the other cheek.. I do hope this works out positively for you !

Make complaints to your Home Improvement Commission.
Follow-up the complaint Process in Writing
Always Make A complaint to Protect the Next Victim
This provides you with Creditability !

Before I go any further , I think you should know what definitions of Facts, Compliance an Anonymous means.. Just to set the record straight.. that way we are all on the same page.

Just for your information this is what anonymous is:
Main Entry: anon·y·mous
Function: adjectivePronunciation: &-'nä-n&-m&sEtymology: Late Latin anonymus, from Greek anOnymos, from a- + onyma name -- 1 : not named or identified 2 : of unknown authorship or origin 3 : lacking individuality, distinction, or recognizability

** Just for the Record, Anonymous is easy to say. Nothing to Prove..! Do Not Give UP, be PROUD of Who YOU ARE!! That way there is a RECORD.

Also meaning of fact:
Main Entry: fact
Function: nounPronunciation: 'faktEtymology: Latin factum, from neuter of factus, past participle of facere1 : a thing done: as a obsolete :4 a : something that has actual existence b : an actual occurrence 5 : a piece of information presented as having objective reality - in fact : in truth

The Hardest Part to Prove COMPLIANCE! Make sure of all the Laws an Regulations/Codes that apply.

Last, but not least Compliance:
Main Entry: com·pli·ance
Function: nounPronunciation: k&m-'plī-&n(t)s1 a : the act or process of complying to a desire, demand, or proposal or to coercion b : conformity in fulfilling official requirements 2 : a disposition to yield to others 3 : the ability of an object to yield elastically when a force is applied : FLEXIBILITY

NON Compliance -I think you have the jest that means NOT! (Breaking the Laws an Regs/Codes.

Final Recourse!
Notify your Attorney Generals Office
Documentation is VERY Important, Always write down the persons name you speak with, agency number an their position.

Waterfront Construction contact your Environmental Crimes Unit.
Especially if their is Crimminal Charges that can Prosecuted! In turn a Crimminal Investigation will be launched.

** Always date everything you do.. Provide Pictures ! **
Even better yet, Provide Video Recordings while the ACT is in progress, that way the agency can not say you DID NOT Properly Document what happened an where it happened ! Always try to have Witnesses, that way you do not lack crediability once again !

I can not stress enough, do not remain Silent. Let your Voice be heard !

Also, I have several websites that I use to gather my documentation . If you would need them, please feel free to contact me.. My Hopes of this Blog is to educate the Consumers on Construction/Contractors practices that are in place to PROTECT our Beautiful Waterfront Communities.
Not for Those type of Contractors to STEAL and Destroy our most valuable commodity, that natural waters of the state !

I wish you all the best.. An I hope to hear from all of you real soon either good or bad.. Hoping this has helped to educate at least one Person. All we know in our lil waterfront community is to Stand Tall Together !