Florida News: Guy Is Supposed To Keep BBQ Smoke In His Yard

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  1. BethSucks

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    Florida county tells resident to keep barbecue smoke in his own yard

    County tells resident to keep BBQ smoke in his own yard

    A viral video that shows a Florida man receiving a warning for allowing the smell of barbecue to waft off his property has some smoking mad.

    Scotty Jordan uploaded a video on July 22 to Facebook that he says shows Pinellas County environmental specialist Joe Graham issuing a warning to Jordan and a friend for violating the country’s air quality law. The video, which has been watched over four million times, shows Graham telling Jordan that there's too much smoke emanating from Jordan's commercial-grade grill.


    “I just took three pictures of smoke,” Graham explains. “I can smell it again right now. 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.”

    Jordan can be heard laughing in the video as the specialist continues to explain the problem.

    “Is that against the law?” one of the man questions.

    Graham proceeds to pull out his handbook and informs the men that neighbors are allowed to call in if they have concerns about barbecue smoke. Pinellas County has a 24 hour hotline for residents to call in an emergency air quality complaint.

    According to the ordinance, “commercial barbecue cookers are not exempt from causing a nuisance odor. If a sufficient number of complaints, representing different households, are reported and an Inspector witnesses the problem, they can issue a Warning Letter.”

    The two men continue to laugh in disbelief and explain that other neighbors routinely cook out but no one appears to issuing warnings to them.

    “So everyone in the whole world can cook out except me," Jordan can he heard saying.

    Graham also says that in order to avoid a warning, the men should first check wind patterns before starting to barbecue—or upgrade their equipment to a newer model designed to curtail smoke and odors.

    Graham's friend, who videoed the entire scene says, "We can't control the wind, God does that."

    In an email obtained by Florida Politics, Pinellas County Administrator Mark Woodard says that the inspector was responding 15 smoke and odor grievances against Jordan's grill since September, 2014.

    He said that Graham was merely sent out to educate the resident. According to SaintPetersBlog, no citation was issued to Jordan.
     
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  3. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...see why im so jaded. i hope he takes a smelly dump and the exhaust fan fills the air with shit smell. let his neighbors call in about that.
     
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    This is ridiculous of course but I have to say, my husband has a smoker that he uses a few times a year and every time I walk outside I smell that intense bbq smell.... It does get to you after awhile
    :nag:
     
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    that's messed up have to argue with the local govt meanwhile his ribs are burnin and his grape drinks or colt 45 getting warm

    really tho id bbq everyday just to piss of the neighbor now that's bullshit
     
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    Sucks to have fcked up neighbors, u should always have a good relationship with them.
     
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    I can't take much more of this government stupidity. This is our tax dollars at work folks. I gotta side with the brothers on this one. I would have invited that fat bastard in for dinner, throw a couple of T-Bones on the grill, then get him drunk as fuck as we both gave the neighbor the finger.
     
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    ...i bbq'd a serenaded a tri tip tonight. i felt kind of bad for the neighbor.
     
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    ...yesh! :yes:
     
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    Would some please post that gif of Bugs Bunny sawing off Florida.
     
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    And you just know its one old cunt neighbor doing all the complaining.
     
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    There was an episode of "Homicide Life On The Street" about BBQ smoke.
    It did not have a happy ending.
     
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    This article is why the press cannot be trusted.

    Yeah, it sounds silly that la enforcement is writing a ticket for bbq smoke. It's supposed to, because they leave out most of the pertinent information. The most important words in that article: commercial-grade smoker. Those simple words turn a seemingly benign story into one that makes you want to punch a kitten in the face.

    I happen to be acquainted with this story through a business ethics class. The real story is that the dudes smoker is industrial in scale and pumps out a TON of smoke. Like, fill your yard with choking smoke. It's not your average grill. There have been hundreds of complaints filed by the local residents, some with videos. You watch the videos and say "that's not half bad", but then realize that these people are 1000 yards away from this guy.

    Long story short: this dude is an asshole. He has a chip on his shoulder that wasn't clear, but he hates his neighbors. The author successfully turned a useless story into one that sells by using negative space.
     
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    That's fucking absurd