FERNLEY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Fernley viewers have been emailing News 4 about a makeshift fence that has been put up near East Valley Elementary School.
They say it's giving them trouble dropping off their kids at school.
Both the school and the city say the fence is on private property.
When Kevin Evanoff moved to Farm District Road 18 years ago, he says he didn't have any problems with his neighbors.
But in 2006, East Valley Elementary was built.
"The only thing I've ever asked this school to do is not park on my side of the road," Evanoff said.
It's a private road and he owns half of it.
"I pay the taxes and the insurance to where that line is right there by your feet," he said.
Evanoff said that means it's his liability.
"If they get hurt on my property, I get sued," he said. "I could lose my property."
Despite painting 'no parking' signs and talking to the school, he said parents still park there.
"You can not get off this property because all of the people coming out of the school blocks the way," Evanoff said.
So over the weekend he put up a fence to protect his property.
"Whenever this school has events, I watch people walk over here to my property, smoke cigarettes, because they can't smoke cigarettes at the school, and they turn around and they throw their cigarettes right onto my property," Evanoff said.
That, he said, creates a fire risk he shouldn't have to worry about.
Evanoff said he can't move because potential buyers are discouraged by the school's proximity.
So he made East Valley an offer.
"I offered to let the school buy the bottom four acres of my property, so they could have the parking for this school," he said.
Lyon County Schools Superintendent Keith Savage said, when Evanoff offered, the school district couldn't afford to buy the land.
While the fence is up, they're diverting parent traffic to Wedge Lane - where Evanoff said it should've been all along.
Savage said district officials are willing to meet with Evanoff to try to find a solution, and he hopes they have this whole situations resolved before next school year begins.