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Zoning proposals draw city council criticism

October 9, 2013

MARSHALL — Proposed amendments to the Marshall city zoning ordinances at Tuesday night’s city council meeting prompted questions on how much regulation of painting and landscaping on homes and......

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Oct-11-13 9:04 PM

I want to buy all of my trees and landscaping from the city in the future so that if they die or there is a problem with the artistic "police", I can call City Hall and they will come out and fix things.

There are many beautiful painted brick structures in this area.

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Oct-10-13 9:10 PM

The astriks was not a swear word not sure what that's about!

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Oct-10-13 9:08 PM

I agree with all of the above!!! On another note from the article, are the people from Sandnes township going to be reimbursed for the water usage or will Marshall*****that aquifer dry as well? And who will control Marshall's usage? Maybe they don't need more trees to water after all !

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Oct-10-13 4:45 PM

I totally agree with 56. Do we presently have problems or issues? I'm all for ordinances that make sense, but this seems a little bit overboard. It is becoming more and more apparent that I may make my southern home my permanent home. Citizens of Marshall you need to go to the meeting on the 22nd to let your elected officials know your how you feel.

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Oct-10-13 9:48 AM

They really should make all of the bald people wear hats. And overweight people should be restricted in the hours they're allowed outside.

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Oct-09-13 11:30 PM

For those people who are*****bent on changing Marshall to their liking I have a answer for them. Move to a city that already meets their needs. As for the building inspector he has been nothing but a thorn in the side of the city and tax payers.

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Oct-09-13 10:43 PM

Looks like somebody is trying for more gov rules for job security or a new gov job telling the citizens what to do and when to do it.

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Oct-09-13 4:57 PM

Maybe it's time for Ilya & Glenn to move on. No one wants to live in a police state or city in this case. What happens when a struggling couple buys a home and is barely able to make payments, pay taxes & insurance, and keep their family fed and the city comes along and says, "You need to plant trees and paint your house"? What's next, everyone needs to mow their lawn on Tuesday and keep their driveway swept? The new rules are over the top.

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Oct-09-13 11:09 AM

Is there large wave of issues/problems that we are trying to resolve with this ordinance? Or is it just an isolated incident? The entire discussion is lacking context for me... Appearance could play a role in economic growth, but it seems like disproportional effort on that versus core drivers of growth. Sure seems as if this could potentially be an ordniance that creates more issues than it solves - especially if enforced by an overzealous inspector.

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Oct-09-13 10:11 AM

Will the zoning ordinance apply to City Hall’s TREASURED neighbor, the Hotel Marshall?

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Oct-09-13 9:23 AM

This is a prime example of government overreaching its' bounds. I will be at the meeting on the 22nd, and I will be more than happy to express my opinion.

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