Zoning Regulations, Land Use. Legal news and articles for October 28 - 31, 2011

Marks Trying to Revise New Controversial Sign LegislationButler Township residents get chance to discuss natural gas drilling TuesdayANALYSIS: Legal confusion at heart of Wall Street protestsPraying for Zoning Reality in OlneyCandidates discuss role of governmentNew neighborhoods clash with old usesLearning to live with new rulesZoning rules changed in BEPark Avenue project draws plaudits, concernsNewsmaker Q&A: Ron BeitlerOwners of Overton's and The Beach Burger battle over parking requirementsYOUR VIEW: New bylaws needed to address solar projectsSan Jose medi-pot backers submit repeal signaturesSan Jose medi-pot backers submit repeal signaturesWaste station ordinance heads for law books

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Sign Wars: Democrats Claim There's a 'Blue Sweep' of Candidates' Signs
Patch.comOctober 5, 2011

It was the town Zoning Enforcement Officer Joseph Chapman. He said the signs were within the 10-foot public right-of-way, in violation of town zoning regulations. Chapman told him a letter had been sent to both Republican and Democratic party leaders, ...more »

Why Do Regulators Hate Kids?
Independent Women's ForumOctober 11, 2011

Grapin was told he had to treat it like an addition to his house and get a zoning variance. He spent more than $1800 getting the proper forms and going through a hearing. The home sits on a corner lot and Zoning Board Chairman John Ribble says that ...more »

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Marks Trying to Revise New Controversial Sign Legislation
Patch.comOctober 31, 2011

The bill, which was passed earlier this month and signed last week by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, changed zoning regulations to allow developers to post certain signs in Towson without going through the variance process. ...more »

Butler Township residents get chance to discuss natural gas drilling Tuesday
istockAnalyst.com (press release)October 31, 2011

The township also is revising its zoning ordinances, which date from the early 1990s before anyone imagined that gas drilling would occur in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Since then, hydraulic fracking techniques have allowed companies to retrieve natural ...more »

ANALYSIS: Legal confusion at heart of Wall Street protests
Thomson Reuters News & InsightOctober 31, 2011

The answer to that question could very well lie inside a Manhattan courtroom, with a confusing backdrop of zoning regulations, First Amendment law and rules governing privately controlled public spaces. Unlike city parks, which have curfews, ...more »

Praying for Zoning Reality in Olney
Huffington Post (blog)October 31, 2011

However, nowhere is the right to worship dependent on the right to build a 50000 square facility with a 778-seat auditorium on a rural rustic road in defiance of all zoning and sewer regulations. If the County treated this building as it does any other ...more »

Candidates discuss role of government
St. George Daily SpectrumOctober 30, 2011

By looking at the big picture, Shakespeare said the city could use zoning regulations to create a sense of harmony that could lead to further success. "So many cities let their downtowns deteriorate," she said. "Our downtown is aesthetically charming ...more »

New neighborhoods clash with old uses
The TennesseanOctober 30, 2011

However, the concrete plant is permitted under the current heavy industrial zoning regulations. “I feel the city has a responsibility (to the neighbors) after they allowed these residential neighborhoods to be placed around there,” Skinner said. ...more »

Learning to live with new rules
Faribault County RegisterOctober 30, 2011

If a homeowner wanted to construct an addition to his/her home, or build a deck or garage, which did not quite conform to zoning regulations, they simply applied for a variance. What the Supreme Court said was that if you have a set of rules (zoning ...more »

Zoning rules changed in BE
Faribault County RegisterOctober 30, 2011

In the past, if a Blue Earth resident wanted to build something that didn't conform to the local zoning ordinance, there was an easy solution. They applied for a variance to the ordinance, paid a fee, and were usually ...more »

Park Avenue project draws plaudits, concerns
Ct PostOctober 30, 2011

With this project, and others like it in mind, the city's Office of Economic Development over the summer proposed amendments to the city's new zoning regulations in an effort to give developers the ability to build taller and more dense buildings on ...more »

Newsmaker Q&A: Ron Beitler
Allentown Morning CallOctober 30, 2011

Therefore this is not a case of Mr. Jaindl being handcuffed by any zoning regulations. He was very much aware of this zoning which was the result of township-wide surveys indicating a desire for farmland preservation and open space in the 80's. ...more »

Owners of Overton's and The Beach Burger battle over parking requirements
The HourOctober 29, 2011

NORWALK -- Last week, seating returned to the Beach Burger at 10 First St. in East Norwalk, accommodating customers and signalling the end of the latest battle over zoning regulations and competition. ...more »

YOUR VIEW: New bylaws needed to address solar projects
Wicked LocalOctober 29, 2011

Industrial sites must offer this project as-of-right siting then, right? While there are a number of projects offered as-of-right siting in industrial zones, no mention of a solar project exists, other than research and development projects or ...more »

San Jose medi-pot backers submit repeal signatures
Sacramento BeeOctober 29, 2011

Medical marijuana advocates appear to be on their way to qualifying a referendum that would repeal a package of zoning regulations designed to limit how and where pot dispensaries can operate in the city of San Jose and initially cap their number at 10 ...more »

San Jose medi-pot backers submit repeal signatures
San Jose Mercury NewsOctober 28, 2011

Medical marijuana advocates appear to be on their way to qualifying a referendum that would repeal a package of zoning regulations designed to limit how and where pot dispensaries can operate in the city of San Jose and initially cap their number at 10 ...more »

Waste station ordinance heads for law books
The INDsiderOctober 28, 2011

Without City-Parish President Joey Durel's signature, the controversial City-Parish Council ordinance blocking construction of a waste facility on Sunbeam Lane will go into effect Saturday. In a memo sent to the City-Parish Council clerk Friday morning ...more »

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