Zoning Regulations, Land Use. Legal news and articles for February 17 - 19, 2012

Running afowl of city ordinance?Woodford Co. board to vote on proposed changes to wind farmsWesterly EDC: Consider hotel on Route 1Mt. Province town updates municipal revenue codeDuxbury selectmen vote, 2-1, to recommend Town Meeting adoption of green ...Marine sanctuary regulations up for review'People zoning' bylaw crosses neighbourly fence, it's illegalResidents attend Congress Twp. zoning meeting to get informationRunning afowl of city ordinance?Potential Change In Zoning Has Some Project Leaders UpsetOfficial accused of conflict of interest in zoning dust-upPotential Change In Zoning Has Some Project Leaders UpsetAurora OKs alternative energy regulationsDelaware Township adopts rules regulating wind energy systemsDevelopers of project at former Red Avocado site speak against proposed zoning...

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Longboat Key Club & Resort to appeal court decision
Longboat Key NewsFebruary 5, 2012

The town of Longboat Key has officially 'appealed the appeal' of the Islandside development order in an effort to get the project back on track after it was derailed last December in circuit court. Both the Key Club and the town agreed to file the ...more »

Jerome BZA votes to continue appeals
ThisWeekNewsFebruary 5, 2012

Issues with five were rectified, but representatives from the remaining eight have appealed, saying they complied with the zoning codes until 2008, when the regulations were changed. Some business owners said they were not aware until they received ...more »

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Running afowl of city ordinance?
TheDay.comFebruary 19, 2012

"If it's not expressly provided for in the regulations, then it is prohibited," Smith said Thursday. "It's not provided for in the regulations." On Thursday night, the Planning and Zoning Commission discussed a letter from Chelsea Ketner of Riverview ...more »

Woodford Co. board to vote on proposed changes to wind farms
Peoria Journal StarFebruary 19, 2012

Huser, a polarizing figure, is the chairman of the County Board's conservation, planning and zoning committee. It has been revising the section of the county zoning ordinance that deals with wind farms. The full board is expected to vote on those ...more »

Westerly EDC: Consider hotel on Route 1
The Westerly SunFebruary 19, 2012

According to Burdick, while current zoning regulations allow for hotels and motels on Route 1, the regulations do not allow for three- or four-story tall buildings. Details such as building height could be addressed through creation of an overlay zone ...more »

Mt. Province town updates municipal revenue code
Philippine Information AgencyFebruary 19, 2012

The applicant shall also submit certification from the office in charge of zoning that the location of the new business is in accordance with the zoning regulations; tax clearance showing that the operator has paid all tax obligations in the ...more »

Duxbury selectmen vote, 2-1, to recommend Town Meeting adoption of green ...
Wicked LocalFebruary 19, 2012

Selectmen voted, 2-1, to recommend that Town Meeting voters adopt the state's optional Stretch Code regulations that would require residential and commercial new construction and reconstruction to be more energy efficient than currently required.more »

Marine sanctuary regulations up for review
KeysNetFebruary 18, 2012

By KEVIN WADLOW A years-long process to update and possibly expand rules within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary picks up speed this spring. The sanctuary has posted information on the "Marine Zoning and Regulatory Review Process" to its ...more »

'People zoning' bylaw crosses neighbourly fence, it's illegal
Hamilton SpectatorFebruary 18, 2012

Her report stresses cities should use their bylaws for legitimate land use planning, not “people zoning,” and planning regulations shouldn't be used to keep certain people out of neighbourhoods. And while the Human Rights Tribunal hasn't heard a case ...more »

Residents attend Congress Twp. zoning meeting to get information
Wooster Daily RecordFebruary 18, 2012

"There's only one other township in Wayne County right now that has zoning ... and everybody else gets along fine," resident Elaine Koch said. "I don't know why we feel we have to hurry to put in all these rules and regulations about zoning again.more »

Running afowl of city ordinance?
TheDay.comFebruary 18, 2012

"If it's not expressly provided for in the regulations, then it is prohibited," Smith said Thursday. "It's not provided for in the regulations." On Thursday night, the Planning and Zoning Commission discussed a letter from Chelsea Ketner of Riverview ...more »

Potential Change In Zoning Has Some Project Leaders Upset
KCRGFebruary 18, 2012

However, city officials are now considering changing zoning regulations which could put a hold on that project for nearly 2 months. The current vacant lot is located in the 500 block of East Washington Street. Those working on that project are not ...more »

Official accused of conflict of interest in zoning dust-up
Prescott Daily CourierFebruary 18, 2012

Bruce and Vicki Westover were found to be in violation of zoning regulations on their two Cornville properties because the land - zoned residential - has no home on it, but the Westovers are keeping farm animals there. Development Services also claims ...more »

Potential Change In Zoning Has Some Project Leaders Upset
Eastern Iowa GovernmentFebruary 18, 2012

However, city officials are now considering changing zoning regulations which could put a hold on that project for nearly 2 months. The current vacant lot is located in the 500 block of East Washington Street. Those working on that project are not ...more »

Aurora OKs alternative energy regulations
Aurora Beacon NewsFebruary 18, 2012

By Stephanie Lulay slulay@stmedianetwork.com February 17, 2012 6:20PM AURORA — The City Council has approved zoning code changes that modify regulations for solar and wind energy systems in the city. City planner Tracey Vacek said the regulations ...more »

Delaware Township adopts rules regulating wind energy systems
Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.comFebruary 18, 2012

According to the ordinance, “existing local zoning regulations do not address wind power, which while not intended to discourage the installation of small wind turbines, can substantially increase the time and costs required to obtain necessary local ...more »

Developers of project at former Red Avocado site speak against proposed zoning...
Eastern Iowa GovernmentFebruary 17, 2012

Some City Council members also spoke against it but said they were powerless to do anything because the plan complied with zoning regulations. On Feb. 21, the City Council is to consider setting a public hearing for March on changes to the zoning code...more »

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