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Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Todays Zoning News:

The Rocky Mountain Telegram reports that a zoning violation was at heart of the deadly building collapse in Cairo.

The Press of Atlantic City reports that sneaky developers have been using underwater property to calculate total lot sizes to get around zoning laws. "The new ordinance would ensure that no single-family home stands on a dry site smaller than 4,000 square feet, regardless of whether the larger property on which it sits includes submerged or otherwise undevelopable land, such as wetlands."

The city of Salisbury has passed a home fix-it-or-get-fined rule - according to delmarvanow.com: "The Salisbury City Council on Monday passed an ordinance that authorizes the city to fix properties at the owners expense if repairs are not voluntarily made in a timely fashion. As it stands, when a property is discovered in a deficient state, city housing inspectors can issue a citation for each infraction. If repairs are not made within 10 days, fines for each infraction can be imposed. Bill Holland, director of the Salisbury Building, Housing and Zoning Department, said fines typically range from $25 to $50 per violation per day. "

The Ledger-Enquirer reports on an an attempt by a medical waste facility operator to" convince the Talbot County Planning Commission that treating red-bag medical waste" which is not allowed in an indutrial zoned sight as "a laundry process failed Monday night." hard to believe that gauze, sheets, bed pads and syringes wouldn't be classified as laundry.

The Daily Mississippian reports that Oxford residents voice concern about city zoning: "The plan is a guideline for Oxford in terms of how it grows and develops over the next 20 years. It is Oxford's first comprehensive plan since 1971." Anyone who has been to Oxford can attest that it is a lovely town, and hopefully it will continue to grow that way. In classic zoning-speak, one resident wants their RA to be reclassified as an RE because a PUD is not allowed in an RE. Obviously.

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