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Thatcher, don't be stupid. The bank is foreclosing on the property by selling it at the courthouse steps, and will begin the bidding at the outstanding note balance.
Where were the flaming liberals when the Supreme Court, on a split decision, in the Roe v. Wade case sided with death over life? They have no problem with the court when it goes there way, but can't stand to see the conservatives stand for the Bill of Rights.
With all due respect to Mr. Jim Lewis, get off your high horse. You send people to jail if they are guilty of a crime, that doesn't give some snob hysterical commission member the ability to tell me I have the wrong color on my house. This is what goes wrong in most retirement communities, too many people with too much time on their hands, want a little power to tell other what to do.
Maybe now council knows how the average taxpayer feels at the hands of an overbearing planning board! The village also needs a little help getting competent lawyers at a decent price. $33k is an obscene amount of money for the appeal of a hearing, no depositions, no major filings.
Somebody made out like a bandit on the legal deal!
It's real easy for most American to want to the government to pick the pocket of their neighbor, kind of no brainer, but this doesn't solve the problem. We either cut benefits and spending, or everyone has to pay more, real simple.
Is the Pilot removing posts that refer to Hobbs having to pay a huge $150,000 fine for illegal campaign contributions, or the fact that it was referred for criminal prosecution?
With what is going on in this country how is this relevant? Come on Bouser and Company, get a grip!
Why is the Pilot not asking why the taxpayer had a change order for the roofer improperly installing the roof?
What other Pres has run up 4 Trillion is debt in less than 4 years with wasted stimulus? Don't blame GW Bush for that, now OBumma wants the Legistlature to hand him sole authority to increase the national debt to any amount! How is that responsible stewardship?
Obviously Mr. Smithson has a beef with the way the state statute has been written in regards to tax exempt property, which he should take up the issue with Jamie Boles. May be he also wishes religious affiliated hospitals be taxed, since in his eyes, the municipalities are better stewards of our money than we are.
This tax issue is just another straw man that Smithson sets up so he can tear it down, but nowhere in the UDO is the tax status of a property owner to be a consideration in the zoning process. As in your arrogant comment, check the RLUPA and get back to me. But if the tax status is a consideration, then this project should have been approved long ago, just based on the tax base it creates, since we are in such bad shape we can't afford a new fire truck.
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