Council to meet about cafA

Council to meet about cafA

There are 25 comments on the The South Mississippi Sun Herald story from Feb 9, 2007, titled Council to meet about cafA . In it, The South Mississippi Sun Herald reports that:

City Council President Jim Thriffiley has called a special meeting for 5:30 p.m. Monday to review the approval process that has allowed the Dock of the Bay Grill to begin construction on Washington Avenue.

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Citizen

United States

#1 Feb 10, 2007
Here's story.
A lady lives in a 30 x 50 house on a 50 x 100 lot. She wants to sell old furniture from her home. She gets a special exception with the blessings of the neighbors. Fire hits the house and burns it to the ground. Her next door neighbor has to go to Indiana for a month to take care of new baby. Neighbor wishes her good luck on rebuilding and leaves. When neighbor returns the entire 50 x 100 lot is a concrete slab on which a "Rooms to Go" look alike is now doing business under the special exemption. What would you do as the neighbor?
Confused

United States

#2 Feb 10, 2007
I thought that the exemption was issued to Da Beach House and Read not Dock of the Bay and Read, et al. Have the special use terms been violated?
Olio

Lees Summit, MO

#3 Feb 10, 2007
Quote "According to City Hall, the building chief can approve site plans for any project less than 7,500 square feet without requiring a public hearing. The planned Dock restaurant is less than 7,500 square feet."

Yea, but can he change zoning?
Pelican Brief

United States

#4 Feb 11, 2007
Questions. Who is related to whom? Who interprets the law? Who reads the law before enforcing it? Who owns what? Who has the right to expect the laws to be enforced fairly? Where does the "buck" stop?
John Q Citizen

La Jolla, CA

#5 Feb 11, 2007
CULT OF PERSONALITY!! That is what is happening here people. Has anyone else out there been reading the local papers? Fast Eddie Favre has been getting away with things like this for too long. Since the storm everyone has seen how incompetent he and his adminstration truly is!
I ask you to just look at how many employees of the city have left in the last year alone! Expierenced Police Officers, Firemen, Utilities workers, high ranking officals...the list goes on and on.
Special investigations into the fire department and now the police department? I have a bad head cold right now but I can smell something stinking.
I, myself, had to wait almost two months to get a varince for a minor alteration to my home while it took Ms. Read "record time" to get her special permit?
Things that make you go Hhmmmmmm??
When I went to school here in the seventies we were referred to as "Bay Rats". I think Eddie and his band of merry men give a new meaning to that term.
About the only glimmer of hope we have now is that the city concil has finally stepped up and began doing the job we elected them to do....watch fast eddie!
Not Surprised

United States

#6 Feb 11, 2007
A special use permit does not change the zoning. The zoning remains in place. In this case said property was, and remains as, Residential.

If indeed the building permit was issued for this project, the permit is illegal - thus null and void.

As for the protests from Ms.Read and Dock of the Bay, in the form of ignorance of the Law as a defense... so sorry: ignorance is NOT a defense with respect to the Law.

Put on your big girl pants, and be prepared to be sued.

“Sugar coating is for sissys”

Since: Jan 07

Gulf Coast Mississippi

#7 Feb 12, 2007
Not Surprised wrote:
A special use permit does not change the zoning. The zoning remains in place. In this case said property was, and remains as, Residential.
If indeed the building permit was issued for this project, the permit is illegal - thus null and void.
As for the protests from Ms.Read and Dock of the Bay, in the form of ignorance of the Law as a defense... so sorry: ignorance is NOT a defense with respect to the Law.
Put on your big girl pants, and be prepared to be sued.
Well said indeed.
Pelican Brief

United States

#8 Feb 12, 2007
The Planning and Zoning Board is going to get this back in their "court".
Know what they have done in the past? Passed everything that Bill Sr. told them to - even with written testimony that it violated the law. THEY are the ones who should read the law and make sure that it is followed. Because the monkeys are running the zoo.
The Old One

United States

#9 Feb 12, 2007
Read the SeaCoast Echo article on this - they have it right.
curious

Lees Summit, MO

#10 Feb 12, 2007
Not Surprised wrote:
A special use permit does not change the zoning. The zoning remains in place. In this case said property was, and remains as, Residential.
If indeed the building permit was issued for this project, the permit is illegal - thus null and void.
As for the protests from Ms.Read and Dock of the Bay, in the form of ignorance of the Law as a defense... so sorry: ignorance is NOT a defense with respect to the Law.
Put on your big girl pants, and be prepared to be sued.
Shouldn't the City Solicitor know this? Or was he one of the many "looking the other way"?
Has the Attorney General's Office been notified of this horrendous miscarriage of justice? This is just too absurd for words. Sounds like there is too much inbreeding or something going on here.
Citizen

Lees Summit, MO

#11 Feb 13, 2007
Well, it seems that Council has decided to enforce the Code. But, is this a "show" to shut us up and they will then let the Dock group do what it wants anyway? Vigilance, Neighbors unite, investigate and make sure that all the other rules are followed.
Interested Too

United States

#12 Feb 13, 2007
Citizen wrote:
Well, it seems that Council has decided to enforce the Code. But, is this a "show" to shut us up and they will then let the Dock group do what it wants anyway? Vigilance, Neighbors unite, investigate and make sure that all the other rules are followed.
Go to the BSL in Deep Trouble post and read what is being said there. Seems like "vigilance" is going to be needed.
David Sanchez

La Jolla, CA

#13 Feb 13, 2007
Cut and paste the link to that post....as usual it's not in the main list
Was There

United States

#14 Feb 14, 2007
Please pass on these posts to interested people.
The more info we get out there the more support we can rally at each and every meet.
Huh

United States

#15 Feb 15, 2007
Huh?
Confused

United States

#16 Feb 16, 2007
Again, there is some interesting discussion at BSL in Deep Trouble. I wish we could all go to one site and have these discussions.
BNNC

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#17 Feb 16, 2007
What about a blog on google?
Disgusted in the Bay

La Jolla, CA

#18 Feb 16, 2007
Ladies and Gents...as we speak a web site has been purchased and the home page is currently under construction. As soon as the site is ready it's link will be posted on this and many other sites. It is privately owned and rules of conduct will be posted. Any and all of the goings on in the city of Bay St. Louis, "A place falling apart" will be posted and all blogs will be welcomed.
All that is asked is that the posted rules of conduct be followed.
Confused

United States

#19 Feb 16, 2007
Cool!!!!!!!!!!
I'll see you guys there.
Newcomer

Lees Summit, MO

#20 Feb 17, 2007
When can we expect this website? I would be interested in following it?

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