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Township board won’t change zoning

December 16, 2013

ESCANABA TOWNSHIP — The Escanaba Township Board voted recently to keep zoning as is on private property that has been the subject of controversy during the past couple years....

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Whizzywhig

Dec-18-13 4:15 PM

Yes, the question remains:

How long would it take for the ‘board’ to change the ‘zoning ordinance’…

1) IF, a republican stepped onto the stage and proposed

“jobs”

employing local yooper yokels residing in the area, and

that said job opportunities would be around the clock and a ‘slight-bit’ noisy…

2) IF, said republican also ventured a stipulation that he would construct a

“job-making” venture

if the township board and county board blessed his wallet with tax-abatement privilege.

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Whizzywhig

Dec-18-13 4:16 PM

A little grease,

A little oil,

A little toil,

does wonders at silencing a noisy axle…

Any noisy axles allowed to exist elsewhere, in Escanaba township?

Must be that they are

ALL WELL GREASED….

Now let’s get serious, and talk some,

about the noise produced by all the machinations to grow food, and

heaven forbid, those noisy seed sprouts.

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Whizzywhig

Dec-18-13 4:18 PM

It does and continues

to happen in the most unusual and unpredictable circumstances, and

in some of the most obscenely foolish places…

And now here da judge, come, saying he will serve a permanent injunction against the endeavor… for:

“zoning and construction issues as well as noise, pollution and traffic concerns for residents across the road”

Maybe the residents should petition da judge for another permanent injunction

if the farmer happens to run his machinery, before sun-up to after sun-set,

in order to meet tilling, planting, fertilizing, and harvesting requirements?

"Here come da judge."

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Whizzywhig

Dec-18-13 4:20 PM

Clearly,

and just for the sake of argument…

how long would it take for the ‘board’ to change the ‘zoning ordinance’…

1) IF, a republican stepped onto the stage and proposed “jobs”

employing local yooper yokels residing in the area, and that said job opportunities would be around the clock and a ‘slight-bit’ noisy…

2) IF, said republican also ventured a stipulation that he would construct a

“job-making” venture

if the township board and county board blessed his wallet with tax-abatement privilege.

3) A person and persons, could clearly find justification for such a facility…

as long as there are jobs, and

plenty of tax-abatement to go around.

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BravesRock

Dec-19-13 1:42 PM

Well, if the business owner came in with the proper applications and followed the requirements of the ordinance, then the Township would probably look much more favorably on their request. The track was built with no permits, not even lip service to the legal process. And you can hear ice racing in Lake Bluff, so I can only imagine how much fun it is for the neighbors. I, too, would like to see a compromise, but when the Barrons built the track without even applying for a permit they didn't leave much room for compromise.

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Whizzywhig

Dec-19-13 5:42 PM

My time is spent in the confines of a nursing home,

I can hear the ‘fair’ at fair-time, and

its noise is particularly disturbing to hear at night…

it isn't every day, but for just a week, and there are times when it becomes noisy during the day if the wind is just right.

Do I cry about it

- he..ll no,

- I ring the buzzer,

- call for another pill, and with a swill of water,

- presto-change-o,

-everything is ‘all-better’.

Just for the sake of argument,

perhaps the barrons should have insisted on 'tax-abatement'?

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Whizzywhig

Dec-19-13 5:44 PM

Clearly,

and just for the sake of argument…

how long would it take for

the ‘board’ to change the ‘zoning ordinance’…

1) IF, a republican had stepped onto the stage and started building or landscaping, without permits,

but proposed “jobs”

ostensibly…

employing

local yooper-yokels

residing in the area, and

that said job opportunities would be around the clock and a ‘slight-bit’ noisy…

2) IF, said republican also ventured a stipulation that he would construct a

“job-making” venture

if the township board and county board blessed his wallet with tax-abatement privilege.

3) A person and persons, could clearly find justification for such a facility…

as long as there are jobs, and

plenty of tax-abatement to go around.

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Whizzywhig

Dec-19-13 5:45 PM

Apparently,

one can never suggest anything too

‘CLEARLY’,

Because there are always some nit’s, ready, willing and able to prick…

I see, it wasn’t as “clear” to some as I had hoped…

One More Time then,

furthermore with a little more clarity

to which the wits will devote their ass.pirations:

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Cheesehead

Dec-21-13 6:56 PM

Here’s a proactive look at ‘racing’ in Bark River,

where all the people seem to pull together and have

“gotten things done for more than 38 years!

It is expected that between 15,000 and 20,000 people will attend the event.

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Cheesehead

Dec-21-13 6:57 PM

Here’s a few lines from the racing promoter, Bark River Lions Club:

Bark River Lions Club, “Ault also encouraged people to attend who haven't been to a TORC event.

"I just think it will be a good wild weekend," said Ault.

"If people have never came, they should take in the opportunity to come out and see what it's like.

It will be televised on NBC Sports this year so it should be a great event.

I'd like everyone to come out, It's sponsored by the Bark River Lions Club, we're a non-profit organization and all the money goes back to charitable organizations and donations."

It’s a GOOD THING, the Bark River group doesn’t have as many disgruntled neighbor’s living there as there are in Escanaba Township.

But then, I don’t have such an operation operating in my back yard!

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Whizzywhig

Dec-22-13 1:16 PM

Question:

Would the off-road races that have succeeded for nearly 39 seasons in Bark River,

if it had the same non-proactive thinking as residents in Escanaba Township...

towards developing ice racing on a farm in their township?

Could suitable muffling be a source of easing listening pain?

If racers were willing to take an extra step at reducing noise emissions,

then surely,

and clearly

Escanaba Township residents' "whining"

would be the loudest feature of the ice-races, and the 'racers' could file a complaint against them?

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