Last Friday I signed off on the local law introductory No. 5 of 2018.
I am very thankful for the many residents and others who have thoughtfully contacted me, written articles, posted on blogs and social media with comments for both sides of the conversation. Our community continually impresses me as to how engaged the citizens are when it comes to most matters.
It was a difficult decision for a variety of reasons but it had gone through many hours of debate and consideration and was ultimately approved unanimously by the Common Council.
It is my hope that the city will ultimately deal with comprehensive zoning revisions that would negate the need for much debate on what, where and why while encouraging economic development both large and small and always trying to protect the integrity and fabric of our historical and charming community.This photograph showing the corner of Green Street and Fairview Avenue at some time before 1922, when the bell watering trough was removed, is my only comment.
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