Tuesday, February 5, 2008
What Edgewater Park Selective Ordinance Enforcement
As I was driving down Cooper Street to vote, I saw a sign with a message stating what candidate to vote for.
This message helped me make up my mind because I was still undecided at the time. I am an Undeclared voter, so I can declare a party when I vote in a primary election.
But I digress, in passing the residential property that has this large sign, I was again, reminded of how fairly our Zoning and Property Maintenance Ordinances are enforced.
I wondered how you can run a Bed and Breakfast Inn, that serves food, hold a summer camp, sell goods, hold conferences and have a large sign that advertises e-v-e-r-y thing including a message wishing our mayor the best, and not have a variance approving those uses, along with a Board of Health Food Handling License, Bd of Health and Sanitary Inspections, Public Building (Bed & Breakfast Inn) Inspections and approvals to run a summer camp.
Now if you happen to like wild flowers and the natural benefits they bring, and you create a wild flower meadow on your property, don't to do it across the street from property that is owned by our mayor. If you do, your property will be deemed an eyesore and a public nuisance, you will feel the weight of every Edgewater Park Inspector, enforcing every ordinance in the book, and the Administrator making sure that if you challenge her, it will cost you big time legal fees to defend and you will never recover if you were successful in your court defense.
Ahh, the rules are different if you are a friend to the mayor. If you post get well messages on a large lighted sign in front of your home, you can advertise as Bed & Breakfast Inn ( Run a Boarding House) and it is ok with the Administrator, who lives next door to the mayor.
See I was confused. Edgewater Park enforces its ordinances equally, fairly and uniformly.
The Edgewater Park Reporter