October 13, 2010 at 3:01 am in The Daily Republic
A pair of zoning change requests were recommended for denial by the Mitchell Planning and Zoning Commission after an at-times fiery public hearing Tuesday at City Hall.
Opponents of the effort to change the zoning of a proposed convenience store at the northwest corner of First Avenue and Foster Street called the requests “immoral” and quoted the Bible while arguing against it.
The developers, City Councilman Doug Backlund and local businessman Robin Ackman, made two requests to change the zoning for three lots at or near the corner from an R-4 High Density Residential District to a Highway Oriented Business District, which would allow them to sell beer. Continue Reading