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Thread #90420   Message #1715193
Posted By: GUEST,M.Ted
11-Apr-06 - 11:29 AM
Thread Name: House Concerts a Federal Case
Subject: RE: House Concerts a Federal Case
I looked up the Zoning ordinance for O'Hara Township(which is where this all takes place) and discovered that it took effect in 2002--prior to that time, there was no zoning ordinance--this is likely to be the first test of that ordinance's legality--

Township Boards consist of regular folks, and the ordinances that they devise don't always comply with what is acceptible under the law. This ordinance has some things in it that really make a person wonder--for instance, in several places, it forbids any uses that are not spelled out in the ordinance--legality aside, it is incredibly shortsighted, because it rules out the construction of anything yet to be invented--

At any rate, from the township's point of view, this lawsuit is very risky, because the zoning ordinance could be thrown out by the Federal Court, and that could cause them way more trouble than any house concert ever did--