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Bazetta trustees deny church zoning request

August 17, 2013

BAZETTA — Trustees unanimously voted to deny a zoning request that would have turned a 33-acre residential plot near the Timber Creek development into a commercial zone for Living Word Sanctuary....

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Aug-29-13 10:38 AM

It's riduculous and totally wrong for anyone to say the local residents are against a church being built. They simply don't want a current residential area rezoned to C-3 business property which would allow for any type of business to be there. With numerous vacant C-3 properties currently available why would the Living Word Santuary purchase a residential property?

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Aug-17-13 3:24 PM

The Warren procedure for zone change, variance is online. Get to the Warren site. It is under permits and fees overview. Under that go to planning and zoning permits and then under that is the procedure. Doesn't look like one man should be doing all the talking on this issue. I hope that helps on the sober house issue. It also states the appeal process.

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Aug-17-13 1:42 PM

You folks have no problem with all the drug dealing & usage going on out there but deny a Church? Or are we still pretending no drug activity exists in Bazetta?

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Aug-17-13 1:04 PM

Shame on you residents for opposing the churches plans...every bible thumper I ever met knew better than TO ALL FOR STANDING UP!

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Aug-17-13 12:15 PM

Notice I did say "most" zoning regulations. I would suggest to you getting a copy of the Warren zoning regulations. I understand what you said about the Letson zoning house hearing, but do check to see if what they are doing is in accordance to existing housing regulations/zoning codes for Warren. Just because some official wants to run the meeting that way, does not necessarily mean that the meeting HAS to be run that way or better yet SHOULD be run that way.

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Aug-17-13 11:08 AM

"Besides, in most zoning regulations, the existing neighbors must approve the variance also"

Reader, not in Warren! I heard that with the upcoming Letson Sober House zoning meeting, the citizens will not be allowed to speak and that Greg Hicks will handle all the talking!

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Aug-17-13 9:44 AM

Excellent decision!

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Aug-17-13 7:35 AM

Besides, in most zoning regulations, the existing neighbors must approve the variance also. Evidently they did not. They are allowed a "say" in a change of zoning.

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Aug-17-13 7:31 AM

It does not rest with one politician. Zoning starts with the township and their zoning committee. When some one or group puts in for a variance of the township zoning regulations, the Trumbull County Planning Comission comes into a play. A letter must be sent by the township to the TCPC and that group approves or denies the request. The TCPC usually does not favor zoning variances because I understand they disapprove of "patch" zoning.

And really, that church should have done their homework before purchasing the land. Checking the zoning on that land should have been in the top five areas of concern.

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Aug-17-13 6:55 AM

The final word will rest with Tom Letson.

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