"BACK WHERE YOU BELONG" part deux
Now Planning has approved what it already had approved and it back to council Monday night. Two items on the agenda took from 7:30pm until a little after 10:00pm.
Many of you have read the article in today's News-Herald, and I will clue you in on what the News-Herald writer meant when mentioning "met with some hostility by neighbor's."
First off the Steele Mansion part of the meeting started out as deja vu all over again.
Something new was added to the mix last night. Mr. Callenders son Jamie was in attendance along with another attorney who I must believe must have been retained by Mr. Callender Sr.
For some reason it got around to Steele Mansion becoming a Bar, Nightclub, Party Center. and Jamie Callender brought forth a NEW list of restrictions?
Along with the other attorney wondering if a court reporter should be present? Then came the threat "Legal action against the city as well as the Shamakians could possibly be just around the corner in the near future.
Mr. Callender Sr. addressed the commission and claimed he has been "violated." Also certain members of the city administration have lied to him. Mr. Callender please explain how you were violated and whom lied to you from the city? It serves no purpose to leave that accusation in a public forum and walk away from it.
The Planning Commission passed the resolution and now it is back in council's hands Monday night.
I have no idea what this exercise was all about and I doubt it will bring an unanimous 7-0 vote Monday night?
I doubt that very much. I would like to tell everyone that the Steele Mansion is in the final stretch of becoming a reality but add lawyers to the mix and anything can happen. I do see an opening on the Zoning Commission very soon.
Jamie Callender brought up the fact that this Inn will be a negative business located next to his mother and fathers home as well as other surrounding properties. I beg to wonder what has been the effect on property values since that building caught on fire and has slowly declined over the last ten years? I would also wish young Mr.Callender would have approached the Shamakians about his concerns before meeting them for the first time Thursday night.
Monday evening could be a very interesting night.