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Submitted by Name: Sorry
Comments: By the numbers - You caught me, I left out the word "my" business when I posted "business grown over the last six years?" Would you like my tax records to show growth or is the fact I show up six days a week good enough?
Pretty sure there is only one store front open on my block, I'll double check tomorrow.
I have plenty of issues with the Main Street Program, Chamber, and Historic Board (the last is not the usual issues on this site).
BTW could somebody actually posts facts on the new proposed 148 page? It sounds like more of a zoning issue than historic. We do like facts on this page i believe.
Added: June 25, 2016 10:01:07 PM
Submitted by Name: Time Running Out
Comments: Holier than Thou is absolutely correct. The Hystericals and their crazy minions, want complete control over zoning and how anyone builds anything in the entire city. If you are planning on doing any remodeling of your home or business in the near future, you need to do it now.
Welch and the GO8 are hustling to get a 148 page new zoning ordinance pushed through. It will, along with the accompanying ordinances, make it hard for you to do what you want to do with your own property.
BTW, the Hysterical Board is going to start using pictures and illustrations to show downtown homeowners what they must do in fixing up their homes to please their Royal Rear Ends.
Added: June 25, 2016 07:21:38 PM
Submitted by Name: Curious From: Madison
Comments: It looks like there is going to be a wedding at the Pres. Madison. There's a street sign on 'standby' saying road closed. Did the city big wigs approve that? If so, shouldn't the general public be notified in the paper before something like occurs? I don't remember reading about that anywhere.
Added: June 25, 2016 02:48:24 PM
Submitted by Name: . From: Madison
Comments: I bet the Amish did a BETTER job on the house at 316 West Third St. than the original!
Added: June 25, 2016 09:28:49 AM
Submitted by Name: Fred Shimfessel From: Madison
Comments: In regards to the investigation at the jail. It's 100 percent nothing. It's a non issue. Don't worry one bit Wallace supporters.
Added: June 25, 2016 07:29:27 AM
Submitted by Name: Holier Than Thou
Comments: If you hilltop residents want a taste of what you are in for when the GO8/Envision/Comprehensive Plan take over your neighborhoods, drive by 316 W. 3rd St and take a look at the very tasteful recently renovated shotgun house. This house was ready to be demolished, every bit as bad as the Creek House that the Pitmans remodeled. The work was done by skilled Amish craftsmen. Recently when the Historic Board reviewed it, one of the biddys sniffled "It's not up to the standards of the original craftsmen who built it"
These Historic Board members are otherwise failures in life who get their kicks by lording it over citizens willing to work harder than they. Yes Valecia, we're talking about you!
Added: June 24, 2016 05:25:14 PM
Submitted by Name: By the numbers
Comments: Reply for Main Street support: you have no evidence to support your claim "business is growing" on Main Street . In fact that's false- no businesses have recorded substantial growth requiring expansion or second location except Heitz 4 Peppers and their success has nothing at all to do with Main Street or the chamber. You might know one business that is maybe going to open but as a shop owner I know 4 that plan to close. Every single block has a minimum of 3-4 empty store fronts. That's not growth. Get off to the side streets and it's even worse except for the one big winery by the dog park. Other than that it's yard sale shops and empty run down buildings every where . So if you want to think a radio broadcast makes something "successful" go for it but the truth is the only thing that makes business successful is profit and the Historic board, chamber and Main Street hurt lots more than helps.
Added: June 24, 2016 04:34:22 PM
Submitted by Name: seriously
Comments: Are Dodge, Crisafulli and Wyatt serious, $3000 to open business? Three thou wouldn't pay a month's rent plua deposit, insurance and utility deposit. The city loaned (so to be gave) fbph's friend from Vernon $75,000 to open a restaurant on main st. Where did Dumbo come up with these financial wizards?i
Added: June 24, 2016 04:27:52 PM
Submitted by Name: Reply
Comments: Main St Blunder - Have you talked to any of the potential runners and verified they didn't want to work with the Main Street Program? I heard resign, in my mind says reconsidered and didn't seem feasible to open, or couldn't open on the deadlines of the project, not unheard of to have set backs on opening a new business.
Admin reply - Main Street dies not because of a few folks you insult rather than calling by name, but because of unrealistic business plans and lack of patronage. Whitney and WORX will be doing live remotes this evening from a new business on Main Street tonight since it is also Forth Friday. There is another shop is close to opening that I know of. If Main Street is dying how has business grown over the last six years?
Added: June 24, 2016 03:59:39 PM
Submitted by Name: The Real Screw Job
Comments: Did you listen to the lady from Ratio at City Council Tuesday? I have several times on the video of th meeting. "One of the things folks wanted to see wat to be able to expand what has been 200 years worth of what we call Design Excellence throughout the Whole Community and have everything have that same approach to craftsmanship and design excellence. Design quality is desired by the whole community or at least the "hundreds" (prove it to me) that have participated in the process.Nothing will change until you change your ordinances, so they are the TOOL TO IMPLEMENT THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN."
What that says is they will determine what is best for Madison just like the Hystericals do (BTW, they have had a huge hand in this) and they will force you to do as they say through a new zoning ordinance and the ordinances that go with it like parking, lighting, landscaping and so on. Don't believe me? You'll know very soon. Oh, and all of this is being controlled by the GO8 who control Welch.