Almost 200 people, whose businesses along US Highway 441 are affected by corridor land use regulations that restrict the size of signage, building access, architectural stylings, and choice of landscaping; signed a petition for relief. Only one person affected declined to sign, and many scoff at the claim that their input had anything to do with the “flatlander” Smart Growth ordinances. Citizen David Brooks made it sound as if collecting signatures for the petition was as easy as cutting warm butter.Read full article » No Comments »
The Smoky Mountain News reports people are being creeped by having too many police cars on the streets.
“Here is the feedback we hear: we don’t want to come to Maggie Valley because all the law does is sit around and wait on us,” said Nathan Hughes, [a local business] owner.
“They’ll be texting each other, “Don’t go to Maggie. Don’t go to Maggie,’” [Alderman Mike] Matthews said.
Mayor Ron DeSimone suggested using some unmarked cars.Read full article » No Comments »
Economic development incentives were given to Sierra Nevada Brewing Company for locating in Mills River. Now, the town wishes to change its zoning ordinances to accommodate the business and its trickle-down effects.Read full article » No Comments »