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Adult business ordinance drafted

Friday, May 2, 2008

Sexually Oriented Businesses were only a footnote at the most recent Cloverdale Plan Commissions special meeting.

Alan Yackey, Cloverdale Town Attorney, handed out a draft of the ordinance for the plan commission to look over. The ordinance specifies which sort of sexually oriented businesses will be allowed under the First Amendment.

The ordinance also states where such legal sexually oriented businesses can be placed. They can't operate within 1,000 feet of another sexually oriented business, a religious institution, a public or private elementary or secondary school, a public or private park or recreational area or the property line of a lot devote to a residential use.

They also can't be established within 1,500 feet of the boundary of any residential district, or adjacent to or within the same block as a library or day care center.

"We need people to know we aren't allowing a particular sexually oriented business to open at this time," said Dennis Padgett, Vice President of the Cloverdale Plan Commission.

Padgett went on to say that the Plan Commission is just putting together the zoning ordinances if such a place of business were to wish to open a store.

What this affords the town is the option to relegate businesses of this nature away from schools and churches as outlined in the new ordinance. Without a zoning ordinance of this caliber, there would be no limits on where businesses could open and how they could be run.

In other business:

* The Commission approved a section of new ordinance that will make it necessary to submit a $5 application to hold a garage or yard sale.

* The Commission also approved a motion to ask for more money to cover lawyer fees for the remainder of the year.

The Cloverdale Zoning Commission meets regularly the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at Cloverdale Town Hall. The next meeting will be a special meeting held May 15 at 7 p.m.


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Hats off to the ordinance, it seems such a business would be well placed if one were to open. Also the ordinance specified what "type" of sexually oriented business would be allowed. I thank the Commission for this move. I would welcome a "Priscilla's" or "Tasy's", but not sure if we have enough customer base in our area to support one.

-- Posted by Xgamer on Fri, May 2, 2008, at 5:04 AM

I'm glad to know that there are limits on where an adult business can move into the area and what type. We can keep them in the interstate area and away from the downtown.

I'm not sure I am okay with a $5 application on garage or yard sales. It's not like most people are making a lot of money doing it; they just want to get rid of their stuff.

-- Posted by cloverlady on Fri, May 2, 2008, at 7:12 AM

Hey Cloverdale residents, You can have a garage sale in my yard at no cost here in Greencastle.

-- Posted by dumpsterdiva on Fri, May 2, 2008, at 12:43 PM

The $5.00 fee would help cover the cost of paperwork. By doing so you have a paper trail just in case someone wants to set up shop in their front yard. Pehaps they should have set it at $3.00.

As for the ordinance, for once I agree with xgamer.

-- Posted by true grit on Fri, May 2, 2008, at 12:46 PM

To put your car up for sale it will cost you 10 to write For Sale in your window with soap, 15 if you use window chalk and for a meger 50 bucks they will sell you an approved sign that you can place in the rear window, driver side, not to exceed 10 bussiness days or 2 weeks which ever comes first..........(I am being sarcastic if you haven't figured that out) So do you get the $5 back if they deny your application?

Thankfully there are other places to live then Clovertuckey

-- Posted by bradsdad on Fri, May 2, 2008, at 2:37 PM

Some residents in Cloverdale have had yard sale items in their yard for at least 35 years without ever removing them. Are they "grandfathered" in now without needing a permit? I'm not against multiple yard sales but honestly, one in particular might as well be a store!

-- Posted by Xgamer on Fri, May 2, 2008, at 4:22 PM

Permit for garage sale - $5

Permit to park you car on your driveway - $10

Permit to mow you yard - $25

Time to move - priceless.

-- Posted by indyfuse on Fri, May 2, 2008, at 8:23 PM

Where in the world are my nitro pills?

I can believe the town has paid a fortune for this attorney and he needs more money. I can believe the board wants to charge for yard sales. I can even believe the VP of the planning board cannot make a simple statement that makes sense. But I simply cannot believe Truegrit agrees with xgamer. Now where in the world are those dang pills..........

-- Posted by gingb2 on Fri, May 2, 2008, at 8:41 PM

I have wondered how much the town has spent on this lawyer, this year alone. Then it would be interesting to see how much spent on the WhitaDaviduo lawsuit, the Hallam case, and the recent ordinances written up by Yackey. It may prove to be cost efficient to keep Hallam, have Sleepy resign, and only write ordinances as needed.

bingo2, Hell hasn't froze over. If you were to meet me in person, you too, would fall victim to my incredible good looks and devilish charm. If that were the case, you would need more than your pills, an I.V. maybe.

-- Posted by Xgamer on Sat, May 3, 2008, at 5:12 AM

im sure that the attourney has made a nice lil chunk of change, ther prolly having to borrow money from next years budget to pay for what little hes done this year

-- Posted by justmoveonwillya on Sat, May 3, 2008, at 11:53 AM


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