Saturday, October 25, 2014

I had doubts yesterday, worrying about the church/government sharing a building. Reading the following I’m more convinced that it isn’t a good idea:

GARDEN CITY, Kansas – A Garden City church is being told they’re in the wrong district after being there for 10 years.

Roger and Caroline Bradshaw own Family Ministries Inc. a healthcare service on Main Street.

They’ve held church services in that same building for 10 years, but now, they’re being told they’re in a zoning district that doesn’t allow churches.

KSN asked the Bradshaw’s if they knew there were out of compliance?

“No we did not. No one notified us, no one said anything to us.”

But how can businesses or churches open their doors in the wrong place?

“The burden does lie with the owners, or if they lease, it’s the tenants responsibility,” said Janet Doll, Garden City commissioner.

The city enforces zoning as they receive complaints instead of looking for violations, and there’s no specific process that business owners have to go through before they set up shop.

“It would require a lot more of tax payers money to do that.”

The city says property owners or prospective buyers should educate themselves before starting something that could be subject to zoning laws…

“The city is here to help you. They want to help you locate in an area which will help you succeed.”

Okay.

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From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

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User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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