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FAIRmount Plan

Moratorium Could Go Into Effect While Lakewood Updates Zoning

January 25, 2013

LAKEWOOD — Would you want Fairmount Avenue to have an appearance similar to that of the Las Vegas strip? If you answered “no,” then you have that in common with the Lakewood Village Board....

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Jan-27-13 10:15 AM

It's a terrible thing that if you own a business, you want to put up signs to attract people to your business and let them know where it is(sarcasm, for those of you who don't get it). How about government getting out of the way and lessening the number of rules and regulations for businesses and welcoming new businesses. Lakewood is blessed to have the business that it has and that people still want to set up business here. In this pathetic state, to have booming business helps all of the residents. This state is ruled and regulated to death. Do we really need local government hindering growth by too many rules and regs?

If those signs are sooooooo distracting that you are having difficulty driving past them, perhaps you shouldn't be driving if you can't pay attention to the road.

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Jan-26-13 7:50 PM

I heard that McFadden Ford in Jamestown leased the store where Crawford Furniture was on Fairmont. I heard they will sell used cars there and it will happen when they build a fire wall between Grossmans nad their business. Another car lot on the way.

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Jan-26-13 3:51 PM

Places where I've seen these signs appear to be thriving and growing, while places that don't appear to be stuck in the dark ages. Hmmmmmm.

When I saw a couple show up in Lakewood, I actually thought "it's about time, maybe this is a good indicator."

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Jan-25-13 10:05 PM

So much business is bustling in Lakewood that they are considering putting some more rules in place to keep it from becoming overlit, overexposed and dangerous to drivers.

I feel so bad for the city of Jamestown right now.

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Jan-25-13 3:39 PM

It sounds like the Nazis want to outlaw storage sheds too. Unbelievable. I agree that the sheds shouldn't be ramshackle and shouldn't look like they were built by Spanky and the Gang. There are very nice vinyl or wood sheds available that should be allowed. People don't always have room in their garages for tools, lawn mowers, snowblowers, etc.

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Jan-25-13 3:20 PM

Lets put a walmart in then complain about traffic from a car lot ****. Lets complain about bright signs for a business when the most annoying one belongs to the local school ****. Yep, little Lakewood is gonna look like Vegas *****! You're lucky a business wants to open in this overtaxed, overcontrolled state.

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Jan-25-13 12:56 PM

Oh, don't worry, the Las Vegas strip would not effect your pristine four corners in all its glory, with its hazardous clock in the middle of the road. Please, Mr. Mayor, think about the majority. After all, thats who voted you in. Most of us are trying despirately to stay afloat in one of the poorest counties in the nation. Look at your village, its a ghost town in the winter. Only when far away visitors gather in summer does it come alive. How about the people who live in the immediate surrounding area of the clock tower pay your village taxes. As for the rest of us, we'll be trying to find jobs to support our families far away from the clock tower.

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Jan-25-13 12:03 PM

More law, more restriction, and less business opportunities..leads to what? Happy complaining residentials and high taxes. We need business, less control and complaints. Bright lights? Humm..would we rather slow down for every business we need to know exists and cause maybe a chain reaction of bumper to bumper accidents. Where we lose common sense, we lose business and gain liability of taxes. That is where we land when controls do not permit business and jobs. We pay taxes on OUR property, so to dismiss business coming in, because we own property somewhere close is absurd. County broke, taxes rising...wonder why? Complain and control more and more, and its only going to be worse.

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Jan-25-13 10:45 AM

It's really sad that people on the board would be against developing business on Fairmount. We have 2 miles in the whole southern part of the county that is even slightly developed and they don't want to let a business use an empty lot because it might add traffic???

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Jan-25-13 9:33 AM

Surprised, common from the number one socialist community in the county. hmmm

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