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October 28, 2016
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Fireworks in Texas Township; sign law remains a hot issue

Bartron had said the committee was trying to limit visual clutter. Bartron has been painting the situation as one of favoritism for a few business owners over the rest of the community and the planning commission. At the October meeting he read from a letter, “We, as the Texas Township Planning Commission, have done our best with the Article Eight Texas Township Zoning Ordinance to be impartial as possible, so as not to give even the appearance of favoritism of businesses over residents and vice versa. You are now asking us to compromise our principles and rewrite the ordinance to accommodate a favorite few. Therefore, we tender our resignations effective immediately.”

Doney said the supervisors now have the option of having the Wayne County Planning Department handle township planning matters, or they could form a planning panel made up of the three supervisors, or they could appoint new members to the planning commission. He added that if they decide to do away with the commission, it would have to be done through an ordinance, which would require a public hearing.