Permit Process

Mt. Pleasant MI City Administration Planning Zoning 48858 Isabella County

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Criminal Alternative

In second meetings following advise their actions were inconsistent with training and law1, the zoning board of appeals and planning commission continue breach of statutory duty. Confounding their choice, a planning commissioner previously observed 'that makes no sense'2.

While making sense is not required of public officials, penalty is prescribed for violation of statute provisions3; misconduct in office rising to a 5yr/$10K felony and loss of immunity from tort liability are examples. Oath of Office, Rules of Conduct and Ethics Policy additionally attempt to ensure officials heed regulations. Transgressions predicated on reasonable belief of authority and compliance avoid penalty.

Leveraging the belief exemption Mt. Pleasant city officials have connived an administration without concern for statute authority or compliance. Transgression advancing their agenda is simply disregarded with a chorus of 'I believe' authority and compliance:

Statute provides: a general term is not to be limited ...4.

City Attorney asserts a general term is limited ...5.

Other Public Officers: I believe, I believe6

Statue provides: site plans prepared at readable scale7.

Site plan shows a 360' building8.

Building Official asserts building is 130' in length9.

Other Public Officers: I believe, I believe

Statute provides: the zoning board shall not have the power to change ordinance content10.

Director·Community Svcs. asserts zoning board sets ordinance standards11.

Other Public Officers: I believe, I believe

Statute provides: site plan decisions shall be based on standards and requirements contained in the ordinance12.

Site plan shows specifications not found in the ordinance13.

Director·Planning asserts site plan meets ordinance requirements13.

Other Public Officers: I believe, I believe

When the reasonable claim is an obvious no sale, officials fallback submitting confusion colored that conclusion. Mayor James J. Holton divulged the rule of conduct regarding independent thought, 'Don't tell anyone!'14.

Signs Your Administration is Broken, Wasteful, and otherwise Corrupt

  • Your planning director informs you mandatory compliance reviews are not performed2
  • Your building official permits a liquor store without mandatory special use permit15
  • You are advised to employ a fictitious 'timeout' procedure11
  • You repeatedly amend the ordinance with the addition of wholly superfluous text16
  • You award property development that does not reflect published standards or planning17
  • Your budget item CITY ATTORNEY blossoms to $192,270; violations and obfuscation continue18
1 August 8, 2011 Special Joint Meeting
2 Director·Planning - 01.06.11 Video Clip
3 Prescribed by City Code
4 City Code §10.06
5 City Attorney - Opinion Letter
6 City Manager - Correspondence
7 City Code §154.169(C)(2)
8 Denied Due Process page 7 - site plan
9 Building Official - Complaint Response
10 City Code §154.162(C)
11 Fictitious 'timeout' Authority
12 City Code §154.169(D)
13 Illegal New Development
14 Commissioner/Mayor - 'Don't tell anyone!'
15 Liquor Store w/o Permit, City Code §154.167(C)(10)(e)
16 City Commission Bait & Switch, §154.007(B)(4)·(6), §154.081·082
17 2010 Community Improvement Awards - Residential
18 City Attorney - 02.14.11 Video Clip
00 Unethical Counsel        Felony Misconduct        Professional Discord

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Criminal Alternative

In second meetings following advise their actions were inconsistent with training and law1, the zoning board of appeals and planning commission continue breach of statutory duty. Confounding their choice, a planning commissioner previously observed 'that makes no sense'2.

While making sense is not required of public officials, penalty is prescribed for violation of statute provisions3; misconduct in office rising to a 5yr/$10K felony and loss of immunity from tort liability are examples. Oath of Office, Rules of Conduct and Ethics Policy additionally attempt to ensure officials heed regulations. Transgressions predicated on reasonable belief of authority and compliance avoid penalty.

Leveraging the belief exemption Mt. Pleasant city officials have connived an administration without concern for statute authority or compliance. Transgression advancing their agenda is simply disregarded with a chorus of 'I believe' authority and compliance:

Statute provides: a general term is not to be limited ...4.

City Attorney asserts a general term is limited ...5.

Other Public Officers: I believe, I believe6

Statue provides: site plans prepared at readable scale7.

Site plan shows a 360' building8.

Building Official asserts building is 130' in length9.

Other Public Officers: I believe, I believe

Statute provides: the zoning board shall not have the power to change ordinance content10.

Director·Community Svcs. asserts zoning board sets ordinance standards11.

Other Public Officers: I believe, I believe

Statute provides: site plan decisions shall be based on standards and requirements contained in the ordinance12.

Site plan shows specifications not found in the ordinance13.

Director·Planning asserts site plan meets ordinance requirements13.

Other Public Officers: I believe, I believe

When the reasonable claim is an obvious no sale, officials fallback submitting confusion colored that conclusion. Mayor James J. Holton divulged the rule of conduct regarding independent thought, 'Don't tell anyone!'14.

Signs Your Administration is Broken, Wasteful, and otherwise Corrupt

  • Your planning director informs you mandatory compliance reviews are not performed2
  • Your building official permits a liquor store without mandatory special use permit15
  • You are advised to employ a fictitious 'timeout' procedure11
  • You repeatedly amend the ordinance with the addition of wholly superfluous text16
  • You award property development that does not reflect published standards or planning17
  • Your budget item CITY ATTORNEY blossoms to $192,270; violations and obfuscation continue18
1 August 8, 2011 Special Joint Meeting
2 Director·Planning - 01.06.11 Video Clip
3 Prescribed by City Code
4 City Code §10.06
5 City Attorney - Opinion Letter
6 City Manager - Correspondence
7 City Code §154.169(C)(2)
8 Denied Due Process page 7 - site plan
9 Building Official - Complaint Response
10 City Code §154.162(C)
11 Fictitious 'timeout' Authority
12 City Code §154.169(D)
13 Illegal New Development
14 Commissioner/Mayor - 'Don't tell anyone!'
15 Liquor Store w/o Permit, City Code §154.167(C)(10)(e)
16 City Commission Bait & Switch, §154.007(B)(4)·(6), §154.081·082
17 2010 Community Improvement Awards - Residential
18 City Attorney - 02.14.11 Video Clip
00 Unethical Counsel        Felony Misconduct        Professional Discord