Archbold, OH

The Law Is Your Best Friend

Last week, this newspaper published a summary of warning letters sent to village property owners by Carma Grime, village zoning inspector.

The public has the right to know what is going on in government. And the Archbold Buckeye will do the work for you.

Now village residents are aware zoning laws are being enforced.

Citizens are now aware that temporary business signs are under scrutiny, because warnings were sent to business owners about them.

Still, they remain. The zoning director is responsible for the bookkeeping. There are signs that no longer comply with the ordinance, yet are allowed to remain in place. And that’s poor government.

It is appropriate that Archbold zoning officials enforce the sign ordinance, because everyone is entitled to fairness.

Zoning laws should be enforced to protect the investment of property owners.

Property owners may grumble when they’re reminded they are in violation, but, when it comes to property values, aren’t the laws your best friend when fairly and consistently enforced?

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