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Concerns over recycling business discussed

May 9, 2013

SALEM — Concerns about the operation of a recycling business on West Pershing Street will be discussed during an upcoming Rules and Ordinances Committee meeting, along with a possible change in the......

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concerned

May-09-13 9:43 PM

I would think unless this place is violating an existing ordinance making a new ordinance would not do anything to change the situation. Wouldn't they be grandfathered in (if they are meeting the current code)? You can't pass laws and apply them to existing situations. Those new laws can not be retroactive to an earlier date. They can only be applied from that point forward on future changes and situations. Do we really need to clutter up the books with more laws? Making a law that you think you can use to fire at someone just to get them to do what you want them to do, will end up backfiring on those that are shooting it. More laws are not the answer. The only thing that will accomplish is put more laws on the books.

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RealDeal

May-10-13 8:11 PM

City hall doesn't care about the residents in that neighborhood. They never have. At least Brown is doing something.

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concerned

May-11-13 8:11 AM

Real Deal the city has to follow the law. If the place meets current code, which I am not saying it does. All I am saying is then making new laws will not make it close down because it would be grandfathered in and the new laws would not apply until there was a change of operation. Sorry but that is how the law works. I don't think anyone would want it to work any different especially when it was applied to them.

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ts1227

May-11-13 9:29 AM

RealDeal, the problem lies in that Brown ties council resources up with non-issues. I couldn't even begin to tell you the last time he brought something forward that was relevant enough for council to actually do something about.

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welderbob

May-11-13 3:51 PM

I had a manufacturing business in that said building way before the scrap yard came in and the city gave me so much grief i moved out. My state permit was still hanging on the wall the last time i was in the building.

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