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Fred:
In the past I too would have thought better of complaining and reporting things to he sheriffs department. Wasn't it posted in last weeks Madison paper to let authorities know if these people if they are still looming around. I have all the respect in the world for the sheriffs department. I am very disappointed they ask for the public's assistance to report such incidences. Then not even follow up! Makes me believe this part of the county is low on someones priory list. Hire more Officers.


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The topic of potential buyers & renters is always of interest to property owners. Recently, my husband & I evaluated the "economic viability" of one of our Main Street properties. Sadly, without major investment, the building would not be suitable as legitimate income producing property. By state law that means it can automatically be demolished after a 12 month waiting period. The local historic guidelines/ordinances/activists would have no right or ability to intervene. Leaving a vacant building to crumble is a huge liability as anyone who is familiar with the bright orange cones & falling debris from a collapsing building across from city hall knows. It's not good to trap building owners with non viable properties & huge liability.

Therefore it's been a dilemma as to our best course of action. One of several factors that continues to weigh heavily on our decision to/not to pursue demolition is the increasing number of "undesirable" tenants vs "better renters". For example, this past year a couple from Lawrenceburg approached us about a building we've allowed to remain vacate for several years. However they wanted us to remodel the first floor to include a "bedroom" & shower. I was told the "bedroom" did not need to have a big closet & needed to be only as big as a twin bed. There was no need for a kitchen, laundry or living area. When I asked what type of business needed a twin bed, shower & toilet- they answered a "pawn shop" that had some estate jewelry.

Is it possible a twin bed is essential to an easily fatigued store manager? Maybe. But my impression was I would be leasing to a "business" that most likely would need a red light out front, some big guy with gold chains around his neck & a tricked out 1987 caddie with white walls. Yes, building owners are approached by prostitutes, pimps, nearly naked tatoo parlors, restaurants called peck-ers with roosters on the sign & male servers in what appeared to be exceptionally small speedo swimwear.

Is there a guy roaming around asking about a nearly topless tattoo joint. I heard there was, but so far s/he hasn't asked about my buildings. But I've turned down Peck-ers, prostitutes & a pool hall. I've heard worse & believe we will begin to see more of the worse as time passes. Deteriorating buildings & blight are magnets for certain businesses. Frankly- I'd rather demolish a vacate building than rent or sale to certain people & I will not allow chunks of brick or rotting wood from a neighbors misplaced downspout to injure someone & create a liability problem along with a severe public safety issue.

If dirty words bother you- don't read the forum, watch sports, spend time chatting with male buddies, be near anyone drunk, hang out with someone who has strong political views, drive in bad traffic, watch HBO, read the * * * or get in someone's personal finances uninvited. It's really pretty simple.


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Almost topless tattoo parlor? Just a rumor or fact someone's wanting to start one? Seems Mad-towns getting a little on the seedy low life side. We already have a bunch of second hand junk shops, dollar stores, pawn shops and at least 2 tattoo places without adding in the drug , tattoo, body piercing beauty shop on the hill. Now we are going for tassels and booty tattoo parlor?

Whitney needs her arse kicked up and down Main Street for interfering and Johnson needs canned for his latest. And here's a first for me- 3 cheers for the hysterical board for having the brains and ba-lls to stand up and force Welch to do his own dirty work. I heard they wouldn't go along with one of his schemes to sue a citizen for breaking a guideline. So good for them.


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Oh, good grief! The administrator said a naughty word and apologized. Get over it! I've seen and heard much worse than what I saw on here today! I get sick of Madison's "holier than thou" group of *&^%##$ thinking they have the right to tell people what they can and connot do. Or...coming right to somebody's door and demanding they do things "historically" correct when it is in fact, none of their business! If people would keep their nose in their own business, this world would be a better place indeed. And if Ms. Whitney is in a position to promote Madison, she didn't do very well, now did she? If you want to be angry at somebody, be angry at her! Life goes on, let it go and clean the goop off of your own doorsteps!

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The administrator of this page apologized and put his apology at the top of this page . I don't see Whitney calling JB to apologize for nosing into his personal finances. I think he was dead on the money. Whitney told a buyer not to purchase one of JBs property and the reason she gave was a lie. In my book that makes her an arrogant dim witted avon lady or a nasty bitty that wants to grind an ax because she can't find anything better to do.

And really that's the point we should be talking about because I garuntee if your property was up for sale and your neighbor told the buyer to back out you'd be calling Little Miss Avon the c word and worse. So why is it Welchers avon lady has all this time to trapse around and interfere in other people's business matters. Is her official duties at Main Street so few and far between that she's out looking to build grudges and burn bridges in the name of community collaboration. Seems to me the city and county are paying this little witch to stir all kinds of resentment and bad press not to mention holding up some pretty good growth.

I'll promise you this the guy that's been looking around at Main Street buildings for a pool hall and what he calls a nearly topless tattoo parlor is going to make his way back to JB and I wouldn't blame him if he sells that building to the guy. Then you can thank the Main Street "lady" for all the good things she's done to improve things.


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Any credibility you thought you had you just lost it with that unforgivable comment by the administrator. It is appalling that anyone would use that term, much less put it in writing.

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Lumpy Taters, as you may or may not know, the Sheriffs Department usually has 2 deputies on duty (sometimes only one). They have to respond to calls anywhere outside of the Madison City limits (including Hanover depending on whether or not there is a Hanover Officer on duty).

Admin reply: I think it is called resource management or something like that.


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Yes, Super Atv did buy the old ( US Filter, Rexnord, Siemens, Envirex ) building. They have been hiring like gang busters for many years now. They are expanding, its an online Atv Parts company owned by Harold Hunt of Madison.

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Good final line, J.B.

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"Allow your passion to become your purpose, and it will one day become your profession."

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