By Rodney Dial
April 25, 2009
RE: The fiddler on the roof carving on Creek St. not being in
compliance with zoning laws.
I find it interesting that Borough denied the Fiddler on the
Roof carving due in part to it not being consistent with the
history of Ketchikan and theme of Creek Street.
My question to the borough is this:
Where were you when the City was installing the galvanized pole
signs all over downtown, including the Creek Street area? Just
what part of our heritage, history, etc. do the poles represent?
If you re so concerned with Ketchikan s image then perhaps you
may consider asking the Fire Department to stop wallpapering
downtown business with yellow certificate of compliance stickers.
If I was a tourist I would think our city was quarantined for
Here is a thought ask the fire department mail the stickers to
the business owners, and have the high school kids who built
the whale benches build some nice wooden signs (wood is consistent
with Ketchikan s history). I m sure it will be a lot cheaper
than the $338,000.00 that the City spent on the poles.
Standards must be consistent for all, including and especially
for government. For future reference keep this in mind when the
city asks for big exemptions on parking requirements / codes.
About: "Local business
Received April 24, 2009 - Published
April 25, 2009
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