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  • Anonymous

    Brewer had a great code-man with Mr. Russell. Once they “squeezed” him out and hired the current one..there has been alot more discontent in town. He likes to strut athority.

    • Anonymous

      Just like Bangor, they didnt squeeze that one out, but the one we have now is horrible,  you can not even get him to check out things that get reported

      • Guest

        sometimes it takes years, true story

    • Bob

      Mr. Russell is alive and well in Oldtown . A real decent fair man to work with.

    • Anonymous

      Did the new guy check with anybody else in the city Gov. or did he make a arbitrary decision? If he did just throw his weight around he should be termenated immediatly. BTW does the owner think he will never be able to rent the space now? C’mon Man!

  • Anonymous

    “the code enforcement officer called the church’s use of the building legal but nonconforming”

    It is either legal or illegal…

    • Anonymous

       “Legal nonconforming” means that a currently existing structure conformed to the codes (or at least was legal) at the time that it was built, but would not be allowed under the current codes if built now, as is.  It basically means the same thing as “grandfathered.”

  • Anonymous

    It’s too bad…The Rock Church is amazing. 

  • Anonymous

    Brewer is toast, RLUIPA forbids a municipality from enforcing zoning restrictions on churches while allowing similar non religious similar land uses … clubs and community service organizations.  

  • JustME

    Where would the half Million dollars Mr Cassidy is seeking come from?

    • Anonymous

      Hopefully from Ben Breadmore, since he is the one who screwed up, and exposed the city to the liability.

    • Anonymous

      Insurance. I believe they have insurance to cover stupid moves by town inspectors and enforcement officers.

      • Anonymous

         Who pays the premium for the City?  The taxpayers.  What happens to insurance premium after an exorbitant number or value of claims?  They go up.  Either way, that $500k would come from the taxpayers of Brewer.  Like westshores said, let them stay.  Cassidy is paid, there’s no lawsuit, insurance premium doesn’t go up, taxes don’t go up.  Who doesn’t win?

        • Anonymous

          I do not disagree with you. I only gave an answer to a question asked. Do not jump down my throat if you do not like the answer I gave. I don’t even live in Brewer. Only went to school there a hundred years ago.

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          pete_zurea wrote, in response to frostylobomerlin:
          Who pays the premium for the City?  The taxpayers.  What happens to insurance premium after an exorbitant number or value of claims?  They go up.  Either way, that $500k would come from the taxpayers of Brewer.  Like westshores said, let them stay.  Cassidy is paid, there’s no lawsuit, insurance premium doesn’t go up, taxes don’t go up.  Who doesn’t win? Link to comment

          • Anonymous

             Easy speed racer.  No throat jumping here.  I, like you, am making a point.  I probably shouldn’t have clicked ‘reply’. 

          • Anonymous

            Sorry. It came off as a personal attack.

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            pete_zurea wrote, in response to frostylobomerlin:
            Easy speed racer.  No throat jumping here.  I, like you, am making a point.  I probably shouldn’t have clicked ‘reply’. Link to comment

          • Anonymous

             why do you keep posting the entire reply email in your messages?

  • Anonymous

    Maybe the Brewer Housing Authority could rezone the shopping center so Cal Bubar could build affordable housing and donate the proceeds to the city.

  • Anonymous

    How can the owner sue for discrimination based on religion? He is not a church, he is a landlord. The former tenants were a church. Sould not they be the ones suing? He was not disriminated against, he just lost a tenant.

    • Anonymous

      The owner is losing the rental income because Brewer appears to be in violation of Federal law.
      The Church is being a good neighbor and just moved on, they care about the community and fighting in court is not neighborly.

  • Anonymous

    good i hope they win, brewer stinks since Russell left ,they tried to say vinyl jobs needed to be inspected the only city to do that and said replacement windows were illegal,what a joke

  • Guest

    Brewer has issues with code inforcement officers.. They are supposed to follow the letter of the law, except when told to ignore it by the city fathers, which makes it hard to be an honest code enforcement officer…   When Tanya was there for development corp,  you saw how many building were torn down, to make room for empty lots. now she is in  Bangor maybe planning the same for Bangor..

  • Anonymous

    good to see Dave in old town now we can look forward to doing business there,unlike in the past when the previous guy demanded pt lumber in window frames that were then covered with metal.another power move !

  • Anonymous

    They shoudl not have been there in the first place. Ignorance of the law is not a excuse for violating it. 

    • PaulNotBunyan

       The story says “The building permit was signed in 2009 by the previous code enforcement
      officer. Breadmore signed the occupancy permit for the previous space in
      June 2011. The delay in issuing the occupancy permit apparently was due
      to the personnel change in the code enforcement office, Bearor said.”

      Apparently they were not violating the law by their use of the previous space. I think this is only about the larger space they wanted to lease and use. The church decided to leave rather than fight the city over this. Does that sound like they wanted to violate the law?

  • Guest

    In old town the city and code inforcement officer approved a resturant, so the man invested 10’s of thousands into the building, then the code inforcement officer told him it wasn’t zone for that type of business.  Since he had all the paper work  approving the bussiness then saying no the city paid for all the improvements lawyer fees and were forced to allow him to open. It was a great day!!!

  • Anonymous

    Hate to see a law suit about anything. But the man has a case. 

  • Guest

    This popular Church will probably grow out of this facility soon anyway. Why not compromise and let them stay for some reasonable amount of time. Everyone wins.

  • Old Bear

    Larry what does Brewer do now?? Call the City of  Bangor they can help.

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