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The License Commission in Leominster has ordered us to cease & desist our outdoor music because 3 neighbors complain.
This was already disputed a few years back with a different commission, which took away Saturday & Sunday & made us stop playing at 10pm. Now they want to stop it completely.
A rarely enforced ordinance limiting outdoor dining in West Hartford has come back to life as downtown becomes more popular.
Town police have reminded business owners of a 10 p.m. curfew on outdoor dining. The ordinance allows customers who order food outside an establishment before 10 p.m. to stay seated as long as it takes to finish dining.
Food and drinks must be served inside after 10 p.m.
For years, the curfew was seldom enforced because there was no need to follow it.
But a decade of development in the town center, including a $158 million retail-residential complex, made West Hartford a restaurant destination for visitors from as far away as Massachusetts and the shoreline.
However, complaints from some residents about the downtown activity spurred reminders of the curfew.
(1) Outdoor dining areas shall be capable of accommodating disabled patrons.
(2) Pass-through or take-out windows are prohibited. Any door used to deliver food from the restaurant to an accessory outdoor dining area shall be self-closing, unless an alternative mechanism is approved by the Bloomfield-West Hartford Health District.
(3) Any applicant seeking approval of an outdoor dining area shall provide the Plan and Zoning Commission with written assurance from the Bloomfield-West Hartford Health District that:
(a) The kitchen facilities in the restaurant are adequate to service the entire restaurant, including the outdoor dining area. Cooking shall not be permitted outside the restaurant.
(b) Any outdoor service areas, including storage areas for both clean and dirty plates and utensils, condiments, drinking water and similar supplies, are appropriately protected.
(c) Refuse receptacles appropriate to the use shall be provided for patrons and/or wait staff.
(4) No heaters may be installed or used without the prior approval of the Plan and Zoning Commission. If an applicant seeking approval of an outdoor dining area proposes to provide any source of heat for the benefit of patrons, it shall so state in its application and shall provide the Plan and Zoning Commission with a plan, approved by the Fire Marshal, for the placement and operation of said heaters as well as for the storage of fuel used by said heaters.
Town Council Meeting March 25, 2008 Agenda No. 8
(5) Public address systems or other systems intended to convey verbal messages through the use of amplified sound shall be prohibited. If an applicant seeking approval of an outdoor dining area proposes to provide any form of music for the benefit of patrons, it shall so state in its application and shall provide the Plan and Zoning Commission with specific details regarding the manner in which music to be provided. The Plan and Zoning Commission may impose any restrictions upon the playing of music which it deems to be appropriate given the location of the proposed outdoor dining area or any other circumstances that the Commission deems to be relevant.
(6) Restaurant management shall ensure that the patrons of the outdoor dining area do not disturb persons beyond the premises of the restaurant through loud, boisterous or unreasonable noise, offensive words or disruptive behavior. Patrons must be seated at tables. Bar service, whether patrons are standing or seated at stools, is not permitted. The service of alcoholic beverages must be adjunct to the service of food.
(7) No patrons shall be seated between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
(8) Animals shall not be permitted within outdoor dining areas, except for service animals.
(9) Lighting shall be limited to that level which is necessary to illuminate the outdoor dining area for patrons and staff. Flashing/blinking lights shall be prohibited."
The original Retail and Attraction Plan for the Zoso mixed use project called for, "support amenities, shopping opportunities and personal services to Zoso residents and to their Clarendon neighbors."
Specifically, the plan stated that the American Flatbread space would offer,"café style outdoor seating."
4. Rethink Rome
This petition is to address the desire of the citizens of Rome for an outdoor public service similar to that of Outdoor Chattanooga.
To suggest a program to bring together the people of Rome who want to establish our area as a great place to live, work and play.
Well, this is it, I ask you to also read the petition, mull it over and sign if you truly would like to see this project put in motion.
Whereas, the public health concerns of existing outdoor wood boilers are well documented and recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the Environmental Protection Agency, the American Lung Association, and countless other local boards of health across the United States, we are hereby signing this petition in support for Rutland residents who wish for the institution of a summer ban for existing outdoor wood boilers in the Town of Rutland, Massachusetts.
Whereas, the public health concerns of existing outdoor wood boilers are well documented and recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the Environmental Protection Agency, the American Lung Association, and countless other local boards of health across the United States, we are hereby creating this petition for the institution of a summer ban for existing outdoor wood boilers in the town of Rutland, Massachusetts.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson
If you are a concerned citizen who wants to protect young children from objectionable billboard ads, sign this petition today to inform both Universal Orlando Resort and Clear Channel Outdoor that you demand cessation of the provocative “Bloody Mary” billboard campaign as well as all future billboard campaigns that feature objectionable and obscene content.
Universal Orlando Resort and Clear Channel Outdoor, the billboard company displaying the ads, have glamorized graphic violence intended for mature consumption and demonstrated an intentional and blatant disregard for children, family values and community standards.
Universal Orlando Resort is currently justifying its billboards under First Amendment privileges and an official company position that the campaign complies with community standards, despite contrary media coverage as well as outspoken requests from concerned citizens and local government leaders to revise the offending billboard campaign. The official public relations mantra of the company, “Universal Orlando is staying within the range of what is acceptable to the community,” is apparently ignorant or ill-informed.
For the record, it should be noted that Universal Orlando Resort boldly admits the campaign is DELIBERATELY designed to shock citizens and their children as outlined in their corporate press release issued on August 26, 2008 which states:
“Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights billboards will use a combination of creativity and sheer scare-factor to introduce a new face behind the horror; a new presence at the event. That presence will take Halloween Horror Nights – and its billboards – to entirely new levels…The new billboards will be creative. They will be provocative. They will be larger-than-life. They will push the art form – and reaction to that art – to places other theme park billboards will not go.”
Universal Orlando Resort premeditated an advertising campaign that was specifically designed to ignite controversy with the apparent goal of generating revenue for Halloween Horror Nights at the expense of the minds and emotional well-being of Orlando’s children.
Concerned citizens simply can’t flip the TV channel or turn the “Bloody Mary” billboard off as they drive by with their children, day after day, on their way to school. This is the issue, that images intended for a mature audience are being thrust upon the minds and hearts of our children with no avenue of escape.
A visual reference of the “Bloody Mary” billboard is featured in the recent Orlando Sentinel article published on September 4, 2008 entitled “Moms to Universal Orlando: ‘Bloody Mary’ billboards too horrible,” and can be seen at http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/orl-universal0408sep04,0,3893148.story
I recently wrote to the City of Kelowna requesting they put outdoor recycling depots in public areas. I asked that they encourage businesses to do the same. I received a reply from:
Assistant Waste Reduction Coordinator
Regional District of Central Okanagan
1450 KLO Rd.
Kelowna BC V1W 3Z4
Her reply is as follows:
"Thank you for your e-mail. We have just recently begun discussions
about downtown recycling stations/outdoor event recycling availability.
We are testing a few different ways to recover recyclables in outdoor
public areas and hope to put together some recommendations for city
council and the regional board shortly.
We appreciate receiving letters like yours because they demonstrate
public support for these type of initiatives."
Let's show city council and the regional board that we do indeed support this type of initiative!
Curbside recycling has resulted in 40% more recyclable goods making it to the recycle depots. Let's try to make this number even higher! Please sign my petition for outdoor recycling stations. Together we can have a sustainable earth.
Since the beginning of all skate parks in North Carolina, they have been primarily targeted to skateboarders.
Many local bikers want a new park for bikes to help the bikers have a place to ride instead of the streets.
Update: December 30, 2005
Although this petition was submitted to the appropriate EEC department (of petitions) on 2005-12-29, with a total of over 589 signatures, you may still sign as an ongoing declaration of intent - see http://www.nakedeurope.org/petition/ for more info.
Verification of the right to engage in naked outdoor activities.
Although technically legal in most countries in Europe, people engaging in naked outdoor activities are often taken to task by the police and/or the justice (?) system itself. Let me say that again: simply being naked in a public place is not a priori illegal, but it is treated as such by many. There are many cases where people will even be prosecuted under a law with the suitably vague title of 'behaviour likely to cause a breach of the peace', which might cover any number of circumstances. Another typical catch-all alternative is 'indecent exposure', which is equally guaranteed to have different meanings depending on context.
Nudism is a belief system, built around the basic tenet that people of all ages, races and creed, have a right to be naked and to engage in peaceful activity with no regard to their shape, size, colour or wealth. Additionally, nudism believes that clothes are not a necessary prerequisite of the human condition, but an add-on. This is in direct contrast to the media passion for using the naked form for commercial gain and the repeated implied suggestion, to the majority of the population, that there is something to be ashamed of in their own body by the inevitably one-sided comparison, and which therefore should be covered up in socio-economic labeling textiles.
The saying: "Clothes maketh the man" is a truism which it is possible to challenge. This petition is saying it should not be necessary to cover your body with cloth to be approved of by society, and that society should explictly allow different belief systems to coexist in the same (open air) sphere and not be permanently stuck in a bucket of textile prejudice.
Modern nudism is about people engaging in naked activities, around the world,
as both a personal statement of freedom and as a stand against the pervasive and dubious use of the naked body in (all forms of) the media.
These people are, or are learning to be, proud of their naked bodies and are celebrating this natural freedom by being naked in nature. Modern nudism is bringing the naked out of the closet, out from behind closed, secretive places and special camps, to the great outdoors. This petition has been amended to include a mention of the intention that being naked outdoors is expected to be at a suitable distance from population centres. This petition is aimed at hills, mountains, lakes, seas, forests, woods, fields, etc. - outdoors.
Being naked is not illegal, although many people continue to think it is. This petition is aimed at securing the explicit written confirmation of the right to be naked in the outdoor environment, and to engage in healthy and harmless, sports and activities, without interference, obstruction, discrimination or harassment. This petition is urging all people to canvas their representatives on behalf of their right to be naked outdoors, and for those representatives to act on this petition and to amend the legal system appropriately, both in their own countries and at the European Union level.
Article II-70 of the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe, (Freedom of thought, conscience and religion), due to have been ratified in 2005 may have confirmed this. Again, this would have been an interpretation, and not an absolute recognition of the situation, which is why it is still deemed important that this existing right should be explicitly enshrined in the European Treaty.
Dear Mayor Wilson and City Council Members:
It has become apparent that there is NO WHERE in Manhattan Beach for kids to skateboard. It is presently illegal to skate in our park and on the street, or for skaters to use any public or private sidewalk or handrail as a skate obstacle. Our children are being treated like criminals and ticketed for engaging in an activity that not only provides psychological benefits like increased levels of self-esteem and confidence, but which also provides a fun physical activity.
Skateboarding has become the sport of choice for over 13 million Americans. In fact, the amount of skateboarders has surpassed the amount of Little League baseball players.
Since Manhattan Beach is able to provide more than adequate facilities for baseball, football, tennis, golf, swimming and soccer, why have we not addressed facilities for this growing population of skaters?
We, the residents signed below, request that an OUTDOOR PUBLIC SKATE PLAZA be built to accommodate skateboarding. This skate plaza differs from a skate park in the sense that it has curbs, ledges, benches, tables, stairs and rails that the "street skating" kids could use as obstacles instead of private, public or commercial property. We find this type of design appropriate considering that 78% of all skateboarders classify themselves as "street skaters". It would also have a designated beginner section, so that smaller and less advanced skaters can have a place to practice without being intimidated by the more advanced athletes.
We, the people of New York City, are outraged that we are being harassed and ticketed by NYC personnel for doing the benevolent act of feeding outdoor birds and squirrels. We are made to feel like we are criminals, and this goes against our civilian rights to feed whomever we please.
Dear Mr. Mayor and Council Members:
It has become apparent that there is NO WHERE in Carrollton for kids to skate. It is presently illegal for skaters to use any public or private side walk or hand rail.
In-line skating and skate boarding are legitimate sports and provide adolescent boys and girls with a fun, harmless and focused activity, in much the same way that baseball and football do. Skating also keeps them from other, not so positive, activities.
Since Carrollton is able to provide more than adequate facilities for baseball, football, tennis, golf, swimming and soccer, why have we not addressed facilities for this growing population of skaters? A place for them to skate would keep them from breaking laws, eliminate man power to police public areas, stop grinding on hand rails and stop waxing curbs, which are all the reasons they are not permitted to use public property now.
We, the residents signed below, request that an OUTDOOR PUBLIC SKATE PARK be built to accommodate in-line skating, skate boarding, grinding and ramp jumping.
Quoted on the Manchester Mardi Gras Website:
Following discussions with the Police and the Council over the last week, we have to tell you that the VBA have had no option but to cancel the outdoor events and the Works Party.
A full statement is being prepared by the Chair of the committee for Monday morning, but until then, all I can tell you is that this decision has been taken on the grounds of safety and liability.
The events to be cancelled are: Sackville Park's events, including the bar, food stall and main stage, the Essential Dance Arena and compound, the Street Market, The Works Party, and, saddest of all, the Big Parade.