Marquette, IA mayor and council member resign over zoning dispute

A man in Marquette has been living in a mobile home on his property while constructing a brand new house on the same property.  But it’s illegal, according to city ordinance, to have a mobile home on that property, because it isn’t properly zoned for it.  After refusing to issue a variance, the city was taken to court, where a magistrate judge ruled the city must issue the variance.

Although the Mayor received legal advice that the city would most likely win if they appealed the decision, Marquette’s City Council voted 3-1 to not pursue any more legal action.  That didn’t sit will with the Mayor, a City Council Member or a member of the city’s board of adjustment, all of whom resigned last week.

Full story here courtesy of KWWL.com

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