Letters Businesses aren't following city ordinances

To the editor:

I recently visited a city council meeting. I asked the question, "Why don't businesses have to abide by ordinances in the city?" The question was asked because of the emphasis of "Beautifying Vermillion."

I live behind a business that was asked to clean up the debris and keep the grounds eye appealing. The city council says "That is part of running their business, therefore the business doesn't have to clean up the debris or trim down the weeds."

I had mentioned another business with debris and the same answer was given. I felt the business could contain its debris in some sort of fencing.

So all my efforts of trying to make my neighborhood clean will never happen. Ordinances are not required for some. What I got out of the meeting is ? If you have a business on your property then you don't have to clean up.

Lois J. Getzin


Good job, coach, for soccer efforts

To the editor:

I wish to thank Jeff Pederson for his continuing enthusiasm for soccer in Vermillion. Jeff has worked long and hard as a coach, working with many of our youth in soccer.

Congratulations are also in order for Jeff's recent success with Vermillion's U-19 girls' team in the state tournament held in Sioux Falls the weekend of June 2-3. Vermillion's team competed in a division which consisted of 18 teams from across the state and our girls took first place, without having a goal scored against them. Good job, coach!

Roger Baron


Please attend planning/zoning meeting June 25

To the editor:

I am taking this opportunity to ask all interested Clay County residents to attend the Clay County Planning/Zoning Commission meeting that will be held on Monday, June 25, at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Clay County Courthouse in Vermillion.

There have been previous meetings to which invitations had been sent out to various individuals asking them for their input in compiling a Comprehensive Plan for Clay County. This plan will involve a multitude of subject areas which will have effects on all of Clay County residents.

A copy of the proposed Comprehensive Plan is available at the Zoning Administration Office in the Clay County Courthouse. Stop in and pick one up to be informed on the proposed measures to be put into effect for the next approximately 20 years.

I am urging all residents to attend this meeting and to give their input on their future.

Vikki Eilts


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