I don't get. The Township Board caved into public opposition at the very end and they basicly flushed $15,000 down the toilet. But I got paid.
Here is the deal. I have this client (a Twp in SE Michigan) for whom I was developing their first ever land use plan. You know a "Land Use Plan" a vision for growth and devleopment in the community. SO, Going into the project the PC Secretary tells me that at no time can I mention the word ZONING, because the Twp. Board and the residents don't want zoning. OKay, so we hold 2 public workshops and mailed out a survey. The Township Board was involved during the whole process and each month we billed them for the work done in the previous month and they paid the bill.
Now the draft plan is done and it is presented to the Planning Commission for their review and adoption, and they do just that. Now it is on it's way to the Township Board for their recommendation to distribute the plan to the neighboring units of govenrnment for their review and they derailed the whole project. They tabled the plan stateing that the Township was not ready for a Land Use Plan. The residents at the meeting kept calling it ZONING, ZONING THIS, ZONING THAT. Saying that the township was trying to control the residents land. They threatened that if the Twp Board passes the Plan that they would recall the Board.
The Board, took no action and caved at the last minute. AWWE how frustrating. This is the first project/Client I have had where this has happened.
Has this ever happened to you?