I asked about possible deed work, at this point it's a no-go. She went on record saying they were looking for a larger home to run the business out of, but when that didn't happen the house next door was for sale and they bought that instead.michaelskis said:I agree with Rich Townsend on the issue, there needs to be deed work. If it came here, and if she wanted to continue, I would have her combine the deeds, but keep them as per parts on one deed. That way, they can be divided when it comes time to sell some day.
I think that your commission did the right thing by denying this day care.
Let us know what happens.
I don't work in zoning but I would assume only if they are on the same lot and/or they are connected in a way that combines them into a single structure.Habanero said:Thanks, sometimes it feels like I need it with this case.
Question for the day: when can you consider two properties jointly as one principal dwelling unit?
I'm out of it today - was that a serious question or rhetorical? Because my answer is that you can't. If you have two properties each with a dwelling, they can't be combined or considered as one.Question for the day: when can you consider two properties jointly as one principal dwelling unit?
It was a serious question. And your answer is exactly how I'm hoping Council will respond.SW MI Planner said:I'm out of it today - was that a serious question or rhetorical? Because my answer is that you can't. If you have two properties each with a dwelling, they can't be combined or considered as one.
Unfortunately, our state doesn't require a license for less than four children in a home. They know of the situation, have returned her application, and made it clear she would have to apply for a commercial license if she wants to expand beyond 4 children. That's what would be good about just approving her for 4- she would have to get a commercial license from them and then we could say what's good for the goose- apply for a commercial license with us as well.Cardinal said:If she is licensed by the state, she would probably be licensed for a certain number of children. You might contact the state and either 1) inform them when she applies for her license that she is only permitted x number of children, or 2) if she is already licensed, check what the license says about the number of children.