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Wilbert, Carl F. / History of the town of Mequon
([ca. 1990?])

Zoning ordinance 1938


planner in preparing the zoning and Mr. C. R. Dineen was
retained to advise on legal matters and prepare the ordinance
in legal form, ready for submission to the Town Board for
their consideration. The Plan Commission approved the
Zoning Ordinance, Sept. 1938, and submitted it to the Town
Board who approved it October 17, 1938.   The referendum on
the zoning ordinance Nov. 8, K3,tssed by a vote 453 in
favor and 350 against, 110 not voting. The zoning ordinance
passed and was in effect after signatures by proper officers
and publication.
The ordinance was written up in numerous professional and
planning magazines as well as other news media. It re-
ceived very favorable comment and the Clerk received many
inquiries and requests for a copy of the ordinance from
different areas in the United States and South America.
Mr. Bennett also received very complimentary remarks for
his work. He was requested to be the planner of Los Angeles,
California, which proposition he accepted. The ordinance
with occasional small changes and additions stayed in force
until 1958, when again it was reviewed and rewitten.


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