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City wants church to move little library
Lincoln Journal-Star, by Chris Heady

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Posted By:rosefenn, 7/9/2014 5:23:03 PM

A Little Free Library could end up costing Southminster United Methodist Church up to $500 in city fines. Neighbors installed the "take one, leave one" little library on the southwest corner of 16th and Otoe streets two weeks ago, and the city wants it moved. While the library itself doesn´t violate any code, Public Works Director Miki Esposito said its location — between the sidewalk and Otoe Street — violates a rule requiring property owners to keep the public right of way cleared.

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What next? More & more municiplaties are becoming petty little tinhorn dictatorships!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SnowQueen, 7/9/2014 6:28:26 PM     (No. 9917357)

I hate those little libraries as much as I hate highway memorials to accident victims. They´re tacky and junky looking. You know what? We already have places that people can go to get free books. They´re called actual libraries.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: KTWO, 7/9/2014 6:40:38 PM     (No. 9917373)

I can´t equate this to government tyranny. That open space makes it easier for drivers and pedestrians to see each other.

And it also prevents realtors and political candidates from posting signs although they tend to do it anyway.

Shrubs also can interfere with sight lines, especially at a corner.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/9/2014 10:18:42 PM     (No. 9917679)

Giving out religious books or cutting into the ghetto free book giveaway ?

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City wants church to move little library
Lincoln Journal-Star, by Chris Heady    Original Article
Posted By: rosefenn- 7/9/2014 5:23:03 PM     Post Reply
A Little Free Library could end up costing Southminster United Methodist Church up to $500 in city fines. Neighbors installed the "take one, leave one" little library on the southwest corner of 16th and Otoe streets two weeks ago, and the city wants it moved. While the library itself doesn´t violate any code, Public Works Director Miki Esposito said its location — between the sidewalk and Otoe Street — violates a rule requiring property owners to keep the public right of way cleared.



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