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Upcoming Meeting on Pawn Shop Issue

The meeting will take place Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Ben Robertson Community Center.

The city is seeking input from community members on what should be done about up for business at the Mack Dobbs Point strip mall.

Kennesaw city officials admit a mistake was made when was allowed to open there this year, despite a 2004 agreement prohibiting pawn shops from the property.

Now, city officials are weighing possible solutions to the matter, which has been brought to light by Kennesaw resident Bill Harris.

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Officials with the City Manager's Office and Planning and Zoning Department have invited Summer Brooke and Summer Stream residents who live near the property, along with other concerned community members, to attend a meeting on the matter this Monday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the .

Bill March 23, 2012 at 09:32 PM
This is a good time for area residents to meet and find out what the City plans to do about the matter. My impression initially was that they thought a simple variance would be suitable to solve the 'City error'. However, it has developed that this is not really an 'error', but an 'on purpose' when the shop tried to slip this by both the City and the property owner by being less than up front about their intended usage of the shop. They made an error when they bragged in the area about having 'found a way around the City prohibition on pawn shops'. Now this is no longer an error on the part of the City and property Owner but a deliberate attempt to put a pawn shop where they knew it was not allowed. We expect the City will now act firmly and i suspect they will not be pleased at having been made to look foolish by the Pawn Shop and being taken to task for making the 'error'. They simply got snookered by the Pawn Shop and I bet they will not be in a forgiving mood towards them.
fragilexgtr@hotmail.com March 27, 2012 at 11:07 AM
I am ashamed to be a resident of Kennesaw. The whiners in Summer Winds need to get out of town. Kennesaw is about decent people. You fake rich wanna be weenies need to pack up and move to a country club. Buying a house behind a strip mall makes you all idiots. Down with Summer Winds. I am telling everyone I can to stay away and not buy in Summer Winds and to leave Kennesaw. Mayor Doofus can fund his sewer project after he pays off illegal aliens for discrimination by the rednecks at city hole.
T March 27, 2012 at 03:14 PM
I am ashamed to be a resident of Kennesaw - fragilexgtr ============================================== Well, Mr. fragilexgtr you can always hook up your trailer to your pick up truck and move.

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