Onamia "Zoning Guy"
To: Mayor Larry
Milton and the Onamia City Council
I’m writing to file a grievance against Mickey Carter, Onamia
Zoning Administrator. On October 27, I telephoned Mr. Carter with questions
concerning Onamia city ordinances and zoning laws in regards to 38.81 acres
in Bradbury Township, owned by Marvin D. and Avis Grosslein of Falmouth,
Massachusetts, which is being purchased, annexed, re-zoned by the City of
Onamia and sold to NEXUS, a privately owned corporation which intends to
erect a commercial multi-building sex offender facility in our residential
My questions are valid and pertinent. As a citizen, I have
the right to know how you justify proceeding, considering that every
adjacent property owner is opposed to building this commercial sex offender
institution in this location. There are several zoning issues which this
Zoning Administer has thus far failed to explain to the public. Nor have the
mayor or city council addressed key problems with the NEXUS proposal.
Mr. Carter refused to answer any questions. Instead, he
launched into an emotional tirade about how upset he is with the way I have
allegedly been treating Steve and Loretta Bye. He indicated that they are
good “God-fearing Christians”. After his agitated outburst, he hung up on
me without even giving me an opportunity to respond.
Later Mrs. Carter telephoned my neighbor,
directing him to tell me not to call Mr. Carter at home again.
I had followed protocol, dialing the telephone number listed for the zoning
administrator under the Onamia Resources page. Having his wife harass my
neighbor illustrates a lack of professionalism and maturity we expect in our
Mr. Carter is a public servant. His hostile behavior was
unprofessional, offensive, and abusive. It also clearly demonstrates
significant religious discrimination as well as favoritism on his part.
Due to this incident, along with his prior public admissions that he has no
training and is unqualified to serve in his current position, I respectfully
call for the immediate dismissal of Zoning Administrator Carter. He should
be replaced by a qualified zoning administrator who is competent,
knowledgeable, unbiased, sane… and polite.