There was a revelation recently in Brocton. It seems as if the village now realizes it is not overly accommodating when it comes to dealing with the private sector and zoning.
"Our code enforcement officer (John Monaco) does not feel that's business friendly," said Mayor J. Dale Abram. "He is gathering together some paperwork for a proposal to make that situation more business friendly, and for a future discussion, we may talk about changing all of the zoning requirements for use variances. Mr. Monaco thinks this would be a move in the right direction."
Some readers may recall that this municipality last year cited a downtown business for having chipped paint on its building while neighboring structures with no owners have boarded up windows and roof issues.
Relaxing the rules - even when it comes to chipping paint - would be a step "in the right direction."