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Support of Conditional Use Permit for Michelle Reese's Creative Memories Home Based Business

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Hilliard denied my condidional use permit due to neighbor complaints of parking (please note I have been operating my business this way for the past 5 years without one comment or complaint made to me by neighbors).  This denial not only elminated my 4 times or less crop time which allows area women to gather and work on their photo albums.  This is a time of fellowship and fun, there is not a sales presentaion.  The most distressing result of this decision means I no longer can sell Creative Memories Products via my web site, or in person at my home.  I have had my Creative Memories Business for the past 16 years. I worked very hard to make this my full time job so I could be a stay at home mom.  My business profits are used to pay for ABA therapy, speech therapy, OT therapy and a summer Autism program for my daughter.  Without this income her therapy will be compromised do to lack of funds.  I moved into this new home 5 years ago and carry liability insurance on my busienss, pay taxes on my income- federal, state and city of Hilliard.  I donate regularly to Hilliard schools, athletics and churches. Most recently offering my home at no cost or profit for fundraising events for the Hilliard City School Preschool in which directly helped them raise over $4000. 

If you support home based business (such as Avon, Pampered Chef, Partylite, Childcare, and Website sales) please read the following petition and sign and share with everyone you know. 


We the undersigned citizens,  respectfully ask you to reconsider the vote against Michelle Reese’s Conditional Use Permit at the hearing on April 8, 2010.  We respectfully would request the Commission to approve a conditional use permit for her home occupation subject to a modification of condition No. 5 to determine a reasonable number of  vehicles that can be parked on the street at any time related to the operation of her business. This would allow Michelle to still conduct her crops, but eliminate the problem of multiple parked cars on the street, which she has operated and paid city taxes on for the past 16 years. We believe her home based business does not change the traffic pattern on Janes Way or Creekbend Dr. And that there is not a safety issue for children in the neighborhood since this street parking occurs only 4 or less times per month on Friday and Saturdays.




Michelle Reese Independent Consultant for Creative Memories


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