Mr. Zielinkski used to run a junkyard on his property. Then, Oak Creek became a city and refused to give him a business license — even though he had run the salvage yard on the property years before Oak Creek was a city. Then the city cleaned up the salvage yard essentially putting a small business man out of work.
The topper to this story is the city is trying to get a court order to make Mr. Zielinski to pay for the cleanup effort.
Is this America or a dictatorship? Where is this man suppose to get $156,000?
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Now, the city — if they get his land — can have a pretty hefty payoff. The 4.5 acres are surrounded by expensive subdivisions.
Where’s the grandfather clause? And, why are they picking on a man who served in the Army and has a third grade education?
Judge David Hansher is now charged with the task of deciding if he should reopen the case. I think he should. The law should protect everyone equally and not put a man out of business and take his very last dime.