But as a result, many of the old homes ended up subdivided into apartments, and the rentals have become a source of frequent police calls. Tuesday, city police and a building inspector were looking at a vacant, boarded-up property directly across Sycamore from the Bolinger mansion.
After the vote, Nice declined comment, saying “discretion is the better part of valor.”
When Zerbe came by to tell him she was sorry about the vote, she said she couldn’t believe the council had a problem with the rezoning.
“But multi-family residential is OK,” Nice said disgustedly, shaking his head.
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