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Swiss-themed proposal leads to heated talk

December 10, 2013

Berne Mayor Bill McKean became a mediator of sorts when discussion of a proposed ordinance requiring Berne businesses have a Swiss structure turned heated during Monday night’s regularly scheduled council meeting. Photo by Jannaya Andrews

    No Swiss, no theme, no approval. That’s what businesses looking to build in Berne may hear if a proposed ordinance requiring new firms and current businesses to have a Swiss-themed building is approved by the Berne City Council.
    Under the proposed ordinance, a committee made up of two council representatives, two representatives of the city plan commission, the mayor and two citizens appointed by the mayor would have final approval of any future business design in the city of Berne.
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