"This is not about a boat," Hill wrote, "but is about conducting an industrial function in a residential zoned neighborhood. If Mr. Holland really cared about the boat he would have found a proper place to reconstruct the large vessel years ago when first noticed by the city that the construction was illegal in a residential neighborhood. I am afraid it has been more of a game with Mr. Holland than a concern over the boat."
Similarly, Councilman Michael Henn mentioned the necessity to follow the council's process.
"I appreciate the enthusiasm of their supporters and their support of nautical heritage," Henn said. "But the problem that we have here is that our resident zoning requirements do not allow for boat yards, and that's essentially the case. The city has been very patient with Mr. Holland and part of the problem is he's never been able to offer a firm timeline on when he'll be able to complete the project. It's now time for him to find another place, an actual boat yard. And I hope he is successful with that. "