MORE CHA CHINNGG- MON GENERALE STEWART

August 16, 2008 at 9:29 pm 7 comments

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Dear Mr. Stewart,

Brian informs me that you need more help in sorting out this CRA mess and that you have asked your good friend Judge Betleski to help. I would hazzard a guess that to do so will cost us more more money for the attorneys and I know Mr. Chandra is looking forward to spending many more years on this lucrative legal cash cow but…

Morning Journal August 15th

Chandra said he expects it to be a while before the legal issues are completely resolved.

”We’re looking at a process that could take years to sort out,” he said

But I am here to inform you we cannot afford your wheeling dealing and political posturing.

So for the sake of helping out my county and my city from the spiraling court and legal costs let me help out here. Brian tells me you want to know which properties to put on the tax exempt list . Here- this might help from the judges at the Supreme Court

It is ordered by the Court that the requests for oral argument are denied and a writ of
mandamus is granted to compel the Lorain County Auditor to place the 355 properties in
CRAs 3 and 4, which had been certified to him by the Lorain Housing Officer as exempt,

on the tax-exempt property list for Lorain County, consistent with the opinion rendered herein.

.

Now the other little thing that seems to be worrying you is the people that applied “after” their homes were built.Maybe I can help out there too- you see I asked that question of another high priced attorney that we are having to pay for thanks to YOU and your Deputy and tax settlement specialist-

Now maybe you don’t like or trust their answers but considering they were right about your job decription and won in the Supreme Court you might want to listen carefully- just some free advice !
QUESTION
This is an applicant driven program, I have been unable to find anywhere in the ORC where there is a time limit to apply for the abatement -is there one?
ANSWER
Correct,there is no time limit.(NOTE: there maybe a limit where “people” may wish to delay due to personal issues.There is no statutory limit to the time when an application may be filed after the legislation creating the area is approved. People may wish to delay when they file for various personal reasons, change in family or employment are possible examples.)

NOW MR. STEWART I AM VERY PATIENT BUT THIS MONEY PIT YOU ARE DRAWING THE TAX PAYERS INTO WITH MORE LEGAL EAGLING IS GETTING EXPENSIVE AND OLD!! We are no longer able to afford you !

TIME TO SIT DOWN AND TALK WITH THE CITY AND MAYBE THE COUNCIL PEOPLE THAT WORK FOR YOU CAN HELP OUT it is about time they did !
Craig Snodgrass
Greg Holcomb

Time for knee knocking with the City and not with the Judge

Oh and Ps if you would like to know about those fees why not ask your Deputy Auditor Ana Griffith

Deputy Auditor Ana Griffith on September 11th , 2007 send a letter verifying to a property owner in CRA 1 that not only will they receive 2.5 reduction in land and abating the home (100%) through 2020.This Infill housing was also included in the CRA program JUNE 2006.(

they paid a fee??) maybe she can explain………

Yours sincerely

Loraine Ritchey

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Loraine Ritchey  |  August 17, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Well Brian hope that helps :) Loraine

  • 2. Anne Molnar  |  August 17, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    Well said Loraine, I hope it will end soon. My only fear is that with the waste of tax payers money paid out for legal fees, county and city of lorain, it will hurt the passage of most levies.People are fed up with waste waste, and more frivolous waste.How much more must we all pay to prove an issue that was approved originally from the State??, for people to apply for the CRA’s

  • 3. Loraine Ritchey  |  August 17, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    I guess I just don’t understand why the need for all this when Stewarts County attorneys informed him in the first place what his responsibilties are…. he then got the commissioners to back an outside attorney and $200,000 and more coming later to confirm the initial county findings.

    1. Why do we need our own county attorney’s paid for also out of tax payers pockets if officials aren’t going to listen to them?

    2. The fact that Mr. Given was held up to sancture and charges of acting illegally when he had followed ( as documented on this site ) the advice of our OWN City Law Director.do you all now as council people have to get a 2nd opinion just in case ????

    3. Mark Stewart in his letters to the homeowners told them to get their own attorney
    ( makes you wonder doesn’t it – is he working for the taxpayers or “attorneys are US”

    I am incensed at the costs of all this and said as much a year ago ……. and yes this is a total waste of my taxpayers money

    We are paying the salaries of all the participants ( professional)
    1. the County Prosecutors ( who it was confirmed were correct in the first place)- County payroll
    2. Mark Stewarts salary – County payroll
    3. Craig Snodgrass- County and City payroll
    4Greg Holcomb- County and City payroll
    Linda Keys- County
    5.Chandra- 200,000 and climbing – County realestate taxes
    6 Vorys- around the same – Lorain City taxpayers ( not sure what account that is coming from as yet)
    7Sandy Prudoff- Lorain City
    8. Don Romancak- Lorain City
    9 Mark Provenza and the city attorney’s – Lorain City
    10 Dan Given (Lorain City )
    11 Howard Goldberg
    12 Judges (Supreme Court ) Federal
    13, Betleski- John Keys

    this has tied up people from their jobs , a waste of time and expense because Stewart needed a “mouth piece to ‘TALK!!!!! AND TWO COUNCIL PEOPLE WHO could’ve been professional liasons in the first place DIDN”T STEP UP TO THE PLATE – but got caught up on the political posturing platform

    12.the number of attorneys also having to be paid by the people who were denied.and there are a number of them- all those costs ad up and up and up I would hazzard a guess if you took all the trackable expenses and the time from jobs, salaries, court time judges and out of pocket expenses from all the people involved we are looking at nearly 3/4 of million-

    Oh yes I think this waste is just the tip of the iceberg and you can see why people are fed up with taxes because through the years our money has been used just like Stewart has used and abused ( in my opinion) this taxpayers money.

    I would like to have a quality of life in my city and county and schools that would meet a higher standard , but this total WASTE of taxpayers money just because those who are paid by us have the “taxpayers well” to take out the bucketfulls of money to “posture” plus their slaries does not endear me to them when they cry “we need more” —-

    Will it hurt the City of Lorain levies I hope not

    BUT I WIILL TELL THE COUNTY I AM LOOKING VERY CAREFULLY AT WHOM I WILL VOTE FOR AND DON’T YOU DARE COME TO ME FOR MORE MONEY ANY TIME SOON!!!!!!

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