George Schneider (Appeal)ing Properties- or where’s the judgement?
This blog and others have been looking at the not so appealing situation Lorain finds herself that of the conglomerate landlords and the impact upon this community when they are determining the “health and conditions” of those neighborhoods by their sheer weight of numbers.
To the average person driving by these eyesores you don’t need a degree to tell you they are inhabitable or not meeting a basic standard. So why hasn’t our “Building Dept “ done more to make sure basic building codes are followed?
Time for a judgement ! In the previous post with regard to George Schneider
The Morning Journal reported at the time October 2nd 2008:
George Schneider, owner of the former Jay Metals building, 1965 E. 28th St., was supposed to be sentenced yesterday for a property maintenance code violation and to monitor the progress of repairs, according to Lorain Municipal Court records. His case was continued to Oct. 31, said Judge Mark Mihok.
Schneider pleaded no contest in August to the violation and was sentenced to the maximum penalty of a $1,000 fine and 180 days in jail.
“The building department representative indicated that demolition has begun, but there is some asbestos that was found,” Mihok said yesterday. The state now has to determine if they’re going to do an asbestos study, he added.
“We should have a final disposition from the state and hopefully some more progress on the demolition,” he said.
AHHHHHH so what happened?
The only PROGRESS in demolition , I could see, as a lay person, on Sunday September 9th-2012 since this “structure” was cited on December 8th 2007 ( five years previously) by the City of Lorain and when the CASE WAS CLOSED on June 25th 2009 has been the slow demolition by Mother Nature.
Mother Nature is trying hard to cover the eyesore. As we stood there on Sunday last taking the photos from across the street, the sounds of blowing corrugated tin siding screeching and banging in the lake breezes heralded the death knell of yet another piece of the building falling to the earth.
Here is what happened to that 180 days and 1,000 dollar fine
CRIMINAL CASE CRB 0801080 – JUDGE – MARK MIHOK-
PROPERTY MAINTENANCE – 1965 E 28th Street
Complainant – City of Lorain
Defendant – George H Schneider – Attorney Brent English
That 180 days – and $1000 dollar fine was SUSPENDED and Mr. George Schneider on June 25th 2009 had to pay $614.00 initialed by MM
So why one wonders wasn’t the original judgement carried out?
Did things change, what”justifyable reasons” were given to the court to allow this lovely view to continue in one of our entranceways to Lorain
HOW DOES ONE GO FROM 180 DAYS JAIL TIME TO A FINE OF $614.00?
Was an eyesore demolished ? I couldn’t see any evidence of things looking better in the past 4 years ?
Was asbestos found? What happened -was it abated and did work stop? ? Or is it blowing in the wind along with the corrugated siding?
Does the good judge ever drive past 1965 E 28th Street and wonder if the Building Dept and the City of Lorain will come before his court again with 1965 E 28th Street ?
THE ANSWER MY FRIENDS IS “STILL” BLOWING IN THE WIND
To be continued _ the Ohio Supreme Court on Broadway ;)
1965 E 28th Street photos Lisa Miller
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