Dye- abolical – goose and the gander- Inspection Process – Lorain
I have written so much about the lack of timely inspections in Lorain – I am well and truly fed up to the teeth with it. However , as you can see ,not all such inspections take weeks, or bloody years! some ( mine for instance) took 4 days
So what was the difference ?
1. Could it be that the inspection process is geared to those that WILL take care of any citations quickly in order for the stats to show the “process is working”?
2. Could it be the inspections are based on just who is making the complaints?
Alright hands up I am very cynical and forgive me if there is a conspiracy theory going on in this post- is there selective enforcement??? YOU decide if I am way off base here !
I have picked three “example” situations , two of which have been fodder on this blog and others for years and one I was directly a part of the email chain.
I could go tit for tat all around Lorain and show hundreds of violations worse than my ” Don Spout” and needing paint garage, which haven’t been addressed in years but the three should suffice to document my displeasure and questioning of the process.
George, has now passed, but the legacy lives on- it is a pity more was not done before his properties ballooned for 34 to 300. Lorain now has a mess on its hands, worse than ever.
October- 2008 1965 28th Street
October 2008 –
Then Morning Journal:
NOTE-this article no longer archived on line
A Lorain property owner will have some more time to work on a dilapidated building on East 28th Street.
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……….
NOW by the time we revisit in 2012
Schneider pleaded no contest 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,”
The former Jay Metals building is on the list of 12 properties that Mayor Anthony Krasienko (2008-2012) wants demolished as soon as possible.
And I asked You be the judge- 2 years ago:
Fast forward September 2012 / 2013
Oh there was much ado about NOTHING happening here at 1965- and Now January 2015 – 7 YEARS!!!!!! after that first blog post and we have
Oh there is always too-ing and fro-ing it was asbestos, it has been sold it has…yada yada yada but according to the auditors site the property is still listed under George ( now his estate ) and actually only owes about $4,000 in delinquent taxes- a minimal amount compared to some properties in Lorain-
I will probably be dead myself before the inspection process is “complied with” on this property and this gateway eyesore is nothing but a brownfield…… In my humble opinion the process DID NOT work on this one-
Next up No. 2 …….
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