Archive for January, 2013

In memory of Paul Griffin

January 18, 2013

Just wanted you all know Paul Griffin has pasted away this morning at 7:00 am. Paul was a very big supporter of our PVI Paul will be remembered for his service in Korea in field promotion got his team back to safety under fire as they say a Marine always a Marine, he was very proud to fly our colors.

Is our Home a Home????

January 16, 2013

Greetings,
I found the following in our Cleveland Plain Dealer. The question I have is “How can a person/s agree that houseboats are homes without using the same logic to say that ‘trailers’ are not ‘homes?”
 Supreme Court: Houseboats are houses, not boats
 January 16, 2013 By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — A house that sits on the water is a floating home, not a vessel, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

The 7-2 decision upholds laws in California, Washington and other states that say houseboats are governed by local laws applying to homes, not maritime law that regulates vessels.

Justice Stephen Breyer said a vessel is something that is “actually used for transportation.” It is not “anything that floats,” he added.

The high court ruling is a victory for a Florida man who parked his gray, two-story houseboat at a marina in Rivera Beach, Fla. City officials later seized it for unpaid fees and had it destroyed. Their decision was upheld under federal maritime law.

I trust that this article will support your efforts as you continue in your work to promote manufactured housing as ‘homes’ with the same benefits as a stick/brick-built home.
Russ McPherson

Meeting

January 4, 2013

Yes we are having a meeting at my house to talk over some issue’s and our concerns, on how we can afford all these new prices. Let me know if you can make it. Saturday January 05, 2013

TIME: 4:00 pm.            WHERE:   1 Louise Lane

UPDATE: You can go www.libertytwp.com and click on crimedar on the right hand side, and learn on the crime in Liberty Twp. One question was made are the homes being made safe by also having the homes tied down per the law? Now the big question is if we are going to be charged for the sewer bill we need it taken off our lot rent because that was tied into our lot rent. Plus we need to see if we can get the dog fee removed, we don’t plan to use the dog park. The question was brought up on these homes that was moved in here several years ago still sitting on wheels, plus the homes that was sitting on the gas lines on Craig Lane are they ok now? One home was removed and parked on Tuttle, and now just sits on wheels, and is too long to fit on a lot. We also need to look into having a lot rent control put in place, they need to be justified. We are one of the highest lot rent in Trumbull county. We will get in touch with Vince for a meeting for answers.