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WATER BREAK 4/24

April 24, 2012

Advisory: BOIL ALERT! A water line break occurred in the area of 193/smith stewart. Situation being fixed.

A water line break occurred in the area of 193/smith stewart OUR WATER COMES UP NILES VIENNA ROAD OVER ON SMITH STEWART AND TIES IN ON BELMONT AND SMITH STEWART, OUR WATER COMES FROM NILES NOT GIRARD AS SOME OF YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD. THIS COULD TAKE UP TO SEVEN TO EIGHT HOURS FROM 4PM WHEN IT STARTED.

Teams are on scene and working to address the problem as we speak. repairs could take up to seven hours

Trumbull County Sanitary just advised of a BOIL ALERT in effect now until furthur notice. More details will follow on the evening news.
For full details, view this message on the web.

Sent by Liberty Township Police Department
1315 Churchill-Hubbard Rd, Liberty Township, OH 44505

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OUR NEW OWNER (s) SPEAKS

April 17, 2012

Liberty park owner plans upgrades
Bought site at auction
April 17, 2012
By CHRISTOPHER BOBBY Tribune Chronicle (cbobby@tribtoday.com) , Tribune Chronicle | TribToday.com

LIBERTY – An Akron businessman who lives in Stow and who bought the Vintage Village Estates mobile home park here says he plans on making improvements to the 43-acre piece of property.
”Actions always speak louder than words, but we always plan on making improvements. That’s our goal,” said Vincent Naska, who bought the park for nearly $1 million at an auction March 29.
Naska and new owners at three nearby mobile home parks were named in Trumbull County court pleadings filed last week and developing out of a foreclosure case.
Naska said he didn’t want to release too many details until after he closes on the purchase of the park and after the court formally approves the sale. He said he represents others in terms of investors and they haven’t selected a name yet for a management company that would run the park.
The new owner said he has experience operating other mobile home parks in Ohio. Without naming the investors or the parks, Naska said the other properties were in similar situations, with considerable vacancies and in need of capital improvements.
”There are a lot of good people in that park now, and we plan to keep them and fix up the place. There are some hoops to jump through, and I don’t want to set any specific time frame,” Naska said.
One of the major considerations at Vintage Village is a tie-in to sewer lines along Belmont Avenue. But he said some other things as simple as landscaping are also important to him.
”I want it to be the kind of place your mother could live in,” Naska said.
Chartwell Group out of Cleveland auctioned off Vintage Village along with three other parks in a package along with other properties.
A buyer from Las Vegas outbid others for Stateline Mobile Home Park in Mahoning County. A woman from Canada bought Butler Mobile Home Park in Columbiana County, and a couple affiliated with a power equipment company in East Liverpool bought Country Squire in Stark County.
The auction was held after a $1.2 million deal to sell off all four properties to one company fell through.
Park owners Ronald and Marsha Holley of Summit County filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which would have allowed them to reorganize and stay in control of the company, in April 2010. But in January of 2011, the Akron-based court agreed to change the filing to Chapter 7, which allowed the business to liquidate its assets to pay creditors.
The Holleys were undergoing the foreclosure proceedings on the Liberty park that features 229 lots for homes, including 107 occupied homes and 104 unoccupied homes. Some 18 of the lots have nothing on them.
cbobby@tribtoday.com

Neighborhood Meeting at the TWP. 4/14/2012

April 14, 2012

This beautiful grill was the door prize that Lowes gave away at our great neighborhood watch. We had Lowes there that gave a great presentation of some products that they carry for home security. You missed a great entertaining show that also had the fire trucks on display, and a very good tour of our police station. I was never aware on how big it really is. It doesn’t really show from outside. We had hot dogs and pizza and good cold drinks. By the way Mary Peltz Scott Lane was the big winner of the grill. Ok what time will the steaks be done ? Whoever missed the show really missed out on a good Saturday afternoon.

Murder Mystery

April 8, 2012

On April 14th this Saturday at 12:00 PM we will have a Murder Mystery Hosted by Liberty Twp. Neighborhood Watch. Our Sponsors are Giant Eagle, Lowes, Wal-Mart and Little Caesars. Lowes sponsoring a Home Protection and Safety presentation with techniques and products. SNACKS, GAMES, AND PRIZES. Where Liberty Twp. Administration Building 1315 Churchill-Hubbard Road. This will be a good family experience come and enjoy!

I have flyers if any one can pass out! thx Jim 330-539-9004

Meeting on Saturday March 31

March 30, 2012

Bring your neighbor to the meeting, we have a lot to talk about. A free Murder Mystery Hosted by Liberty Neighborhood Watch, Lowes will be there with several interesting samples and a give away gas grill etc., snacks games prizes. You want to be there for a chance to win, or maybe on Murder Mystery.

Don’t forget the Auction that was on Thursday.

UPDATE: We had a very good turn out. I talked about the auction where Vintage Village went for $999,000 per the Tribune and Chartwell Group. I was told to stay away from the auction that it was a closed auction, and there would be extra security guards there. I’m hurt, and sad that Robert Greenwald feels this way.So we must move on because the auction was open. The court has to approve the sale so maybe Monday or Tuesday we get the approval of sale. I said; that this was a relief to see we will soon have a new owner between 30-90 days.
I also talked about the Liberty Twp admin. building we will have a murder mystery, you don’t want to miss this that is planned for April 14th starting at 12:00 noon. There will be prizes, games and refreshments. Lowes will have a drawing for a new grill. So mark your calendars.
We had a statement made from Mike and Adam about someone spreading rumors about them being abusive to kids, and other names I do not want to put in print. This all must stop! We all live here, and for us to make it in here we must work together. I know that our meetings, nothing like that has ever been mentioned. Mike and Adam I’m so sorry people can talk like that, without knowing you. Lets hope that we can move forward. I had just mentioned at the meeting how hard Mike and Adam has been working they are on their second dumpster good job Guys.

A New California County Ordinance

March 14, 2012

New county ordinance establishes process for closing mobile-home parks
By Brian Bullock/Staff Writer bbullock@santamariatimes.com | Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 12:15 am
Depending on your point of view, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors either protected a substantial portion of its affordable housing or made it nearly impossible for mobile-home park owners to close their parks for any reason.
The supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to amend the County Land Use and Development Code and Coastal Zoning Ordinance by establishing a procedure for the closure of mobile-home parks. The decision ended an effort that stretched back over some 18 months and brought a sigh of relief to mobile home owners in parks throughout the county.
The ordinance created a permit process which requires a closure impact report, relocation assistance for displaced owners, and a review by the county Planning Commission.
The process can be initiated by a request from the park owner or a 25-percent vacancy rate.
Mobile-home owners and park residents, including San Luis Obispo County resident Ron Faas, who worked with the county Planning Department to craft the ordinance, lined up to support measure.
Faas compared ordinances in San Luis Obispo, Ventura and Santa Cruz counties, Seal Beach, Oxnard and Huntington Beach to the proposal in Santa Barbara County.
Relocation assistance and determining the cost to replace mobile homes upon closure was a point of contention between home and park owners.
The ordinance offers two options.
If a mobile home can be moved, it requires the park owner to pay for relocation costs, up to 30 nights of housing, and one year’s worth of rent differential, all of which could cost as much as $22,900 per home.
If the homes can’t be moved, the land owner must pay for 12 months of rent and purchase the unit at in-place market value. The median price in the county is $147,000.
Board chair and 3rd District Supervisor Doreen Farr said the county needs to consider rehabilitation and conservation of its affordable housing, and that the ordinance would protect a large portion of that housing.
While supervisors unanimously approved the ordinance and applauded the effort to create it, others said it would make it impossible to repurpose land and could create mobile home slums.
David Evans, of the Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association, said 93 percent of California’s cities leave such procedures up to state law. He also said mobile home parks are not “cash cows,” and many are rent controlled “stagnant” businesses.
“If they were cash cows investors would be building them,” Evans said. “Owners will not be able to shut them down unless they are billionaires.”

Court ruling so far as of 8/26/2011

August 26, 2011

07/12/2011
228 Notice of Hearing Filed by Claimant Barbara Crowe (RE: related document(s) 227 Motion for Relief From Stay and Abandonment . Fee Amount $ 150 Filed by Claimant Barbara Crowe Objections due by 8/1/2011.). Hearing scheduled for 8/24/2011 at 09:30 AM at 260 Fed Bldg Akron. (Shepherd, David aty) (Entered: 07/12/2011)
07/12/2011 Receipt of Relief From Stay and Abandonment(10-51963-mss) [motion,mstyaban] ( 150.00) Filing Fee. Receipt number 21226148. Fee amount 150.00. (U.S. Treasury) (Entered: 07/12/2011)
07/13/2011
229 Notice of Change of Address Filed by Marsha L Holley, Ronald W Holley. (Mucklow, David aty) (Entered: 07/13/2011)
07/27/2011
230 Trustee’s Notice of Abandonment 1019 Orlando Avenue, Akron, OH 44307 Filed by Kathryn A Belfance (Belfance, Kathryn tr)ddl 8/10/11 Modified on 7/27/2011 (bmont). (Entered: 07/27/2011)
07/27/2011
231 Trustee’s Notice of Abandonment 7391 Fulton Street, Clinton, OH 44216 Filed by Kathryn A Belfance (Belfance, Kathryn tr)ddl 8/10/11 Modified on 7/27/2011 (bmont). (Entered: 07/27/2011)
07/29/2011
232 Meeting of Creditors Continued by Trustee, Kathryn A Belfance, 341(a) meeting to be held on 8/23/2011 at 09:00 AM at First Energy Building (Belfance, Kathryn) (Entered: 07/29/2011)
08/26/2011
233 Trustees utility. Status of meeting of creditors and/or initial report to be filed separately. (Belfance, Kathryn) (Entered: 08/26/2011)

PVI’S First Picnic

August 18, 2011

Thanks to all for a good picnic it was enjoyed by all! I just wish we had a few more hungry people to show up. Thank you Jim

VINTAGE VIILAGE HAS NEW OWNER

June 10, 2011

Vintage Village Sold After 7 Years of Struggles for Residents
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After struggling for more than seven years, residents of a Liberty Township mobile home park are finally breathing a sigh of relief.

The Vintage Village, along with three other parks, were auctioned earlier this week in court.

Residents said the previous owners had filed for bankruptcy, and the community had deteriorated.

The new owners, RV Horizons, of New York, are not disclosing the purchase price, but residents said they’re already seeing progress.( on WKBN )

per the spokesperson Jerry Hazelwood;
Trailers are being inspected to see which need repairs and which need to be removed from the park.

You have seen people checking out the empty homes to see what is needed, to fix or remove them. Plus they will bring in power washers in and paint will be supplied along with some new skirting for homes plus much much more per Jerry Hazelwood repsenting the owner from Colorado. More will be posted as needed or more info at next Saturdays meeting.

The PVI will hope to meet with owner and township officials soon to discuss the future of the park. thank you and Amen. Jim
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Dear Mr. President

May 16, 2011

There recently was an article in the St. Petersburg , FL Times. The Business Section asked readers for ideas on: “How Would You Fix the Economy?” I think this guy nailed it!
Dear Mr. President,
Please find below my suggestion for fixing America’s economy. Instead of giving billions of dollars to companies that will squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan.
You can call it the “Patriotic Retirement Plan”:
There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force. Pay them $1 million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:
1) They MUST retire. Forty million job openings – Unemployment fixed.
2) They MUST buy a new AMERICAN Car. Forty million cars ordered – Auto Industry fixed.
3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage – Housing Crisis fixed.
It can’t get any easier than that!!
P.S. If more money is needed, have all members in Congress pay their taxes..
Mr. President, while you’re at it, make Congress retire on Social Security and Medicare. I’ll bet both programs would be fixed pronto!
If you think this would work, please forward to everyone you know. Just copy and paste!