Monday, October 24, 2005

Another note to the Ward office in regards to issues with the owner of the building on the northeast corner of Greenview and Fargo:


We have had correspondence on the issue of a van near the corner of Fargo and Greenview on 2 occasions. In both instances, you have been very quick to respond to my concerns and I appreciate that greatly. Unfortunately, it seems that the owner has simply told us what we wanted to hear with no intention of doing anything about the vehicle. It is very disappointing. She doesn't seem to care much about what goes on inside or outside of her buildings.

Are there any laws on the books that can be used to compell a bad landlord to take better care of their property? A neighbor of mine has contacted her a few times but she has done nothing but give us lip service such as she has to you. This building's lawn was flooded most of the summer when we were in the middle of a draught because a sump pump from the basement was continually pumping into the yard. All the grass in the parkway is dead and the yard is filled with weeds and junk. I believe she owns the building on the northeast corner as well and its yard is in the same poor condition. I've also seen evidence of drug dealing going on in front of this building on more than one occasion.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help resolve this issue. Thank you again for all your help.

Thank you,

Michael K

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