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Parkman Road properties eyesores

July 28, 2013

DEAR EDITOR: I am in complete agreement with the editorial published in the Tribune Chronicle last Sunday....

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Jul-31-13 9:50 PM

Parkman Road entrance into Warren could really be awesome! A new stone gateway or archway with Warren's name on it, paved road, new bridge with hanging flowers on the sides and night lights. Some new businesses opening up along the Parkman Road way. But reality sets in, and the dream is dead. The citizens of Wards 1 and 7 this is your fight. If you sleep on this, then don't complain. Your reps. on council will do what the masses want so they can get re-elected next term, but you have to tell them what to do in force...large numbers!!

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Jul-31-13 8:08 PM

Based, "Warrenites wake up" most of the Warrenites don't wake up until 2 or 3 in the afternoon, and Msmith, if I hear one more word about your parents cutting their grass I think I'm gonna PUKE

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Jul-31-13 11:46 AM


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Jul-31-13 11:45 AM

The comments by notpc4sure do a nice job of illustrating why Warren needs to convert to a Charter form of Government. Let the people make the decision. If I lived in Warren, I would make it my mission to get that conversiion done. Wake up, Warrenites!

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Jul-30-13 8:04 AM

Not sure what "nice homes" the writer sees on Parkman Road. The whole strip after the Route 5 overpass is an eyesore. This is what happens when housing codes are not enforced and people and businesses are allowed to neglect their properties. Crossing the Route 5 overpass on 422 back into Warren is like driving into Appalachia and it gets progressively worse the closer to West Market you get. Being poor or low income does not equal living in filth. That strip is a dump and a spotlight on the whole city of Warren which looks much the same. It's truly shameful.

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Jul-29-13 12:44 PM

Ksmith the banks that own the foreclosed houses do not care about what they look like. They don't live in the city. My parents and their neighbors cut the grass at the house in between them. If residents want their neighborhood to look nice then they would get together and do it.

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Jul-29-13 9:47 AM

Will the Trib editor alert Trib readers as to council meeting dates. It would be interesting to watch them as they hasten the death of Warren, OH.

Our 10 council positions need to be reduced to 5

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Jul-29-13 9:32 AM

Sorry was interrupted. Seems like doing the yard work for an abandoned property just gives the owner a pass to not be responsible.

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Jul-29-13 9:28 AM

I agree the few extra minutes to cut grass next door doesn't seem like much of an effort and should be done. How does everyone do that? Too many are on limited income, elderly and not able. Why for 2-5-10 years should a neighbor cut the grass? That adds up to time, gas, and wear and tear. Shouldn't land owners be responsible?

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Jul-29-13 8:47 AM

Warren proud it starts with YOU if you care enough about your neighborhood then you will help take care of it. If you don't like the abandoned house grass then take the 10 mins and cut it. It is not like you live in the country where you have 14 acres. The mayor can't come out and cut your grass for you. It starts at the bottom and then works its way up. If people are to lazy to take care of their neighborhood then it will look bad. Go drive in the neighborhoods on the NW side of warren off of Parkman rd and north west blvd those houses are nice because the residents take care of them. The mayor does not come out and cut their grass for them.

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Jul-29-13 7:19 AM

Good grief Mary Parkman Rd has looked that way 30-40 yrs, you obviously just moved there semi-recently. Why? And a pencil and paper writing down property numbers. L.MAO That's truly funny.

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Jul-29-13 4:59 AM

All areas are going down hill. My house value is dropping an a couple sites i go on on here state not becuz of economey but becuz of city of warren is deminishing.Tax money was started to fund city services for the people not high income an benifits for city workers. These roads all are terrible an i aint seen no street cleaners for a long time. I been hanging on but may have to sell an get out

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Jul-28-13 3:18 PM

Nice try Chello

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Jul-28-13 10:39 AM

Don't stop on the northwest side, the whole southwest side should be torched it is horrible. Not only will the fire get raises but also the police if council alots themselves raises. From what I am told all city employees have not had a raise in over 5 years, it is laughable that part timers want raises.

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Jul-28-13 10:16 AM

Mayor Franklin is really doing a great job - NOT!

It's starts at the top and there is no top in Warren, Just overgrown abandoned properties all over the city.

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Jul-28-13 9:28 AM

Mary, it's not going to get any better. Just about all those officials mentioned in that editorial are Democrats. Like Detroit and other Democrat controlled rust belt cities, Warren is in a death spiral. MOVE OUT, WHILE YOU STILL CAN!, or accept the consequences of living in a community with an entitlement based economy. An EBT economy, has not, does not, and will not work.

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Jul-28-13 9:21 AM

These council members are doing exactly what most politicians do, is this really a surprise to anyone, they are out for themselves. I would suggest that any council person who votes for this repeal be advised that a recall petition would begin. It's time tax payers start "kicking to the curb" politicians who forget why they were elected, to serve the public, NOT THEMSELVES.

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Jul-28-13 8:29 AM

Mary, 6 of our council people want to repeal a 1999 ordinance, so they can give themselves a raise and lifetime hospitalization for working 4 hours of month.

In doing so the Fireman will automatically get a raise, along with everyone and eventually the cost of running the city will gretly increase on a permanent basis.

They need 7 council votes. Voting to feather their own nest and eventually drive Warren into Deficits similar to Detroit.

6 councilman wants to put the s c r e w s to Warren They are

Greg Bartholomew 330-646-3663

James Varlesky 330-372-0237

Vincen Flask 300-369-2511

Cheryl Saffold 330-399-9178

Ed Colbert 330-898 7208

Helen Rucker 330-393-6793

They are the gang of 6 They are not looking out for Warren, Oh.

Note: council members earn $925 per month more than enough to qualify for retirement with OPER

They want one more member to turn against Warrenites-So far Sferra, D'Politto,Novak and Brown are voting with the taxpayer in mind

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Jul-28-13 7:04 AM

Is it possible that you and your neighbors could get together at least every other week and mow the grass? I know its not your property, but it would be a good thing for your neighborhood. It would look better, therefore helping your property value, the mosquito population, critters etc. Then send the responsible person the bill. Not that you would get paid that is.

Sometimes you just have to become more proactive in your community instead of always relying on others. I am sure I'll get hammered on my comment but its just a suggestion, not gospel.

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Jul-28-13 7:00 AM

Agreed! Hopefully some of addresses you mention are included in the list of 25 vacant house slated to be demolished.

Maybe the fire department could use them as practice locations? I would think that is cheaper than paying a demolition contractor.

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