Corruption and Seedy Manuvers in Tremont surrounding the TWDC Annual meeting tonight and its Election Process

Submitted by Henry Senyak on Thu, 01/29/2009 - 14:15.

This Email is being circulated today to the membership of TWDC regarding tonights election. I would ask the membership to review these unfounded allegations. This is direct attempt by several members of TWDC to disrupt tonights election.

 Date: January 29, 2009 6:47:04 AM EST

> Subject: Fw: please go to the twdc annual meeting tonight and
>VOTE.......please read the following .....do not vote for hate vote
 for collaboration and moving forward in our neighborhood

-----Original Message-----

 From: "StopTheHate" <stopthehate [at] ameritech [dot] net>

 Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 06:36:06
To: StopTheHate<stopthehate [at] ameritech [dot] net> Subject: please go to the twdc annual meeting tonight and
 VOTE.......please read the following .....do not vote for hate vote
 for collaboration and moving forward in our neighborhood

 * This letter is about a very small group of residents
 who make many false Claims against other Tremont Neighbors and TWDC simply because they
 are ignorant of the Facts and context of various issues and will not
 take the time to find out the truth. When they do find out the truth; if it
 does not suit them they will simply not accept it and focus on ways to
 disrupt the process of good works.

* Their old tired position is to try to play the haves vs. Have  not's and the "new comers" vs. "Old timers"
 THEY DO NOT REALIZE THERE IS NO SUCH THING....SORRY WE ALL LIVE
 HERE....THE OLD TIMERS BECAUSE THEY WERE HERE HISTORICALLY AND
 THE NEW COMERS CAME OUT OF CHOICE.......

 * FURHTER THIS GROUP PROMOTES HATE AND DISCORD INSTEAD OF
 COOPERATION AND POSITVE OUTCOMES....*
 Many of us in Tremont could not understand this behavior until we
 read the following Webb blog about one of the mentioned hate mongers....JERLEEN JUSTUS a
 resident who lives near w 7th street behind the Tremont Place Lofts.

* We came to realize that her (and the rest of her groups) hate was
 because they were hiding something. We feel the neighborhood needs to know
this prior to the Tremont West Annual Meeting which takes place tomorrow evening.*

 ***Please do not vote for their choices.....one is Jason,
 another is Guy Templeton Black *****.

 * Jason has proven to be deceitful to the neighborhood particularly
 the north of literary and central Tremont areas, his lies have included where his actual residency
 was ( is ) he did this .....in order to secure a seat as a block club chair... no one can

Understand his intent...

 Several months ago at an Ohio City Public meeting, a person of  interest
questioned  Jason in relation to his involvement with a pornography site
 in the State of Florida . If true, this is not the type of individual we want making
critical decisions at the board level for our neighborhood.

* Guy Templeton Black has demonstrated that he is generally unstable. If you have ever listened to his ranting and raving or seen his postings on the various Webb sites.... Further He carries a gun at all times.

 * Guy has also very recently made a severe verbal attack on Tremont's Gay
 and Lesbian community. He believes he is allowed to disrupt, rant  and rave at will...sorry
 That behavior is not acceptable.

 Here is the excerpt about Jerleen Justus and her group of "friends andassociates"

 Do you want this group 'helping' our neighborhood?

 The police are coming because of you, Jerleen...

http://realneo.us/content/ok-i-willing-try-snd-straighten-out-lets-have-go-
 it
 Submitted by Resident Tremont on January 28, 2009 - 3:29pm.> My assumption is that the 2nd District will be attending the TWDC meeting to ensure order, civility and to protect attendees from people like
 you, your family and your associates.

You and the rest of your Slone siblings have been terrorizing the
 neighborhood for over 30 years. And some of your current associates continue the tradition.
We don't need that kind of 'civic involvement' in our neighborhood. You're a
 pack of liars, thieves, addicts and oh, yes, even a murderer. 'In the interest of transparency,' the details of you and your  relatives' activities, as well as the police report documenting Debra Sheppard's recent attack on a neighborhood resident have been pasted below.
 I encourage all Tremonters to review the facts and ask themselves honestly
 if they're comfortable with you and your crew making decisions on
 their behalf. Because it's abundantly clear that 'altruism' isn't one of
 your motives.

(I did not include all the court and police incident reports)

( categories: )

wOw..

they really do stop at nothing.... and apparently have no shame.

how did this "hateless" person

how did this "hateless" person get the membership list - as well as email addresses????

"ANGER COMES FROM GUILT AND

"ANGER COMES FROM GUILT AND FEAR"  WHAT ARE YOU SO ANGRY ABOUT?

YOU CAN'T HIDE PUBLIC RECORDS - THERE IS NO SECRECY FROM PUBLIC RECORDS:  SO, SINCE I'VE NEVER LIED ABOUT MY PUBLIC RECORD - FROM APPROX 20 YEARS AGO - WHAT HAVE YOU GAINED?

SINCE THIS SEEMS TO BE MORE AT ME, WHY ARE YOU GOING AFTER OTHER PEOPLE? 

I WILL BE AT THE MEETING TONIGHT - I WILL CAST MY VOTE AND I WILL ENJOY MY DINNER AND AM LOOKING FORWARD TO A WONDERFUL EVENING WITH NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS.  I'M AM LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING OTHERS FROM THE TREMONT AREA. 

YOU GIVE ME  TOO MUCH CREDIT.  I FEEL HONORED THAT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS PROVIDING THEIR SERVICES SOLELY ON MY BEHALF.  I WAS NEVER FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO ATTAIN A FORMAL EDUCATION, DEGREES, ETC., BUT IF WHAT I HAVE WITNESSED THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS IS ANY INDICATION OF WHAT EDUCATED PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE DO, I'M GLAD I AIN'T ONE OF THEM. 

WHAT IS YOUR REAL FEAR, THAT WE MIGHT ACTUALLY RUN THE BLOCK CLUB BETTER THAN YOU? 

IT HAS BEEN MY UNDERSTANDING THAT PEOPLE WHO MAKE MISTAKES ACTUALLY COME OUT WITH MORE EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE TO OFFER TO OTHERS AS TO "WHY YOU SHOULDN'T DO BAD THINGS"  tO THINK OF THE CONSEQUESCES BEFORE YOU STEP OVER THE LINE TO "THE OTHER SIDE." 

ARE YOU SAYING THAT EVERYBODY IN TREMONT WITH A RECORD SHOULD PACK UP AND SCRAM? 

Who's posting in ALL BOLD CAPS?!

Only angry one seems to be you, Jurleen. No one else is posting in ALL BOLD CAPS, generally recognized as the email equivalent of screaming.

As usual, you're taking out of context and twisting...

1) Police Presence: It's not about you; it's about what you and your pack of associates represent. It's about people specifically plotting and scheming to be disruptive and confrontational during an annual gathering, your plans getting out (better look for leaks, Baby) and the neighborhood taking action to ensure civility will reign.

2) Central Tremont Block Club: Hard to run a block club if the bulk of your neighbors in the service area don't attend because you've alienated them with your negative tactics, right? Give it some thought after the February meeting.

3) 'Pack up and scram:' No one suggested you leave. Only that you be called out as the double-talking neighborhood terrorist/instigator to this larger audience that you've chosen to engage. An audience who knows nothing but what you've put in front of them. It's never the 'whole story;' just 'Jurleen's side of the story.'

What else they need to know is that you don't lift a finger or lend a hand in neighborhood activities. That you don't support any of the events. That you skulk quietly in the corner during meetings without saying a peep and then run home to trumpet 'injustice' from the safety of your electronic bully pulpit after the fact. That you've made no effort to be proactive or cooperative in fixing a system that does need improvement.

And they probably also need to know that you and your associates have a history of taking a nice, community-based electronic forum and perverting the content with lies and rhetoric to the point that it's either shut down or one of you is banned from the site.

People are smart. If given all the facts they'll make up their own minds.

they also have no names - an aside

I know, I know... the internet - handles "No I don't want anyone to know who I am because I'm more comfortable posting and commenting anonymously." "stopthehate" chose a "screen name" in order to circulate this propaganda. Who is "stopthehate"? Is this email indicative of stopping hate? Not in my humble opinion. This email seems to be fueling the hate.

It goes both ways. "Do you want this group 'helping' our neighborhood?" I would ask, "Do you want an anonymous email campaigner helping your neighborhood?"

Lately a slew of anonymous posters have signed on to post here. I guess leading by example is not working. At realneo, you'll find real people - people with real names. You can meet us at real meetings asking real questions. I do wish members (some of you new members have) would post under real names.  Some of you may know each other by your handles, but others can only distinguish you by your commentary.

Can screen names be edited? I won't be changing mine to anonymous.

Take some time to post a

Take some time to post a position contrary to what these folks are saying, Susan. They will come after you next. Look up old Tremonter posts. Check out the Ohio City Yahoo groups. And then you'll understand...

how did they get the membership list?

How did stop-the-hate (misnomer) get a list of members, let alone email addresses to send this thing? According to todays SunNews:

"Tremont West Executive Director said any neighborhood resident could be considered a member of Tremont. But the actual membership isn't determined until right before the annual meeting so a quorum can be determined and the list isn't shared with any members. "

http://www.cleveland.com/westsidesun/news/index.ssf?/base/news-0/1233243757161620.xml&coll=4&thispage=2

 

TWDC West Side Sun Top Story Two weeks in a row!!

Reprinted compliments of Cleveland.com and the West Side Sun

Monitors watch CDC election

Thursday, January 29, 2009
By Ken Prendergast kprendergast [at] sunnews [dot] com

After pressure was applied by some people in the community, tonight's election of Tremont West Development Corp. board members will be monitored by two volunteers from Cleveland State University's College of Urban Affairs.

Board president Tom Cook, who is unopposed in his re-election bid, said he sought the election monitors as an overlay to the usual vote counters from other community development corporations.

"We have six independent counters from other CDCs," Cook said. "But there has been a lot of noise around the subject mostly as a result of your (West Side Sun) article. The election needed to both be independent and appear independent."

Tremont West coordinates neighborhood improvement programs, some of which are funded by tax dollars. Cook announced the decision Tuesday in an e-mail to eight declared candidates seeking seven at-large board seats.

"I hope you are all supportive and feel that this recent addition of independent monitors will further address any perception that our elections may not have sufficient oversight," Cook wrote. "I am confident in the TWDC staff, their professionalism and the great care they take to ensure a fair election."

"I'm all for it," said Jerleen Justus, one Tremont West's members who asked for the election monitors. "Fairness for everybody and transparency is what we want. Up to this point everything has been a secret."

"I wish they would go up on a stage and count the ballots in front of everybody," said Roman Dowhaniuk, co-chair of the Lincoln Heights/Scranton-Starkweather Block Club. He was a Tremont West trustee in the 1990s. "Instead they go into a back room, count the ballots, and when they come out -- lo and behold it's who they wanted."

"The folks who criticize are the folks who want to count the ballots," Cook replied. "We do everything we can to ensure we have third parties to do the counts. We're trying to prevent stakeholders from overseeing the counts."

Justus argued that the counters brought in from other CDCs aren't independent.

"They're funded by the same organizations as Tremont West," she said.

Declared board candidates in tonight's election are Christopher Alvarado, Jason Beudert, Guy Templeton Black, Katherine Bulava, Herb Crowther, Deane Malaker, Karen Gabriel Moss and Eric W. Russ.

Other nominations may be made from the floor at tonight's annual meeting once it is determined there is a quorum. Tremont West's bylaws define a quorum as being at least 20 percent of the membership present, or 40 members, whichever is greater.

Tremont West has no paid membership, as no dues are charged. There also is no charge to come to the annual meeting or for the dinner. The dinner starts at 6 p.m. with the annual meeting starting at 7 p.m. It will be at Our Lady of Angels/St. Joseph Center, 2346 W. 14th St.

As people come to the meeting, they are provided an election ballot, Cook said. Dinner is served and board candidates speak with people throughout the room. Attendees cannot turn in a completed ballot before the meeting starts at 7 p.m. Instead, ballot boxes are walked around the room and people deposit their ballots in them, he added.

Tremont West Executive Director said any neighborhood resident could be considered a member of Tremont. But the actual membership isn't determined until right before the annual meeting so a quorum can be determined and the list isn't shared with any members.

"Every time they meet for elections they never have a quorum," Dowhaniuk alleged. "If you complain they sic (building) inspectors on you."

"It is simply against the bylaws in the section titled quorum' to conduct any business prior to the meeting being called to order and a quorum is verified to exist," said Henry Senyak, secretary of the Lincoln Heights/Scranton-Starkweather Block Club. He said the membership list cannot be kept secret under Ohio law.

Cook said he was aware one or two Tremont West members planned to show up at the meeting accompanied by their attorneys and possibly challenge the proceedings. Most of those complaining about Tremont West's activities said they wanted lower-income and long-time Tremont West residents to be represented on the board.

"We're trying to represent the broader community," Cook replied, noting that trustee Renee Richardson is from the subsidized housing complex Tremont Pointe.

 

TWDC insider

It is actually above Mr. Cook to really acknowledge the people that made first contact with CSU.

You seen the other emails clearly stating than no action would take place this year regarding monitors from Chris Garland to members.

"We're trying to represent the broader community," Cook replied, noting that trustee Renee Richardson is from the subsidized housing complex Tremont Pointe.

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She has no financial stake in Tremont, nor pays any taxes. But watch tonight how many people are bused in from two CMHA sites. I have clear understanding they have been instructed who to vote for by the CMHA leaders in their groups.

The people that get stuck in the middle are the working poor. It is interesting that the rich people use the CMHA residents to push gentrification motives, they have no idea what they are doing.

Hear is a link to one of the CMHA leaders.

Please review a prior Tremonter post.

http://www.tremonter.com/node/1781#comment-62657

This is the best they can come up with?

Hmm...Jurleen doesn't have a

Hmm...Jurleen doesn't have a financial stake or pay any taxes on property in Tremont herself, come to think of it. Maybe she's a pawn, too, being used by a group with murky motives?

At least Renee has stepped up and gotten involved. She goes to meetings, she offers ideas and she works to make the system better.

Why are you singling her out, Henry? Is it because she's the only black Board Trustee? Your coalition has already gone after the gay one. Who's next?

   Tom Cook put Renee out

 

 Tom Cook put Renee out into the Media. She works to get things for Tremont Pointe, show me what she has done to assist any of the minority residnets that live in WARD 14?

Why Does Tremont only have one Black board member?

Why did TWDC assist  when the prior only African American Board member went to represent a block club she did not live in to get more grant money to buy cameras?

 

Do you speak for the Gay Tremont Community in relation to me?

I have a great track record working and helping anyone that asks me. Do not hold me responsible for someone elses comments. I have worked with people in the Gay community in Tremont for years, go out with them, hang out, etc.

You just can't find much that sticks to me. Some of your anonymous friends stated this on Tremonter against me two years ago.

I am a pervert , stalker etc. You remember this filth, but thats ok because it comes from the same inbread circle you come from.

I have no coalition, get that straight.

Are you GAY? Why don't you let the world know who you are?

I have better things to do than speak with a person that does not exist.

Well said Henry.  I do

Well said Henry.  I do believe that anyone who states an opposing position, whether it be you, me or anyone else, will find themselves on the nasty end of this tale. 

These so called, made up phoney stop-the-hate individuals, groups, etc., needs to stop the hate themselves before they can go around calling the kettle black.   On my worst day, I could never be as ill-willed or mean spirited as the cowards posting under some of thise made up names.

Henry happens to be one of the nicest and caring individuals I've ever met.  He is well thought out, well versed in his subjects, knows the neighborhood, keeps a cool head when faced with controversy and is able to maintain his composure when the barbs and slurs start flying. 

I haven't known him very long, but I listen when he speaks, and he has the ability to get his point across clearly.  He believes is fairness for everyone.   I think his community and block club are lucky to have him aboard. 

In reply to the non-stakeholder comment, I don't have to pay any taxes - I pay rent, insurance, own a vehicle, pay utilities, have a valid driver's license, shop at the corner store, etc., all in Tremont - that my friend, makes me a member of this community. 

Health problems, which includes 5 major surgeries in the last few years sort of make it a bit difficult for me to physically participate in some of the activities you describe, not to mention I'm no spring chicken.  

Last night new people were sort of elected to fill the vacant seats on the board at TWDC and in those new faces, we have hope for as we listened to their speeches, they made indications that change was on the horizon and that we would be able to see improvements in the future.  What happens to other politicians when they don't fulfill their campaign promises, next year you get new ones.   

That is drivel... first you

That is drivel... first you work hard to tear things apart as you see'em thru your warped lens, then you work to muster deceit in order to cover your tracks and blame others.

To attack others in a manner in which they need to be leary of the level of harm inherent in your attack and then complain when they so choose to use an nickname to protect themselves is pretty funny and shallow. You find an issue and distort it and cloak yourself within its struggle. You trump up your tone and pick your victims then spew it out to the point that your victims are more victimized. That's a community nada and it's not what people want anything to do with. Ironically then you and others refuse to acknowedge that you've gone on the attack at all.

You predictably go way over the line and as yer personal flaw it is not fair to push it off on others. Throughout this conflict and in previous incarnations of this struggle you have peppered others with hidden threats, inneundo and tirades that you know are unacceptable ways to treat anyone let alone those who are in your path. Cause those in your path are other members of the community not people deserving to be pushed around as you see fit.

You are incapable of realizing this, unfortunately.

I will keep speaking out and

I will keep speaking out and fighting for those in need of assistance from the very organization created to help.  The staff of this organization is doing their best to rework the mission and basis for this organization and not for the good of the impoverished. 

Because I am not going to be intimidated nor allow someone to hold my past over my head, I am a bad person. That is your opinion and you are entitled.  I will continue to do what I can to help anyone who is in need.  I will continue to attend the meetings, learn all I can and do my best to help bring about the change that will assist those under the burden of being preyed up by the profit making developers that have moved into this community hoping to snatch up the homes and properties at a cheap price and run the poor people out by applying pressure by such actions as stepped up housing code enforcement, search warrants, condemnation and demolitions. 

Frank Giglio was a victim of these greedy people and can never get his home back.   Where is the compassion for those like Frank, it's apparent you don't have any.   I'm done defending myself.  My actions will speak for themselves.  But the little plan of putting me on front street backfired and what did they gain?

So long Globawl. 

You were able to waddle your

You were able to waddle your fat ass into OLA/St. Joe last night, Jabba. You can get around to anything you chose to attend. It's that you chose NOT to get involved beyond poison-pen sniping is the issue.

Just out of curiosity, how much does your mom charge you to live in her back house?  Isn't it time to get your own place? As you yourself said, you're no spring chicken.

Maybe if you worked a little harder to make your own way in the world you'd have a little less time to savage your neighbors. I bet, at the very least, you'd gain some measure of personal dignity that seems to be currently lacking.   

Duh..

Both the above reply and Jerleens are further crap that are not necessary. I think that Jerleen has little to do with Frank's turmoil even though she is close to the conflict, she just exploits it. My response to the insults in TR's meanspirited response to Jerleen is he just kinda wrecked all that he'd gained thru posting.

easy Tim....

easy Tim.... comments like that "shut down" the Tremonter....

For someone so tight with

For someone so tight with the gay community, I find it curious that question my sexuality. To a 'supportive straight' it wouldn't matter. Hypocrite.

 

a little bird

a little bird has been singing in my ear,

its tune is so sweet and so dear,

it sings of a new Tremont CDC,

one for the likes of you and the likes of me! 

so - ya - i was on my way home and got the calll - this person is in the process of drawing up the paper work.

meanwhile, i'm just a dirty dog, but i'm home making pina coladas for my girl and i while my husband, who truly is the dearest man on the face of the earth - good luck digging up dirt on HIM StoptheHate and Kelto - is filming the big meeting. I told him if the dirt starts flying - forget the film camera and pull out the flip camera (i've never been given a nicer gift for volunteer work than this little camera - worth its weight in gold - loads directly to YouTube or the internet).

 

no quorum...

so sad..... too bad...

at least that is what i have been told....

 

i've also been told i'm "old" ..... oh dEAr!

and so what shall i dO?

from my "understanding" - if there is a failure to reach "quorum" then the current board of directors "decides"

this is why i'd so pefer to mo

ve away..... 

AN EVENING WITH NEIGHBORS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY

The TWDC annual meeting is now over.  But I want to say and let everybody know what a really good time I had.  I enjoyed meeting so many new people as well as conversing with those I already knew. 

The handshakes, the hugs, the words of encouragement and support were far beyond what I expected.  So many nice people not only visited but sat at our table. 

The end result may not have gone exactly as we would have liked, but it was all in all a very good meeting.  The police officers were nice, courteous and polite. (not to mention handsome) 

Tonight, I felt so blessed and honored.  Thanks to all of you.  You will always be remembered.

I look forward to seeing you all again, but I'll think of a way so it isn't a whole year.

Thanks again from Mary, Marshall, Vicky and myself.

Jerleen Justus