Council Rep Santana notified of delinquent properties

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 04/02/2019 - 07:49.
Hello Councilwoman Santana,
You asked me to mail the parcel numbers for the properties owned by Ginmark/aka White Gold. Here are the parcels and the delinquent taxes on the properties:
Parcel Number, Deeded Owner, Address, City, State, Zip Code


As you know - Joe Pagonakis recently helped a senior resident who has been living next to a vacant house 015-19-129 3310 Virginia w/unpaid $19,584.05 property taxes.

This pattern of unpaid taxes and blight was also the precursor to the eventual transfer of the YMCA building on W 25 to the Cuyahoga County Land Bank, which wited out $118K in unpaid taxes, and then transfered to Cleveland Housing Network.  It has also been the pattern to wipe out these tax liens as with 3025 W 25th St. $20,813.73 wited out.

I am calling these properties to your attention and to the attention of Cuyahoga County Council rep Dan Brady--to help residents avoid the same wait-and-see nightmare we have endured time-and-time again with these properties.
FTR - it is appalling that residents will be stuck for twenty years or more w/zombies from the CHN-Eden project-folks who are warehoused in these fraudulent PSH Housing projects.   Brian Cummins, your predecessor in Cleveland City Council, could have stopped the Land Bank set up, if he had pressed for foreclosure on the $118K in unpaid taxes on those parcels 3881 W 25th St. Ironically, former County Treasurer Jim Rokakis and County Prosecutor Tim McGinty did not press for foreclosure on the YMCA building, but did pursue$11,763 K for an adjacent land owner Lloyd Glover.
And, as it stands, there is still the highly suspicious transfer of 3873 W. 25th to the Cleveland Housing Network - an industrial property that WAS NOT condemned and was demolished by the Cuyahoga County Land Bank at taxpayer expense.  Taxpayers will never recoup the loss of tax revenue and costs for asbestos remediation and demolition on these properties.
I am asking your office to push for accountability with the Ginmark/White Gold properties.  This outfit was also investigated by Joe Pagonakis, because Ginmark operated as a demolition contractor for the Cuyahoga County Land Bank, while delinquent on the properties on W. 25th St. 
Brian Cummins touted these "landlords" - August Garfoli and John McCartney representing Mark Brookins of Ginmark -as heroes for "renovating" the Masonic Building. There should be enough information in this email to pursue foreclosure on the parcels now held under the White Gold name.

Laura McShane

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CHN plans 30 more LITC houses around Metrohealth

  Apparently - no one is interested in the story, because as cub reporter Sam Allard informed me "No one likes you."  Well, I 
guess it is an honor I will have to bear, since the Cuyahoga Land Bank is racketeering and Cleveland Housing Network and Neighborhood Housing Services  are part of their


Jasmin Santana needs to pursue delinquent property owners in Ward 14 - the media has been informed.  Cleveland Council
persons have to sign off on demolitions and Cleveland Housing Network has another "International Village" planned for the Metrohealth area. Dan Brady knows all about it, too.

Ginmark aka White Gold - was a CCLB demo contractor - demo monies are drying up.  Have to save those dollars for CHN projects...pls see my original post.


Sam Allard should give equal time to analyzing Brancatelli -how his wife was recipient of public monies through contracts with the Cuyahoga County Land Bank, which Brancatellli chairs. Board structure at CCLB also needs scrutiny as they don't vote on the monies spent by CCLB. The CCLB basically operates with no oversight by design. There is also question of how CHN-Eden operates in collusion with the CCLB. Transfer of a commercial and industrial property cleared by taxpayers - over $118K wited out and over $400K in demolition and asbestos removal costs for 3873-3881 W 25. Dan Brady is now being given life support to resuscitate his political presence so he can take over in event Budish is forced to resign, which looks highly likely at this point. Dan Brady has control over District 3, which includes Metrohealth and Jasmin Santana, Cleveland City Councilwoman Ward 14 has to sign off on property transfers and demolitions through the CCLB. She recently signed off on "unplanned" demolition at 3310 Virginia thanks to reporting by Joe Pagonakis who also revealed that CCLB contractor Ginmark - now White Gold was allowed to operate for the CCLB while delinquent on property taxes.


The 50 page report found millions of tax dollars issued though the Ohio Housing Financing Agency could fall victim to unfair competitive practices in the issuing of demolition contracts, including the potential for bid rigging and contract steering.


HEADS UP Ohio Housing Finance Agency - Detroit Shoreway has another CHN LITC  application in the works - no conflict since CHN Partners real estate manager used to work at DSCDO....