Question of the Day: how many days before Plymouth Park can cash out liens??

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 10/03/2010 - 17:44.

How many days of deliquency determines the transfer of a tax delinquency to Plymouth Park in Cuyahoga County????

Can any one out there help me to answer the question?

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Revisiting an older post RE: The Land Bank

From former Mayor Eric Brewer via Cleveland.com:

Gus Frangoes never called me. I do, however, understand Jim Rokakis' oft-handed comments.
 
I wrote him a letter in 2006 asking that he not sell anymore properties through third-party tax lien sales to GLS Capital and Plymouth Park Investments out of East Cleveland. Mayor Frank Jackson had also asked him not to sell tax liens from Cleveland.
 
I was critical of Rokakis pushing this blight-causing deal in 1999 when I hosted a radio show on WERE. I think it's absolutely horrible how he, as an elected official, pushed for a tax lien sale state law that created blight in East Cleveland by letting third party investors sit on vacant properties without cutting the grass, boarding them up, maintaining or rehabilitating them. If Steve Litt wants to write a real story, investigate Rokakis' third party tax lien sales and the impact they've had on school district budgets. He claimed it helps the schools but empty houses don't generate property taxes. Rokakis' policies have done much to decimate the East Cleveland school district's budget and that of every other community in Cuyahoga County where he's been selling tax liens to third party investors.
 
I had some blocks with 37 properties and 25 delapidated vacancies. Every year we had to divert general fund and HUD dollars from other purposes just to take care of abandoned properties. Go to Rokakis' website. He won't update the "tax lien certificate sales" information past 2006 because it will show just how his policies have devasted the county. Through 2006 it shows he sold the tax liens to 22912 properties from East Cleveland, Cleveland and other cities throughout the county. How many tax liens has Rokakis sold over the past four years? That's the number he's hiding from the public. He has refused to allow the individual tax delinquent homeowner to buy their own tax lien at up to a 30 percent discount, but he sells their tax lien to a third-party for that amount. Steve Litt. This is the real story.

Ask about the priority list for demolitions--demos for developers along commercial corridors in Brooklyn Centre and, especially, in the Opportunity Corridor.

Ask about properties in "lock down" for future development and not available to adjacent property owners in Glenville, Hough and Fairfax?

Ask whether folks who "reimagine" properties with farms and flowers get to own those properties? 

Ask about Slavic Village racketeering and the same straw buyer scheme used elsewhere throughout NEO and recent mortgage fraud prosecutions in Beachwood and Strongsville.

Ask about HUD deal on near west side to purchase inflated properties for scattered site housing.

Ask about Safeguard Properties and the issue of government takings of real property from individuals like Frank Giglio, Fred Finley, Desiree Schmitt, Tom Bell, et al.

Ask about role of CDBG funded CDCs using code enforcement to duplicate city inspectors process to expedite demolitions and land acquisition and transfer of foreclosed properties from HUD to CDC employees and their family and friends.

Ask how the land bank generates tax revenue and accountability in NEO to provide basic services like schools, libraries, safety services, public health, street and infrastructure repairs???

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Plymouth Park

Just wait until Plymouth Park Tax Services "cashes in" all of the outstanding tax liens they own.  We have yet to see the true damage that will be caused in this county.

Cashing in

  Lily--have they cashed in on Frank Giglio's property, yet?  How many days do they have?  Did you tell me 40? 

Plymouth Park cashing in

wait until they foreclose on  this list .......This is when the shit will hit the fan if they are not stopped prior to the cashing in of the delinquent tax liens on this list that the company has already purchased.

I intend to stop the game prior to the cashing in of any other properties.

Delinquent lien purchasers can 'cash in' two years after their initial tax lien purchase.

Plymouth Park Tax Services stopped purchasing delinquent tax liens in 2008.  I believe something else major happened in 2008.  Like the FBI taking over Cuyahoga County.

Frank Giglio will be 'cashed in' by the Landbank in January 2011.

PPTS will sell houses to the Land Bank or donate 4 write offs

Don't you get it, Lily... it's a money game for them.....

By the end of PPTS...a subsidery of a multi billion dollar entity-JP MORGAN CHASE...They will be "PHILANTHROPICALLY DONATING" the houses back to Cuyahoga County's Land Bank for a huge TAX WRITE OFF...

Let me ask you this...

1) Who is doing their PROPERTY MANAGEMENT OF THESE ASSETS? (the foreclosed properties?) who has that contract with them? 

2) Has anyone filed complaints with the City of Cleveland Housing Court? Let JUDGE RAY PIANKA loose on them... fine them big time for their scandelous actions... Lily, fax that list to the City of Cleveland and ask to have EVERY SINGLE HOUSE INVESTIGATED, INSPECTED, WARRANTS AND ALL....INSIDE AND OUT.... PUT THIS TO THE TRANSPARENT ACCOUNTABILITY TEST AND FORCE OUR CITY LEADERS TO REACT TOO... LET THOSE CITY INSPECTORS EARN THEIR PAY... SUBMIT IT ON BEHALF OF THE 'REALNEO COOP"... SINCE "not for profit agencies seem to have so much pull around here!" (LMAO).

3) WHERE IS THE ACCOUNTABILITY ON BEHALF OF PPTS? WHO IS THEIR LOCAL LIAISON WHO DEALS WITH ALL THEIR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, RESALE, AND SO ON...???? I GOTTA RUN.

 

Plymouth Park / Cuyahoga County Landbank

Don't you get it, Lily... it's a money game for them".....

 By the end of PPTS...a subsidery of a multi billion dollar entity-JP MORGAN CHASE...They will be "PHILANTHROPICALLY DONATING" the houses back to Cuyahoga County's Land Bank for a huge TAX WRITE OFF...

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Yes, I already figured this out.  It is the old 'switch-a-roo', and the Land Bank has already put it's plan in action. 

  

SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT OF DELINQUENT TAX COLLECTION

The 'famous' Board of Revision has already filed the following cases AGAINST Plymouth Park Tax Services:

PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES C/O CT CORPORATION SYSTEM,STAT AGT D BR-10-003137
PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC 35 AIRPORT RD #150 D BR-06-000167
PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC 35 AIRPORT ROAD SUITE 150 D BR-07-000496
PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC 35 AIRPORT RD #150 D BR-07-000460
PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC 35 AIRPORT RD #150 D BR-08-001183
PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC 35 AIRPORT RD #150 D BR-07-000378
PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC 115 S JEFFERSON RD D BR-08-001424
PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC 35 AIRPORT RD #150 D BR-08-001052
PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC 35 AIRPORT RD #150 D BR-07-000469
PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC 35 AIRPORT RD STE# 150 D BR-07-000562
PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC 35 AIRPORT RD #150 D BR-07-000558
PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC 35 AIRPORT RD #150 D BR-07-000341
PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC 35 AIRPORT RD. #150 D BR-07-000790
PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC 115 S JEFFERSON RD D BR-08-001455
PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC 115 S JEFFERSON RD D BR-09-002327
PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC 35 AIRPORT ROAD #150 D BR-07-000844
PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC C/O CT CORPORATION SYSTEM,STAT AGT D BR-10-003178
PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LLC. 35 AIRPORT RD., #150 D BR-07-000285

 

Link to PPTS is not working...

NICE JOB LILY...I'll assume we can find these cases where???? BOR or CCCCP? 

Plymouth Park Tax Services

Plymouth Park will 'donate' the property to the Cuyahoga County Landbank and fly away with millions.  The company will be made to look like a Saint by our elected officials.

Board of Revision civil court filings against Plymouth Park

The entire list of cases filed and naming Plymouth Park Tax Services are all for vacant lots which had homes/businesses demolished.

Do you really think Plymouth Park is going to foot the demo bill for vacant lots?

Here is an example of the amounts owed on the vacant lots/ demo bills:

   11100 Superior AVE, Cleveland, OH 44106    $15,626.67

and here is an example of what happens next:

CONFIRMATION RESOLUTION CERTIFYING ENTRY OF ADJUDICATION OF FORECLOSURE AND ORDER TO TRANSFER TO MUNICIPALITY OR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP

How many BOR claims for REDUCTIONS have PPTS filed?

That's cool-but figure out the other side of who's against who??? Okay, I'll see somthing on this...brb.

Only 30 claims for PPTS at BOR.... Check out list !

 

Board of Revisions has 30 complaints from Plymouht Park Tax Services back to 2004... Phase 1-list.... Phase 2 dissecting list...

200403311639  2003  862-11-069  PLYMOUTH PARK APT, LTD., 
6484-6643 MAPLEWOOD (ODDS/EVEN #) 1D, MAYFIELD HEIGHTS 
8/26/2005 1:00:00 PM 
200406030266  2003  862-11-069  PLYMOUTH PARK APT, LTD., 
6484-6643 MAPLEWOOD (ODDS/EVEN #) 1D, MAYFIELD HEIGHTS 
8/26/2005 1:00:00 PM 
200503280089  2004  683-16-074  PLYMOUTH PROPERTIES ONE LLC 
3606 SHANNON RD, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS 
7/26/2005 3:30:00 PM 
200503280090  2004  645-19-048  PLYMOUTH PROPERTIES TWO LLC 
244 E 266 ST, EUCLID 
 
200503280091  2004  711-07-059  PLYMOUTH PROPERTIES THREE LLC 
4948 RIDGEBURY BLVD, LYNDHURST 
 
200702130004  2006  862-11-069  Plymouth Park Apt, Ltd., 
6484-6643 MAPLEWOOD (ODDS/EVEN #) RD, MAYFIELD HEIGHTS 
8/21/2007 10:30:00 AM 
200705240058  2006  862-11-069  Plymouth Park Apt, Ltd., 
6484-6643 MAPLEWOOD (ODDS/EVEN #) RD, MAYFIELD HEIGHTS 
8/21/2007 10:30:00 AM 
200803170057  2007  762-01-039  PLYMOUTH PARK SERVICES LLC 
INGLESIDE RD, WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS 
 
200803170058  2007  683-19-027  PLYMOUTH PARK SERVICES LLC 
EAST ANTISDALE & REVERE , CLEVELAND HEIGHTS 
 
200803170059  2007  130-09-031  PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 
3304 E 135 ST, CLEVELAND 
 
200803170060  2007  016-09-160  PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 
3300 W 50 ST, CLEVELAND 
 
200803170062  2007  117-07-036  PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 
1750 WICKFORD RD, CLEVELAND 
 
200803170063  2007  735-15-036  PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 
3431 MILVERTON RD, SHAKER HEIGHTS 
 
200803170064  2007  135-14-083  PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 
11103 GLENBORO DR, CLEVELAND 
 
200803170065  2007  546-33-014  PLYMOUTH PARK SERVICES, LLC 
13721 North DR, GARFIELD HEIGHTS 
 
200803170067  2007  671-19-039  PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 
13819 SHAW AVE, EAST CLEVELAND 
 
200803170068  2007  671-11-012  PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 
14706 SHAW AVE, EAST CLEVELAND 
 
200803170069  2007  671-02-114  PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC 
13413 GAINSBORO AVE, EAST CLEVELAND 
 
200803170070  2007  672-06-100  PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES 
1654 DELMONT AVE, EAST CLEVELAND 
 
200803170071  2007  672-07-108  PLYMOUTH PARK SERVICES, LLC 
1763 ELBERON AVE, EAST CLEVELAND 
 
200803170072  2007  681-36-082  PLYMOUTH PARK SERVICES, LLC 
1035 ELBON RD, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS 
 
200803170073  2007  671-21-057  PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 
1333 ELWOOD AVE, EAST CLEVELAND 
 
200803170074  2007  672-06-099  PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES 
1652 DELMONT AVE, EAST CLEVELAND 
 
200806020021  2007  735-15-036  PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 
3431 MILVERTON RD, SHAKER HEIGHTS 
 
200806030048  2007  671-02-114  PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC 
13413 GAINSBORO AVE, EAST CLEVELAND 
 
200806030060  2007  671-11-012  PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 
14706 SHAW AVE, EAST CLEVELAND 
 
200806030070  2007  671-19-039  PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 
13819 SHAW AVE, EAST CLEVELAND 
 
200806030073  2007  671-21-057  PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 
1333 ELWOOD AVE, EAST CLEVELAND 
 
200806030077  2007  672-06-099  PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES 
1652 DELMONT AVE, EAST CLEVELAND 
 
200806030078  2007  672-06-100  PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES 
1654 DELMONT AVE, EAST CLEVELAND 
 

Not difficult to figure out these crooks

It takes a lot time, but is not difficult.

 

not bad work for a couple 'ignorant hillbillies'  :)

 

Richard Cordray

I will call

Richard Cordray's

office today...how can his office NOT know what is happening here in Ohio and, especially, in Cuyahoga County?

And California Attorney General Jerry Brown called on JPMorgan to suspend foreclosures unless it could show it complied with a state consumer protection law. The law requires lenders to contact borrowers at risk of foreclosure to determine whether they qualify for mortgage assistance.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101002/ap_on_bi_ge/us_bank_of_america_forec...

complete story

(thanks Guy for the reminder)

Richard Cordray - don't waste your time

I have already contacted Cordray, and this was my response:

September 16, 2010
 
RE: Plymouth Park Tax Service
 
Dear Ms. Miller,
 
Thank you for contacting the Ohio Attorney General's Office with your concerns pertaining to Plymouth Park Tax Service.
 
To have your concerns appropriately addressed, I recommend that you contact the Ohio Department of Taxation.  That department is responsible for collecting taxes for the State of Ohio.  You may reach the Ohio Department of Taxation at 888-405-4039 or via the internet at www.tax.ohio.gov <http://www.tax.ohio.gov>. 
 
Please be advised that the Office of the Attorney General is empowered to serve as legal counsel and advisor only to state officials, state agencies, county prosecutors, and the Ohio General Assembly.  Consequently, our office has no authority to intervene in the matters referenced in your letter.
 
Again, thank you for contacting our office.  I hope you find this information to be of assistance in moving forward.
 
Sincerely,
 
Richard Cordray
OHIO ATTORNEY GENERAL
 
J. Hill
Constituent Liaison
Constituent Relations and Outreach
 
 
 

Dennis Kucinich , President Obama, etc.

Several weeks ago I contacted several of our elected officials that were elected to represent our best interest. 

No response.  I will name the elected officials later today.

Mike DeWine

I guess I will call Mike DeWine, instead :)

I asked Richard Cordray to his face at a forum....>>>FBI

how he planned to work with the future administration regarding the local corruption. He disdainfully replied that the future County Exec would be required to deal directly with the FBI as "THEY" had pulled all of these investigations away from his offices,basically. He seemed highly agitated by the fact the FBI had taken away these investigations from his office!!! LOL. I am happy to hear it though...there's too many politically connected protected their pals up here...and those higher echelons are part of the underground from up here in Cleveland... I could list names at large-but be assured to follow the democratic ballot or review the years of names involved in the "Democratic Machine" over the last several generations...

 

BE CAREFUL WHO YOU CALL LOCALLY....OR AT THE STATE LEVELS....INCLUDING CONGRESSMAN KUCINICH AS ROKAKIS'S WIFE WORK'S THERE... Like FRANK RUSSO's partner's sister remains at the County Auditor's office intercepting calls to the newly appointed county auditor....it's a joke... too many pals covering for pals... and then there are the inexperienced INTERNS who are clueless... Yeppers we are running in circles while the D MACHINE protects its own-mafia style.

ONLY CALL THE FBI LOCALLY...... ALL OF THE LOCAL OVERSIGHT PEOPLE ARE COLLUSIVELY PROTECTING THE CRIMINAL ACTIVITY OF THE CORRUPT! 

Governor Strickland contacted

Thank you for contacting the Office of Governor Ted Strickland.

Your email message is important to us. If your email includes time sensitive information, please contact our office by phone at (614) 466-3555 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday thru Friday. We will work with our executive agencies to reply to your message as promptly as possible.

Again, thank you for writing.

Ted Strickland,

Governor

Attorneys representing victims of Plymouth Park Tax notified:

partial e-mail:  The entire message is protected by attorney/client privilege:

 

Very interesting Lily.

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victims notified

partial e-mail:

From: lily miller

To:

Sent: Wed, Sep 22, 2010 8:16 pm
Subject: Re: Plymouth Park Tax Services

 

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I looked up the former owner of your home, so I understand exactly what your issue is. They are all crooks.  We will get together when you are feeling better.  Please be very careful with this company. I would hate to see you lose your home especially after what you have already been through and pregnant on top of that.
 
response:

 

I would like to meet you very soon. I would like to show you what I have. 
 
Let me know a day and feel free to come over.
 
thanks
 

Secretary of state, HUD, City of Cleveland Housing court

And so we go through the administrative requirements to redress things without resolves! 

 

 

and Legal Aid and Cleveland Bar Assn....

What a joke!!!

 

VOID ALL TAX CERTIFICATES.....

VOID ALL TAX CERTIFICATES....

and Legal Aid and Cleveland Bar Assn....

What a joke!!!

 

VOID ALL TAX CERTIFICATES.....

VOID ALL TAX CERTIFICATES....

I wish I had my notes from Talking to Dept of Taxation...

Ah, uh,hugh, um...let me see., and what is the problem?" CORRUPTION"

awww...now that is not covered in the law regarding Tax Certificates... JUST PAY THE BILLS and be done with it. haahah

We are clueless about this corruption stuff...We cannot defend you...

Another couple hours of talking to the walls... got notes somewhere on these lists of calls..

Got tons of printouts from the chasing of legal assistance and denials across the board... INSANITY...

 

FILE AN ANSWER they say.... My answer reveals corruption... they'll kill me for pointing finggers at the corrupt locally. I am afraid.... cannot sleep. Trying to write as much as possible in case anything happens.

Dianna

can you see if you can find more of this for me?

This is the best find yet.  Like winning on a slot machine in a casino.

I have a meeting soon. thanks!  :)

NO....I quit!

I quit...none of it matters, no one is going to protect our public at large, they are going to continue until we are all homeless...

I'd rather reenlist and go to Afghanistan than to be living in this nightmare of crap. It'd be a lot safer than looking over my shoulder for telling the TRUTH about these social injustices, being denied assistance, and being treated like I am crazy for caring about our community at large!!!

Have a great day! 

Screw these public officials...let them keep hurting our people. Let them keep violating our rights. Heck, let them continue running their corrupt practices on Cuyahoga County at large..... our people can continue to live in fear because they have been conditioned to live as such.

Maybe I should get "tunnelvision" and quit giving a damn....maybe go see a movie with my kid or something???? or something.... before I get myself KILLED in this nightmare of corruption locally....

SHAME SHAME SHAME UPON ALL THOSE CORRUPT LIARS AND THIEVES!

LET THEM ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE WHILE WE SUFFER... YES....

THIS IS SO MUCH BIGGER THAN WE'LL EVER BE ABLE TO CONQUER!!! WHY DO YOU THINK THAT AG RICHARD CORDRAY HAS NOT DONE ANYTHING? hIS OFFICE IS EITHER DUMB OR DUMBER? 

THESE TYPICAL GOVERNMENT COMPLAINTS WERE FILED WITH THE GOVERNOR AS FAR BACK AS 2002 AND FURTHER BACK AND DISMISSED UNCOUNTABLE TIMES BY CITIZENS! WHERE ARE THE REAL PEOPLE IN OUR GOVERNMENT.... MOUSES!!! CRAWL BACK IN YOUR HOLES! 

i SALUTE ALL THE CORRUPT WITH MY MIDDLE FINGER TODAY. YOU DESERVE THE DEATH PENALTY....INSTEAD YOU GET TO BREED YOUR POISONOUS VIEWS and collusive practices ON OUR CITIZENS! 

LET THEM KEEP LIVING LARGE WHILE THEY INTIMIDATE ALL THE LITTLE PEOPLE WHO WANT TRANSPARENCY!!!

 

SYOTOS! 

90 days

The answer to this question...number of days before Plymouth Park can cash out a lien.  I am also reposting here, because I posted originally in book format, which can be editted and added to--a feature of the Drupal constructed REALNEO site never fully realized. Books would help us to track the information posted here in chapters etc.

http://realneo.us/content/archiving-pd-comments

Archiving these comments--

Don't believe the hype. All Sandra Livingstone did was take Rokakis' story line and run with it. This story was so imbalanced it seems as if Livingstone read it to Rokakis to get his approval before submitting it to her editors.

As an example, Livingstone identified a "Caifornia" company that had a large portfolio but didn't name the company. Why not? Livingstone should have checked to learn if any of the commercial properties that were picked up by Rokakis and Frangoes and placed in the land bank may have been purchased by the companies through Rokakis' third party tax lien sale. The third party investors have agreements with the county. The PD should check to see if Rokakis is enforcing the agreements. The evidence will show he is not.

Livingstone didn't touch the fact that Rokakis' third party tax lien sale has actually been emptying Cleveland and East Cleveland streets since early 1999. You owe taxes on your property. Rokakis lets third party investors buy your tax bill at a discount, and then gives them the power to foreclose against you if you don't pay. Go to Rokakis' website. He hasn't updated the number of properties he's sold off like this since 2006. That's when he stopped counting at 22,916. http://treasurer.cuyahogacounty.us/taxlien.htm What's the matter Jimmy? You afraid to report the most recent number of Cuyahoga County property owners whose properties are now in the hands of your campaign contributors?

Rokakis sold the public on the fact that the delinquent taxes paid by the third party investors would send money to the county's school districts. But the school districts only got paid until the vacant properties on hundreds of streets drove out residents, increased crime, drove down property values and increased blight on the east side of Cleveand, East Cleveland and parts of Cleveland Heights. Vacant houses don't generate property taxes. And, if he wants to complain about the "foreclosure crisis," always remember that he started selling off tax liens early in 1999 ... long before the foreclosure crisis.

GLS Capital, Plymouth Park Investments and other third party investors have also left cities throughout the county struggling with the blight caused by the vacant properties they own. Each has been forced to invest block grant dollars, and to pursue HUD Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds, to demolish blocks of vacant properties. Where cities could previously allocate federal block grant dollars to storefront renovation programs, Rokakis' bad policies and the housing foreclosure crisis have caused real "development" funds to dry up. All Rokakis is doing with the landbank is reallocating county dollars to solve a problem he helped create in the first place.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled against Allegheny County for doing to homeowners there what Rokakis has been doing to them in Cuyahoga County. The Plain Dealer would know this if its editors ever assigned a reporter to dig deep enough into Rokakis' community-busting scheme instead of singing his false praises all the time. Is he related to someone over there?

Tarax, you should examine the ignorance of your own statement. You said that getting properties back onto the tax rolls creates a win-win situation while the article above says Rokakis "wiped out the taxes" for several large investors. Which one is it? Are we getting the taxes or are they being wiped out for select, out-of-state investors?

If Rokakis can easily "wipe out the taxes" for out-of-state real estate investors like Thor, who live in California, and who own 24 tax delinquent and blighted properties in Cuyahoga County as the article stated, then why didn't he just "wipe out the taxes" for tax delinquent residents and homeowners of Cuyahoga County who got behind because they lost their jobs or faced other financial hardships that created the delinquency in the first place? Better yet, why didn't he offer delinquent "resident" property owners the same discount on their own tax bill that he sold to the investors? Tarax you are so grossly misinformed it's scarey.

More importantly, why is Rokakis "wiping out taxes" for out-of-state investors instead of investing land bank money to help mayors and councils make them pay-up and fix up or demolish their own properties? About 65 percent of the money Rokakis wiped out goes to the school district, while about 15 percent goes to the city while the rest goes to the county. "Wiping out the taxes" AND using county money to demolish an out-of-state investor's vacant properties lets the big guy completely off-the-hook while the little guy is forced to pay-up. This is absolutely nuts and terrible public policy.

Five years ago Cleveland had over 17,000 vacant properties. That number has exceeded 25,000 today. There ain't enough money in the land bank to knock them all down and I guarantee that this money won't go to the neighborhoods hardest hit by foreclosure on Cleveland's east side, in East Cleveland and Cleveland Heights. And I will not back down from my statement that Rokakis' policies began to create vacant housing on hundreds of streets long before the foreclosure crisis hit Cuyahoga County. His policies exacerbated the crisis and anyone who's been paying attention to this issue knows this area was "hardest hit" because of the double-whammy effect of sub-prime lending AND Rokakis' third party tax lien sales. Mayor Frank Jackson asked him to stop selling third party liens in his city three years ago. Rokakis, arrogantly, ignored him.

Most cities have "blight" ordinances on the books that they can't afford to enforce. Those ordinances allow local mayors and councils to declare a property to be a nuisance and to pursue the owner for remedies, up to and including prosecution. Instead of investing anywhere from $7500 to $50,000 and more to demolish vacant structures, Rokakis could help cities by allocating a portion of the money to enforcement actions.

And Rokakis' campaign finance report is most definintely full of contributions from the individuals who represent the third party investment firms buying delinquent tax liens, and with investors who own large holdings of properties. Go get it from the Board of Elections and then get a list of the employees who represent the investment firms and compare the two. That's an easy enough assignment.

There's nothing vitriolic about facts, and I bear no ill will towards Rokakis, only his policies. He's been getting away with this charade for the last decade and, unfortunately, the only chance for it to end is under the new form of government. To all the county CEO candidates, hone in on this issue. You're going to inherit one big mess with this one.


Oh, and Tarax, which responsible non-profit? All the ones I know got vacant houses for nothing from local land banks, invested $80,000 in federal Hope 6 funds to build new homes on the site and then sold them to Section 8 recipients and poor working class people for $200,000 and more. Many of them are now new and empty.

Fifth-Third Bank officials found out that one responsible non-profit sold a house to a homeowner whose "family" consisted of a man earning less than $10 an hour, his 19-year-old son and the son's girlfriend, both of whom worked for McDonald's. The responsible non-profit actually convinced the man that calculating the earnings of everyone in his "household" was legal. They forgot, however, to tell him to budget for taxes after his first year during the required housing counseling session they were supposed to give him. So much for responsible non-profits.

Keep writing "tarax." The only person showing their lack of knowledge is you. Oh, and check your spelling. I know it can be difficult for some to write without the aid of spellcheck, but do your best anyway. "Serioulsy?" You're kidding ... right?

 

Dr. Gus Kious' commitment to East Cleveland is unwavering. Over the last four or five years and more he's worked with CEO Toby Cosgrove and Fred DeGrandis to obtain funds to invest in a $4.5 million facelift for the Terrace Road entrance, and another $3 million to renovate the parking garage. This $25 million investment guarantees that Huron Hospital - East Cleveland's largest employer - will remain in the city. And for those who haven't been to East Cleveland in the last decade, there is more.

General Electric, the city's second largest employer, invested nearly $4.5 millon four years ago for a lighting college that will eventually bring 13,000 guests a year to the area. If the city can attract a hotel or motel operator, guests could stay and shop instead of leaving.

Joe Calabrese and RTA four years ago invested another $4.5 million to renovate the Hayden Garage. That's on top of the $13 million former U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes secured for them to invest in remodeling the Stokes Station and $9 million invested in remodeling the Superior Station. Not to mention another $4 million to repair at least four bridges between Lakeview and Superior. And RTA finally completed the Euclid Corridor Line in 2008 with 24-hour-a-day transportation, every five minutes, seven days weekly.

Rob Hilton and his board at the McGregor Nursing home invested $65 million to literally rebuild the property and, if HUD and the city cooperates, will invest another $12 million or so for independent senior housing.

Discussions began two years ago between Cleveland and East Cleveland for a $500 million power plant on land owned by University Hospitals and CWRU at Euclid & Lakeview. This state-of-the-art plant will replace the old plant next to the hospital along Euclid Avenue, and power the institutions of University Circle. It could also - if the current mayor can work with Mayor Frank Jackson - provide low-cost electricity for the city's residents as well.

Every single school building in East Cleveland has been rebuilt or renovated as a result of a $100 million investment from the state that began sometime in 1998 and ended in 2008 and 2009 with the opening of a new Shaw High School and Caledonia Elementary School.

Water and sewer rates are significantly lower. The police department's been rebuilt, along with the service department. The city is out of fiscal emergency. The reasons for "not" living in East Cleveland have dwindled.

People have counted East Cleveland out for years. But this city, once the home of John D. Rockefeller, won't give up. Dr. Kious and Cleveland Clinic are to be commended. John D. Rockefeller believed in Huron Hospital when he invested in it well over 100 years ago. It is wonderful that you have protected and enhanced that investment. Well done.

In 2008, PPTS went to the Appeals Court of Ohio-see case

Their appeal in the OHIO SUPREME COURT was dismissed against a family... ??????

Apparently they lost their home to PPTS...in 2009 and after being offered for sale 2 times at sheriff sale-it was transferred back to PPTS.

Margaret Frazier was the name of the family in this case... Apparently it was in the city of East Cleveland.

I wonder if this played a role in them leaving.

3431 Milverton Shaker Heights SMS HOLDINGS....

Plymouth Park Tax Service only requested a value reduction of $91,000 at the BOR on this formerly county appraised property of almost $120k....follow the deals... then they sold it to SMS HOLDINGS llc with an agent name of ROBERT HALL... for $15,0000... very nice deal... IS THIS LIKE A VACANT LOT NOW??? OF COURSE NOT... It just got new siding....

ENJOY A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THIS REHABBED PROPERTY!!! 

DON'T MISS THE OTHER PROPERTY FOR SALE FOR ONLY $27,500 ON THE SAME STREET...


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Transfer Date: 06-OCT-09 AFN Number: Receipt:
Parcel Deed Type Vol / Page Sales Amt Convey. Fee Convey. No Multiple Sale / No. of Parcels
735-15-036 Warranty Deed / $15,000 $60 199005 0 / 1
  
Grantee(s) Grantor(s)
 
SMS HOLDINGS, INC.
 
 
PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LLC
 
Transfer Date: 12-OCT-07 AFN Number: 200710121332 Receipt:
Parcel Deed Type Vol / Page Sales Amt Convey. Fee Convey. No Multiple Sale / No. of Parcels
735-15-036 Sheriffs Deed Ex / $0 $0   0 / 1
  
Grantee(s) Grantor(s)
 
PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LLC
 
 
Carner Wilbur & Beverly A
 

 

CHECK OUT THE BOARD OF REVISIONS COMPLAINT: 


Phone:

VIEW COMPLAINTS
Complaint Number:
200803170063 
Lead Parcel:
735-15-036 
 
Complaint Type:
Original 
Multi-Parcel:
Complainant:
PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 
 
Address #1:
3431 MILVERTON RD 
Address #2:
 
City:
SHAKER HEIGHTS 
State:
OH 
Zip:
44120