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The real problem

September 8, 2013

As I ride through my blue collar neighborhoods, I beep at lots of people between High street, 4th, Hepburn and Newberry , I know a lot of people who live there. We have 50- plus policemen....

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MimLogue

Sep-11-13 7:12 AM

At least I have enough to own up to my comments and take credit for what I say, Even talking about registering tanants is bringing our proprty values down. It is class warfare, profiling us as lower class citizens, Enough already I see you are into bringing down Williamsports property values and more government that is your opinion your also a coward on top of having bad opinions

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MimLogue

Sep-11-13 7:08 AM

Frankly enough already??, I am tired of someone who hides behind a sudonym telling the city of Williamsport what to do. Either fess up to who you are here, nd take credit for your intelligent responses (sarcasm) or shutup no one takes u seriously, Cant be brave? show your true self on any side of the river.? your opinion is moot until u do.

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enoughalready

Sep-09-13 9:35 AM

Mim Logue: " I don't trust anyone from Hughesville who has no monetary stake in Williamsport to tell me we need this law." How do you know he has no monetary stake in Williamsport? Did you go to the prothonotary's office and comb the deeds? Frankly Mim, I am tired of someone who lives in Duboistown telling the city of Williamsport what to do. Either move here, along with your immaculate properties (sarcasm) or sell them all and be a landlord on the other side of the river.

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MimLogue

Sep-08-13 7:35 PM

re-gentrify ??? got me??

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MimLogue

Sep-08-13 7:33 PM

a rise in property values in these tradesman blocks would help everyone and utmost the tax assessor then the city with more revenue and more police for everyone. Wh0 disagreed with that lol!!!

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spike2

Sep-08-13 3:53 PM

Well Mim, much is so badly degraded, I would prefer to tear down anything beginning to encroach on the area where I own. Thankfully, north of Rural. Louisa Street is sinking fast. Third Avenue is a major feed to Rural of the undesirable element. They use Rural to cut above the "neighborhood". I assume the feel the police patrol more heavily in "the hood". We may have lost "housing" but the appearance from the hospital is greatly improved and hopefully Park Ave will ultimately re-gentrify.

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MimLogue

Sep-08-13 3:08 PM

what I am trying to say is we all eed to work to bring up our property values anything that negates them if u live in williamsport you should be against or try to change, Nay sayers , racial prejudice, Highlighting negative acts and putting the bleame on the good working people of the city its all wrong, If you find yourself doing it you are also to blame, I do not trust anyone from Hughesville who has no monetary stake in Williamsport to tell me we need this Law. Stand up Williamsport.

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MimLogue

Sep-08-13 3:04 PM

It may sound like i am being selfish when I say bring up property values because i am a landlord , I own a home next to a 150.000 dollar home on third ave, It probably would be appraised far below its actual value because of the area, a rise ni property values in these tradesman blcks would help everyone and utmost the tax assessor then the city with more revenue and more police for everyone.

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Ritty77

Sep-08-13 2:27 PM

Well said, Side.

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JerryfromRI

Sep-08-13 1:46 PM

"Stop it, please."

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I'm with sideliner.

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Capricorn1

Sep-08-13 1:25 PM

Thank you Sideliner....

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sideliner

Sep-08-13 1:14 PM

Shaman @ 5:22 am: "Gee...another letter, complaining about "those people"."

Most times I overlook a lot of what Shaman says and would like to think that he is not blindly screaming racism at every turn, for there truly is more racism in this country and community than we would like to admit, but I can't let this one go. Those that loudly (and obnoxiously) yell racism where none exists do nothing to help and actually hinder attempts at rooting out real cases (and there are many) of racism and eliminating them. Nope. Can't let this one slide, Shaman.

Clearly you did not read the letter in its entirety and if you did, you read it with biased eyes and a personal agenda. Stop it, please. You are not helping anyone. Think before putting fingers to the keyboard and think again before pressing "Post Comment."

Thanks you.

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Capricorn1

Sep-08-13 12:35 PM

"With this nuisance property ordinance, you drive through town and it's a heck of a lot cleaner," he said.Capricorn did U read the article??" -MimLogue

Yes I did Ms. Logue and if you read my comment on that article you will see that I referenced the exact same quote and asked how that "fact" is helping to reduce crime and that we already have codes and ordinances that cover keeping the city clean. Until the mayor can show the citizens of this city, solid evidence that this ordinance has had the crime fighting success in other cities that have a similar ordinance, I think they are jumping the gun in passing another requirement that will be difficult to enforce with little results. I agree that landlords need to be more proactive in property management, but will this ordinance actually accomplish that?

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spike2

Sep-08-13 10:37 AM

Why do "we" need to drive up the value of your property? That is the job of the owner. neighborhoods change. That is a reality. A residential single-homeowner can change because of rentals 3 blocks away. Prime example, south of High Street. You can't expect blue-collar neighborhoods to remain the same when blue-collar jobs no longer exist.Real estate is a gamble like any investment.

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MimLogue

Sep-08-13 9:46 AM

We need a committee on bringing up our property values,"" 10 things that devalue your property,"" making people register is pretty high on the list.

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MimLogue

Sep-08-13 9:34 AM

The borough manager from state college was not talking about a rental registration ordinance he said a "nuisance property ordinance" which we already have,

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MimLogue

Sep-08-13 9:32 AM

Now on the books for 12 years, Lopinsky said it is working to clean up the borough.

"With this nuisance property ordinance, you drive through town and it's a heck of a lot cleaner," he said.Capricorn did U read the article??"

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MimLogue

Sep-08-13 9:14 AM

All government has snowballed out of control,Less government is in vogue, how is registering 13,000 rental units & its administration costs gonna bring up our property values?? Given the choice wouldnt U want to live in a free state?? Pass a stricter nuisance law, 3 strikes, How about fining landlords 1,000$ a day for uncorrected violations??.Laws are on the books now. We are just to afraid to use them. Maybe someone in city hall golfs with that landlord, or the landlord is of a different ethnicity or they are afraid of doing something wrong and a lawsuit is filed in return, It is scary.So we register everybody taxes go up is anything gonna change???

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Capricorn1

Sep-08-13 6:37 AM

Sorry about the grammar errors, my auto correct is killing me!

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Capricorn1

Sep-08-13 6:06 AM

As far as the letter, Ms. Logue, you do realize that those 50 police officers are divided into 3 shifts, working 24/7/365. You make it sound like we have 50 officers patrolling the streets at any given time. I don't known the exact number, but I would venture to say that there are probably know more than 10 officers on any given shift. In fact the Chief of Police has commented publicly that it's often less. In a city of 30k, this doesn't give them much opportunity to perform meet and greets. However, I like the idea the DA has proposed concerning neighborhood watch groups each being assigned an officer. This allows direct communication between the officers and the citizens in order for them to work together. Ms. Logue, we both know your disdain for the new landlord/tenant ordinance, but IMO you are using the wrong approach. Ask the mayor to provide you facts on how this ordinance has helped to reduce crime in other cities that have it.

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Capricorn1

Sep-08-13 5:52 AM

Gee...another letter, complaining about "those people".

How "refreshing". -Shaman

Shaman, this is a perfect example of how you seeing racism in everything you look at clouds your view. Your race baiting comment had NOTHING to do with what the letter writer was talking about. She is complaining about the police not getting to know the community and the fact that she doesn't like the new landlord/tenant registration requirement being proposed. Take off your Al Sharpton glasses and you may be able to see things more clearly.

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MrShaman

Sep-08-13 5:22 AM

Gee...another letter, complaining about "those people".

How "refreshing".

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