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Proud landlord

September 24, 2013

The mayor and all city employees should be working to bring Williamsports property values up. Higher assessments means more tax dollars, more money for police and firemen, this is a no brainer....

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streetmachine

Sep-24-13 1:30 AM

rental are sky high just like the rest of them right mim

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fromtheport

Sep-24-13 2:53 AM

Mim has a point city employees should have a vested interest in the city, if miller sees crime rates go up that is job security, more money for his department, hogher pay for him, the whole time his hughesville property is uneffected. Mim lets buy some houses in hughesville and put a few ghetto people from high&hepburn st and watch the infestation grow.

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CarlHiller

Sep-24-13 5:58 AM

While I agree with Mim that city employees should have a vested interest in the locality with which they receive the local taxpayers renumeration in the form of wages and benefits. The statement that the city should be working to bring their property values up is just another dependency issue. That is not a governmental role, it is an individuals responsibility to provide the improvements that raise the value of their property. "Did the rise in our crime occur after we changed this law?" The rise in crime in our area has nothing to do with this, it is a multi-pronged issue and yes, irresponsible landlords are one of the problems, as is lack of police, DA and court attentiveness to the issue.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Sep-24-13 6:26 AM

"this class warfare labeling his ordinance is creating"

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Are we still talking about the ordinance with the LL registering all his/her tenants and people living on his/her property? (BTW which I don't like for other reasons) If so, how is this a class warfare issue?

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Capricorn1

Sep-24-13 6:30 AM

"Mim has a point city employees should have a vested interest in the city, if miller sees crime rates go up that is job security, more money for his department, higher pay for him,"

Why would anyone feel that any police officer would like to see high crime for the sake of job security? Or that they don't care about the crime because they don't live in Williamsport? You folks are looking at this from the wrong perspective. Just like any other job, the police are rated by their performance, especially the police chief. The police chief does have a vested interest, but it's for his own performance as police chief and making sure his officers are doing their job so that he may keep his. High crime does not ensure job security at that level. Not if the system is working correctly. If you had that position would you not want to do everything possible to reduce crime to be able to show administration that your department is effective?

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ToTEXASfromPA

Sep-24-13 6:31 AM

"Higher assessments means more tax dollars, more money for police and firemen"

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For some reason, the movie Beverly Hills Cops flashed through my mind.

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CMReeder

Sep-24-13 7:55 AM

Let's see first the city tears down houses to make way for the new hospital campus, local colleges have expanded taking over more property. Residents are calling for lower taxes. Gas industry presence has caused a increase in home values and rental hikes.

City workers are not being compensated to live in the city. You are also limiting the city's ability to find people to fill key positions with residence requirement. They are not elected positions.

Funny part is all of people who would not shop in the Williamsport area want city workers to live there.

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MimLogue

Sep-24-13 8:08 AM

Is ronald mcdonld home going over there in the fenced in area High and Campbell? It would make a great soccer field

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MimLogue

Sep-24-13 8:36 AM

having a financial stake in the city is a lot different then shopping in the city?? How city workers speak and address residents on a daily basis is more important then someone who drives in and buys a purse! duh!

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metalhead

Sep-24-13 8:41 AM

No Mim, the rise in crime occured- O' right about the time we opened the flood gates to ADDicts!! say in about 1988 or so.

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MimLogue

Sep-24-13 8:42 AM

(BTW which I don't like for other reasons) If so, how is this a class warfare issue? If u are a tenant and live in Williamsport u have to register and the reason given is criminal activity, correct? so homeowners and tenants in Duboistown do not have to register? correct? only this class of people, ? Dumbing down aaaaggggggaaaaaiiiiinnnnnn!

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MimLogue

Sep-24-13 8:43 AM

No Mim, the rise in crime occured- O' right about the time we opened the flood gates to ADDicts!! say in about 1988 or so. so when did the law change?? make your point??

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CMReeder

Sep-24-13 9:00 AM

People do not live their jobs, a city job is not 24/7, they do get down time like everyone else. They are more likely to be called in on a moments notice or to do extra duty. They don't have to live here to know what needs to be done and to communicate with residents.

People won't shop here but you want people to live here and work here.

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enigma

Sep-24-13 9:18 AM

In the past, many cities did require that police and firefighters lived within the jurisdiction for all of the reasons that Mim mentions. The problem was that they were loosing many good officers to the suburban departments, because that's where they wanted to live. They learned that if you want the best people you have to attract them and the requirement to live in the city will not do that.

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Dannygirl

Sep-24-13 9:25 AM

I am also a landlord and I provide rentals where I live. I am proud of my rental home and make sure that it is taken care of properly. Why would someone want to rent my property if I would not want to live in it myself. It is my responsibility to make sure that the home is in good condition and that repairs are made and thus the property value speaks for its self. I don't expect the town I live in and provide rentals to make sure that my property value remains high. That is MY RESPONSIBILITY. I am tired of hearing about it being Williamsports responsibility to ensure you have better property values when you do not even live in the City you rent in. You want local law enforcement to have to live in the city but you yourself do not want to live in the city where your properties are located at. That tells me just how invested you are in the area. It sounds to me it is more about the money than the community.

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Capricorn1

Sep-24-13 11:01 AM

People do not live their jobs, a city job is not 24/7, they do get down time like everyone else. They are more likely to be called in on a moments notice or to do extra duty. They don't have to live here to know what needs to be done and to communicate with residents. -Reeder

Exactly! And as long as they are where they are suppose to be, when they are suppose to be, no one has the right to tell them where they can live.

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Capricorn1

Sep-24-13 11:04 AM

Dannygirl you are a testament of what a good landlord is all about. You understand your responsibilities as a landlord and you don't try pawning those responsibilities out on others. If this city had more landlords like you, we wouldn't need the ordinance that is currently under review. Thank you for doing your part!

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ToTEXASfromPA

Sep-24-13 1:40 PM

‘Dumbing down aaaaggggggaaaaaiiiiinnnnnn!” ++ I am a little slow on some things but I still don’t see how it promotes class warfare unless landlords are threatening the tenants somehow. Asking for a monthly rental check/deposit or commencing eviction proceedings would seem to do more to promote class warfare than having tenants provide the names of all the people in the home. I think the regulation is an administrative burden, added expense, and invasion of privacy that would do little to nothing to reduce crime. I believe better solutions are neighborhood watch groups, education, consoling, support groups, drug sniffing dogs patrolling the street, etc.

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Capricorn1

Sep-24-13 2:30 PM

Texas, I'm with you regarding this ordinance but not for the illogical reasons that Mim states. Campana needs to show the citizens some facts on how this ordinance has helped reduce crime in other cities that have it, otherwise it's a complete waste of time and money. Why he hasn't done so while trying to gain support, makes me believe he has no hard data to support his cause. He also states that the U.S. census numbers are incorrect for Williamsport and that this ordnance would reveal the true numbers in order to possibly obtain more grants for the city. I would be curious to hear how a city ordnance trumps a federal government census. I too think that steps such as increased neighborhood watch groups and other programs that Judge Butts is promoting is on the right track. The city also needs to take a more proactive role in controlling crime in government housing.

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MimLogue

Sep-24-13 4:08 PM

danny girl I too spend a lot of time and money on my units, say u are tired of me making Mr. Williamsport raise my values> who is this Mr Williamsport? and when he raises my values like in Missouri Show Me! My props are a lot higher then when I bought them not because of You or Mr. Williamsport, The letter is not about that its about the perception that we live in a lower class city because our tenants have to register because of a lot of criminal activity, This brings our property values down, in perception and then on paper, It snow balls. Can u understand that landlords should stick together and u hate me because i live across the river??

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MimLogue

Sep-24-13 4:13 PM

capricorn danny girl sounds like a bragger I wonder if her doorways are up to code? as they have to be extra wide so she can fit her head through

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MimLogue

Sep-24-13 4:21 PM

lots of problems in this town, water authority policy, stealing landlords money to pay freeloaders water bills, this money could bring up our values instead of going in the water authority pocket, this landlord is sick of taking hits for the team! High % of section 8 housing located in the city, If the city is 25% of the population of the county 25% of the section 8 housing should be in the city not 70%,Lots of crime there and expense,3rd the non profits should be paying impact fees, I have been talking about impact fees since 2000.

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MimLogue

Sep-24-13 4:24 PM

There are solutions to these problems, getting people to stick together and get them done?/ guess we cant because too many haters i guess

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Magic1

Sep-24-13 4:38 PM

Mim you are one of the "haters" all you do is crictize and insult people who have a different opinion than you! A proud landlord ha!....I wouldn't be proud of your dumps

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andy33

Sep-25-13 4:31 AM

OMG...she's at it again...no wonder she is dismissed as being a kook!

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