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Re: 423 Walnut Court

Post by iloveionia » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:15 pm

Jeff has been a key player in saving his home these last weeks. It has been a positive experience working with Jeff. Just a little love and support.

Thanks to Webb for stepping up. Looking forward to the results of the meeting. I think I'll cry if they spare his house. God wiling they'll spare all of them.

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Re: 423 Walnut Court

Post by Gloria » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:27 pm

It has been almost a month and Jeff's house is still standing. And that is good news.

Jeff has fought like a man in love.

He has attended two city council meetings and one HPC meeting, each time making impassioned pleas to save his house. He has met with city officials and contacted code enforcement officials. He is on a first-name basis with the demolition contractor.

He has listed it on Craig's list as a free give-away several times, he has met with realtors and prospective "buyers." It is the subject of many facebook communications. It is highlighted on this forum.

So, here we are...

He has a well-respected contractor who will take the property, (Jeff will give it to him for free), if the city will waive the nuisance liens and the $250 per day rolling fines (which add up to 255,000).

The city has a demo contractor who will release the city from its contractual obligation if the city will not penalize the demo contractor.

We have Jeff who is willing to give up his house for no personal gain.

We have a preservation organization who has sat next to Jeff at public meetings, made phone calls, begged, pleaded, bargained on his behalf.

We have artists who have painted some love on his house.

We have neighbors who have been on High Bulldozer Alert.

And here we are.

It could be an interesting week.
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Re: 423 Walnut Court

Post by iloveionia » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:25 pm

I emailed Kerri Stewart about Jeff's house tonight.
Dan Blanchard did as well too.
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Re: 423 Walnut Court

Post by Gloria » Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:03 am

excellent!

Eddie Johnson called her this weekend too.
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Re: 423 Walnut Court

Post by Gloria » Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:48 pm

Jeff will be attending the city council meeting tomorrow night regarding his house.

It would be amazing if he had some support from one of us (especially someone wearing a T shirt).

I don't think I'll be able to make it, not sure yet.
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Re: 423 Walnut Court

Post by jbm32206 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:09 pm

I know that I can't.....and I'd like to know what happened to this notice meeting, is he going to ask about that
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Re: 423 Walnut Court

Post by Gloria » Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:58 pm

It appears that Jeff's house may be saved after all. I'll let Nicole tell you about it.

Nicole?
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Re: 423 Walnut Court

Post by iloveionia » Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:49 pm

I'm not doing a dance yet. But definitely more hopeful.
Over the weekend Dan Blanchard emailed Kerri Stewart, as did I. We both asked for her help with Jeff's house on Walnut Court. She responded to each of us today.

Here is her response to me:
I think you were copied on an e-mail that I just responded to Dan Blanchard. I hope that my intentions were clear: stop the demolition of the home, place it in the new ‘mothballing’ process, and work with Eddie to get some or all of the liens removed.
I expect to follow up with Eddie tomorrow. Thank you for your concern and taking the time to send a note. k
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Re: 423 Walnut Court

Post by Gloria » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:54 am

Oh, I think with the mayor's office on board, it is safe.
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Re: 423 Walnut Court

Post by Debbie Thompson » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:26 am

This may be a silly question....but...

Do we know if she called off the dogs that have been hounding Breaking Ground? Does Breaking Ground know of this? It would be tragic to lose the house in the next couple of days due to a communications breakdown at this point.

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