Green residents slinging mud in war o...

Green residents slinging mud in war over turf

There are 283 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Dec 10, 2007, titled Green residents slinging mud in war over turf. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

The thriving community of Green doesn't seem like the kind of place where the Hatfields and McCoys would set up shop.

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Just a thought

Akron, OH

#3 Dec 11, 2007
... take a play from the Buddich's and get civil restraining orders to get the offending property owners kicked out of their homes .. this IS America after all ..
OMG

Canton, OH

#4 Dec 11, 2007
If you don't want to live with the deed restrictions in Charleston Place, sell & move. Why didn't you read the restrictions before you signed on the dotted line? People move into an allotment because of deed restrictions that improve home values. Non-compliance calls for the allotment committee to take legal action against violators.

Nornally thats a letter from the committee's lawyer telling you to get in compliance or face legal action in court. I have never heard of the committee actually having the work done, and then back charging the home owner. That would have taken a court order from a judge. I think in this case the committee should be taken to small claims court by the home owner, and the committee made to pay for the grass job.

By the way, I live in a deed restricted allotment in Tallmadge and love it. It keeps the neighborhood neat and orderly.

Since: Apr 07

Akron, OH

#5 Dec 11, 2007
Instead of complaining, why couldn't they help their neigbor when his child was sick. That would have been the neighborly thing to do. A few people, some rakes, grass seed and straw, what a concept.
J Maximovich

Mansfield, OH

#6 Dec 11, 2007
I wish the biggest problem in my life was worrying about my neighbors yard.

This what happens when people put themselves on a pedestal in their own minds.

This is why Green has become the laughing stock of the area...stuff like this.
former Green resident

Mansfield, OH

#7 Dec 11, 2007
His property...he should be able to do what he wants to it! Heres an idea... turn it all back into the farm land it once was........
Leisure Suits fo Sale

Jefferson, OH

#8 Dec 11, 2007
I moved out of Green in the late 80's because of the white trash that was moving in. I am referring to the neighbors that "Are Part of The Problem" not part of the solution. Neighbors should band together and help one another, not point fingers and stir up trouble. That would be a sure fire way to get a blanket party. If I were stupid enough to rat on my neighbors, even with a signed agreement. They would make sure that I wished I had never moved in.
Yeah..But...Yeah...But. You either help your neighbor or get your Fat a*& back to section 8. They do give $250,000 loans to Trailer Trash too.
Leisure Suits fo Sale

Jefferson, OH

#9 Dec 11, 2007
By the way. I am in a deed restricted allotment in Tallmadge as well. You just have to help people sometimes. That's all.
Falls resident

Tulsa, OK

#10 Dec 11, 2007
Tdawg wrote:
Instead of complaining, why couldn't they help their neigbor when his child was sick. That would have been the neighborly thing to do. A few people, some rakes, grass seed and straw, what a concept.
Exactly my thought! Come to the Falls! If my neighbors kid was sick, I would help with the yard, the groceries, the housecleaning. We aren't rich, but we CARE.
mots

Atlanta, GA

#11 Dec 11, 2007
the neighbors are truly in need of getting a life!!! i would plant corn!
Christine

Mansfield, OH

#13 Dec 11, 2007
Green became a city 15 years ago and that is when the problems started. City people moved out here and wanted the city rules to come with them; they should have stayed in the city if they liked it so much there. They moved out to the country and they want to live in the city; go back!!!

I feel so sorry for the family and if I could help I would that is the neighborly thing to do but people don't know about that now days. People are just out for themselves and to tell others how to live. I will pray for your daughter and your family at this difficult time. I hope your neighbors grow a heart and help you out instead of sticking their nose in where it is not wanted and they don't belong; they could have at least come out of their homes to talked to you and to ask what was going on.
mout10do

Polk City, FL

#14 Dec 11, 2007
This story does not surprise me at all. I use to live in the city of Green way back when it was still a pretty rural area. Now that all the (they think they have money) snobs have taken over in all the areas this is what you get. Instead of getting to know your neighbors and helping out when there is a problem like sickness or other things we back stab and are quick to judge. Then not to let your identity be known that is even worse. Do not let these few who have way to much time on their hands run you out. Stand your ground.
DMH from Green

Tulsa, OK

#15 Dec 11, 2007
I believe this Housing Management has shown that even great schools can not remove discrimination and lack of tact in people.

I am proud to live in the City of Green and wish to voice my support for the Elkins family.

Mr. Reed needs to rally around his neighbor and file a suit on the Elkins behalf and show the Management Company and the anonymus backers that even they must abide by the Law.
123MAC

United States

#16 Dec 11, 2007
its time to come forward stop acting like children. Appears one of your neighbors needs some help. thats what neighborhoods are about. you peolpe digust me
me-ksu alum

Columbus, OH

#17 Dec 11, 2007
you gotta love the nouveau riche, snapping up their 1/16 acre lots of luxury and their houses that took 3 days to build from the ground up and paying about 3 times what the local area would support. ryan homes has really figured out their marketing and found their suckers.

as to neighbors caring about their neighborhood, that's a good thing. neighbors who have re-enacted wisteria lane and are into everyone else's business? not good. not even acceptable. get lives.

“I'm as Mad as Hell...”

Since: Mar 07

Your Neighbor & Friend

#18 Dec 11, 2007
Sounds more like Antebellum Charleston.

You're right by the letter of the law, Grump. Everyone involved should play by the rules. But the cowardly anonymous snipes are beneath human dignity. And the lack of direct contact & response by the management is most unethical. but, I suppose that's how the new rich like to play. Righto, Tdawg. "Love thy neighbor" evidently isn't in their edition. Yes, Max, Green is the new Fairlawn.

A neighborhood deserving of a water main break and a random hood-tax collection (no names, please) if there ever was one.

Mr. Elkins, you & your family would be most welcome to Ellet or Mogadore. Here's prayers and best wishes for your daughter, too.
what

Akron, OH

#19 Dec 11, 2007
a middle class house is $250,000? wow! must be a different type of middle class down there in green.
OMG

Canton, OH

#21 Dec 11, 2007
what wrote:
a middle class house is $250,000? wow! must be a different type of middle class down there in green.
I guess living in Robart's Falls, you don't know what the real cost of homes are these days in the nice burbs?$250,000 buys a 2000 square foot postage stamp size lotted aluminum sided home with 2 baths and 3 bedrooms in the nicer burbs these days. Leave the Falls once in a while and see the real world.
DawginCbus

United States

#22 Dec 11, 2007
I'm sorry about the guy's daughter, but he did agree to the deed restriciton. It isn't much to put down a bag of grass seed at around $10, rake it in and water it.

And those must be some great neighbors if they didn't have enough compasion to understand his situation and try and help out.
Pissed in Green

Mansfield, OH

#24 Dec 11, 2007
WOW! What ever happened to the Golden Rule???? Have we become such a cruel and desensitized society we have no more feelings for the human race. You have to be kidding me. Mike is a very nice person and would help most strangers in difficult situations. Until you have walked a day in his shoes - restrain from your idiotic comments.
Ramon

Mansfield, OH

#25 Dec 11, 2007
OMG wrote:
If you don't want to live with the deed restrictions in Charleston Place, sell & move. Why didn't you read the restrictions before you signed on the dotted line? People move into an allotment because of deed restrictions that improve home values. Non-compliance calls for the allotment committee to take legal action against violators.
Nornally thats a letter from the committee's lawyer telling you to get in compliance or face legal action in court. I have never heard of the committee actually having the work done, and then back charging the home owner. That would have taken a court order from a judge. I think in this case the committee should be taken to small claims court by the home owner, and the committee made to pay for the grass job.
By the way, I live in a deed restricted allotment in Tallmadge and love it. It keeps the neighborhood neat and orderly.
Typical of you, a CheapA$$ Squeeler fan who would be first to call out his neighbors in trouble without lending a helping hand or even make an attempt to talk to them. I moved out of green 3 years ago recognizing it for what it truly is. The Land of the 10 cent millionaires!

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