Lucie La Bonte for commissioner
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#2 May 21, 2010
this is what Itzens agenda is all about .self serving land developing
planning commission in and
for the county of curry
Notice is hereby given that the Curry County Planning Commission will hold a public meeting and hearing, Zoning Ordinance #94-15, Land Division Ordinance, for the following applications:
PUD-0301 Ð Filed by Jim Capp; Western Land Use Services agent for Brothers 4, LLC requesting preliminary approval of a Planned Unit intersection of Benham Lane and State Highway 101 on assessor's map 41-13-09C; northeast portion (4 acres) of Tax Lot 100, within the Brookings Urban Growth Boundary.
th Ordinance - Section 2.170 for the following matter:
A-0302/Pud-0301: Appeal of a Planning Commission Decision approving a request for preliminary approval of a Planned Unit Development (PUD) including creation of 5 new parcels from a 4-acre parcel located in the Light Commercial (C1) Zone. The Planning Commission approved the request for preliminary approval of a Planned Unit Development following a public hearing on the matter on May 15, 2003 which was continued from the May 1, 2003 public hearing. The decision was appealed to the Board of Commissioners for a de novo hearing under Section 2.170 of the Curry County Zoning Ordinance.
Subject Property and Owner:
Applicant: Jim Capp, Western Land Use
Property Owner: Brother 4, LLC
land use requests under the provisions of the Curry County Zoning Ordinance #94-15, Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance and Land Division Ordinance, for the following applications:
A-0303/AD-0333-Filed by Jim Capp, Western Land Use Services, Agent for Brothers 4, LLC-An appeal of an Administrative Decision by the Director to approve a request for Conditional Use Approval for a Planned Unit Development on property in the Light Commercial (C-1) Zone. The subject property is located adjacent to the intersection of Highway 101 and West Benham Lane within the Brookings Beach Urban Growth Boundary.
THIS IS A WESTBROOK HW3 ALSO IN FRONT OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION WHILE ROB ITZEN WAS A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION
2. AD-0401 is a request for conditional use approval to establish a single-family dwelling on property withing the Forestry/Grazing (FG) zone using the large tract (200 acre non-contiguous) test and to allow the proposed development within an area of potential geologic hazard as indicated by the Curry County Comprehensive Plan Inventory Maps. The property is a 1.38-acre parcel zoned (FG) with a Natural Hazard (NH) overlay zone. This application was submitted by Stuntzner Engineering & Forestry, LLC, agent for property owner, Westbrook Land & Timber, LLC/HW3 Development, Inc./D. Brattain et al. The subject property is identified in the records of the Curry County Assessor as Taxlot 310 on Map 41-13-14 and is located east of Highway 101 in the Harbor Hills area and within the Brookings Urban Growth Boundary. The Planning Director has referred this application to the Planning Commission.
#3 May 21, 2010
Aug. 18,2004 We Began the purchase process of our manufactured home ,using sales representative , Gloria Osborn. After completing the design and set up , We paid a down payment of $5,00.00 to secure lot #48, and $45.00 for a credit check. Next was home deposit agreement 9/17,2004 we agreed to pay $20,000.00 down and a $1,000.00 refundable deposit . The first issue we had was changing the schedule of payments 1 .Balance. of $238,509.00 due when home is completed by Emerald Coast Estates,inc.. On 9/17/2004 a payment of $21,000.00 was given to start the purchase and building process.
On 10/17/2004 Mr.David Itzen president of Emerald Coast Estates Inc. requested another payment of $72,000,00 to be wired to him as to continue the purchase process , contrary to our original agreement of the set up and purchase of our new home..This was to be a one time out of schedule extra payment , as to move forward with the set up , the payment would be required even though at the beginning of the contract only a down payment of $21,000.00 was required until completion of set up and inspection . To our surprise David Itzen contacted us again on 12/17/2004 and demanded another payment of $127,034.55 to be wired to him. On or about 12/28/2004 David Itzen called and demanded the final payment of $24,510.45 . But we told him no and we would make the final payment when the home was to be inspected and completed . David Itzen continued to pressure us to make the final payment of $24,510.45 ,So on 1/26 /2005 we paid the final
> payment because we felt that it would give us the ability to move out of the motel and into our new home .We found that even though we paid them in full ,we would not be able to move in until 2/15/2005. At this point we did a walk through and began a punch list of items needing to be repaired . Every thing but one item actually was repaired or replaced . the kitchen flooring was not installed correctly and the management took pictures and promised to repair or replace the flooring. this never happened . We have in writing that we would have been able to move into our home on or before November 15 ,2004 which was our promised date of completion. The contract stated 10 to 12 weeks set up for our home . We ended up waiting another 2 months at a cost of $1,981.00 to a motel . and David Itzen never offered to reimbursed for the 2 extra months .
#4 May 21, 2010
Next topic is the maintenance charges . we started out at $57.00 per month for the care of our lawns . and after a couple of years the increases started ,$ 59.00 per month then $75.00 per month and now $100.per month . we feel it is just a different way to raise our lease .
We were promised a community center of approximately 4000 sq feet, and a double lap lane covered heated pool. My wife had been a swimmer for 23 years averaging at least 4 times a week, she had been invited to join a master swim team in our previous home locating .In exchange in what we were told by the sales staff of Emerald Coast Estates we were given approximately a 2,000 sq foot community center, which was not completed until May of 2008. For the double lap heated pool we received a small exercise pool that has not been completed due to many excuses. Promises promises.
We should not have paid for these amenities which were supposedly inclusive in our lease payment . Had we known this we would have never purchased a home in Emerald Coast Estates. In the mean time Emerald Coast Estates has moved there sales office into the community center and taken up approximately 1/3 of the total area .The street sign outside gives no reference to the community center ,but only to the sales office .The community center is to small to hold a park function in. It is to small with only having 44 home sites complete out of a total of 80 lots.
When at the beginning we sat down and began signing the lease agreement and rules and regulations ,we were asked to initial each page while being told it is just a standard lease agreement . we did not feel the need to read every word ,because we were told not to worry about it ,that by moving into the community we were making a great choice and everything would be wonderful .this too was another mistake not questioning the truthfulness of the housing consultant and the park owner David Itzen.
#5 May 21, 2010
Another issue ,for 4 years we were able to park on the street being mindful of driveways and not blocking right of ways .all of a sudden this was no longer acceptable ,rules and regulations prohibited this .This creates a major problem for some of the residents having to walk any great distance from a parked car ,or in implement weather. Streets are wide enough for parking against the sidewalk side and plenty of room for emergency vehicles to pass per Oregon State requirements for on street parking . As per rules and regulations were told the county doesn't allow on street parking . The county has no jurisdiction on private property.We feel this is just another way of using there ability to enforce power over each resident with in the park. We have found that every time any home owner pushes back against the park owners they implement another strict rule.
Rules and regulations state we are not allowed to sublease our homes , but Mr. Jim Allen a housing consultant with in the park that owns his home is allowed to sublease . Rules and regulations also state all recreation vehicles must be parked only in RV storage area and at first we were not to be charge to store any RV's it would be inclusive , other than any area that would be under a cover would have a nominal charge but now we are charged $50.00 per month, even though they never built any type of cover . Mr Jim Allen ,and another owner of space # 80 has there recreation vehicles parked at there home site .and not being charged to do so. a few other home owners have enough space to adequately park a recreation vehicle at there own home site, but are not allowed to do so. favoritism for special people runs rampant.
Site improvement disclosures as per request have never been given to most of the residents, a few of the first people that moved into the park did receive there site improvement disclosures.We began to see many charge discrepancies between each residents purchases, We feel this is why the park owners refuse to release our disclosures.Yet state law states any improvement or contract larger that $2,000.00 must be disclosed and some of the things we were charged for were not completed , I have approximately $120,000.00 in these so called improvements which I have no record of nor can justify these charges.Having not had or giving the time to read all this literature involved in trusting the sales people we were dealing with ,led to abundant miss representation and lies and deceit . The Old Bate and Switch
We too received warning of eviction for putting up for sale sign on our porch railing and not inside our front window, 5/27/2008. the management wrote it up as the sign being on a fence not the house. The for sale sign from century 21 was not a good color to be seen from our front window so we put another sign with red outline in another window and received a vacate for cause 20 day notice to evict, and a deadline notice to remove sign or face eviction. Now the park owners have placed 2 very tall welcome banners at the front of the gate and multiple open house( A ) framed and for sale signs and directions to the sale office (Community Center). yet we can only place a small sign of there size and design, and they have changed the placement of the for sale signs too in or on the window only each home.
#6 May 22, 2010
this is a section from the curry county reporter what a joke
the part of the Itzen campaign about being at a critical stage is a load of bunk . nothing is happening in phase 2 because nothing is selling and the price per empty lot is way to high .and the leases are also way to high with nothing inclusive
A candidate would have needed at least 50 percent of the vote to avoid a fall runoff. The race was non-partisan although La Bonte is a Democrat and both Itzen and Smith are Republicans. The demographics of the election are unclear at this point, but it appears that Itzen and Smith split the Republican vote. La Bonte, who is very popular in north county from her time as commissioner, may have also siphoned off some votes that otherwise would have gone to Smith. La Bonte, from Gold Beach, and Smith from Port Orford, also probably split the central and north county votes.
It will be interesting how the election plays out in the fall – especially who takes Smith's voters.
La Bonte ran a very aggressive election with her own web site. Itzen ran a less aggressive campaign because he and his brothers are at a critical stage in the development of Phase II of Emerald Coast Estates.
#7 Jun 14, 2010
wow what a story its scary that some people actually are so greedy as to bait and switch an elderly couple purchasing a home . this couple should send a copy to the state attorney general ,
Consumer Protection Hotline 1-877-877-9392
#8 Jun 23, 2010
time to place your signs on your property for Lucie La Bonte . and if anyone living in a trailer park with rules saying you can't place your signs . tell your landlord he or she can not stop you
ORS. 90.755 (2)
time to put Lucie back in as a commissioner to stop the rampant disregard of policy by one of the current commissioners . and bring financial stability back to Curry County . Lucie isn't a person that can be intimidated by anyone using the good ol'e boy style of politics . so lets NOT elect another one of the good ol'e boys (( IT#*N )) it would be just another back room deal maker for personal profit and special good ol'e boy agenda .
Lucie will work for all the people of Curry County , not just the few wanna be developers , in dangering things like the wetlands just to make a personal profit
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