Fed Up

Morristown, TN

#1 Aug 7, 2008
Is anyone esle out there fed up with the slums that have sprung up in old apartments and houses in Morristown? City Council ought to charge the landlords/owners every time a cop car has to roll to these places to protect the rest of us. Who are these people profiting at everyone else's expense? Is everyone powerless/afraid to do anything about it before Morristown is unredeemable?
Slum lord are scum

Miami, FL

#2 Aug 7, 2008
Wish they would pass a law holding these slum lords responsible for their tenants actions. The people living around these places are the ones that have to suffer while the slum lords cash in. You can have and try to maintain a nice home and see your property value ruined by this. Most of the ones I know have multiple properties and are misers that refuse to make repairs or upkeep their properties. The end result is drunks, drug dealing, hell raising and the like that the surrounding neighbors have to suffer with. The slum lords would never tolerate it where they live.
Farm fun

Dillon, SC

#3 Aug 7, 2008
City Council? Yeah Right. Rick Trent aka Ricky Rent is one of the worst.
Mtownie

Morristown, TN

#4 Aug 7, 2008
Him and Sawyer
disgusted

Morristown, TN

#5 Aug 7, 2008
Mark Sawyer is the worst! Have you been down Economy Rd. lately? He brings them in in groves and could care less about what he and others like him are doing to Morristown. There was a time when you could drive down the road at 10 am and everything was quiet. Now you can drive down that same road at 10 am and see 3-5 grown male mexicans sitting on the fence posts just checking out the neighborhoods. Now you can't tell me they are here legally and are not up to nothing. Also, why is the city govenment not doing anything about the condition of these appartments. It is beginning to look like little Mexico City slums. Wow we've come a long way Morristown. Thanks Sawyer and city government!6957
BTK

Pittsburgh, PA

#6 Aug 7, 2008
Farm fun wrote:
City Council? Yeah Right. Rick Trent aka Ricky Rent is one of the worst.
There was a fire at one of Rick Trents rentals and it was reported it Illegals in the house. He showed up at the local paper making sure the owner of the house was never reported. Good job Rick!!
Mtownie

Morristown, TN

#7 Aug 7, 2008
disgusted wrote:
Mark Sawyer is the worst! Have you been down Economy Rd. lately? He brings them in in groves and could care less about what he and others like him are doing to Morristown. There was a time when you could drive down the road at 10 am and everything was quiet. Now you can drive down that same road at 10 am and see 3-5 grown male mexicans sitting on the fence posts just checking out the neighborhoods. Now you can't tell me they are here legally and are not up to nothing. Also, why is the city govenment not doing anything about the condition of these appartments. It is beginning to look like little Mexico City slums. Wow we've come a long way Morristown. Thanks Sawyer and city government!6957
I am not usually a fan of eminent domain but I think our city as a whole would be better off if the city took over those apartments and redeveloped them so they would provide a bigger tax base (and one fewer slum). At least bill Sawyer for the costs of answering MPD calls there.
bjt

Morristown, TN

#8 Aug 7, 2008
Mtownie wrote:
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I am not usually a fan of eminent domain but I think our city as a whole would be better off if the city took over those apartments and redeveloped them so they would provide a bigger tax base (and one fewer slum). At least bill Sawyer for the costs of answering MPD calls there.
I think we tried that at one time, took the homeowners property and developed projects with
federal grants. The sucess of that program is
questionable. Some of the properties that homeowners had to give up, were dozed and lay
undeveloped and off the tax rolls for years.
Watch-Dog

Morristown, TN

#9 Aug 8, 2008
Rick Trent "The Ticket Man"
Mark Sawyer "Daddy-In-Law's Shirt Tail"
Howard Goan

Morristown, TN

#10 Aug 8, 2008
What does Ticket Man mean?

Who is Mark Sawyer's father in law?
aaa

Morristown, TN

#11 Aug 8, 2008
Harold Nichols
Disgusted

Morristown, TN

#12 Aug 8, 2008
Mark and Rick like myself are Morristown businessmen. Please stop hating on all the successful people in this town. I have read many posts on here in the last few days and am disgusted at the few who seem to live on here and have no life of their own but can manage to degrade everyone else's efforts in life. This site seems to be nothing more than an online high school hallway!
aaa

Morristown, TN

#13 Aug 8, 2008
This is not "hating" on these guys-just the truth. They are making it possible to bring down the whole community. Just ask a few cops and see if they wouldn't prefer not to have to deal with these places. And it isn't just the two mentioned above. This issue is a real problem and should be addressed.
FedUp

Morristown, TN

#14 Aug 8, 2008
Disgusted wrote:
Mark and Rick like myself are Morristown businessmen. Please stop hating on all the successful people in this town. I have read many posts on here in the last few days and am disgusted at the few who seem to live on here and have no life of their own but can manage to degrade everyone else's efforts in life. This site seems to be nothing more than an online high school hallway!
As a homeowner who's quiet neighborhood has been swamped with Hispanic renters, thus driving down the value of not only my home but all those around me, I have no problem "hating" what you so-called successful business men are doing to this small town. If chasing the almighty dollar is more important to you than making sure that the residents and legal taxpayers of this community are protected and can continue to contribute to the well-being of it, then I for one will go out of my way to spend my hard earned cash somewhere else. Keep in mind that I don't have to spend my money in Morristown, and I have no problem whatsoever of depriving you of my paycheck. If more people would stand up and make their voices heard, then the slum lords would have nobody to rent to, thus killing two birds with one stone.
Jeff McDaniel

Morristown, TN

#15 Aug 8, 2008
I totally agree with you FedUp. Although your still not going to hurt them or their paycheck. They are selling their souls and the welfare of their children for the dollar. It wont affect them until 20 Mexicans pool their checks and buy a house next to them in their gated community.

Oh wow, and theres my name Disgusted.
Wont you be my neighbor

Morristown, TN

#16 Aug 9, 2008
FedUp wrote:
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As a homeowner who's quiet neighborhood has been swamped with Hispanic renters, thus driving down the value of not only my home but all those around me, I have no problem "hating" what you so-called successful business men are doing to this small town. If chasing the almighty dollar is more important to you than making sure that the residents and legal taxpayers of this community are protected and can continue to contribute to the well-being of it, then I for one will go out of my way to spend my hard earned cash somewhere else. Keep in mind that I don't have to spend my money in Morristown, and I have no problem whatsoever of depriving you of my paycheck. If more people would stand up and make their voices heard, then the slum lords would have nobody to rent to, thus killing two birds with one stone.
Amen Amen my neighbor hood is begining to look like a small town in mexico.I'm just waiting for my water to be so nasty that I can't drink it for the transformation to be complete.
havenoclue

Morristown, TN

#17 Aug 9, 2008
Morristown is like every other town in the US...overflowing with Hispanics, both legal and illegal. Hispanics now out number the black population and the greedy politicians want the Hispanic votes so they will not do anything about them.
Now, I have nothing against Hispanics IF they are here legally and paying taxes like the rest of us. But when there are 10 of them living in a house or apartment, all getting paid in cash, it is the rest of us who suffer. I have nothing against a buisness person making an honest living...but being a slum lord and ruining a great small town for everybody should be ILLEGAL!!
fed up

Arcadia, SC

#18 Dec 4, 2013
i am fed up with mark sawyer. I rent one of his aparments off southern. THE IS A SLUMLORD. he wont fix anything. There is black mold in my daughters room, my bathroom floor is rotting through, the pipes leak REALLY BAD and he wont fix none of it, and he told me if i fix it, im just shit outta luck on my money back he wont even take it off my rent. Mark sawyer sucks...

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