City wants Oroville Inn in receivership

Full story: Oroville Mercury-Register

The city has filed a request with the Butte County Superior Court to put the Oroville Inn in receivership.
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GOOD OL BOY

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Dec 23, 2010
 

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MARY WESTON, Lets not forget that the tenants were awarded over $350,000 in there settlement against the BENEFIELDS for substandard housing and work related issues, LIFE SAFTY issues.Yes the City should take receivership and take the blight out of the Downtown. This really did change people's lives, I still have night mares about my dealings with that building and the BENEFIELDS. How is it that a human being can own property that hurts so many others and it takes over 10 years for something to happen to that property owner?? We all need to keep a close look out for these kind of people((SLUMLORDS)) they hurt everyone, the tax payer, the low-income-er our City.. Thanks Oroville and Dave
Tiffy

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Dec 23, 2010
 
That place just needs to be torn down!! Good grief what is wrong with people around here?!You have to wonder what kind of places they live in that they would think it is o.k. to have that place still standing.Rat infested hell hole to be exact.There are a number of others in the same area one being the old Town Tavern.Then we wonder why new business shun Oroville?
sherlock

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Dec 23, 2010
 
True, but it is a historic rat-infested hell hole. I used to be married to one.
laughing

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Dec 23, 2010
 
Sherlock, thank you for that laugh! I am still laughing. Thanks again.

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Dec 23, 2010
 
Ahh... the Roach Motel.
bonnie

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If the city doesn't want it then how about local businessman/women and do a co-owner ship with Oroville to fix it up. tax brakes. If it's historic. if it's too far gone. and the cost would put a burden on tax payers to fix. Take a vote and ask the people of Oroville/Butte County if they want to save this eyesore. Maybe if Oroville asks there local construction company's if they would help supply goods and services to rebuild the Old Oroville Inn. And become even co-owners of this building, And if they do that for the city Maybe the city could do something for them. to me that is a win win. You could then make it part Apartments, part hotel or what ever the City and Construction company's decide on.You could also use it for the two local high schools or the at risk kids to re-build it with the construction company's- but its probably full of asbestos and needs abated. Then you would need to find a abatement company to come in and do the abatement. And if the City takes this from this person they will be the owners and it would cost the city for the abatement. At this point you will Oroville/Butte County could not just knock it down because that in it's self would be hazardous to everyone living and working in Oroville. What to do,oh what to do about the Old Oroville Inn
Ima Sharkey Fool

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Dec 24, 2010
 

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Maybe we could make it into soccer fields!
PIC me

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Dec 24, 2010
 
Let PIC have it! Why not....we now have a tax funded kitchen store, bakery, clothing store....what do you think Bill can do with that property?
Marty

Oroville, CA

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Dec 24, 2010
 
Just go to the second floor of any and all these downtown buildings. IT'S JUST PLAIN NASTY !!!! It's not just the old Oroville Inn, these stores stink. And I do mean stink. I had a tour of a couple of these buildings (up stairs) Nasty, Nasty, nasty.
Matt

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Nov 27, 2012
 
Tiffy wrote:
That place just needs to be torn down!! Good grief what is wrong with people around here?!You have to wonder what kind of places they live in that they would think it is o.k. to have that place still standing.Rat infested hell hole to be exact.There are a number of others in the same area one being the old Town Tavern.Then we wonder why new business shun Oroville?
It was a great hotel many famous people attended it in the 1940's it needs to be restored
Matt

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Nov 27, 2012
 
I think it would be great to restore such a nice piece of oroville history instead of putting new junk like a roundabout or waste money on new stuff lets clean up and fix what we have first
mark

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May 21, 2013
 
That place may be rat infested but its historic an it needs to be restored no tearing it down I may be a child but its been put here for a reason and I'll fight till its restored to former beauty
Lisa Noonan

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May 22, 2014
 
I lived in that building for two yrs trying to get back on my feet. The last six month I lived there on my ceiling in the bedroom feel in exposing the rafters. Had no place to go and he would not pay for a motel. Said it get fixed in a few days. Had pigeons coming in daily. So I nailed blankets up. Then my cooler slash heater broke down so he had the manager come pull it from the wall leaving a huge hole to the outside. Two weeks later I have pillows stuffed in the hole because it was the middle of winter. Asked many times to be relocated was told none available. After six month of living that way I finally got another place after saving up. Worst kind of human being that man is.

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