Sunday, August 9, 2015

Heritage House Inspection Questions Remain

On February 22, 2013, Sue Schwartz of the Greensboro Planning Department sent the following letter to then Deputy City Manager Jim Westmoreland concerning follow up inspections at Heritage House Condominiums.

Nowhere in that letter is there any mention of the $Millions upon $Millions of Dollars in structural repairs the City of Greensboro made claim to being necessary in late July of 2014. What was the figure-- $13 Million Dollars? $17 Million Dollars? $22 Million Dollars? $100 Million Dollars? $300 Million?

Who knows, might as well be making up numbers as there is no mention what-so-ever of any need for structural repairs of any amount. Could be anything the City wants it to be as long as the voters will believe it.

Interestingly enough, when Central Carolina Bank and Trust sold that very same building to a newly formed company named Heritage House 310, LLC in 2005 the City of Greensboro building inspectors who oversaw the conversion from Heritage Greene Retirement Home owned by Greensboro Housing, to Heritage House Condominiums, never noted any structural problems either.

Then there were the RUCO building inspections every single year from 2006 until 2014-- no structural problems ever noted. Not even one.

How can a concrete and steel building go from structurally perfect to  "$13 Million Dollars? $17 Million Dollars? $22 Million Dollars? $100 Million Dollars? $300 Million?" in needed repairs in just 1 year? Or even in just 9 years?

And not even one explosion, fire or natural disaster on record....

And no one in the main stream media has yet to address checks written to the City of Greensboro from an address owned in part by Greensboro Mayor Nancy Barakat Vaughan and a business owned by Paul Mengurt with which Nancy Vaughan and Don Vaughan are both partners. Wonder why that is?

Don't believe Nancy and Don are partners with Mengurt? Do your own  Public Information Request, ask for Mayor Vaughan's 2014 City Council Disclosure Form and then look up VM, LLC at the North Carolina Secretary of State.