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Attorney: ‘Do what’s best for the community’

April 28, 2013

SALEM — Brian Macala, the attorney for the owners of the TanFastic building in downtown Salem, said his clients are “more than willing to cooperate and do what’s best for the community....

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Beaumont

Apr-28-13 7:22 AM

Sure sounds like the 5th amendment is working for the people, what people? What do you think (Concerned)?

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concerned

Apr-28-13 8:17 AM

Like the mayor said the city does not own the buildings. The city is doing everything they can. They are following the due process of law. My guess is, if those that are not happy with the process was the ones that owned one of the buildings in this case, that they would suddenly change their mind and they would appreciate what we have instead of mocking it.

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ladybug

Apr-28-13 8:36 AM

For all those worried about due process of law. The Smiths failed to honor their own agreement"settlement" of Feb, 2012 . Giving them 6 months to make or start repairs,

The case had to be refiled in Sept 2012 because of this failure to follow the law "agreement"

The only change i see is the public is fed up with the city,and owners of both bldgs for letting this go on for almost 5yrs,

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ladybug

Apr-28-13 8:38 AM

It has now turned into a eyesore,public nusence,and most of all a saftey hazard.

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Beaumont

Apr-28-13 8:40 AM

Sounds as if the owners made a bad investment and the public is made to live with a safety problem. Not mocking just wondering who does it protect as you stated.

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concerned

Apr-28-13 9:26 AM

It protects each of us individually. If you are a property owner the government can not just come in and demand what you have to do with your property without going thru the due process of law. Would you really want it any other way? O Lady bug before you get off on a tangent the going back to court after the six months was up is part of the process. If you were the Smith's would you bear full responsibility of something if you thought someone else was partially liable. My guess is you would not do anything any different than they are doing. When the courts get around to determining who is responsible the situation will get resolved. If anything you guys should be upset with the court system not the parties involved. They are going about this in the proper manner.

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Beaumont

Apr-28-13 9:54 AM

But if you do not know what you are buying when you buy a property. Sorry about your luck. I only hope no one gets hurt, it would be sorry for there luck. Do the right thing if you have money to eat then fix it! The only thing they are thinking about is the money not the law.

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ladybug

Apr-28-13 10:03 AM

Why did it take until 2012 for something that begain in 2008 to make such a so called discovery ?

We are beyond finding whose responsible for repairing each bldg,

We now have the city involved because it has become a safety hazard,

It's time to quit the tug of war,get the mess cleaned and fight over whose paying for it later

Or maybe getting the city involved in a lawsuit over injury or damages would make you feel better .

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ladybug

Apr-28-13 10:07 AM

Seems like the only concern here is whose responsible for the damages at the Butler.Not the fact the condition of the bldg next door has reached a oint it might not be able to be fixed,

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concerned

Apr-28-13 10:14 AM

Beaumont There in lies the problem. Whose money is going to be used? If they would agree to share the cost and pay for their own damage to their buildings that they both have then it could be settled, but apparently there is some question as to who is liable. Until that gets resolved nothing will get done unless it collapses. It is not as easy as some would like to make it. I am not a lawyer but I am guessing if one or the other party assumed responsibility, they could be held liable for the damages that have been done to the other parties building. Yes I am sure they both are thinking about the money. Seriously would you do anything different?

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ladybug

Apr-28-13 10:17 AM

By law : The Fire Dept has the right to tell the owner to fix or tear down the bldg.

That won't change !

Thats why it's shut down and no-one can enter the bldg without approval.

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ladybug

Apr-28-13 10:20 AM

Yea ! Got this information back in 2008 and went to a lawyer then before condition reahed this point..Apperantly they where assuming responsiblity up until 2012 when repairs had been made to the Butler.

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ladybug

Apr-28-13 10:27 AM

Whose going to be responsible if it collapses and causes damages or personal injury ?

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concerned

Apr-28-13 10:32 AM

Whose going to be responsible if it collapses and causes damages or personal injury ?

A court of law, because there is going to be a lawsuit. And it will probably take years to get settled. Darn court system!!

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Beaumont

Apr-28-13 10:34 AM

Who ever let the sale of the property go through without a full property search. I as a buyer would not let this happen. Bad business. I should bite the bullet.

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ladybug

Apr-28-13 10:36 AM

Darn court system.

And part of that law suit won't include the city and our precious tax dollars ?

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Beaumont

Apr-28-13 10:43 AM

Must go watching Sen. Lindsey Graham getting his gun and gun belt ready to jump into Seria. Let's go Lindsey you take the point! Sorry fix the building.

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ladybug

Apr-28-13 10:50 AM

Got a point Beaumont,

They can't take care of their own buss, sure like micro manag, eveyone elses the

Didn't any of them log to leave after they got the air line situation taken care of,.

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concerned

Apr-28-13 11:07 AM

Talk is cheap. I am betting you would not do anything different if you were standing in the shoes of either of these two property owners.

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concerned

Apr-28-13 11:25 AM

Ladybug says: By law : The Fire Dept has the right to tell the owner to fix or tear down the bldg.

It still requires due process of law to get it done.

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Beaumont

Apr-28-13 11:34 AM

"Talk is cheap. I am betting you would not do anything different if you were standing in the shoes of either of these two property owners." Not standing in there shoes and who would buy a building in downtown Salem, must have easy money to spread around.

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concerned

Apr-28-13 11:58 AM

Beaumont I wouldn't buy a building downtown either. Like I have said before I am not supporting either party. I am just defending the system that we have in place that protects all of us. The law must apply to all or it does not apply at all. The legal process will resolve the problem.

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ladybug

Apr-28-13 12:15 PM

The process was started with the fire dept.In apr 2011 the city filed suit and then dropped it on what they thought was a settlement

Apr 2011 until Feb 2012 is 11 months.They didn't find out about the commonwall until 2012 sometime,

telling me they had no intention of fixing the bldg,

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ladybug

Apr-28-13 12:18 PM

This is why the Boston bomber unless he waves his rights will never see the death penalty for yrsif ever

Costing the Amer. tax millions in appeals,

So this is our system.Dodge and delat tactics

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Beaumont

Apr-28-13 12:18 PM

you are correct. Some people care only about number one not the community!

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