Monday, August 15, 2016

Rental Registration Would Be Good For City, Jennings Says | WWNY TV 7

    I had suggested over a year ago the City put together a list of the most egregiously poor properties, but there was no interest in it then...Now the City wants to go after the "bad apples".
       Let's see the list.
Councilman Stephen Jennings (R) with Jeff Cole
 
Rental Registration Would Be Good For City, Jennings Says | WWNY TV 7 - News, Weather and Sports for | Local News

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, golly gee...all this commie wants is "someone the city can communicate with when there's a problem." How about contacting the same place you send the outrageous tax bill??? And if you think this is a reasonable goal that will improve the city, then why not register the owner occupied homes too? Surly they are not exempt from having the owner leave town or live out of state for the winter. In fact, most of the distressed properties in the city are just that, single family homes where the owner moved out of state and left it for the bank. And what if the owner doesn't live out of state but had to go live in an assisted living home? We don't know where to contact that owner either. And then what if the contact can't be contacted?!?!?! We better require two contacts for every property.

Like this is really going to entice outside investors to buy the crap homes in the city that no one around here wants. Good job Jennings. You have endeared yourself with Beasley and DANC. Hope that gets you a big county raise or something.

Anonymous said...

Ogdensburg should do the same thing , too many junk rentals pollute the River City !!

Anonymous said...

He is clearly a puppet of the First Presbyterian pulpit.

Anonymous said...

Just lost my vote and many, many others.

Anonymous said...

So Jennings is a Republican ?

Anonymous said...

Junk rentals are one thing, but air conditioning? I'm sixty two years old, on disability, can't stand up. But I've lived through these years and this heat wave without anyone giving me free air conditioning. Not everyone gets to live near the golf course, shop at the PX, or get tax breaks others don't get. I still have my integrity. No one needs give me freestuff.

Anonymous said...

Why does Jennings hate soldiers?

The absentee slumlord of the property across from me is/was a soldier.

I imagine IF Jennings discovers that an appreciable number of "problem" properties are linked to Ft Courage, all this talk of registration will die on the vine.

Anonymous said...

Who are these renters that are afraid to complain about the terrible conditions they are living in? What are they afraid of exactly? Renters speak with their feet. There are plenty of housing options available these days. There is a glut of rentals in and around the City. Renters who don't like the conditions just move someplace better. Landlords who don't take care of their properties end up without tenants and in foreclosure. Then the properties are bought by investors who fix them up. This inspection program is government bureaucracy that we don't need right now. And renters aren't going to let government inspectors enter their units for inspections.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Black Square frames is in way over his head on this one. The legalities of this alone will bury the city in more CITY ATTORNEY Legal fees. How about bringing the city streets up to code first!! This will cost him in the next election.

Anonymous said...

I've heard pop corn farts that make more sense than this guy.

Anonymous said...

Built a wall so these bad landlords can't get into our city

Anonymous said...

There is a reason Jennings got trounced in the mayoral primary and he is ripe to get trounced in the next council election.

Anonymous said...

How about these fat cat politicians take a look in the mirror.
We've been without a fountain for a year.
The pool in the park is just about caving in.
Sidewalks are crumbled.
Watertlines are bursting.
Quite the empty lot on vanduzee street still
What about the lot from bar they tore down for no reason? Time to seize that for restitution and let someone develop it.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you can push people only so far. I saw Mr. Doldo speak in opposition of the proposed law at the council meeting tonight. It appears to me that some of the city old guard are getting a little fed up with this council. Could Mr. Doldo be one of the rumored businessman considering a council run??

Anonymous said...

Well cudos to Mr. Doldo for standing up and calling out Stephen Jennings and his idiotic new legislation. Mr. Doldo is the kind of man we need on the council. We need some local muscle up there standing-up for us long time citizens who are sick & tired with this useless city council & city manager. All they are good for is more wasteful spending, more idiotic regulation and more sub par leadership. Which equals good for nothing.

Anonymous said...

@4:23 PM

Same in my area. Just in my street and around the corner two properties abandoned by Soldiers and by the way a dog and couple of cats too. They leave animals and houses behind.
Since a couple of years there are new laws , that makes it easier for soldiers when they change duty station to get out of their responsibility for the houses they bought. This law also encourages soldiers to buy and then let the property run down. as they now , they will leave it behind soon.
In the property section of the Sunday WDT, there are some days every second and third property in Watertown in foreclosure, as in taken back by the banks through a referee or given back to the VA.

Anonymous said...

how about the businesses which close down in the winter or snow birds who go south for the winter too. What if their houses are left or business is left without a contact and there is a problem.. Should they be included too?
I really cant believe, yes I can, that macaluso isnt on board with this because this is the most (almost) ridiculous idea I have ever heard of. But, watch and see, it will pass through with the rodeo in town and the new law will only make for more work and employees to be hired to enforce it, so now here goes the budget again.. Lose some and add some more.. thats progress.

Anonymous said...

We all should be put in a county home to be kept safe! That's the man's idea. Get way from our homes!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Doldo for council??? What the hell are you thinking?
He has no personality and would just fill the pockets of his crone's who support him or he drinks with. He could really help reduce blight in the city. Look at his buildings on Clinton St which his business are located in. The windows are filled with junk, boxes and the shades are even falling or hanging off the tract, and inside the medical arts building there is more stains in the ceiling and mold than some of the landlord buildings we are worrying about. Wonder why he is a NO. He cant fix his own.
Mr. Square glasses needs to think of some other safety items which need attention..