The History of Spencer, NC
Purchase of Park Plaza Property and Park Design
March 2016-December 2018
NEARLY THREE YEARS OF NO CODE ENFORCEMENT
Town Manager Reid Walters instructs LMD to suspend all code violation citations concerning the largest code violator in the town’s history.
Violation of code § 160A-175. Enforcement of ordinances
If the Code Enforcement community would have been able to do their job the Park Plaza owner would be in violation of :
At some point in time between March 2016 and December 2018 the Town of Spencer bargained on price of portions of Park Plaza.
At some point in time Studio Wales Architecture is hired to design building REMODEL and park design.
At some point in time early on SWA (Studio Wales Architecture) and/or Town of Spencer officials discuss the issue that Dr. Washko property has an easement on four corners of the Park Plaza.
THE RUMOR MILL IN SPENCER STATES THAT THE EASEMENT WAS FOUND OUT ABOUT LATE IN THE PROCESS.
At some point early in the process a Town Official or/two told SWA to PROCEED with the design. (Disregarding the FACT there are deed restrictions) At the Town board meeting in March this fact came out of the mouth of the SWA individual putting on the computer display. THIS WAS NOT COMMON KNOWLEDGE.
I questioned this individual as to when they found out about the deed restriction. He stated before he was given the OK to start the project.
I questioned him about the additional cost and he stated $10,000.00.
My opinion: If the Town of Spencer officials would have included Dr. Washko from the beginning some kind of deal could have been worked out. But now because of the overbearing nature of the town manager and mayor the tax payers are left with a $10,000.00 bill we should not have to pay.
Below is a list of Town Officials that were in charge of our town at this time.
MEMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Jim Gobbel
Mayor Pro-Tem Sylvia
Our new Town Manager has done a great job getting to the bottom of Spencer's problems and working to get us back on track.
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