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Commentary on issues regarding property rights, this blog relays information on events past, present, and into the future in Northeast PA (USA). While facts are presented, an opinion may be thrown in the mix to make things more interesting. Corrections are welcomed by using the comments -  as long as we see documents to back it up.

As far as the comment part of this blog, we appreciated hearing from people literally all over the world! We generally don't publish the comments though because this is a local blog. Even so, comments published are rare unless they add to the story or a correction is needed and information sent was confirmed. Glad you're enjoying it though! We STILL have some freedoms here and intend to exercise them at will!

We're BACK!

Now that the Arctic Circle has retreated, it's time to get down to business.

It's official now that NEPALTA is a member of PROA, the Pennsylvania Residential Owners Association as a local chapter serving Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, and surrounding communities. The connections we have provide quite a reach and becoming a member of NEPALTA provides the additional benefit of being part of PROA. There is a yearly fee, but it's quite low when you consider  the benefits.

At any rate, we are making progress in helping Duryea create a common sense approach to their version of the Property Maintenance Code which applies to all buildings. Since there is NO requirement for boroughs/towns/cities to adopt the code as it is, the PA Borough Code suggest creating a custom version. Common sense dictates that when you have a financially depressed area (thanks to the Chamber Of Commerce bozos) you can't adopt the code as it is written because everyone will be homeless.

Pittston: "I mean people, can't we all just get along?" Apparently not... well, we'd like to think we can - in fact we'll try to open up a channel for communications over their rental inspection ordinance and the infamously bizarre Chronic Nuisance Ordinance which really applies to ALL buildings...yes - single family homes - you too. Since they adopted a strict version of the Property Maintenance Code, they ALREADY have the means for inspections on properties unfit for habitation. So why inspect NEW rentals? This couldn't possibly be a form of a tax, would it? This would be one of several topics to discuss hoping to work through civilly or work our way up in Commonwealth Courts. If I were Pittston's insurance company, I'd pay attention...profit is a good thing and having careless clients is hazardous to your wealth!

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