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Property tax increases alarm Lincoln Heights Block Club residents- an appeal to Cuyahoga County and City representatives for relief

Property tax increases alarm Lincoln Heights Block Club residents- an appeal to Cuyahoga County and City representatives for relief

To the editor:

Letter to Cuyahoga County Council and Cleveland City Council

Dear President Brady, Councilwomen Conwell, Councilman McCormack, 

Other Distinguished Members of Cuyahoga and Cleveland Councils :

(Plain Press, September 2018)     I have spent several days putting together the attached spread sheet of just a very small portion of Tremont.

We are the Lincoln Heights Block Club, our service area is located in the midst of the Scranton Ave. Corridor, running from the Highway I-71 / I-90 to the east, West 25th to the west, Train Ave to the north, and Wade Avenue to the south.

I have concentrated on mostly owner occupied residential properties within the spread sheet. I did not include strictly commercial properties, known rental properties, apartment buildings, mixed use properties, and vacant land. Some addresses could not be reviewed on the County Data base. We reviewed 119 properties within the confines of our block club.

Our Block Club is one of the oldest within Tremont, and has dozens of lifelong, and long term constituents. Our Cleveland City Council representation changed with the last redistricting, prior to that we were located in Ward 14, but our current location is now in Ward 3.

We have been in contact with several news media outlets over the past week, but just finalized our data for review. Over 35% of our owner occupied residential properties are Hispanic families. Many others are either senior citizens, low income, or disabled.

We are part of Tremont, yes. But the demographics are similar to the Metro North Area (Tremont) and the Clark / Fulton Neighborhoods of Ward 14. The Metro North Area has seen either a property evaluation reduction in value or a minimal increase in values averaging only 10%. Our service area, while only a mile north has averaged over a 50% increase.

Many properties have doubled (100%) and dozens have seen increase close to 200% or even larger topping out at over 400%. Only 1 property listed on the spread sheet had a decrease in value and a couple had less than 10% increases.

We had a special gathering last night (August 8th), all property owners are very concerned that these property evaluation increases are extreme, out of line, and not in any conformity within the area. These increases if upheld will provide irreparable harm to the property owners, create systemic gentrification, dismantle the diverse fabric of the Scranton Corridor, and force people to end up selling their properties.

Property speculators, land predators, and developers send weekly post cards and letters to property owners in our service area claiming to want to buy our properties. These communications further the paranoia that our elected officials and Cleveland City Planning  have plans to force residents out of there long term dwelling units.

Most properties have been in the same hands for generations. The property owners are mostly all working class, or living on small levels of retirements and fixed incomes. It would be a very large burden for the majority of them to follow the new County protocol and have an appraisal prior to August 31st. to contest the proposed increases.

Many residents are already on Homestead Exemptions, but are having struggles paying existing tax levels, monthly bills, property upkeep, medical expenses, and food. Larger families are significantly struggling to make ends meet.

We are hoping all elected officials can work together to get extensions to the County Protocol, and step in to assist the constituents. One major issue that has come up, with such a large Spanish speaking population several residents do not understand that their evaluations have gone up 50% or 100% and since Official Notifications are all in English, it is felt that this is quite discriminatory.

We have been in contact and are working with our local CDC, Tremont West Development Corp., and we have asked the Executive Director to request a Board Resolution that would address such large percentage increases in all of Tremont.

Henry P. Senyak

Chairperson Lincoln Heights Block Club

Editor’s Note: The spread sheet which indicates the percentage increases in property values proposed  by County Appraisers for houses in the Lincoln Heights Block Club area will be posted on the Plain Press website: http://www.plainpress.org.

Address Loation Owner of Record Current Value Proposed Value Increase
1 2528 Scranton Ave. Knoublauch $38,600.00 $107,700.00 179%
2 2522 Scranton Ave. Hillson $44,200.00 $123,900.00 180%
3 2516 Scranton Ave. Carabello $45,300.00 $71,900.00 59%
4 2510 Scranton Ave. Snell $31,200.00 $63,800.00 105%
5 2554 Scranton Ave. Rondon $76,,900.00 $135,600.00 76%
6 2536 Scranton Ave. Carmargo $75,600.00 $129,900.00 72%
7 2558 Scranton Ave. Tsambounieris $79,900.00 $131,000.00 64%
8 2568 Scranton Ave. Bradley $119,000.00 $201,500.00 69%
9 1726 Starkweather Ave. JBT Properties $55,000.00 $129.600.00 135%
10 1730 Starkweather Ave. Swyanyk #1 $62,300.00 $126,000.00 102%
11 2562 West 18th Pl. Swyanyk #2 $53,800.00 $106,500.00 98%
12 2578 West 18th Pl. Swyanyk #3 $55,800.00 $83,800.00 50%
13 2543 West 18th Pl. Skoropys #1 $62,600.00 $108,600.00 73%
14 2539 West 18th Pl. Von Alt $35,800.00 $105,100.00 93%
15 2527 West 18th Pl. Ramos $46,100.00 $110,300.00 39%
16 2523 West 18th Pl. Parks $54,900.00 $84,900.00 54%
17 2517 West 18th Pl. Warburton  $120,00.00 $110,100.00 (-8%)
18 2511 West 18th Pl. King $42,200.00 $79,700.00 89%
19 2505 West 18th Pl. Turczyk $52,600.00 $102,000.00 94%
20 2494 West 18th Pl. Hirzer $51,500.00 $95,300.00 85%
21 2502 West 18th Pl. Turczyk M. $38,100.00 $82,400.00 116%
22 2508 West 18th Pl. SN Capital $48,800.00 $76,300.00 56%
23 2514 West 18th Pl. I / A Inv. $50,400.00 $76,300.00 52%
24 2518 West 18th Pl. Skoropys #2 $36,600.00 $76,100.00 108%
25 2532 West 18th Pl. Skoropys #3 $46,800.00 $74,600.00 59%
26 2536 West 18th Pl. Rivera $83,900.00 $129,300.00 54%
27 2542 West 18th Pl. Armacher $52,900.00 $97,500.00 84%
28 2550 West 18th Pl Nellnack $54,900.00 $108,000.00 97%
29 2556 West 18th Pl. Varga $28,700.00 $61,300.00 114%
30 2586 West 18th Pl. Mealy $21,700.00 $72,500.00 234%
31 2628 West 18th Pl. Frederick $21,600.00 $54,400.00 152%
32 2531 Scranton Ave. Dowhaniuk #1 $32,100.00 $61,500.00 92%
33 2523 Scranton Ave. 2523 LLC $95,300.00 $104,100.00 9%
34 2517 Scranton Ave. Kaczor $79,300.00 $118,700.00 50%
35 2511 Scranton Ave. Carmagdo $81,900.00 $94,700.00 15%
36 2501 Scranton Ave. Gibson $232,200.00 $268,600.00 15%
37 2581 Scranton Ave. Tejada $76,700.00 $112,400.00 46%
38 2587 Scranton Ave. Spangler $22,600.00 $66,300.00 192%
39 2618 Scranton Ave Torres #1 $79,300.00 129,000.00 63%
40 2614 Scranton Ave. Torres #2 $52,700.00 $85,600.00 62%
41 2630 Scranton Ave. Harris $72,500.00 $142,700.00 97%
42 1618 Branch Ave. Topinges $83,400.00 $132,000.00 58%
43 2014 Barber Ave Carabello $82,500.00 $120,900.00 46%
44 2106 Barber Ave. OBI $32,200.00 90,000.00 179%
45 2114 Barber Ave. Lai $41,800.00 $240,600.00 475%
46 2211 Barber Ave. Andresik $19,300.00 $87,400.00 352%
47 2207 Barber Ave. Colon $48,400.00 $88,500.00 83%
48 2617 West 18th Pl. Coss $60,800.00 $81,300.00 34%
49 2622 West 18th Pl. Colon $50,900.00 $76,700.00 50%
50 2616 West 18th Pl. Ramerez $40,300.00 $88,700.00 120%
51 2610 West 18th Pl. Yelko $40,300.00 $91,400.00 125%
52 2643 West 18th St. Torres $49,200.00 $73,300.00 50%
53 2609 West 18th St. Fares $14,600.00 $80,900.00 455%
54 2605 West 18th St. Marra #1 $38,700.00 $73,000.00 90%
55 2599 West 18th St. Marra #2 $40,300.00 $71,500.00 77%
56 1802 Lamoille Ct. Hendershot $66,500.00 $116,200.00 75%
57 1812 Lamoille Ct. Feliciano $36,800.00 $71,800.00 95%
58 1900 Lamoille Ct. Koutsoulias $49,400.00 $62,400.00 26%
59 2539 West 19th St. Carrion $67,100.00 $103,000.00 54%
60 1900 Potter Ct. Roldan $50,500.00 $76,300.00 51%
61 2503 West 20th St. Hockabay $36,600.00 $69,500.00 90%
62 2493 West 20th St Was $168,100.00 $203,300.00 21%
63 2485 West 20th St. Naylor $59,000.00 $126,300.00 115%
64 2479 West 20th St. Pisarcik $30,400.00 $54,700.00 80%
65 2473 West 20th St. Osman $35,000.00 $57,700.00 65%
66 2427 West 20th St. Grad $27,900.00 $88,800.00 218%
67 1989 Moltke Ct. Flachbart $24,300.00 $55,900.00 130%
68 1987 Moltke Ct. King 31,600.00 $66,600.00 110%
69 1983 Molke Ct Miller 23,700.00 $59,300.00 150%
70 1614 Auburn Ave Adkins $61,000.00 $72,600.00 19%
71 1615 Auburn Ave. Vilk $49,500.00 $151,000.00 205%
72 1626 Auburn Ave. Kunde $82,100.00 $106,300.00 30%
73 1622 Auburn Ave. Russo $83,900.00 $107,700.00 28%
74 1620 Auburn Ave. Boyd $34,200.00 $56,700.00 66%
75 1613 Allman Ct. Dembie $60,600.00 $77,200.00 28%
76 1615 Starkweather Ave. Swerdlow $56,600.00 $86,100.00 52%
77 1623 Starkweather Ave. Green $61,000.00 $77,600.00 27%
78 1627 Starkweather Ave. Franko $73,100.00 $122,700.00 68%
79 1618 Starkweather Ave. Dowhaniuk #2 $83,000.00 $111,300.00 34%
80 1616 Starkweather Ave. Bernard $207,100.00 $248,400.00 20%
81 1545 Howard Ave. Carabello $83,800.00 $135.900.00 62%
82 2490 Scranton Ave. Carabello $65,400.00 $126,500.00 92%
83 2472 Scranton Ave. Rivera $67,100.00 $124,200.00 85%
84 2460 Scranton Ave. Hoffman $100,500.00 $141,000.00 40%
85 1807 Brevier Ave. Montenez $77,500.00 $134,900.00 74%
86 1812 Brevier Ave. Cooper $64,800.00 $120,000.00 85%
87 1811 Brevier Ave. Duirk $181,600.00 $226,700.00 25%
88 1815 Brevier Ave. Duffield $54,900.00 $88,700.00 62%
89 1820 Brevier Ave. Owen $49,300.00 $114,000.00 128%
90 1831 Brevier Ave. Beeler #1 $77,000.00 $174,400.00 127%
91 1830 Brevier Ave. Beeler #2 $35,600.00 $79,800.00 124%
92 1824 Brevier Ave. Sinreich $77,300.00 $130,400.00 69%
93 1816 Brevier Ave. Ziss $40,100.00 $85,500.00 113%
94 1808 Brevier Ave. Tyner $56,100.00 $239,100.00 325%
95 1804 Brevier Ave. Makaryk $12,800.00 $25,500.00 100%
96 1720 Brevier Ave. Rollonhagend $66,900.00 $227,400.00 240%
97 1825 Brevier Ave. Weckesser $61,000.00 $138,000.00 126%
98 1717 Brevier Ave. Banks $83,600.00 $131,800.00 57%
99 1713 Brevier Ave. Grovcutt $138,700.00 $140,600.00 2%
100 1718 Brevier Ave. Adkins $84,700.00 $134,700.00 59%
101 1612 Willey Ave. Delguyd $34,900.00 $102,100.00 194%
102 1529 Kenilworth Ave. Burgos $69,200.00 $92,500.00 34%
103 1518 Kenilworth Ave. Treska $101,300.00 $139,700.00 38%
104 1522 Kenilworth Ave. Smith $143,200.00 $153,600.00 7%
105 1526 Kenilworth Ave. Peters $139,100.00 $145,000.00 4%
106 2345 West 16th Pl. Mooros $68,900.00 $113,500.00 65%
107 2339 West 16th Pl. Massey $49,700.00 $58,700.00 18%
108 2335 West 16th Pl. Slimon $50,300.00 $68,600.00 37%
109 2329 West 16th Pl. Walker $54,700.00 $69,500.00 27%
110 2338 Scranton Ave. Kline $79,800.00 $108,000.00 35%
111 2334 Scranton Ave. Rosario $76,600.00 $119,000.00 55%
112 2328 Scranton Ave. Hurley $62,200.00 $96,300.00 55%
113 2324 Scranton Ave. Hedco $32,700.00 $95,000.00 190%
114 2322 Scranton Ave. Burda $34,900.00 $37,700.00 8%
115 2318 Scranton Ave. Ressler $52,000.00 $77,400.00 49%
116 2353 West 17th St. Pecjac $65,100.00 $122,300.00 88%
117 2339 West 17th St. Lincoln Partners $28,200.00 $83,900.00 197%
118 2331 West 17th St. Biglang-AWA $46,700.00 $62,500.00 34%
119 2321 West 17th St. Singer $34,800.00 $89,000.00 155%

 

 

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