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UPDATE: Board Agrees to Send Building Inspectors to Shelby Woods North

The Shelby Township Board of Trustees gave residents an update Tuesday night on the status of the Shelby Woods North consent judgment.

Attorney Rob Huth said he expects paperwork to be completed by the end of the week that will help the Shelby Woods North condominium owners.

“This document will give the township leverage it needs to get between the residents and the developer,” said Huth.

Several Shelby Woods North residents came to the podium and addressed the board about their concerns with the building and grievances with developer.

Residents said they recently received a $750 delinquent fee for the 2010 condo assessments; even the residents who moved in after 2010 are on the hook for the fee.

Shelby Woods resident Magdalena Leska said the fee will deplete her of her savings and ruin her credit if she can’t come up with the money.

“He (the developer) is going to destroy my life. Literally, I don’t have money. I put away money for taxes. What am I going to do,” she said as she became emotional at the podium.

“I would like to warn all condo owners out there at the flip of a dime," said Shelby Woods North condo owner Tom Delise.

At Treasurer Paul Viar’s suggestion, Supervisor Rick Stathakis said he will send inspectors out to the site to find out if there are any building violations.

To read more about the background of the consent judgment,

Jennifer August 18, 2011 at 06:12 PM
Maria, I do believe this is a Lassale Homes development. On the Shelby Woods North Website, it's states Lassale Homes and also on the truck outside the condos just as you mentioned. I think probably Caradonna and Scalabrino work for Lassale maybe. Not too sure. Somewhere along the way they must all be in it together with Lasalle being the flag ship, or in this case, "Barnacle Barge". Wow, what a mess. I drove in with my daughter today and the place looks very old, they don't look new at all and that pile of concrete was all to the side and left to be a health and safety hazard for residents. Those poor people. I too was at Kmart and a couple were talking about the issue in line while I waited. I didn't comment, just listened and then drove by. Unreal. It looks foreclosed already, so maybe Lassale needs to take a hike. Let the people have control, I"m sure they can do a much better job. I felt bad for the lady that said she came from Poland and he is destroying her. I can understand how these people are angry. I would be so angry and Lassale needs to be regulated. Also, I think it's nice the Shelby Citizen has some sympathy for the condo buyers, etc. It's great to see that side of you. I like your new photo too.
Stacy Vaden August 18, 2011 at 11:25 PM
At one time Lassale had a good reputation. It's sad to see them revert. I knew people that purchased homes from them years ago and they were nice. They must have gotten mixed up in the economy and their quality declined, Just like Jordache Jeans, at one time the brand to have, the next it's Guess, the next it's Seven-they are just old news it looks like and probably cutting as many corners at the expense of their home buyers. I think they probably like someone else said, hired the other two that Joseph Caradoni and Bill Scearbolino that then probably messed it up even further. At one point their homes were beautiful and their quality was great, but driving through Shelby North it looks like it foreclosed already, I have to agree with everyone on that! I wouldn't want to live there.
Stacy Vaden August 18, 2011 at 11:32 PM
Well Lassale needs to step up to the plate and help undo what they apparently did.
Michael Pikora September 13, 2011 at 12:53 AM
We never asked the Township to get involved. Not once. They got involved all by their grown up selves. Please explain why you keep stating that we want the Township involved? We never once asked for their help or advice. They made their decision and now we choose our action. We have every right to seek answers to questions...
Michael Pikora September 13, 2011 at 12:55 AM
The board did not seek out the builder, the builder sought out the board.....

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