Petition Tag - everett

1. Save 514 Wellington

You might recognize this magnificent home -- it has stood on the corner of Wellington Crescent and Kingway, right beside St Mary's Academy, since 1909.

It has housed a succession of notable Winnipeggers over the years, including the founder of the Grain Exchange and one of the first owners of the Free Press.

The most recent owner of this home, a former senator, has lovingly and meticulously maintained it for 40 years. Earlier this year, a businessman bought it under the pretense that he'd continue to preserve the house and use it as his family dwelling. However, after the sale went through, he revealed plans to destroy the house and landscaped lot and fill it with 24,000 sq. feet of curb-to-curb condominiums.

We believe that preserving our historic buildings is important because it helps preserve the character of Winnipeg in general. If you're proud of our city like we are, and you appreciate its tree-lined streets with beautiful homes, we hope you'll support us in our cause.

UPDATE: Wow! Thanks for all the support. If you'd like to stay updated, please "like" our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/save514Wellington/. Also you can check out our website for more pictures and details: http://www.Save514Wellington.com

2. Condemn House located at Hollar's Extension in West Providence Township

We, the undersigned, petition the supervisors of West Providence Township to condemn and have removed the house located at Hollar's Extension in West Providence Township in the town of Everett, PA.

This house was in a fire many years ago. No one has lived in it since that time. The owners purchased a mobile home and placed it on the property next to this burned out house. The house has been deteriorating since it burned. It now has broken windows, a front porch that is ready to cave in, and a roof that is rotting away.

This house is not only a nuisance, it is a hazard. Roofing is ready to fall off which could hurt an individual or damage others' property. The broken windows could entice individuals to try to enter the house and they could be injured. This house also attracts rodents and stray animals that can cause problems to other individuals living in the neighborhood.

This house hurts property values in the neighborhood. Many in the neighborhood have done improvements to their homes, only to learn that the property value has to be decreased because of this house. The tax value, however, remains the same on these properties. This devaluation is not fair to the rest of the individuals that live in this neighborhood.