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Sherman Hills Agrees To Fines

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WILKES-BARRE — A troubled apartment complex in Wilkes-Barre has agreed to pay a fine for not complying with rental inspection regulations.

The Sherman Hills complex agreed to pay $17,000 to the city for violations of rental inspection rules.

The fine is less than the $33,000 the city initially wanted to fine the complex, but the city says as soon as the fine was imposed, Sherman Hills management took the necessary steps to correct what was wrong.

5 comments

  • Pete Habel

    So in essence nothing has been done. What about the Video surveillance, the lighting around the complex, the 24/7 police presence or at least security guards? The company that owns Sherman Hills owns MANY other slum complexes and $17G is a joke.. they make much more per month through government subsidies….looks like the Mayors office will take the pittance and close his eyes to what is going on at Sherman Hills/Interfaith.

  • Dr. RothEisenSteinBerg

    Why does this story not give us a recap of the “violations”? It seems some people are going to assume that this is about crime, but I see no mention of what regulations were violated.

  • Joe Schmoe

    Now, where does that amount of money go? Since the inspections and ordinances are supposed to be revenue neutral, it seems either Wilkes-barre spent $17,000 enforcing these policies/violations OR they just made a ton of money doing nothing. This money isn’t going back to “fix” any of these crime issues, just into the city’s kiddie. SO, the policing has been effectively pushed onto the landlords shoulders and in the end, the song remains the same: pay us and we go away, we aren’t really concerned with “fixing” the problem. We’ll take your money and have a nice day.

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