Illegal foreclosure allowed by judge
The city has done it again. An illegal foreclosure and the demolition of a historic building. The foreclosure issued by Judge Reed was illegal. He foreclosed on back taxes.
The back taxes were dismissed in the Federal Bankruptcy Court by Judge Mary Ann Whipple on Feb. 2, 2010.(Case 09-31331.) James Link and the assistant prosecutor filed to reopen the former bankruptcy proceeding that occurred before the bankruptcy case. Link was well aware that the taxes had been dismissed, yet he proceeded to file in Judge Reed’s court again. The taxes alleged was for sidewalk repair over 10 years ago for $17,000.
Ohio Law also states there is a statue of limitations for cities to collect taxes within six years and after they cannot go to court to try to collect. That total they claimed was over $40,000. But, they were dismissed by a federal court that over rides local courts. So the legal case now into an illegal demolition continues.
Judge Reed ignored a motion to reverse the foreclosure stating it was based upon the former foreclosure before the bankruptcy. Lima needs change. Two term limits for elected officials would be a beginning. Mayor Berger has been in office 25 years. Under two terms he would be gone with a new person running the city. Vote out all incumbent officials. That is the change needed. Wake up Lima. No more going downhill. Only you can make changes to restore Lima. Link is no longer treasurer!
— William Dakota, Lima