Wooded Area Adjacent Unit B

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Reply Lincoln Park
4:49 PM on March 12, 2014 
FOR THE SAKE OF PEOPLE'S HEALTH, THE INDOOR & OUTDOOR AIR SHOULD BE TESTED AND HERE'S WHY:
The dryer buckets are not legal to my knowledge and there are reports about people getting Legionnaries Disease because of them. There is not proper ventilation in the building, and there are no vents in the utility room. It has been said that the entire building has ventilation issues.
Mold is throughout the building, with the basement and storage areas being a nightmare of different-colored molds. It appears as if the mold has been painted over with white paint. As long as you have these major cracks everywhere you will have mold and other air toxins.
Then you have the issues with the building, that it looks like it's sinking. The roof looks like it has problems with moisture and many areas do too. I was thinking about lead-based paint and things like asbestos, drywall and the insulation.
Then when you go to the exterior of the building. Since it has been stated there were sewer issues, what about those gases? What about the random fires that were in the Lincoln Park area fields? Local residents talked about gases coming from the ground. It could be anything from sewer gases to radon or more. We don't know; but we do know that the information about the random fires in the Lincoln Park field area further solidifies that this gas is present and dangerous. Testing should be done not only for the interior air but the exterior also.
Reply Wyomissing
10:03 AM on March 8, 2014 
SOIL TESTING - REASONS TO DEMAND IT!

The grounds are soft and in some areas your foot can even sink into the grounds.. The soil is often times moist in nature especially in a concentrated location near the wooded area adjacent to bottom lower unit. There are numerous unbridled weeds and trees in this location that remains unmaintained for approximately over a decade. The area has a sinkhole that is within feet of the said unit and has freestanding water which depths cannot be determined. Within the same proximity there are several sewage pipes and sewer man holes. A main sewer pipe is aid to go directly under the said unit also. This is a highly condensed area of sewer clusters and a known aquifer is located within yards of that and the said unit. Further it was reported in the mid 2000s that the sewer lines were worked on but apparently a backhoe that was brought in was not able to get into that area adjacent to the unit and woods. I believe that if the equipment could not be utilized for its intended purpose there is a more than likely hood that all repairs were either not completed or not completed correctly. This was told to current codes officer for the township who claims that he did not know who owned the wooded area land even though the township employed him at the time of repairs and the permit was issued. There are many issues with the wooded area as well and it could very possibly be that the sinkhole within feet of this said lower unit could be from broken or damaged sewer line. The damaged sewer lines could also be a reason for the soft, sinking grounds at the building complex as well. The freestanding water in the sinkhole should be tested for contamination as well. Within this wooded area there lays various debris which appear constructional in nature, industrial sand bags, plastic piping, nails, plywood, beams, railroad ties and boards (many which appear burnt and or moldy and saturated) macadam, also in large clump like form and tires. This area is not sanitary nor safe, this debris allows for West Mile Virus and other vermin. The concern of the sinkhole and debris was relayed by the township codes officer who claims that he heard an autistic child was playing in that wooded area and building a fort. The sinkhole in itself is a danger to anyone walking in that area let alone a special needs child. The sinkhole has expanded and the grounds appear weaker in that area. It is not known what the actual substance or contaminates are in that freestanding water. It must be inspected and investigated immediately. It was requested that this area be blocked off until it could be investigated but the formal request was not done. The only request the township codes enforcement officer made was to the condominium maintenance man to remove the tires. Further more we are also requested the surrounding grounds be tested as well Lincoln Park field area, was reported to have random fires and this could be possibly due to something in or coming from the grounds. We feel that we have summarized a few concrete reasons to demand the grounds be tested
Reply Kenhorst
1:09 AM on March 4, 2014 
I would think that a PERC TEST would be required and needs to be passed before construction is allowed. Do you know if this is on record anywhere? It sure seems to me that the spot this complex is built on would NOT pass a PERC TEST just by looking at the sink hole directly adjacent to the building. So, I am wondering how porous the ground is right beneath the building. On the township website it shows that Code enforcement does soil testing.

The entity that does the testing and investigation on this complex needs to be independent and outside the county. It is obvious to me and many others that there are all ready way too many cover-ups pertaining to this building and property. There are too many inconsistencies about this property.
Reply Lincoln Park
5:34 AM on February 21, 2014 
Much of the trash that is in the wooded area are items that are constructional. Many of the items like cider blocks, plywood, bricks and even tires were seen in the basement area. My theory is that someone at the condominium is dumping in the wooded area. The basement door is between the two ties and someone would be able to dispose of the items with easy access to the wooded area and discard unwanted items. .

My continued thought to my previous theory listed below; there has been much work done at the condominium complex that does not have permits and may require them. Could it be possible that this is how some of the unwanted materials are disposed of?
Reply West Reading
8:20 PM on February 16, 2014 
Stephen says...
there is a significant amount of trash disposal and rubbish directly adjacent to the Condominium's east wall. The trash and rubbish includes, but is not limited to the following: numerous motor vehicle tires, industrial sandbags, cinderblocks, disposed macadam, rotten and burnt pieces of wood, beams, railroad ties and several large pieces of plywood. Several large pieces of plywood are covering a sinkhole that is filled with freestanding water and the depth of the hole cannot be immediately determined. While the Township of Spring code enforcement officer was conducting a preliminary property maintenance inspection on January 8, 2014, he indicated that he heard there was an autistic child playing in this area and building a fort. Knowing that this area contains trash, rubbish, and a sinkhole filled with water should be extremely alarming. Due to this area's unsanitary and unsafe conditions, we have requested that this entire area be blocked off, marked with the appropriate posting(s), investigated, and remediated. Nothing has been done since the inspection to this area to date. The only request that codes enforcement made that day to the maintenance person at the condominium complex was to remove the tires. The maintenance person "John" claimed that this are was owned by the retirement village, "Penn's Crossing". I have concerns as to why the codes enforcement officer/sewage enforcement officer/zoning officer- would not know who owned this area. The maintenance person even communicated that when they tried to get the back hoe in that area to fix the sewer lines they could not. He holds all three positions so he should know who owns what, about the sewer lines and the problems in that specific area.

THIS PICTURE REALLY CONCERNS ME!! WAY TOO MUCH debris laying here!!! And it's still not blocked off in any way plus the tires are still there after 6 weeks of it being seen by the code enforcement officer who isn't doing his job apparently.
Reply Reading
7:35 PM on February 15, 2014 
there is a significant amount of trash disposal and rubbish directly adjacent to the Condominium's east wall. The trash and rubbish includes, but is not limited to the following: numerous motor vehicle tires, industrial sandbags, cinderblocks, disposed macadam, rotten and burnt pieces of wood, beams, railroad ties and several large pieces of plywood. Several large pieces of plywood are covering a sinkhole that is filled with freestanding water and the depth of the hole cannot be immediately determined. While the Township of Spring code enforcement officer was conducting a preliminary property maintenance inspection on January 8, 2014, he indicated that he heard there was an autistic child playing in this area and building a fort. Knowing that this area contains trash, rubbish, and a sinkhole filled with water should be extremely alarming. Due to this area's unsanitary and unsafe conditions, we have requested that this entire area be blocked off, marked with the appropriate posting(s), investigated, and remediated. Nothing has been done since the inspection to this area to date. The only request that codes enforcement made that day to the maintenance person at the condominium complex was to remove the tires. The maintenance person "John" claimed that this are was owned by the retirement village, "Penn's Crossing". I have concerns as to why the codes enforcement officer/sewage enforcement officer/zoning officer- would not know who owned this area. The maintenance person even communicated that when they tried to get the back hoe in that area to fix the sewer lines they could not. He holds all three positions so he should know who owns what, about the sewer lines and the problems in that specific area.
Reply Lincoln Park
12:00 AM on February 9, 2014 
VISIBLE CINDER BLOCKS, TIRES, WOOD AND SANDBAGS THROWN IN THE WOODS BY THE CONDO BUILDING. WHAT SCARES ME IS WHAT LOOKS LIKE A FORT - A CURIOUS CHILD WOULD LOVE THIS- NOT SAFE!!!!

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