Bob Schneider

Bob Schneider 5 months, 3 weeks ago on Housing Authority picks developer for rental housing project

Having been in the real estate development business for 40+ years, my question is...What does "picking a developer" mean. A normal relationship would be determined by a contract, generally in the nature of a joint venture or sales relationship. So, can we not see the contract or is there not one? What are the responsibilities of each party? Is the developer being paid? If so, how much? What is YVHA to provide? In other words, what are the details of this relationship? It seems to me any one of the members of the City Council or Commissioners Court could ask and expect to receive full and complete answers. After all, it's their [i.e. TAXPAYERS] money being spent to the tune of $160,000 per year !! If any of you know any of those folks ....ask 'em !! I don't happen to have that ability.

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Bob Schneider 5 months, 3 weeks ago on Housing Authority picks developer for rental housing project

I have written to Teresa to offer any information/expertise I have so she can follow up on our questions/comments. Maybe we can keep some heat on, Fred ?

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Bob Schneider 5 months, 3 weeks ago on Housing Authority picks developer for rental housing project

Hopefully this is a step forward. I think they should reveal the price at which the property would be sold or the amount that would be received to pay down the $2,000,000+ debt.

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Bob Schneider 11 months, 3 weeks ago on Aggressive cow elk relocated to Flat Tops as search continues for her calf

I thought DOW was to be the advocate for wildlife, especially after making such an effort to reintroduce moose into the valley. What a shameful display of a lack of will on both their part and the the City's !!! If the City had started to patrol the park just briefly and issued a few tickets or warnings about the closings and the leash on dogs, I'll bet the the situation would have been resolved over time. There is, I'm certain, a way or ways to make the Mom uncomfortable so she would willing to seek to relocate. We live in that area and use airhorns to make bears want to move on. A similar gentle effort could have been made here. If DOW does not know how to do that and is unwilling to represent as a FORCEFUL advocate of wildlife, is it just another do nothing government agency???......twould appear so !!

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Bob Schneider 2 years ago on Scott Wedel: Time to dissolve Yampa Valley Housing Authority

The long and short of this fiasco is [1] the YVHA 's budget is not large enough to "buy", in the form of a director, the expertise necessary to be successful in the real estate development business and [2] absent that ability they are only suited for management and rent collecting and [3] so far as I know, none of the board members has that expertise either. Scott: you are right. Stop before they strike again.

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Bob Schneider 2 years ago on Our View: Yampa Valley Housing Authority's foolish gamble

The editorial board should stay in the newspaper business. Even if the YVHA doesn't default would anyone seriously want them borrowing more money after this debacle? Their reputation being ruined to prevent further borrowings is the least of that entity's problems. They should have "walked" or theatened to 5 years ago. Doug Monger is right !!

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