Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Hello - I am Sammy Gutzwiller

Hello I am Sammy Gutzwiller.

Yes the one so often mentioned in the blog site.

Let me set a few things straight. First of all I have been a resident of Dearborn County for over 60 years and a resident of HVL for 30 years; served 6 years on the HVLPOA Board and 11 years on the VRUC Board. Yes I am a Realtor and have been for 37 years. When I opened a Real Estate Co. in 1985 to purchase a house in HVL needed about a 40-60% downpayment because lenders considered HVL a terrible risk. With the help of a couple others we have turned it in to what it is today. A great place to live and play and by the way our lake is tested monthly by an outside source and the lake is in great condition contrary to the malicious rumors of some. Yes I represent developers and when I felt that I might be in a conflicting situation I resigned of my own accord. Dave & I have built over 400 houses in HVL which has only raised property values up. Myself and Gene McCann (former Register owner) started the first Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce. I served as Secretary for the Architectural Committee for about 12 years (twice a month) and currently serve as a member. I volunteer for many local activities and I also do tumor counseling after have suffered with a brain tumor. Enough about me.

VRUC had an opportunity to expand their service territory, bring in additional income from hookups and signup fees thus enabling additional and speedier repairs to the I&I (Inflow & Infiltration). We filed with the State and received our CTA (Certificate of Territorial Authority) which went from Stevens Road north to Georgetown Road and down to golf course entrance. During this time we had a Contract with Greendale Utilities which stated that Greendale would not service our CTA but yet they saw fit to violate the Contract and install sewers in Sugar Ridge and thus the law suits and attorney fees started. To Developers, Greendale claims they have all the capacity they need but to VRUC/HVL they claim they have none.

I have no regrets about any decisions I made while serving on the VRUC Board. One person requesting meeting me and go over some of the information. I am in the phone book and happy to meet you.

Just remember YOUR property values are at stake with a blog site like this. You may have to sell and if someone reads this FORGET it. It is only blog when the responders do not sign his/her name. Get the facts - bullshit is easy to find in any pasture.

Sammy
sammygutzwiller@yahoo.com

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sammy is still smarting that we will not subsidize her outside developments.

Anonymous said...

What are your feelings of DCRSD's plan to force hook-ups to grinder pumps and pressurized lines to subsidize its sewers?

Since the VRUC seems to want to partner with the DCRSD over Greendale.

At what point are costs to the residents going to be paramount rather than the ability to service outside development?


UBFL

Anonymous said...

Always the same with our local realtor/developers...

...always telling us that more development will pay for the last development's expenses!

Never happens!

Sammy and friends, play with your own money, not the money of the residents of HVL nor the residents outside HVL!

The DCRSD whats to place the burden on existing home and property owners to subsidize their pet projects!

The very fact the you want to partner with the DCRSD speaks volumes!

Anonymous said...

Sewers should be provided by the entity that can do it at the most reasonable cost to customers of the sewer utilities, not at costs most beneficial to realtors or developers.

Sammy, quit projecting your personal financial and political power needs to the rest of us.

tjaw said...

" Anonymous said...
The very fact the you want to partner with the DCRSD speaks volumes!"

I just reread Sammy's post. I can not find DCRSD mentioned any where.
Is this another message from the pasture?

Anonymous said...

Unless you live under a rock, it is no secret that Sammy and some on the VRUC Board want to partner with the DCRSD.

In fact, rumor has it that it is the last "hitch" to signing the contract with Greendale. VRUC want 180 days to renege on the contract with Greendale, if their saviors on the DCRSD could become viable, no matter if it would cost 6 or 7 or 8 times more for the residents of HVL!

And why, because VRUC knows that the DCRSD would be open to all schemes to stick it to the residents of HVL to support outside development!

So save us your bullshit of misdirection!

Anonymous said...

The County Planning Commission needs to place Sammy under oath everytime she comes before the Board on behalf of herself or her clients!

Anonymous said...

The VRUC's pissing contest has cost us close to a half-million dollars!

Enough is enough!

Anonymous said...

Just remember YOUR property values are at stake with a blog site like this.

I would think all the problems the VRUC has caused HVL along with the crumbling sewer infrastructure due to the VRUC's neglect and the VRUC's need to sue any non-developer in sight, would have more negative effect on property values than this little blog!

Anonymous said...

"In fact, rumor has it that it is the last "hitch" to signing the contract with Greendale."

You can not have fact and rumor in the same sentence. By the way people need to stop listening to the rumors and find out the facts before getting involved in the conversations. Rumors are how everything gets so twisted in this County.

By the way, Sammy I think its great that you can stand up for your self against people that have no business speaking. More people should be like you and fight against those trying to ruin good people's names.

Anonymous said...

Fact is that the VRUC has spent close to $500,000.00 dollars of OUR money for their own petty selfish little legal battles!

To fight for the right to raise our fees to subsidize Sammy and friends!

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
In fact, rumor has it that it is the last "hitch" to signing the contract with Greendale. VRUC want 180 days to renege on the contract with Greendale, if their saviors on the DCRSD could become viable, no matter if it would cost 6 or 7 or 8 times more for the residents of HVL!"
VRUC wanted five years not 180 days. And they would only sign up with DCRSD if the cost is LOWER than Greendale.
Get your facts straight.

Anonymous said...

The DCRSD has made no secret that they could ever come close to Greendale!

The only thing the DCRSD could offer the VRUC was the fact of permitting unrestrained development at existing customers expense!

Which is what the VRUC is looking for!

Anonymous said...

In name of development, let the DCRSD partner up with the VRUC and they will squeeze every penny possible from the HVL residents, then they will direct their attention to all those outside the boundaries on working septic tanks and force them on pressurized sewers and grinder pumps, even if bankrupts these poor homeowners!!!

Anonymous said...

"To Developers, Greendale claims they have all the capacity they need but to VRUC/HVL they claim they have none."
You called the CTA's "Free Money".
It's not free sammy .You have to have capacity and pipes in the ground to serve these CTA's[certified territoral authorities]. It costs money to buy these facilities and VRUC at that time now have NONE.
You and Floyd keep floundering in your capacity...DREAMS. The residents of HVL aren't paying for your DREAMS.

Anonymous said...

Folks like Sammy, Fehrman, Bittner, etc, need to find some volunteer investors for their respective projects, instead of trying to coerce the rest of us in being their "money" men!

Anonymous said...

I had a little tear in my eye when I read Sammy's comments. She does so much for Dearborn County and with the brain tumor and all. Then I read something about bullshit and this all just smells funny.

Anonymous said...

" Anonymous said...
I had a little tear in my eye when I read Sammy's comments. She does so much for Dearborn County and with the brain tumor and all. Then I read something about bullshit and this all just smells funny.
3:51 PM, August 07, 2007"

And what have you done for your county today?

Anonymous said...

"Oh, what a tangle web we weave,
when first we practice to deceive"

Sammy - the web you've constructed is so convoluted that it's not worth refuting.

Anonymous said...

And what have you done for your county today?

I made no plans to steal from my neighbors to subsidize any of my business interests!

Anonymous said...

I made no plans to steal from my neighbors to subsidize any of my business interests!

These are called Sewer Board "Brain-Storming" Sessions!

Anonymous said...

Well we can see why the VRUC would want to hold out for the DCRSD over Greendale.

Look at all that "expertise" on the DCRSD!

By the time High Ridge Estates ever gets fixed, they will have incurred more legal expenses than the VRUC "experts" could have ever dreamed of doing!

Anonymous said...

Fehrman and his jolly little band of fairy men are going to demand Frank Kramer sue all taxpayers up and until the taxpayers finally relent and pay for the DCRSD's sewers, to take care of Fehrman and his dainty little friends' projects and subdivisions!

Anonymous said...

Sammy since you are stymied at HVL, it appears you are looking to go to work on a new subdivision at Dillsboro.

I hope they fare better than what you have done to HVL!

HHM said...

"By the way, Sammy I think its great that you can stand up for your self against people that have no business speaking."

This is a public forum. Everyone, even you, has an opportunity to express their opinion, unlike VRUC (or for that matter DCEDI). You appear to want to repeal the First Amendment of the Constitution. Shame on you!

Anonymous said...

Sammy since you are stymied at HVL, it appears you are looking to go to work on a new subdivision at Dillsboro.

I hope they fare better than what you have done to HVL!


The folks that run and/or administer Dillsboro are not the types to be pushed around by the likes of Sammy!

In Dillsboro, they view their neighbors as just that, neighbors, not cash cows to subsidize and finance crooked developers!

The likes of the Bittners and Fehrmans will not be welcome if they are looking to have their beds feathered by the Dillsboro Sewer Board!

Dillsboro runs their Board like a Utility, not an extension of a Realtor/Developers business plan!

Anonymous said...

This is a public forum.

Actually this is private forum which is more open to the public than what used to be public forums, like the County Offices and Boards, now taken over by development interests!

Anonymous said...

Just remember YOUR property values are at stake with a blog site like this.

Only a neanderthal such as Sammy could bitch about a blog site that "allows" her to post her opinions, just like everyone else!

Sammy and her friends were not happy with just having complete control of County Government, Sammy and friends wanted to shut down all opinion and voices that did not sing development's praises!

gogirl said...

"Just remember YOUR property values are at stake with a blog site like this. You may have to sell and if someone reads this FORGET it."

So the Public Forum Blog site is now the reason you can't sell property?
Have you lost your mind?
Perhaps you need a vacation - go sit on a beach somewhere and get some perspective on life- maybe read a little- take some brisk walks- get some fresh air and ideas into your brain, Sammy.
You can do better than this.

Disrespectful said...

Well Sammy wants to see property calues go up. That might be fine but with increased property value comes increased property asessment values which brings on increased property taxes. With increased property tax revenues the imbeciles who run the county will be able to go out and hire more Viesta like companies. There are lots of them out there. BTW there are lots of imbeciles out there too. Look at the local RINO party.

Anonymous said...

Our County Government is chock-full of realtor/developer enablers who would love to see larger property owners taxed off their land!!!

Anonymous said...

Enough about me.

Aw come one Sam tell us more!

Anonymous said...

Sammy is the quintessential and archetypal example of the type of person, that while listing and cataloging all their community good deeds, is at the same time trying to figure out what pocket your wallet is in!

Anonymous said...

If Mrs. Gutzwiller is such a lying cheet,swindels money from everone she comes in contact with. Done everything short of murder why havent I seen her Americas most wanted?

Anonymous said...

Let us see what happens when we finally find out what has been going on with the VRUC!

Anonymous said...

"If Mrs. Gutzwiller is such a lying cheet,swindels money from everone she comes in contact with. Done everything short of murder why havent I seen her Americas most wanted?

6:25 PM, August 08, 2007 "

Everyone that commits murder, doesn't get caught!! Just because she hasn't been caught, doesn't mean it hasn't happened. Look at the Notices of Violation, the treatment plant plans and adjacent subdivisions like Red Pines. Maybe, if someone dug out all the facts, the misdeeds could be punished.

Floyd Ogden provided inaccurate information to the Plan Commission; but, got away with it because not enough of the Plan Commission members were willing to stand up and go after the perpetrator.

Just because they get away with it, doesn't mean they are innocent.

Anonymous said...

The VRUC Greendale sewer and water contract have been signed.
It's over Sammy.. "Bury the hatchet" in the ground, not in someones forehead.
Florida's calling and I know Dave wants to spend his days in the southern state fishing and enjoying life. Better listen Sammy.