'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' St. Paul update
Expect a lot of action on St. Paul's West Side this week thanks to "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." On Friday, it was announced that the Morris family — Sandy, Mychal and Catricia — were chosen by the ABC reality show to get a new home. While the family is off on a cruise courtesy of the show, thousands of volunteers have been working around the clock to complete the new home in less than 100 hours.
On Sunday, the house at 226 Prescott St. was demolished, and on Monday the basement had been poured, framing put in place and, in the afternoon, workers were racing against some iffy weather to complete the roof.
"We can work with a little drizzle," said Tom Budzynski, owner of TJB Homes — the Blaine company spearheading the building of the Morris' new 2,800-square-foot home that will include three bedrooms, three baths and a separate area for the day care center that Sandy Morris operates out of her home. "But if it downpours, the health and safety of the crew is more important than working."
Budzynski said the crew would have been two hours ahead of schedule, but they were held up a bit on Sunday due to some special guests. The Muppets have been on site (they will be back on Thursday), as part of the "Extreme Makeover's Get on the Bus" initiative that matches celebrities to a family. Miss Piggy had the honors of kicking down the last wall of the old Morris house, while Kermit ran the backhoe.
"They were cute," said Budzynski. "But they don't understand construction
And for football fans working on the house, Comcast was sending out a truck Monday night with multiple TVs and a sound system, so workers wouldn't have to miss the big Vikings/Packers game at the Metrodome.
Construction is scheduled to continue through Thursday when the designers get their chance to decorate. The family will get the keys to their new home on Friday afternoon.
If you want to see the house, a shuttle runs through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Signal Hills Center parking lot, 50 Signal Hills Center in West St. Paul. Spectators are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item as admission to the site. There will also be a blood drive on Thursday and Friday at the Neighborhood House at the Wellstone Center, 179 Robie St. E., St. Paul. For more information about St. Paul's "Extreme Makeover" home, go to extrememakeover tjbhomes.com — Amy Carlson Gustafson
Friday Oct 2
Looks like a Blue Vacant Building placard and Red Condemnation, While the MakeOver is "taking" over to covert coverup the inequities of all Placard Buildings
Current Total 1,719 http://www.ci.stpaul.mn.us/index.aspx...
QUESTION: Can these persons afford the taxes on a new building:
and or What about the 3,000 propertys alleged 2008 Tax Delinquent http://eastsidereviewnews.1upprelaunch.com/Si...
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JUST PAID UNDER PROTEST TAXES, CITYS TAKING HOMESTEAD AT 697 SURREY www.sharon4anderson.wordpress.com ID 08.28.22.24.0113
Property Address 226 Prescott St
St. Paul 55107-3036
Assessment Date 01-02-2008 01-02-2009
Tax Payable Year 2009 2010
Total Estimated Market Value $150,200 $143,900
Total Taxable Market Value $150,200 $143,900
Total Estimated Land Value $54,400 $40,400
Total Estimated Building Value $95,800 $103,500
Total Property Tax + Special Assessments $1,616
Property Class Description Res Hmstd
SO WHERE IS THE CONSTITUTIONAL EQUITY AT 226 PRESCOTT Day Care Intrinsic Value mkt.will bump up the surrounding Homes in the $450,000.00 finished Product.
Full HS Credit NO ROW IE: RIGHT OF WAY ASSESSMENT MUST BE USED FOR ALL HOMEOWNERS/TAXES AS COMPARABLE......... LIARS FIGURE, FIGURES LIE.
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