Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Argus Article on Post's Residency

The Argus writes a story on the claim with Post's residency as well as other matters. It seems to spend more time on that then the residency.


Post said he's registered to vote in Hamburg Township and claims his state homestead property-tax exemption at the Hamburg residence, which makes that his primary residence.

"You can see it's a pretty attractive place to wake up to each day," Post said, looking out onto Ore Lake from his patio.

State law requires candidates to be registered voters in the district in which they are running; have their primary residence in that district; and be at least 21 when assuming office.

Post's Hamburg home was his family's cottage while he was growing up in Ann Arbor. He said his parents later sold it to him, and that he sold it to a neighbor in 1988 before moving to North Carolina.

When Post returned from North Carolina in 2005, he purchased the cottage back from the neighbor to whom he had sold it.

Cottages are nice, but they aren't usually the primary residency. Here's the facts, and I wish Murph saw this before he got the call by the Argus:

1. Post and Hill's trust are the owners of a $500K+ home in Scio Township. The house is claimed as a homestead by Hill. It was bought in 2006 by Post and Hill.



2. Post and Hill own a 540 sq foot cottage in Hamburg Township. It is also claimed as a homestead, this time by Post (which is why he's registered to vote).



3. Both Garry Post and Robert hill have used both addresses on campaign finance reports. From the Secretary of State website (I took out the address numbers)

JENNIFER M GRANHOLM FOR GOVERNOR
510278-GUB
DIRECT GARROD POST
SOUTHWOOD CT ANN ARBOR
MI 48103-9735 08/29/06 $100.00 $100.00

LIVINGSTON CO DEM COMM
001426-COU
DIRECT GARROD POST
SOUTHWOOD CT. ANN ARBOR
MI 48103-0000 10/04/08 $50.00 $50.00

LIVINGSTON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMM
514998-COU
DIRECT GARROD POST
HILLPOINT DR.
MANAGER-POST REALTY BRIGHTON
MI 48116-5193 09/28/10 $100.00 $190.00

COALITION FOR A FAIR MICHIGAN
511681-BAL
DIRECT GARRY POST
HILLPOINT DR BRIGHTON
MI 48116-0000 10/01/04 $100.00 $100.00

COMM TO ELECT MARY ANDERSSON
512622-CAN
DIRECT GARRY POST
SOUTHWOOD CT.
REAL ESTATE MANAGER-POST REALTY ANN ARBOR
MI 48103-0000 09/17/06 $20.00 $120.00

GARRY POST FOR STATE REP
515017-CAN
INKIND ROBERT HILL
HILLPOINT DR BRIGHTON
MI 48116-0000 07/17/10 $90.00 $90.00

LIVINGSTON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMM
514998-COU
DIRECT ROBERT HILL
SOUTHWOOD CT. ANN ARBOR
MI 48103-0000 05/14/10 $220.00 $270.00

Both Post and Hill are co-owners of both properties. That's expected. They both have different homesteads, probably to save tax money. That is what placed Post in Livingston County and Hill in Washtenaw County. They both used to two addresses at different times, shown in the campaign finance reports. That's not an issue in 06 and 08 (Campaign finance reports), as Post wasn't running for office then.

As I said in the last post, Garry Post has been throwing a lot of dirt at Cindy in the campaign. Why would he be concerned about Livingston County? He's got a half million dollar property in Scio Township he can move back to when the election's over.

1 comment:

Communications guru said...

It's a non-issue. Why they give a crackpot like you the time of day says a lot about the slide of the paper.