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Oh man, are locals PO'd at Kroenke..

August 06, 2016 08:01AM
If you'll remember, he recently bought the Waggoner Ranch here.. Apparently he just sent out notice that everyone living on Lake Diversion, on his new property, have until January to move.. they either need to move their houses or abandon them... He states its to restore the lake to its natural state, but all of us know its probably to make room for some huge development project... This was on the news here yesterday with Lake Diversion residents crying and screaming - all while showing the Rams logo in the background.... geez....


Hundreds of residents at Lake Diversion will now have to leave their homes, some of which have been in their families for generations.
This after the new owner and management of the Waggoner Ranch told them their leases will not be renewed, and to get off the property by next January.
Most residents found out about the lease termination when a notice was posted on the community bulletin board Thursday. And Friday they received a certified letter with the same notice.

It stated the reason for the decision was that the owner wants "to restore the shoreline to its natural uninhabited landscape to improve the microecosystem" and that means the current inhabitants must get off, and take their homes and buildings with them, if they can.

When Annette McNeil got the notice that the lease on her Lake Diversion home she's lived in for 10 years will not be renewed, she said it had the same impact as seeing it burn down in a fire.

Like every other resident here, she has until Jan. 31, next year to get off, whether she can move her home off or not.

"You can't give somebody a piece of paper and say I'm taking your home away from you," said McNeil.

The instructions in the notice tell residents they should make arrangements to remove all property from the lot and completely vacate premises by termination date.

Any property left on the premises after termination date will be deemed abandoned by tenant and landlord may remove and dispose of such property without liability.

The letter also states, if a tenant enters any of those areas after the termination date, such entry will be regarded as trespassing.

This comes after the Waggoner Ranch was sold to Stan Kroenke, owner of five professional sports teams and more than a million acres of land around the world.

And for McNeil, the thought of walking away from the home she's lived in for 10 years is too much to bear. She said she can't afford to start over .

"This does not give you enough time to prepare for your future," McNeil said. "This is the only home I've lived in my whole entire life 10 years. This was my home."

Lynn and Jo Sharon Postelwait bought their home at Lake Diversion in 1969 and they've been living out there permanently the last 34 years.

"It's going to be hard when I see them destroying my house, because we've done everything in here ourselves," said Jo Sharon.

She said she's been on the Board of Directors of the Cabin Owners Association for 20 years and she said it's going to be hard saying goodbye.

"It's getting me upset just thinking about it," Jo Sharon said. "And everybody that comes up here says 'oh you have the prettiest view from up here."

Mickey Jordan said Lake Diversion has been a part of his life since he can remember. He said his grandparents and parents had homes out there and he just bought a home of his home.

"I planned to keep my house for quiet a long time and that my parents planned to retire and stay at the lake and fish and do some stuff they've always wanted to," Jordan said. "But now it doesn't look like they're going to get to."

For the Jordans, McNeil, the Postelwaits and scores more families life as they have known it on this lake is coming to an end....and they have to figure out what to do next about the homes they have lived in and paid taxes on ....and whether there is any hope of a change in the decision.

And the next step is that the Cabin Owners Association are having a meeting Saturday at Lake Diversion at 7pm. Tune into KFDX 3 News Saturday night at 10, for more.

GoFundMe page to donate to families.

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  Oh man, are locals PO'd at Kroenke..

sstrams593August 06, 2016 08:01AM

  That's flat ridiculous

Drew2839337August 07, 2016 06:05AM


sstrams329August 07, 2016 07:51AM

  Re: Agreed..

Bud Frosty284August 07, 2016 08:29AM

  He's a real prince

LesBaker393August 07, 2016 03:16PM

  Oh, they'll care!

Drew2839279August 07, 2016 03:29PM

  His wallet weighs more than Nibblers poo NM

LesBaker262August 07, 2016 04:03PM

  No wonder he's rich: dark matter technology. nm

Drew2839271August 08, 2016 07:01AM

  Yeah... was reading on facebook today..

sstrams344August 08, 2016 03:35AM

  Re: Oh man, are locals PO'd at Kroenke..

Bud Frosty307August 07, 2016 06:36AM

  I was embarrassed..

sstrams300August 07, 2016 07:53AM

  Same as in Mexico

waterfield264August 07, 2016 08:44AM

  The way I understood it..

sstrams304August 07, 2016 02:15PM

  Re: The way I understood it..

waterfield346August 07, 2016 03:15PM

  I'm going to be the bad guy here.

Saguaro278August 10, 2016 10:22AM

  I totally get ya...

sstrams288August 10, 2016 11:12AM

  I'm not sure how that works....

JamesJM246August 10, 2016 11:18AM

  Just guessing...

Saguaro254August 10, 2016 11:43AM

  Yes, for retired folks who have nothing else this is tough. no doubt. nm

Saguaro246August 10, 2016 11:44AM

  Totally true

Drew2839230August 12, 2016 06:14AM

  The stories keep rolling in..

sstrams264August 12, 2016 09:15AM

  I would be VERY surprised...

JamesJM247August 12, 2016 09:25AM

  I have no idea...

sstrams259August 12, 2016 12:58PM