FAIRFIELD — The homeowners association at Parkway Gardens, not the city of Fairfield, pays the court-appointed receiver managing the condominium development, said City Manager David White, who will provide the figure on total fees paid the receiver.
Councilwoman Pam Bertani asked at the city council meeting Tuesday how much Ben McGrew has been paid since beginning work nearly a year ago at Parkway Gardens.
White said he didn’t know but would get the figure. He couldn’t be reached Wednesday for comment.
Minnie Noble, a Parkway Gardens resident, told the council that crime has declined at the 240-unit condominiums, but added that residents pay $306 a month in homeowner association dues. Noble said the association has a $300,000 deficit and asked how McGrew is paid $270 an hour for his work.
White said McGrew has helped yield incredible results at the development.
“We are very proud of all the accomplishments,” White said.
Bertani praised the outstanding job that she said the Fairfield Police Department has done at the development. Crime is down and property values are up, she added.
A document provided as part of a Solano County Superior Court hearing last week lists the homeowners association with $1 million in reserves. White said unpaid homeowners dues account for the separate deficit, White said.
The homeowners association is responsible to pay for work, including significant deferred maintenance at Parkway Gardens, the city manager added.
Janice Eaton, a resident at the development, filed a legal action last year challenging the Parkway Gardens Homeowners Association. She said the association, on which Eaton once served as a director, failed to maintain the required five-member board, she said.
Fairfield, which joined Eaton’s legal challenge, said in a 2013 court filing that the lack of a board affected the ability to police crime and enforce city codes at the condominiums.
McGrew could not be reached Wednesday for comment.
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