Campton Hills...My Personal Experience

Mortgage and Lending with Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 NMLS ID# 158606

The microburst that came through monday night left devastation at our house.  A lot of our roof was ripped off.  Shingle nails came down and pierce car tires.  13 large trees were torn down, but ultimately our family was safe.  No one was hurt.  We couldn't access our street because of all of the trees down on the street.  Later that evening Campton brought out a front loader and pushed the trees into the yards to make the streets accessible.

We had family come over to remove the trees and the pieces of our neighbor's homes that landed in our yard.  I called the Village to ask about the removal of two trees that are on the easement for the village.  The next morning, I get a voice mail from Patsy Smith that said.."Mr. Bettag this is Patsy Smith from the Village of Campton Hills.  You called about the trees in your yard.  They're your trees and you have a tree removal service removing them.  If you have any further questions call Sam Gallucci at  ________, CLICK.

That's it?  How did she even know what trees I was talking about?  I called Sam Gallucci.  He was responsive, kind and courteous.  He arranged for a Campton worker to meet me at my home and discuss the trees in question.  Sam and the employee were great and gracious.  They said the trees were in Campton's easement and they would take them down.  Sam and his friend couldn't have been nicer.  They shared their gameplan with me in order to take down the trees and life is all good.

But Patsy?  Helloooooooooooo?  I didn't know why you're calling telling me about my yard in relation to Campton?  Is that her role?  If I had just accepted what Patty had said, then I'd be eating more than I already am through this new entity.  Is the Village so strapped that Patty, Patsy, whoever needes to hold down multiple jobs?  Not sure, but geeeeeezzzzz, why not just say "Hi Larry, your governess here.  I've told Sam to talk with you or, if you want, you can talk to Sam at xyz number.  Have a great day!"

It's my hope that Campton goes away.  Sam can go back to doing the great job that he's doing, but reporting directly to Kane County and there'd be more continuity, organization, servant leadership and less mistakes... that's not even addressing the potential tax nightmares. 

We'll wait, we'll see.

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Debi Ernst
St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors - O'Fallon, MO
GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate

Larry - I'm glad that your family is safe.  Those storms missed us... I hope things get easier for you!  :)

Aug 08, 2008 02:30 AM #1
Carol Swain
Keller Williams Real Estate - Langhorne, PA
Realtor, Bucks County, Pa

Wow those storms sounded scary.  For Patsy, she just sounds like another unhappy person who does not like job.

Aug 08, 2008 03:05 AM #2
Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production

Debi...crazy stuff isn't it.  I have the most precious assets safe now.

Carol...nope...I thinks she's in it for the power, but hey...that's just my thoughts.

Aug 08, 2008 03:51 AM #3
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

Hi Larry,
These storms that pass through this time of the year can do a lot of damage.....thankfully all of you are safe.

Aug 08, 2008 01:39 PM #4
LLoyd Nichols
Premier Florida Realty of SWFL - Fort Myers, FL
SW Florida Homes

I thought that we in Florida and the folks in the Carolinas were the only ones prone to Hurricanes. 

Aug 10, 2008 03:11 PM #5
Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production

Cynthia...indeed and well said.

Lloyd...crazy times and crazy stuff.....

Aug 11, 2008 02:06 AM #6
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