F I Salter in Piedmont
The District has had a hard time getting cooperation from two churches near its Piedmont Elementary site. More homes are planned for acquisition now than have been previously reported.
This is the Story one businessman tells.
This is the corrected map which Businessman Scott Kuiti showed the Zoning board. The two colored lots belong to Scott.
Mr. Kuiti was contacted by F I Salter's realtor Natalie Hoff who showed interest in buying the sizable property. This was Scott's experience with Mrs. Hoff.
Piedmont is a smaller school on
a small parcel of land. Because the Red Plan envisions abandoning
Last year F I Salter’s
realtor, Natalie Hoff, was working with school board member Grover to see if the
This took place about the same time that Kuiti was about to sign a new tenant. The evening that the rent contract was about to be inked and a check handed over Kuiti told the tenants that there was no rush and that he’d collect the check later.
By coincidence the next day
Kuiti's prospective buyer met Natalie Hoff at a social function the following
day and mentioned
that she was about to move into Kuiti’s property. “Why would you do that?”
Hoff asked her. Hoff then explained that the property was about to be sold to
When Sarah Horner the Trib’s
Education reporter began researching a story on the District’s acquisition of
properties she talk to Kuiti. When he told Sarah Horner about his experience
Sarah told him that he was making serious accusations. However, when she later
found out that the District wasn’t going to buy his property she scrapped the
At the last Regular School Board meeting Scott spoke to the Board and told them about the faulty property records. He demanded that the District write him a letter agreeing that it was not interested in his property to squelch rumors that were driving away prospective tenants.
After the meeting Kerry Leider walked over with Natalie Hoff at his side to talk to Kuiti. Kerry agreed that the District had messed up and promised to work things out. Hoff pointedly asked Kuiti why he didn't spend some of his own money on a fix that Kuiti felt the District should remedy.
Kuiti looked Hoff in the eye as he reiterated to Leider that he wanted a letter assuring potential Plaza renters that the District had no designs on his property. Hoff averted her gaze.
This is Kuiti's letter to the Duluth Zoning Appeals Board.