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Deal keeps Raytown apartment complex open

Posted: 6:47 PM, Sep 15, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-15 19:47:06-04

A deal reached Tuesday morning will allow residents of a Raytown apartment complex to stay in their homes.

Jesse Davila, the Amber Glenn Apartments co-owner and complex manager, met Tuesday morning with Raytown Finance Officer Mark Loughry. The two men agreed to a payment plan for the complex ownership to pay off an overdue sewer bill.

Last month, city leaders sent a letter to 120 addresses at the complex to inform residents the water could be shut off due to the sewer bill non-payment as soon as the end of this week.

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According to the letter, the Amber Glenn owners owe more than $42,000 on the sewer bill due to partial payments since April 2014.

Davila and Loughry said the deal calls for the complex to pay its current monthly bill plus an undisclosed amount towards the overdue portion until it is paid. Davila said as long as he abides by the terms of the deal, the water will remain on.

By law, if the water had been shut off, residents would have to leave.

Davila and Loughry didn't disclose the monthly payment amount or the length of time agreed to pay the overdue portion of the bill.

As we reported last week,  Davila paid the current monthly bill plus a small amount towards the unpaid balance . At that point, city leaders said it wasn't enough to potentially prevent a water shut off. With the new deal, the water will remain on.

Amber Glenn also faces city code violations including for deck safety and parking lot holes. Crews worked on the parking lot last week. Davila said he's resolving issues as quickly as possible since taking over management of the complex in early August.

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