Wednesday, May 13, 2015

GRANT PROPOSAL WRITTEN BY JACK IDEMA

50 ROBESON STREET, FAYETTEVILLE
2009 RENOVATION PROJECT
PROPOSAL
PARTICIPATING DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES
History, Heroes, and a Hometown Feeling
450 ROBESON STREET, FAYETTEVILLE
2009 RENOVATION PROJECT
PROPOSAL
21 April 2009
Mr. Victor Sharpe Ph: (910) 433-1596
City of Fayetteville Fax: (910) 433-1594
Community Development Department Email: mhaire@ci.fay.nc.us
433 Hay St. Room 309
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Subject: Fayetteville Façade Grant Program
Reference: Submission of joint proposal for Grants
Dear Mr. Sharpe,
Greetings to you and the Committee! It is with great pleasure we submit the enclosed
proposal under Fayetteville’s Façade Grant Program.
Three businesses, Isabeau-Dakota Corporation, The Ultimate Pet Resort, and STAR Air,
have teamed together to propose the renovation of the property at 450 Robeson Street.
This property has been an eyesore for the last 7 years and a difficult place to conduct
business. Located on a critical corner and bordering a Fayetteville City Park, the
improvement to this property will greatly enhance this downtown area.
Attached are three $25 checks, one from each business applying. All of the individual
applications, documentation, site plans, maps, and estimates are included the enclosed
comprehensive package.
One question we have for your committee relates to the overall appearance of this
downtown area. In an effort to follow your vision for downtown Fayetteville, we
request guidance on what the Committee thinks about staining the front of the brick or
painting the front, as we are still undecided on that issue?
I hope you enjoy our proposals.
Best Regards,
President, Isabeau-Dakota Corporation
450 ROBESON STREET, FAYETTEVILLE
2009 RENOVATION PROJECT
PROPOSAL
PROJECT COORDINATOR
ISABEAU-DAKOTA CORPORATION
450 ROBESON STREET, FAYETTEVILLE, NC 28301
PARTICIPATING DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES
450 ROBESON STREET, FAYETTEVILLE
2009 RENOVATION PROJECT
PROPOSAL
TABLE OF CONTENTS1
Part I
1. Project Participants Information, address, phones, email, and license #s 2
2. Project Manager and Project Advisors 3
3. Project Overview- Partners, Estimated Costs, Project budget details 4
4. Conceptual Drawing- façade improvements with list of renovations 5
Part II
5. Isabeau-Dakota Application 6-9
6. Ultimate Pet Resort Application 10-13
7. Star Air Application 14-17
Part III
8. Proof of ownership of property 18
a. Also provides proof that property taxes are paid
9. Property Owner consent form for Star Air & Ultimate Pet Resort 19
10. Photographs of the existing façade and adjacent building 20-23
11. Site plan of property 24
12. Maps of block location and property location 25-27
a. Street Block View 25
b. Zoom out Street Block View 26
c. Satellite View of building area 27
13. Job Creation Forms (3 each from each participating business) 28-30
14. Copy of Current Business Licenses 31-33
a. Isabeau-Dakota Corporation is exempt 31
b. Ultimate Pet Resort License is attached 32
c. Star America Aviation License is attached 33
15. Davis Bacon Act Certification 34
16. City of Fayetteville Guidelines for a Façade Grant 35-37
Part IV
17. Quotes for Proposed materials, including brand & colors 38+
18. Contractor Quotes and Material Quotes
19. Contractor Business Licenses and Certification Forms for low bidders
20. Copy of permits and Contractor Permits (Paving, painting, concrete, signs)
21. $25 application fee from each business applicant (provide with cover letter)
1 Yellow highlights indicate items being provided by contractors and not yet available.
450 ROBESON STREET, FAYETTEVILLE
2009 RENOVATION PROJECT
PROPOSAL
PART I
1. Project Participants Information, address, phones, email, and license #s
2. Project Manager and Project Advisors
3. Project Overview- Partners, Estimated Costs, Project budget details
4. Conceptual Drawing- façade improvements with list of renovations
450 ROBESON STREET, FAYETTEVILLE
2009 RENOVATION PROJECT
PROPOSAL
PROJECT PARTICIPANTS
ISABEAU-DAKOTA CORPORATION
450 ROBESON STREET, FAYETTEVILLE, NC 28301
845-452-5327 CEO@ISABEAUDAKOTA.COM
EIN # 62-1448961 D&B DUNS # 07-931-2042
THE ULTIMATE PET RESORT
450 ROBESON STREET, FAYETTEVILLE, NC 28301
WWW.ULTIMATEPETRESORT.COM
910-323-5005 ADMIN@ULTIMATEPETRESORT.COM
EIN # 20-8074681 D&B DUNS # 95-647-8622
STAR AMERICA AVIATION COMPANY
PO BOX 1326, FAYETTEVILLE, NC 28301
910-426-7827 FAX: 910-426-7828 LAWSON@STARAIR.US
EIN # 37-1570040 D&B DUNS # 82-761-7981
PROJECT MANAGER
RICK LAWSON
910-977-1055
LAWSON@STARAIR.US
PROJECT ADVISORS
GENERAL COUNSEL
WILLIAM LONDON III, ESQUIRE
LONDON@ISABEAUDAKOTA.COM
GENERAL COUNSEL
JOHN EDWARDS TIFFANY, ESQUIRE
LEGALAFFAIRS@STARAIR.US
LOCAL BUSINESS SUPPLIERS
Osborne
Gllass Company
ISABEAU-DAKOTA CORPORATION
450 Robeson Street – Fayetteville, NC 28301
FAYETTEVILLE 2009 RENOVATION PROJECT PROPOSAL
Three local Fayetteville companies are proposing to partner in a joint renovation project at 450 Robeson
Street. This is an important location because it is highly visible and the surrounding businesses have all
remodeled their areas. While none of the companies can afford to take on the project individually, their 3
projects combined renovate the entire property. The 3 companies, and their individual projects are:
1. Applicant #1- Isabeau-Dakota Corporation (established 1989), the owner of the building.
Overview: Isabeau will take responsibility for roof of building and oversight of project.
2. Applicant #2- The Ultimate Pet Resort (established 1995), a boarding facility for pets.
Overview: The Resort will take responsibility for new signs, doors, painting, and wall repair.
They will also take responsibility for their landscaping and their signs, doors
3. Applicant #3- Star America Air, a July 4, 2008 start-up military air cargo business.
Overview: Star will take responsibility for their landscaping, signs, doors and new edge
flashing around building. (Note: Star had plans to move their offices to
Moore County, but this project will keep a company office in Fayetteville).
The specific repairs and renovations being proposed to improve business on Robeson Street, to bring the
building up to area standards, and to enhance Robeson Street and the City Park on Italy Street, are:
Façade Grant Program Renovations: Cost: Vendor:
Isabeau-Dakota Corp:
New COOL ROOF (white) to give clean look from City Park view $ 14,500.00 (Andek Corp.)
Includes Gore Crane Fees Estimated Total $ 14,500.00 +-
New A/C & Heat systems to reduce energy & improve air ($ 6,750.00)1 (Gore Heating)
Interior remodeling, carpet, paint, ceilings, etc ($30,000.00) (Misc Vendors)
The Ultimate Pet Resort
Brick wall surface cleaning, power-washing, staining of Building Brick $ 2,300.00 (R&N Ent)
Repair Existing Pet Resort Signage, and new signs $ 1,400.00 (King Signs)
Repair Back steps (facing City Park) $ 600.00 (Brett Co.)
Repaint Back doors and walls (facing City Park) $ 1,600.00 (R&N Ent)
Replace broken and leaking molding on windows $ 75.00 (SAAC)
Landscaping, to include removing grass from sidewalks, replace
rotted railroad ties and planting 10 small shrubs and 3 Bushes $ 2,934.00 (UPR)
Replace Texture 111 Wood on left side of building and repaint $ 300.00 (Brett Co.)
Repair Front Doors and entrances $ 500.00 (Osborne/Gill)
Estimated Total $ 9,709.00 +-
STAR America Aviation:
New edge flashing around exterior top edges $ 2,500.00 (Gutterman)
Replace Lights over front door $ 100.00 (Lowes)
Repair Cement exterior steps, sidewalk, and left concrete pad $ 400.00 (Diamond)
Professional Re-paving of Parking Lot $ 6,000.00 (Diamond)
Signs $ 600.00 (King Signs)
Estimated Total $ 9,600.00 +-
Total $33,509.00 +-
1 These are additional Renovations (non-grant) by Isabeau-Dakota that will enhance building look and functionality.
Proposed Work Overview:
13. Chinese Privet Bushes in front.
14. Dwarf Green/Blue Shurbs on right side.
15. River Rock and Rhodedendrums in center
roundabout on parking lot.
16. River Rock between Sidewalk and Wall.
17. If budget allows, exterior garden landscape
lighting will also be added.
1. New White CoolRoof Installed.
2. New Edge Flashing on all sides.
3. New SAAC Sign over right door.
4. New Pet Resort Signs on left side.
5. Renovation of Sidewalk and concrete.
6. New Parking Lot and curbs.
7. Windows repaired.
8. New lights at doorways.
9. Park Walls repaired and repainted.
10. Doors facing Park repaired and painted.
11. Gutters repaired.
12. New A/C & Heat throughout bldg.
The Ultimate
Pet Resort
ISABEAU-DAKOTA FAÇADE
RENOVATION PROJECT
450 Robeson Street, Fayetteville, NC
City Park On Italy Street
< Robeson Street >
Thanks to the City of Fayetteville;
From Eye-Sore to Jewel on a
Street which badly needs it.
Building Length 135’
450 ROBESON STREET, FAYETTEVILLE
2009 RENOVATION PROJECT
PROPOSAL
PART II
4. Isabeau-Dakota Application
5. Ultimate Pet Resort Application
6. Star Air Application
450 ROBESON STREET, FAYETTEVILLE
2009 RENOVATION PROJECT
PROPOSAL
GRANT REQUEST
ISABEAU-DAKOTA CORPORATION
450 ROBESON STREET, FAYETTEVILLE, NC 28301
845-452-5327 " CEO@ISABEAUDAKOTA.COM
EIN # 62-1448961 " D&B DUNS # 07-931-2042
PROJECT MANAGER
RICK LAWSON
910-977-1055
LAWSON@STARAIR.US
Exhibit A 1
City of Fayetteville Façade Improvement Grant Program
- ISABEAU-DAKOTA CORPORATION Application -
City of Fayetteville
Community Development Department
433 Hay St. Room 309 ___________
Fayetteville NC 28301 (910) 433-1596 Fax: (910) 433-1594 Date Received
1. Project address: ISABEAU-DAKOTA BUILDING, 450 Robeson Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301
2. Applicant(s) information:
Name(s): ISABEAU-DAKOTA CORPORATION
If applicant is other than a sole proprietorship, please indicate business type below:
___ Partnership X -NC Corporation ___ Other __________________________
___ Start-up ___ Expansion ___ Relocating
Federal Tax ID 62-1448961 DUNS # 07-931-2042
Corporate Address: 12 Jonathan Lane, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Office Address: 450 Robeson Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301
Telephone: 845-452-5327 Fax: 480-247-5626 E-Mail ____________________
NC Telephone: 910-338-0107 Project Manager: 910-977-1055
3. Property owner(s), if other than applicant (attach written consent from owner)
Owner(s) name _____________________________ ______________________________
Address ____________________________________________________________________
Telephone ________________ Fax _________________ E-Mail __________________
4. Business: ISABEAU-DAKOTA CORPORATION Type of Business: Property Management
Gross revenues over last two years: ’08- $5,000.00 ’07- $0.00. (Attach accountant or bank
verification of gross revenues) (NOTE: Building has been basically unusable do to damaged parking
lot, leaking roof, and overall decrepit nature of property, this grant would help us rebuild the area)
5. Improvements planned (NOTE: Costs are current estimates)
NO Brick or wall surface cleaning, including power-washing
NO Patching & painting of façade walls
NO Lighting replacement or repair
NO Canopy, porch, awning installation
NO Window and/or door replacement/repair
NO Railings, ironwork repair or addition
NO Cement/brick replacement/repair to exterior steps
NO Landscaping
NO Signage
YES Other:
• New Energy Star COOL ROOF (white to give clean look) $14,500.00
Other renovations that would be done and not part of the Grant Program:
• New A/C & Heat systems to reduce energy & improve air $ 7,000.00
• Interior Remodeling, paint, carpet, ceilings, etc $30,000.00
Note: This project is being put together and administered by three local business partners. Please
see the total project cost overview on Page 4 of the Full Proposal. Each business is submitting
their own grant proposal and request as a team project. Simply put, this cannot be done without
a joint venture between these and other businesses and is sorely needed in that downtown area.
6. Total Isabeau-Dakota project cost $51,500.00 Total eligible expense $14,500.00
Amount of grant requested $ 5,000.000
7. Have you ever received a grant or loan from one of the other City’s programs?
NO
8. Have all prior years’ property taxes been paid?
YES
9. This program is specifically designed for projects that will result in new jobs being created. For
the purposes of this program, at least one full-time equivalent job must be created and made
available to a low to moderate-income person by each approved business. Please provide
information detailing the quantity and types of jobs that will be created by your business.
1. Building Manager $24,000.00
2. Part-Time Maintenance Man $ 5,000.00 (tentative)
The following information is being submitted with our application under Parts III and IV:
Page # Description
18 Proof of ownership of property;
19 Owner consent forms, (Isabeau is Property Owner);
24 A site plan drawn to scale, if applicable;
25-27 Maps of block locating property;
5 Drawings of façade improvements, including samples of proposed materials,
Colors, finishes, and details;
20-23 Photographs of the existing façade(s) and adjacent buildings;
4 Proposed budget and detailed cost estimates by professional estimators,
contractors, and design professionals qualified to provide estimates;
N/A Certificate of appropriateness, if property in historic district;
18 Proof that all prior years property taxes are paid;
28-30 Job Creation Forms;
Part IV Copy of permit(s);
X DUNS # 07-931-2042;
X Copy of Current Business License, if not exempt;
Exempt
X Verification of gross revenues for last 2 years or current year if in business for less
than two years or lease agreement if property owner is applicant;
Part IV Copy of Contractor/Subcontractor Certification Form(s);
Part IV Copy of Contractor/Subcontractor Business License; and
X Nonrefundable $25 application fee
The applicant assures that the information provided is true and correct and agrees to comply with the
City of Fayetteville’s guidelines applicable to this program. The applicant agrees to be responsible
for the maintenance of the façade improvements described here for a period of five years from the
project completion or until such time as the building is sold. The applicant further agrees to submit a
picture of the façade improvements and detailed cost documentation, including canceled checks,
bills, copies of building permits, and original contractor’s final waivers of lien once the approved
improvements have been completed.
Applicant Signature ________________________________ Date 21 April 2009
Rick Lawson, Project Manager
Property Owner Signature ___________________________ Date 21 April 2009
Penny Alessi, President, Isabeau-Dakota Corp.
The City of Fayetteville reserves the right to request additional information as needed to process this
application.
450 ROBESON STREET, FAYETTEVILLE
2009 RENOVATION PROJECT
PROPOSAL
GRANT REQUEST
THE ULTIMATE PET RESORT
450 ROBESON STREET, FAYETTEVILLE, NC 28301
WWW.ULTIMATEPETRESORT.COM
910-323-5005 # ADMIN@ULTIMATEPETRESORT.COM
EIN # 20-8074681 D&B DUNS # 95-647-8622
PROJECT MANAGER
RICK LAWSON
910-977-1055
LAWSON@STARAIR.US
Exhibit A 2
City of Fayetteville Façade Improvement Grant Program
- The ULTIMATE PET RESORT Application-
City of Fayetteville
Community Development Department
433 Hay St. Room 309 ___________
Fayetteville NC 28301 (910) 433-1596 Fax: (910) 433-1594 Date Received
1. Project address: ISABEAU-DAKOTA BUILDING, 450 Robeson Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301
2. Applicant(s) information:
Name(s): ULTIMATE PET RESORT
If applicant is other than a sole proprietorship, please indicate business type below:
X Partnership ___ NC Corporation ___ Other _____________________
___ Start-up ___ Expansion ___ Relocating
Federal Tax ID 20-8074681 DUNS # 95-647-8622
Business Address: 450 Robeson Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301
Telephone: 845-452-5327 Fax: 480-247-5626 E-Mail: Admin@UltimatePetResort.com
NC Telephone: 910-338-0107 Project Manager: 910-977-1055
3. Property owner(s), if other than applicant (attach written consent from owner)
Owner(s) name: ISABEAU-DAKOTA CORPORATION
Address: 12 Jonathan Lane, Poughkeepsie, NY 12602
Telephone 845-452-5327 Fax 480-247-5626 E-Mail ceo@isabeaudakota.com
4. Business: ULTIMATE PET RESORT Type of Business: Pet Boarding and Grooming
Gross revenues over last two years: ’08- $1500.00+- ’07- $700.00+- (Because of the
condition of the building our business has only been open during the Holiday season for the last three
years). (2009 Lease agreement can be provided if needed) (NOTE: For the past three years, The Pet
Resort has been basically barely usable do to damaged parking lot, leaking roof, and overall
decrepit nature of property, and floods. This grant would help us rebuild the area and put this
business back into a booming status to serve Fayetteville and the pets of deployed soldiers).
5. Improvements Planned (Check whatever applies):
YES Brick or wall surface cleaning, including power-washing
YES Patching & painting of façade walls
NO Lighting replacement or repair
NO Canopy, porch, awning installation
YES Window and/or door replacement/repair
NO Railings, ironwork repair or addition
NO Cement/brick replacement/repair to exterior steps
YES Landscaping
YES Signage
YES Other:
• Replace old T-111 wood on front left side
• Back steps will be repaired (facing City Park)
• Back doors and wall repainted (facing City Park)
Addtionally, we will do $20,000.00 dollars of inside repairs and renovations.
6. Total project cost: $ 28,918.00 Estimated Total eligible expense: $ 8,918.00
Amount of grant requested $ 4,500.00 +-
7. Have you ever received a grant or loan from one of the other City’s programs?
NO
8. Have all prior years’ property taxes been paid?
YES
9. This program is specifically designed for projects that will result in new jobs being created. For
the purposes of this program, at least one full-time equivalent job must be created and made
available to a low to moderate-income person by each approved business. Please provide
information detailing the quantity and types of jobs that will be created by your business.
1. Dog Walker $14,000.00 est.
2. Pet Groomer $16,000.00 est.
The following information is being submitted in parts III and IV of this joint proposal:
18 Proof of ownership of property;
19 Owner consent forms, (Isabeau is Property Owner);
24 A site plan drawn to scale, if applicable;
25-27 Maps of block locating property;
5 Drawings of façade improvements, including samples of proposed materials,
Colors, finishes, and details;
20-23 Photographs of the existing façade(s) and adjacent buildings;
4 Proposed budget and detailed cost estimates by professional estimators,
contractors, and design professionals qualified to provide estimates;
N/A Certificate of appropriateness, if property in historic district;
18 Proof that all prior years property taxes are paid;
28-30 Job Creation Forms;
Part IV Copy of permit(s);
X DUNS # 95-647-8622;
32 Copy of Current Business License, if not exempt;
Ultimate Pet Resort License is attached
X Verification of gross revenues for last 2 years or current year if in business for less
than two years or lease agreement if property owner is applicant;
Part IV Copy of Contractor/Subcontractor Certification Form(s);
Part IV Copy of Contractor/Subcontractor Business License; and
X Nonrefundable $25 application fee
The applicant assures that the information provided is true and correct and agrees to comply with the
City of Fayetteville’s guidelines applicable to this program. The applicant agrees to be responsible
for the maintenance of the façade improvements described here for a period of five years from the
project completion or until such time as the building is sold. The applicant further agrees to submit a
picture of the façade improvements and detailed cost documentation, including canceled checks,
bills, copies of building permits, and original contractor’s final waivers of lien once the approved
improvements have been completed.
Applicant Signature ________________________________ Date 21 April 2009
Jack Idema, General Partner, Ultimate Pet Resort
Property Owner Signature ___________________________ Date 21 April 2009
Penny Alessi, President, Isabeau-Dakota Corp.
The City of Fayetteville reserves the right to request additional information as needed to process this
application.
450 ROBESON STREET, FAYETTEVILLE
2009 RENOVATION PROJECT
PROPOSAL
GRANT REQUEST
STAR AMERICA AVIATION COMPANY
PO BOX 1326, FAYETTEVILLE, NC 28301
910-426-7827 # FAX: 910-426-7828 # LAWSON@STARAIR.US
EIN # 37-1570040
D&B DUNS # 82-761-7981
PROJECT MANAGER
RICK LAWSON
910-977-1055
LAWSON@STARAIR.US
STAR Air Façade Grant Application
Exhibit A 3
City of Fayetteville Façade Improvement Grant Program
- STAR AMERICA AVIATION COMPANY Application -
City of Fayetteville
Community Development Department
433 Hay St., Room 309 ___________
Fayetteville NC 28301 (910) 433-1596 Fax: (910) 433-1594 Date Received
1. Project address: ISABEAU-DAKOTA BUILDING, 450 Robeson Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301
2. Applicant(s) information:
Name(s): STAR AMERICA AVIATION COMPANY
If applicant is other than a sole proprietorship, please indicate business type below:
___ Partnership X NC Corporation ___ Other ____________________
___ Start-up ___ Expansion ___ Relocating
Federal Tax ID # 37-1570040 DUNS # 82-761-7981
Business Address: 450 Robeson Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301
Telephone: 910-426-7827 Fax: 480-247-5104 Email: Morgan@StarAir.us
Project Manager: Mobile 24/7: 910-977-1055 E-Mail Lawson@StarAir.us
3. Property owner(s), if other than applicant (attach written consent from owner)
Owner(s) name: ISABEAU-DAKOTA CORPORATION
Address: 12 Jonathan Lane, Poughkeepsie, NY 12602
Telephone 845-452-5327 Fax 480-247-5626 E-Mail ceo@isabeaudakota.com
4. Business: STAR AVIATION Type of Business: Aviation Air Cargo & Aviation Manufacturing
Gross revenues over last two years: ’08- $200,000.00 ’07- $0.00. Star has been in business
since July 4th, 2008. (NOTE: had planned to move our offices to Moore County, to a new building
because we could not find a suitable location in Fayetteville for a satellite office, however, upon
approval of this project Star Air will renew its lease for a company office in Fayetteville).
5. Improvements Planned (Check whatever applies)
NO Brick or wall surface cleaning, including power-washing
NO Patching & painting of façade walls
YES Lighting replacement or repair
NO Canopy, porch, awning installation
STAR Air Façade Grant Application
NO Window and/or door replacement/repair
NO Railings, ironwork repair or addition
YES Cement/brick replacement/repair to exterior steps
YES Landscaping
YES Signage
YES Other: Parking Lot will be professionally re-paved
New gutters and edge flashing around exterior wall tops and edges
6. Total project cost $ 9,200.00 Total eligible expense $ 9,200.00
Amount of grant requested $ 4,600.000 + or -
7. Have you ever received a grant or loan from one of the other City’s programs?
NO
8. Have all prior years’ property taxes been paid?
YES
9. This program is specifically designed for projects that will result in new jobs being created. For the
purposes of this program, at least one full-time equivalent job must be created and made available to a
low to moderate-income person by each approved business. Please provide information detailing the
quantity and types of jobs that will be created by your business.
1. Administrative Assistant $14,000.00 est.
2. Receptionist (once we have contracting officers in place)
The following information must be submitted with your application to ensure prompt
processing:
X Proof of ownership of property;
X Owner consent form, if not property owner;
X A site plan drawn to scale, if applicable;
X Maps of block locating property;
X Drawings of façade improvements,
X Photographs of the existing façade(s) and adjacent buildings;
X Proposed budget and detailed cost estimates by professionals;
N/A Certificate of appropriateness, if property in historic district;
X Proof that all prior years property taxes are paid;
X Job Creation Form;
X Copy of permit(s);
X DUNS # 82-761-7981;
X Copy of Current Business License, if not exempt;
Star America Business License is attached
X Verification of gross revenues for last 2 years or current year if in business for less
than two years or lease agreement if property owner is applicant;
X Copy of Contractor/Subcontractor Certification Form(s);
X Copy of Contractor/Subcontractor Business License; and
X Nonrefundable $25 application fee
STAR Air Façade Grant Application
The applicant assures that the information provided is true and correct and agrees to comply with the
City of Fayetteville’s guidelines applicable to this program. The applicant agrees to be responsible for
the maintenance of the façade improvements described here for a period of five years from the project
completion or until such time as the building is sold. The applicant further agrees to submit a picture
of the façade improvements and detailed cost documentation, including canceled checks, bills, copies
of building permits, and original contractor’s final waivers of lien once the approved improvements
have been completed.
Applicant Signature ________________________________ Date 21 April 2009
Bayeux Morgan III, CEO, STAR America Aviation Company
Property Owner Signature ___________________________ Date 21 April 2009
Penny Alessi, President, Isabeau-Dakota Corp.
The City of Fayetteville reserves the right to request additional information as needed to process this application.
The STAR America Aviation Company
Military Air Cargo – Anytime, Anywhere, Anything, Professionally
OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL
DOD Contractor Cage Code ID # 55XX0 DOD JCCS Code Certification #39260
DOD, NATO, and government shipment SCAC Code: SAQC. TSA IAC License #SE0902005
PO Box 1326 – Fayetteville, NC 28302 – Phone: 910-426-7827 – Facsimile: 480-247-5104
www.StarAir.us 7 www.StarAviation.us 7 www.SAACairops.us 7 info@StarAir.us
Clockwise
from upper left:
1) Air Force
Show booth,
Washington, DC; 2) a STAR Air Show Brochure; 3) STAR Air Special Forces Poster;
4) STAR Air Army Show booth, Washington; 5) STAR Air at the Logistics Officers Show, Ohio;
6) STAR Air at the Marine Corps Show, Quantico, VA.
450 ROBESON STREET, FAYETTEVILLE
2009 RENOVATION PROJECT
PROPOSAL
PART III
8. Proof of ownership of property
a. Also provides proof that property taxes are paid
9. Property Owner consent form for Star Air & Ultimate Pet Resort
10. Photographs of the existing façade and adjacent building
11. Site plan of property
12. Maps of block location and property location
a. Street Block View
b. Zoom out Street Block View
c. Satellite View of building area
13. Job Creation Forms (3 each from each participating business)
14. Copy of Current Business Licenses
a. Isabeau-Dakota Corporation is exempt
b. Ultimate Pet Resort License is attached
c. Star America Aviation License is attached
15. Davis Bacon Act Certification
16. City of Fayetteville Guidelines for a Façade Grant
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ISABEAU-DAKOTA CORPORATION
450 Robeson Street – Fayetteville, NC 28301
FAYETTEVILLE 2009 RENOVATION PROJECT PROPOSAL
17 April 2009
Subject: Owner Consent for Building Renovations
Reference: City of Fayetteville Façade Grant Program
To: City of Fayetteville, North Carolina
Dear Sirs and Madams,
Greetings. It is with great appreciation that we provide our proposals to the City of
Fayetteville under your Façade Grant Program, a unique program that is helping re-vitalize
downtown Fayetteville.
Isabeau-Dakota Corporation is the sole owner of the property located at 450 Robeson Street
and has owned the property for more than 20 years. We have partnered with two local
Fayetteville companies to propose a joint renovation project at 450 Robeson Street to the
City of Fayetteville. This is an important location because it is highly visible and the
surrounding businesses have all remodeled their areas. Consent for Building Renovations.
Isabeau-Dakota consents for The Ultimate Pet Resort to make renovations to the exterior
façade of the building at 450 Robeson Street, Fayetteville as outlined in their grant
application.
Isabeau-Dakota further consents for Star Aviation (Star Air) to make renovations to the
exterior façade of the building at 450 Robeson Street, Fayetteville as outlined in their grant
application.
Once completed, all renovations become the permanent property of Isabeau-Dakota
Corporation and cannot be removed or altered without the express, written consent of
Isabeau-Dakota.
With Kindest Regards and Appreciation.
Authorized and Agreed to:
________________________
President, Isabeau-Dakota Corporation
ISABEAU-DAKOTA FAÇADE
RENOVATION PROJECT
450 Robeson Street, Fayetteville, NC
Property Pictures – Before Project
ISABEAU-DAKOTA FAÇADE
RENOVATION PROJECT
450 Robeson Street, Fayetteville, NC
ISABEAU-DAKOTA FAÇADE
RENOVATION PROJECT
450 Robeson Street, Fayetteville, NC
ISABEAU-DAKOTA FAÇADE
RENOVATION PROJECT
450 Robeson Street, Fayetteville, NC
New White CoolRoof Installed
New A/C & Heat
throughout bldg
Gutters repaired Facing City Park
Building Washed &
Pressure Washed
Park Walls repaired &
repainted Mist Gray
SITE PLAN
The Ultimate
Pet Resort
ISABEAU-DAKOTA FAÇADE
RENOVATION PROJECT
450 Robeson Street, Fayetteville, NC
< Robeson Street >
Surrounding City curbs and grass
will also be cleaned up and repaired.
New Edge Flashing
Around building
Windows repaired
New Parking Lot and repair curbs
Renovation of Sidewalk and concrete
New Pet Resort Signs- left side
New SAAC Sign
Chinese Privet Bushes in front
Dwarf Green/Blue
Shurbs on right side
River Rock & Rhodedendrums in
center roundabout on parking lot
River Rock between Sidewalk & Wall
Exterior garden landscape lighting
Repair/Replace T-111
Depending on Pricing, brick wall
staining by PermaTint® Company
ISABEAU-DAKOTA FAÇADE
RENOVATION PROJECT
450 Robeson Street, Fayetteville, NC Map 1 - Block Map
CITY
PARK
ISABEAU-DAKOTA FAÇADE
RENOVATION PROJECT
450 Robeson Street, Fayetteville, NC Map 2 - Area Map
ISABEAU-DAKOTA FAÇADE
RENOVATION PROJECT
450 Robeson Street, Fayetteville, NC Map 3 - SAT Map
450 ROBESON STREET, FAYETTEVILLE
2009 RENOVATION PROJECT
PROPOSAL
JOB CREATION FORM
Applicant: ISABEAU-DAKOTA INCORPORATED
This loan program is funded by the City’s Community Development Department’s CDBG
funds. Federal statutes require that the City’s CDBG funds be used to meet at least one HUD
national objective. The national objective for this loan program is job creation or retention,
with at least 51% of the jobs being made available to low to moderate-income persons.
Approved businesses agree to create at least one full-time equivalent job and make it available
to low to moderate-income persons within one year from the date of the grant agreement. The
approved business understands the City will conduct on-site annual monitor visits for two
consecutive years to verify compliance with this requirement.
List job(s) to be created or retained by job title. Indicate whether each job is full or part-time
and if special skills or education is required.
Job Title Full or Part-Time Special Skills/Education
Property Manager Full Time Knowledge of general
building management
Building Maintenance Part Time 5 years experience in field
For the jobs, which will be made available to low to moderate-income persons, describe the
actions you will take to ensure low to moderate-income persons will receive first consideration.
A description of the hiring process must be provided.
We have a person who is currently unemployed in mind for the position of Property Manager.
We will post the position for Building Maintenance with the NC Unemployment Security
Commission with guidance to only provide applicants who have low to moderate income
Applicant Signature ___________________________ 21 April 2009
President and CEO
450 ROBESON STREET, FAYETTEVILLE
2009 RENOVATION PROJECT
PROPOSAL
JOB CREATION FORM
Applicant: The Ultimate Pet Resort
This loan program is funded by the City’s Community Development Department’s CDBG
funds. Federal statutes require that the City’s CDBG funds be used to meet at least one
HUD national objective. The national objective for this loan program is job creation or
retention, with at least 51% of the jobs made available to low to moderate-income persons.
Approved businesses agree to create at least one full-time equivalent job and make it
available to low to moderate-income persons within one year from the date of the grant
agreement. The approved business understands the City will conduct on-site annual
monitor visits for two consecutive years to verify compliance with this requirement.
List job(s) to be created or retained by job title. Indicate whether each job is full or parttime
and if special skills or education is required.
Job Title Full or Part-Time Special Skills/Education
Dog Walker Full Time None
For the jobs, which will be made available to low to moderate-income persons, describe the
actions you will take to ensure low to moderate-income persons will receive first
consideration. A description of the hiring process must be provided.
There are hundreds of low income person within walking distance of the Pet Resort and we
would try and accommodate these potential employees during screening. The local
neighborhood has always been able to supply dog walkers and kennel assistants in the past.
Job notices will be placed with the NC Employment Security Commission along with the
guidance to provide only applicants that have low to moderate income and love animals.
Applicant Signature ___________________________ 21 April 2009
Managing Partner
450 ROBESON STREET, FAYETTEVILLE
2009 RENOVATION PROJECT
PROPOSAL
JOB CREATION FORM
Applicant: STAR America Aviation Company
This program is funded by the City’s Community Development Department’s CDBG
funds. Federal statutes require the City’s CDBG funds be used to meet at least one HUD
national objective. The national objective for this program is job creation or retention, with
at least 51% of the jobs being made available to low to moderate-income persons.
Approved businesses agree to create at least one full-time equivalent job and make it
available to low to moderate-income persons within one year from the date of the grant
agreement. The approved business understands the City will conduct on-site annual
monitor visits for two consecutive years to verify compliance with this requirement.
List job(s) to be created or retained by job title. Indicate whether each job is full or parttime
and if special skills or education is required.
Job Title Full or Part-Time Special Skills/Education
Administrative Assistant Full Time Knowledge of office practices and
procedures to include demonstrable,
working knowledge of the Microsoft
Office Suite and Quickbooks of similar
accounting software. 3 years experience
For the jobs, which will be made available to low to moderate-income persons, describe the
actions you will take to ensure low to moderate-income persons will receive first
consideration. A description of the hiring process must be provided.
Job notices will be placed with the NC Employment Security Commission and the US
Government Central Contractor Registration office with the guidance to provide only
applicants that have low to moderate income.
Applicant Signature ___________________________ 21 April 2009
Corporate President
450 ROBESON STREET, FAYETTEVILLE
2009 RENOVATION PROJECT
PROPOSAL
ISABEAU-DAKOTA LICENSE
Isabeau- Dakota, as property owner is exempt from a business license as our only
business is leasing property and the corporation holds active Real Estate Broker
licenses (NYS Division of Licensing Services # 35ID0154352) in New York
(which is a higher level than Real Estate Agent) – See Tax Schedule E.
450 ROBESON STREET, FAYETTEVILLE
2009 RENOVATION PROJECT
PROPOSAL
PET RESORT LICENSE
450 ROBESON STREET, FAYETTEVILLE
2009 RENOVATION PROJECT
PROPOSAL
STAR AIR BUSINESS LICENSE
The STAR America Aviation Company
Holds the Following Licenses and Certifications and Clearances:
Department of Defense Contractor Cage Code ID # 55XX0
DOD JCCS Code Certification #39260
DOD, NATO, and government shipment SCAC Code: SAQC.
Transportation Security Administration IAC License #SE0902005
DOT FAA Commercial Pilot and FAA Air Transport Pilot License #2064017
Transportation Security Administration IAC Air Cargo TSA STA ID #: 8DD0526F0074
DAVIS BACON ACT
Federally funded construction projects whose contract value is over $2,000 must comply with the
Davis Bacon Act. The Davis Bacon Act mandates minimum hourly payment to all employees
employed on the construction project. Although included in all project specifications, it is important to
keep this requirement in mind when submitting a bid for any project.
During the course of construction, weekly-certified payrolls are to be submitted to the Community
Development Office. This office reviews the payrolls to insure compliance with the Davis Bacon
wages. On-site wage interviews will also be conducted with the employees. Several employees may
be chosen at random during these interviews.
A current listing of the Federal Wage Rates (Davis Bacon rates) can be found at
www.access.gpo.gov/davisbacon.
A copy of the Weekly-certified Payroll form, along with instructions can be found at here or you can
access a form at http://www.dol.gov/esa/forms/whd/wh347instr.htm
CONTRACTOR/SUB-CONTRACTOR CERTIFICATION
The Community Development office is required to collect and report information on all contractors and
sub-contractors working on federally financed construction projects. In order to collect that
information, contractors and sub-contractors are asked to complete a Contractor Certification or Sub-
Contractor Certification Form. The Contractor form and the Sub-Contractor form will be provided to the
business applicant that has hired you for their project and is also available in the Community
Development Office. You may request copies at 910-433-1596.
Labor Posters
Contractors working on Federally financed construction projects are required to display posters at the
job site. Those posters are as follows:
• Notice to all Employees Working on Federal or Federally Financed Construction Projects)
(www.dol.gov/esa/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/fedprojc.pdf)
• Job Safety and Health (www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3165.pdf)
• Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law
(www.dol.gov/esa/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/7975epos.pdf)
All Project Partners certify they will comply with the Davis Bacon Act and require all
contractors and subcontractors to comply with the Davis Bacon Act before awarding a bid.
Applicant Signature ___________________________ 21 April 2009
President and CEO, Isabeau-Dakota Corp.
Applicant Signature ___________________________ 21 April 2009
Managing Partner, Ultimate Pet Resort
.
Applicant Signature ___________________________ 21 April 2009
Corporate President, Star Air
CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE
FAÇADE IMPROVEMENT GRANT PROGRAM
PROGRAM OBJECTIVE
The Façade Improvement Grant Program is intended to encourage business property owners to
reinvest and improve the appearance of their building exteriors. This effort will benefit the City
by removing blight, expanding the tax base, and increasing the economic vitality of the
downtown Fayetteville area and redevelopment plan areas. It is designed to promote
development that is physically, historically, and architecturally compatible with surrounding
buildings in the downtown area identified as the Fayetteville Renaissance Plan area, including
census tract 10, and buildings located within the boundaries of the City’s redevelopment plan
areas. These plan areas include the Massey Hill, Bonnie Doone, Deep Creek Rd., 71st Township
and Old Wilmington Rd. areas. Revitalizing building facades is key to attracting new business
customers.
This program is designed to promote the revitalization of facades of active, ongoing businesses
through the rehabilitation of exterior and landscape. In order to receive a grant, each business
applicant must agree to create at least one full-time equivalent job and make it available to a low
to moderate-income person.
USE OF FUNDS
Funds may be used for, but not limited to, brick cleaning and repair, painting, window and/or
door repair and replacement, landscaping, canopies, awnings, signage, lighting replacement or
repair, and other permanent improvements to the property consistent with the architectural
integrity of the building or space. The City of Fayetteville will provide a 50% matching
reimbursement grant up to $5,000 for each façade renovated.
ELIGIBILITY
The business applicant must be operational for at least six months at the time of application. The
business may include any private entity providing goods and services to the general public as its
primary function. The business entity must be an allowable use in that zoning district. Nonprofit
organizations are not eligible to apply.
The business building structure to be rehabilitated must be located within the 3,000 acres of the
Fayetteville Renaissance Plan area, including census tract 10 or the boundaries of one of the
City’s Redevelopment Plan areas. These plan areas include Massey Hill, Bonnie Doone, Deep
Creek Rd., 71st Township and the Old Wilmington plan area. The applicant must be the owner,
mortgagor, contract purchaser or long-term lessee of the property. If the applicant is not the
owner of the property, written consent from the owner must be submitted with the application.
Each applicant is eligible to reapply for an additional grant after five years since the last grant
was awarded and the property is in need of further improvement. If the applicant received a
façade grant from any other program the City may have offered formerly then the five-year rule
will also apply for this program. The request for additional funds will be reviewed on a case-bycase
basis. All prior years property taxes must be paid. Any work done prior to a grant
application being approved is not eligible for approval. It is mandatory that the applicant’s
project be approved prior to work commencing on the property in order to ensure that all program
requirements can be met.
PROGRAM GUIDELINES
Design
The design of the project should be sympathetic to the original integrity of the building,
compatible with neighboring structures and of a quality that suggests the improvement will last a
reasonable period of time. Since a part of downtown is a Historic District, the Fayetteville
Historic Resources Commission must be included in the design review process for those
properties located in the historic district. All work must be in accordance with the Secretary of
the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.
Job Creation
Since the program is partially being funded with Community Development Block Grant Funds
(CDBG), a HUD national objective must be met that will provide a benefit to low to moderateincome
persons. Each business that participates with this program must meet a job creation
requirement. Each business must be able to create at least one full time equivalent job and make
it available to a low to moderate-income person. Failure to comply with this program
requirement within one year from the date of the signed grant agreement will require the Grantee
to return the disbursed grant funds to the City. The City will conduct an on-site monitoring visit
for two consecutive years to confirm the job has been created and is maintained.
Davis Bacon
Projects funded in whole or in part with federal funds exceeding $2,000 must comply with the
Davis Bacon Act. The Davis Bacon Act mandates minimum hourly payment to all employees
employed on the construction project. During the course of construction, weekly-certified
payrolls are to be submitted to the Community Development Office. This office reviews the
payrolls to insure compliance with the Davis Bacon wages. Wage interviews will also be
conducted with employees chosen at random on the construction site bi-weekly by the
department’s Davis Bacon Coordinator.
Application/Grant Reimbursement Process
The applicant completes and submits a formal program application to the City of Fayetteville
Community Development Department, along with the following information to further describe
the proposed project:
1. Proof of ownership of property;
2. Owner consent form, if not property owner;
3. A site plan drawn to scale, if applicable;
4. Map of block locating property;
5. Drawings of façade improvements, including samples of proposed materials, colors,
finishes, and details;
6. Clear and identifiable photographs of the existing façade and adjacent building(s);
7. Proposed budget and detailed cost estimates by a professional estimator, contractor,
engineer, architect or design professional qualified to provide estimates;
8. Certificate of appropriateness, if property in historic district;
9. Proof that all prior years property taxes are paid;
10. Job Creation Form;
11. Copy of permit(s);
12. Copy of Contractor/Subcontractor Certification Form(s);
13. Verification of gross revenues for last two years or current year if in business for less
than two years;
14. Verification a DUNS # has been requested if the applicant doesn’t already have one; and
15. Nonrefundable $25 application fee
The City of Fayetteville will verify ownership of the property. In the event that a title search is
required, the applicant will be held responsible for paying the title search fee.
A committee of City representatives from Community Development, Inspections, Finance,
Planning, and Engineering Departments will review each grant request. The Historic Resources
Commission will assist in reviewing those projects that are located within the historic district.
A grant agreement with the City must be signed prior to work commencing. A City Community
Development Department representative will be permitted to inspect/monitor the project to ensure
compliance with the agreement. This will be in addition to the Davis Bacon requirements and
will also include monitoring for the new job that will be created by the business. Since job
creation is a condition and goal of this program, any business that is not able to create a new job
is not eligible to apply.
The City will authorize reimbursement payment after confirmation of project completion in
accordance with the approved plan. This will include compliance with the Davis Bacon
requirements and after receiving the grantee’s DUNS number (if the business didn’t have one at
the time of applying). Prior approval from the City’s Grant Committee must be obtained before
any changes can be made to the approved plan. The applicant must submit a picture of the
façade improvements and detailed cost documentation, including canceled checks and/or paid
receipts once the approved improvements have been completed. The City reserves the right to
request a copy of the original contractor’s final waivers of lien or any additional information, if
needed. A grantee has one year from the date of the approved façade grant to request
reimbursement on the project; exceptions must be approved from the façade grant committee.
450 ROBESON STREET, FAYETTEVILLE
2009 RENOVATION PROJECT
PROPOSAL
PART IV
17. Quotes for Proposed materials, including colors
18. Contractor Quotes and Material Quotes
19. Contractor Business Licenses & Certification Forms for low bidders
20. Copy of permits
21. $25 application fee from each business applicant (provide with cover letter)
450 ROBESON STREET, FAYETTEVILLE
2009 RENOVATION PROJECT
PROPOSAL
RFQ’S
SECTION OVERVIEW – REQUESTS FOR QUOTES
While researching and putting this project together, Isabeau-Dakota Corporation, in
conjunction with its two project partners, the Ultimate Pet Resort and Star Aviation, sent out
more than 100 quote requests to companies between Fayetteville and Raleigh, NC. It was
decided that as the building owner, Isabeau-Dakota Corporation would take the lead in
soliciting formal quote requests on behalf of all three businesses. We sent quote requests by
fax, mail, and email.
During this process we requested quotes via fax from:
• More than 40 paving companies
• More than 20 roofing companies
• The two largest national roof material suppliers
• More than 15 landscaping companies
• Three Handyman companies
• Two painting contractors
• And made more than 300 phone calls
In many instances companies did not submit any quote.
Attached hereto in this section is a sampling of quotes we did receive.
UPR LANDSCAPING PROJECT ESTIMATE –
Material QTY Unit Cost1 Notes:
6x6x8 Treated 13 $ 20.00 $ 260.00
Weed Free Fabric 3 $ 46.56 $ 139.68
Round-up 2.5 gal 2 $ 149.95 $ 299.90
Black Plastic 3 x 50 - 4 mil 3 $ 12.95 $ 38.85
Turf Builder with Summer Guard 2 $ 63.98 $ 127.96
Black Cow Compost 10 $ 4.68 $ 46.80
Peat Moss 3.8.cu. Ft. 5 $ 9.75 $ 48.75
Rhododendron 3 $ 24.95 $ 74.85 7 gal
Dwarf Alberta Blue Spruce 3 $ 62.50 $ 187.50 10 gal
Arborvitae 5 $ 52.75 $ 263.75 10 gal
Stone 1 $ 300.00 $ 300.00 9 cu/yds river stone
Labor (Man hours) 120 $ 10.00 $ 1200.00 3 workers for 5 days
Tentative Landscape Lighting $ (1,000.00)
Tentative depending on funds
available and not included in
below total.
Sub-Total $ 2,988.04
Sales Tax $ 126.16
Total $ 3,114.202
1 Based on Phone Quotes primarily from Lowes
2 Various landscape firms are still being considered. Although we might subcontract it out in parts and oversee
this job ourselves. We welcome any contractor suggestions from the Grant Program Committee

NEW IDEMA ARTICLE DRAFT

When Penny Alesi quick-deeded the building on 450 Robeson Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina to William Hagler, is was the beginning of a drama that continues today. Penny never wanted it to get so out of hand and tried all she could do to avoid this. When she had gotten back from Mexico in August of2010, she requested her belongings, her Mexican cat, and her credit card debt paid as promised by Jack Idema. She filed charges against him on July 30, 2010, as has been stated & shown before. All of this fallout with the building was utterly ridiculous and never would have happened if Idema & his lawyers, one in specific, weren't so corrupt & blinded by greed. But no, they thought Penny was stupid & they knew she was sick, so they hoped she would either be too afraid or too sick to confront them. Listed are the sworn Affidavits filed November 3,2010, ofLynn E. Thomas & John Edwards Tiffany, regarding the suit over the building in Fayetteville & William Hagler. Tiffany was Idema's lawyer from the Afghanistan days & a long-time associate. Tiffany also has ties to another Idema issue, the death of Rita Gray, which will be addressed in the near future. Tiffany & his cousin lawyer, Vallerie Magory, also headed the team with William London regarding the H. J. Idema Trust.

What Thomas & Tiffany wrote is quite interesting in regards to Penny. Yes, Tiffany knew her. He met her at the H. John Idema's wake. He also saw her while he was in Mexico during the STAR meetings. He knew her well. He knew her name was being put on everything & wasn't telling her, just like William London. He was also the first to congratulate Penny on the phone, regarding her marriage to Jack. Tiffany had an easy job being Idema's lawyer. Jack would write up the whole case & all Tiffany needed to do was copy everything, sign & submit. His letterhead was everything to Jack. That is how Idema could sue everyone. Penny has documentation of the paperwork being sent to "Kinko's" (all charged to her American Express card) & all prepared so that Tiffany could just pick it up & submit the documents to the courthouse.

Lynn states in her affidavit that she was being stalked. She has pulled this act before & was well versed in pretending like she was the victim. The fact is that Penny was the victim & being harassed, stalked & intimidated. Lynn had already posted slander about Penny on her blog that caused great damage to Penny & her family. Exposing a person's HIV status on the Internet is a hate crime. Pure and simple. Lynn, who is such a dedicated Christian woman who believes in the Bible and everything it stands for, is the biggest hypocrite there is.

Here is an excerpt from "The Stupor Patriots" from April 2006:

"Well lets see here ... Now here is proof of a conspiracy. Lynn Thomas has admitted here that she has been in contact with Jackbo's lawyers. That through Jackbo's lawyers she posted a partial deposition that was under a Court Order of Protection.

Got to love this Psychotic and Homicidal Lynn Thomas! She has been receiving threats .............................................................. LOL!

Sick girl Lynn you really need help!"

More from "The Stupor Patriots" on October 2006:

"So Thomas attacks forgetting all about the FACT that Jackbo has had many opportunities to prove his case in court and every time he sued one of the people Thomas continues to wrongly defame he has not just lost in court but ended up being sanctioned and owing the defendants money. Of course Thomas reports on all that? Well of course not! Every time Jackbo has gotten his ass handed to him Thomas rails against the truth and attacks or threatens the person who was wronged. Just like the threat of calling the FBI. LOL! Calling the FBI! LOL! Lynn Thomas is going to call the FBI! Ok, here is the jist of the conversation between Thomas and the FBI."

"Thomas just plainly for what ever demented reason refuses to acknowledge the truth and this includes emails and statements from Jackbo's old Commanding Officer and Green Beret Billy Waugh. But note that Thomas only attacks a selected group of people. You have to ask why? Why not bring to light that Jackbo's old Commanding Officer wrote personally to Thomas and Thomas even refused to answer or post his email. Also note that Thomas has not even mentioned the fact that Billy Waugh slammed the door on Jackbo's private prison. She forgets that 98% of Jackbo's claims have been exposed as BULLSHIT! His military record, how and why he entered Afghanistan, and even the FRAUD Jackbo committed playing US Military covert terrorist hunter killer. But none of this sinks into Thomas lying brain. Yes she is a very sick and demented woman."

More proof of what Jack Idema, Lynn Thomas & the rest of the disciples do to destroy others' lives.

Second Draft


By Ron Barbour

What do you do if you are a famous convicted felon on the run from the law, and a man many believe to be an American traitor and international war criminal for running a private torture prison in Afghanistan?

Jack Idema's solution was to marry Penny Alesi and use her as his "front woman" in a criminal project he named “Isabeau Dakota, Inc.” and put her in "office" as “President” of a building located at 450 Robeson Street in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

This was the perfect coup from Idema's perspective: Ms. Alesi is a good woman without a police record, excellent credit rating and employment record.

In this fashion, Idema believed he could have his cake and eat it too, since he planned to continue his criminal activity in North Carolina and the USA by means of a wife he thought he reduced to white slavery who would sign documents without question in order to avoid further torture. However, this plan came to a bad end for him when Penny Alesi somehow survived torture, imprisonment and mock executions at the hands of Idema at his resort/drug/torture chamber in Mexico. Today Ms. Alesi lives inthe northeast United States with pictures, documents and statements that expose more than three years criminal activity by Idema and his associates in North Carolina.

This proof of these serious allegations are proven in documents proving that Ms. Alesi (then Idema) was “President of Isabeau Dakota, Inc.” of the Fayetteville, NC property from 2008 to 2011. There are additional documents that includes a grant for all three sections of the building as well as a bank account that also prove that Penny Alesi was forced to become Idema's figurehead president under the phony name of Isabeau Dakota with only the authority to sign documents, while all the decisions were made by him or his co-conspirators.

What was the real deal at the Idema building in Fayetteville?

One scam for Idema and associates was to rent space out to tenants and wait until they improved the property. In the period December 2008 to August 2009, the Ultimate Pet Resort was in business in the Idema building. This small enterprise was very successful. When Idema was informed that his property was improved, the lease was cancelled and the tenant was asked to move for alleged non-payment of rent. The "Idema Treatment" was repeated with a small, but growing Christian church that installed improved air conditioning, new carpet, repaired and repainted the walls and ceilings, and added two new bathrooms. There are no reports of money lost by small business and non-profit organizations who rented space at the Idema Building, but they could run into many thousands of dollars when the cost of improvements and relocation are taken into account.

Ms. Alesi finally demanded an account in 2009 of what was going on under her business name in North Carolina: She had become concerned over IRS issues in the USA and asked to "see the books." The very reasonable request by the titular President of her own company was denied by Idema and his lawyers for the obvious reasons of ongoing and past shady business dealings at the site. It would appear the final goal of Idema in regards to the final solution for his North Carolina property by means of lies, deceptions and white slavery was to allow Other People's Money (OPM) to fix it up for sell at the maximum price with the profits going into his pockets.

The major sources of lies, disinformation, propaganda, threats, slander and bad poetry against Penny Alesi and the situation at the former Idema building in Fayetteville come mainly from one source” Cao's Blog. The owner of this blog is Lynn Thomas, a decade long supporter, business associate, propaganda minister of Idema and his girlfriend who has published vast amounts of material that would fill a small North Carolina library in support of a “Cult of Idema.” Ms. Thomas states on her work history that she was employed at the Idema Building in North Carolina:

Property Manager · Sep 2010 to Apr 2011 · Fayetteville, North Carolina
I managed properties in New York and North Carolina and completed the work in North Carolina at the end of April."



In fact, Ms. Thomas lived at 450 Robeson Street for the eight months, as she tesified on January 24, 2011 in a North Carolina Court to "help out" Idema and get space in the building rented. This long time associate of Idema also said in the same court appearance that, "Penny Idema doesn't exist, there is no such person." The reality is that Penny Alesi - the former Penny Idema and ex-wife of Jack Idema - is very much alive and can prove that she was, indeed, his lawfully wedded wife under Islam!" When easily exposed lies such as are made in a court of law under oath by Ms. Thomas it leads a reasonable person to question if anything said in or out of court by her is the truth. This writer wonders if Ms. Thomas' tearful testimony in this court in which she relates what she knows about a certain building in North Carolina and her association with Idema, and fear of "stalking" and "threats" is nothing more than the projection of guilty conscience where she give voice of what is being done to the her critics and the opponents of Idema?

One important element in this terrorist campaign against Ms. Alesi is the getting court system of North Carolina to do much of the Idema gang's dirty work. What is really shocking about this episode are the Idema lawyers acting on his behalf know full well he is a criminal under indictment in North Carolina! As is well known, lawyers are officers of the court held to high ethical standards. Ms. Alesi has in procession numerous copies of emails to these legally challenged individuals who refused to provide her with documents she requested, as is her right as the former president of Idema's real estate in North Carolina. These lawyers either ignore her, or say the requested documents don't exist, only later to publish the "non-existent documents" on the Internet with Ms.Alesi's forged signatures. One would think in the interest of justice, Idema's lawyers highly ethical lawyers in North Carolina would have him give direct testimony in court. After all, the world knows his current address in Bacalar, Mexico.

The second front in Idema's psychological terrorist war against Ms. Alesi takes place on the Internet.

It would appear that after years of exposure of Idema's criminal activities that literally spans the world, he has as supporters a small army of cultists who believe that he is super trooper warrior patriot hero who is under attack by oppressive governments and jealous individuals. These Idema cultists are so far gone in their hatred for Penny Alesi they have created blogs like "Your Worst Nightmare," in which a very nasty poem dedicated to "Penny" that was authored by someone named “Kender." The latest "Get Alesi" attack website is "For Every Action" The Idema cult have long proven they will publish anything to bully Ms. Alesi mentally and emotionally. For instance, her serious medical status as an AIDS patient who was knowingly infected by their "hero" Idema.

These lies, disinformation and harassment were bad enough, but Ms. Thomas even had the nerve to write on her blog without proof that Ms Alesi had sex with thousands of people in underground bars.This writer notes that Ms Thomas claim to be a Christian and a patriot who always tells the truth, but perhaps not the truth in the dictionary sense.

SOURCES:

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Previous articles on Jack Idema published at "The Freedom Fighter's Journal"


FIRST DRAFT 21 NOVEMBER IDEMA ARTICLE

The quick-deed of the “Idema Building” on 450 Robeson Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina that Penny Alesi gave to William Hagler was the beginning of a side show that continues to this day.
Ms. Alesi never wanted this controversy that has landed in a North Carolina court and has attracted much local media attention and some national coverage. In early August, 2010 when Ms. Alesi escaped Idema white slavery in Mexico to the USA (She filed charges in Mexico against him on July 30, 2010 – the document is here), she made a good faith offer to settle out of court if Idema (1) Shipped to her all her personal belongings (2) Returned her “Mexican” cat she had named “Tinka.” (3) Repay the balance on the American Express card that Idema had gained by fraud in her name. Idema did nothing to settle his legal obligations to his former wife, which were extremely modest when compared to the trials that she went though in Mexico at the hands of man many would describe as a latter day Marquis De Sade, who took delight in the torture and sexual degradation as his prisoner at an isolated resort in Mexico. Ms. Alesi also gives part of blame for the North Carolina legal proceedings to Idema's legal team in that she believes are blinded by greed and corrupt to the core.

Ms. Alesi thinks Idema and some of his associates were well aware that she suffered from the most lethal form of AIDS and hoped she would die, or be too sick to continue resistance. If this line of attack failed, Ms. Alesi believes the plan was to silence her by means of harassment and death threats.

The attack has obviously failed as well and Ms. Alesi very much still in the struggle.

Affidavits filed on November 3, 2010 from Lynn E. Thomas and John Edwards Tiffany regarding the lawsuit over the “Idema Building” and William Hagler are excellent fiction that slanders Ms. Alesi. Tiffany has been Idema's lawyer since his adventures in Afghanistan starting in 2001/02, and has ties to another Idema important issue - the controversial death of Rita Gray. (The death of Ms. Gray and the Idema/Tiffany connection to it will be covered in a future article). The other member of the “Idema Legal Team” are Tiffany's cousin and fellow lawyer, Vallerie Magory, who also teamed up with William London regarding the H.J Idema Trust.

What Thomas and Tiffany wrote in the affidavits concerning Ms. Alesi good entertainment, but completely false. Tiffany knew her as the wife of Jack Idema when they first met at Idema's father funeral. He also saw her while in Mexico at the STAR meetings. Tiffany was also aware that Ms. Alesi's name was being used for many purposes by Legal Team Idema and never mentioned the fact to her – this was the case with William London as well – who was first to congratulate Ms. Alesi on her marriage to Idema.

It would appear that Tiffany had an easy job as Idema's attorney, as Idema (a real jailhouse lawyer, for sure!) would write up the legal issue at question and send the document to Tiffany, who would copy, sign and submit the finished product to the court. One hears much about “ghost writers” who create books for famous people like Obama, but this is first time this investigative reporter has heard of a “ghost lawyer” - in this case Idema - who uses a real lawyer's letterhead, signature and license to practice law. Ms. Alesi has documentation as well (to be produced at a later date) of this unusual manner of law practice. This legal project of Idema's was financed by the Ms. Alesi's corporate American Express card obtained by fraud by Idema, where these legal documents sent to Kinko to be reproduced and charges billed. Ms. Alesi has copies of these documents where all that need be added for submission to the court are Tiffany's signature.


The Thomas Affidavit is quite interesting as well. Ms. Alesi has described Thomas as a “professional victim” who can tell lies and pump out a sea of salty tears on command concerning her alleged abuse by Ms. Alesi! One of the oldest tactics used by criminals and communists is to accuse the accuser. In this dirty little game that is based on psychological projection is to charge the victim with being aggressor. The father of the Russian Revolution, Lenin, once famously told his stooges the best way to attack the opposition, “accuse them of what you are.” If this is true, Thomas is quite the villain, as she has committed a serious hate crime by exposing Ms. Alesi's HIV status to the world on the Internet. Thomas attempts to advertise her herself as an American patriot and Christian, but many think she has would have made an excellent Bolshevik in the party of Lenin.

"The Stupor Patriots" in April 2006:

"Well lets see here ... Now here is proof of a conspiracy. Lynn Thomas has admitted here that she has been in contact with Jackbo's lawyers. That through Jackbo's lawyers she posted a partial deposition that was under a Court Order of Protection. That she is and has been involved as a accessory to perpetrate a fraud. Nice Christian Woman ....................................................... Got to love this Psychotic and Homicidal Lynn Thomas! She has been receiving threats .............................................................. LOL! Sick girl Lynn you really need help!"

More from "The Stupor Patriots" dated October 2006:

"So Thomas attacks forgetting all about the FACT that Jackbo has had many opportunities to prove his case in court and every time he sued one of the people Thomas continues to wrongly defame he has not just lost in court but ended up being sanctioned and owing the defendants money. Of course Thomas reports on all that? Well of course not! Every time Jackbo has gotten his ass handed to him Thomas rails against the truth and attacks or threatens the person who was wronged. Just like the threat of calling the FBI. LOL! Calling the FBI! LOL! Lynn Thomas is going to call the FBI! Ok, here is the jist of the conversation between Thomas and the FBI."
"Thomas just plainly for what ever demented reason refuses to acknowledge the truth and this includes emails and statements from Jackbo's old Commanding Officer and Green Beret Billy Waugh. But note that Thomas only attacks a selected group of people. You have to ask why? Why not bring to light that Jackbo's old Commanding Officer wrote personally to Thomas and Thomas even refused to answer or post his email. Also note that Thomas has not even mentioned the fact that Billy Waugh slammed the door on Jackbo's private prison. She forgets that 98% of Jackbo's claims have been exposed as BULLSHIT! His military record, how and why he entered Afghanistan, and even the FRAUD Jackbo committed playing US Military covert terrorist hunter killer. But none of this sinks into Thomas lying brain. Yes she is a very sick and demented woman."
More proof of what Jack Idema, Lynn Thomas and the rest of his gang do to destroy the lives of their opponents.

DRAFT IDEMA ARTICLE ALREADY PUBLISHED




The email messages:
Blogger hans said...

Sounds horrible this story, written by whom....by Penny? If not, where is the name of the author or why didn't you put your name on it sweetheart ? Who knows what happened between those two highly intelligent, headstrong and agressive mates. When I, hans van kooijk, knew them, Penny was already skinny as a 2x4 and as tough as one too. Some mornings Jack (probably deserved it) had blue spots on shoulders, breast and belly after "sweet" Penny vented her anger once alone with her chosen man. Both Penny and Jack tended to blow up when I knew them, so what.....Hot Love War Zone...maybe?Penny certainly had lot's of time and opportunity to think about there relationship (years) and we (my wife and me) offered space if she wanted to rethink stuff. So...use this space as a forum for vengeance? Why...what's the use..give it a rest!
November 11, 2011 11:02 PM
Blogger hans said...
Yes, he got mended good in a non VA hospital in the South of Mexico "Boondogs" after a serious accident which crushed several of his ribs and assorted bones for about nothing in us $$. Would he has been as well taken care off in a VA Hospital? He would say yes, patriote as he is, but would that be true? I remember lot's of negatory stories of personel and family who feel left alone after receiving a broken soldier!
November 12, 2011 1:28 AM
My Response on Han's website:

@Hans:

Interesting comments you made about Idema on my blog!

As is well known, I'm doing an investigative series of articles on Idema as a free lance writer and blogger, so feel free to continue to comment on the articles I publish.

If you care to contact me:

Cheers, Ronbo
RESPONSE BY PENNY ALESI:
Loving those comments. Let me address each one.
First, I would like to comment on his comment. Notice there is no denial of the wedding taking place and he refers to us as "mates", meaning the marriage was legitimate.
Second, Hans is a hardcore alcoholic, the very reason he & Idema got along. His wife Ann is a sweetie. I would have released many more photos of the ceremony, but Ann is in them & I didn't want to subject her to this. Yes, they offered me a place to stay in 2008, but I knew their lives would be in grave danger if I went there. They live perhaps, 10 houses down from where we lived, easy for Idema to send someone or himself there. Both of them are terribly afraid of Idema. I am certain that he is on a fishing expedition for Idema. Which makes me think Idema is desperate. He & Hans parted ways a long time ago. For Idema to bring him back into the fold reeks of the urgency Idema needs for info.
Yes, there was blue marks on Idema many mornings. Not from me, remember he was having rough sex with his male playmates. Idema told everyone they were from me, but not so. Honestly, do you think Idema would let ME slap him around?! C'mon now.
Yes, I was thin. Hans is thinner than me. So what does that mean? Every thin person has AIDS? I was also working out 24/7. I had to, I never knew when I would need to fight physically.
Idema was in Clinica Carranza in Chetumal. I believe he got adequate medical care. Perhaps he would have had better if he had not kept throwing things at the nurses, cursing & screaming non-stop. He was thrown out of the hospital after trying to stab one of the nurses with a pen in the neck. He also NEVER paid his bill. Also, he was in isolation. Was he in isolation because of AIDS or his behavior? Don't know. But I do know they never allowed me to look at ANY OF HIS MEDICAL FILE. And unlike all the other patients, his was not hanging near the door of his room.
I'd also like to add now that Hans NEVER called or visited Idema while he was in the hospital and never spoke or saw him while I was still involved with Idema, and this is up until July of 2010. Their friendship ended after July of 2009. They would only communicate when Hans would call him & remind him that he needed to take Hans' name off the entry sticker. Period.
Hans helped take my belongings from the States to Bacalar, in June of 2009. He was paid 2 grand on top of expenses to do this. He also got a brand new computer. He sold the computer to a hooker in Bacalar, for sex, because he has no cash available because his wife gives him an allowance. Hans, the drunk he is, decided that that was not enough & he wanted more. This was between him & Idema, not me. Hans had gotten a Mexican Import sticker for the jeep entry into Mexico, as well as the pontoon boat Idema purchased in the States & had driven down, attached to the jeep. Hans had repeatedly asked Jack to switch it to his name.
Idema, of course, couldn't do that because he was in the country illegally. So he stalled. Hans had a legitimate beef with Idema but it should not have involved me. On Sept. 28, 2009, Hans decided that he wanted the jeep & the boat. Idema was in the hospital. So a drunken Hans started yelling my name from the locked front gate demanding to see me. My bodyguard told him to leave. Instead of leaving, Hans decided to climb over the gate to get me. He was quite drunk and in the process, injured himself on the top of the gate (photos of the blood attached) I went downstairs to meet him & he demanded I give him the boat & the jeep. Yup. If I didn't he said he would hurt me.
I told my bodyguard to step aside and I told Hans, "Fine, go ahead, hurt me, but you need to deal with Idema not me." Hans was petrified of Idema and thought he could get me to just give him what he wanted. Again, I told him, "Fight me physically and we'll see the outcome with no bodyguard involved, or Nina involved who was going nuts barking, wanting to attack Hans because he was screaming at me. I told the bodyguard to just hold onto to Nina and not let her go."
Hans didn't expect the challenge to hand-to-hand combat with a small, but very angry woman, and coward that he is, backed off and climbed over the gate in shameful retreat. He came back the next morning (Sept. 29, 2009) to start a verbal conflict with me all over again, however, this time I had a different bodyguard (George at the gate with Hans on the other side, photos included) waiting for him, so being the champion in combat with small women, he naturally ran away as scared as a little bunny rabbit: He knew well that bogyguard George is a major badass and was my protector in Mexico.
The week of Nov.16th, 2009 (I forget what exact day that week, but it was in the earlier part), I went to the border in Belize, with Nick Hunter, and had Hans taken off the import sticker. I was supposed to go back to Belize to put my name on it, but I never did. This is the nonsense I had to deal with on an everyday basis in Mexico. Idema had made alot of enemies and they knew he was in the hospital so they were going after me for retaliation.
But I never gave up or let them get me.
I fought all of them. There are so many more stories like this one. I had a trusted circle of men that defended me and stood by me, while Idema was in the hospital and stayed with me around the clock. Nina and I would fight to the end without them if it was necessary. I had Idema's arsenal of weapons and my dog, Nina, that was all I needed.
Finally, I am so glad I took photos and kept a diary. Somehow I knew eventually I would need all this stuff.
All The Best,
Penny



ANGRY HANS APPROACHES FRONT GATE


DENIED ACCESS TO IDEMA PROPERTY


CLIMBS GATE AND CUTS HIMSELF


HANS' BLOOD ON IDEMA DRIVEWAY


ANOTHER PICTURE OF HANS' BLOOD