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By WILLIAM THOMPSON
Although Ann Arbor Police Chief Walter Krasny
is still on the job seven weeks past his scheduled
retirement date, members of a committee to
select his successor say they do not expect to
name that person until next month.
Krasny announced his retirement from the
city's top police spot after 13 years of service in
that position in September. At that time Mayor
Louis Belcher said he wanted to name the police
chief's replacement in February. But the 61-year-
old Krasny, who planned to make his retirement
effective on March 1, this week said he did not
know when he will leave the job permanently.
THE SIX-MEMBER Police Chief Selection
Committee (PCSC) has narrowed the field of
possible successors down to four candidates, and
PCSC member Belcher said he wants the new
chief to be chosen by May 1.
Krasny "will be going through April and we may
have him back on in a consulting role in helping
the new chief get on board," said Belcher. "We
are down to four candidates and we have a pretty
good profile of what a police chief should be."
Belcher indicated when Krasny announced his
retirement that he was seeking a replacement
from within the Ann Arbor Police Department. He
and other committee members refused to reveal,
however, if any of the final candidates now serves
on the Ann Arbor police force.
"THERE HAVE BEEN candidates from inside
the department and outside the department," said
First Ward councilman and PCSC member Ken
Latta. "There have also been candidates from in-
side and outside the state."
According to city Personnel Technician Robert
Treadway, the city has developed a list of
"desired qualifications." These include: strong
leadership; good community relations;
knowledge of police administration, and the
ability to innovate new programs, Treadway ex-
plained. A bachelor's degree or higher in police
administration will be preferred, he added.
"We want a sensitive individual, but one who
can get tough when it is necessary," Belcher said.
He added the new chief would be expected to in-
teract with the public and run the police depar-
tment "on a fair and open basis."
The Michigan Daily-Thursday, April 17, 1980-Page 9
Police strike hinted
for GOP convention
DETROIT (AP) - The mayor's
proposal to lay off hundreds of police of-
ficers brought hints yesterday of
retaliatory strikes during the
Republican National Convention and
warnings that "crime's gonna rise."
Mayor Coleman Young proposed
Monday that 670 officers be laid off this
fall, saying Detroit will be $56 million in
debt by June 30. The cuts would come in
addition to the 400 policemen laid off
"CRIME'S GONNA rise," Sgt. John
Storm, president of the Detroit Police
Lieutenants and Sergeant's
Association, said yesterday. "There's
no doubt about it.
"You can only rob Peter to pay Paul
so many times and it's going to catch ui
Young's proposal prompted labor
leaders to hint there could be
retaliatory strikes during the GOP con-
vention here July 14-18.
"Anything is possible," said Bol
Scully, vice president of the police of-'
ficer's association, when asked abouC
the likelihood of a strike. "The policy
officers want that convention, but we
also want a fair settlement."
State law prohibits police strikes. The
police union's contract with the city ex,
pires this summer.
Rental housing management methods vary
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some individual owners and investors
contract a management company to
market, lease and maintain their pro-
"We're a professional organization
geared to deal with the day-to-day
workings of renting a house, dealing
with government agencies (such as city
housing inspectors), and we're used to
dealing with income property," Taylor
"Our job is to maintain their asset.
Make it profitable," he added.,
In return for performing various ser-
vices as the owner requests, the
O1management company earns a fee
which Is usually "skimmed" off the top
of the monthly income earned on the
"IT (THE FEE) certainly depends
upon the house and the circumstan-
ces, explained Welch. "It can be as
low as one or two per cent or as high as
12 per cent, but usually it's six to eight
per cent of the gross rent."
Most individuals who own rental
property in the campus area prefer to
manage it personally.
David Copi, a local attorney who has
interest in nearly 100 local rental
properties, cited several reasons for
,managing his property himself.
"Tenants like the private landlord
better, because we are more respon-
sive," Copi said. Cost is also a factor, he
added. "I've looked into it and it's pret-
ty expensive to have someone manage
D. ICK VALE, a former McKinley
associate, . now owns ReValp
Management Co. He claims the advan-
tage of a small management company
or individual management is the more
personal approach they can offer.
'"Whether I can repair something or
not, the tenant can talk to me directly
,and get an answer. With other
operations, you have to talk with an
operator, then a desk person, then
maybe the property manager," Vale
Management companies are further
constrained because often they are not
authorized to make major expensive
repairs on property.
"WE TAKE OVER the building and
make all payment and repairs," Taylor
explained, ''but there is a cutoff point
where we need owner approval to make
serious repairs. Usually the cut off is a
certain dollar amount."-
If the owner doesn't agree to the
repair, management companies often
become the target of frustrated
"It's our image, our name ends up on
the door. Sometimes the owner will just
want to put nothing back into the
property, and we have to give it back,"
said McKinley vice president Daily.
THE INDIVIDUAL owner-manager
does not have to deal with this problem,
pointed out Gary Baker who owns 35
units , managed by his Baker
Management Co. k
"I wear both the hats, manager and
owner. I never have any difficulty get-
ting the owner to agree to fix these
things," he said.
Some management companies,
however,, hire a private maintenance
company and in-house lawyer to deal.
with tenant problems. McKinley tenan-
ts "can call the service company and
get same-day service. It helps to do
things as quickly as possible," Taylor
Dealing with student tenants is a
major factor in whether an owner will
manage the property personally or hire
a professional manager.
"A lot of people feel the student is a
headache. We'll get the management,
because there are a world of problems.
If there weren't any problems, there
would be no need for us," said Taylor.
Tomorrow: A look at the city's housing
inspection system and rental housing con-
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