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speee1dy
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Not sure if this has been discussed before. What is the vacant housing used for. Going to be used for. Or?

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Topic starter Posted : September 27, 2016 12:12 pm
CruzanIron
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I think the Gov't leased it back to LB and it is used for employee housing like it was before.

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Posted : September 27, 2016 12:39 pm
stxsailor
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My friend who works at Limetree is living in one of the houses...

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Posted : September 27, 2016 2:56 pm
speee1dy
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Glad to see dome of them are being used.

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Topic starter Posted : September 27, 2016 4:46 pm
Bigfacemoe
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What is LB?

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Posted : September 27, 2016 8:07 pm
janeinstx
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LB = LimeTree Bay Terminals. It is the former HOVENSA refinery in the south shore.

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Posted : September 27, 2016 9:31 pm
specialk
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The area is called Cottage. They are housing employees and contractors there. They are three bedroom, two bath homes with good size kitchen/dining room, living room, large insulated attics (lots of storage up there), central air, storage shed, patio, and most have a good size yard. Free Dish Network and internet. I'd live there if I could!

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Posted : September 27, 2016 10:20 pm
specialk
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Oh yeah...free electric, too!

The are in the process of preparing four more houses for occupancy. (tu)

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Posted : September 29, 2016 12:36 am
janeinstx
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(tu)(tu)

Oh yeah...free electric, too!

The are in the process of preparing four more houses for occupancy. (tu)

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Posted : September 29, 2016 8:08 am
speee1dy
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We drove by the other day and I saw all those houses. Vacant for so long. Just glad to see they are being used.

Hovensa employees also got tuition. Or part tuition. Good deal for the employee s

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Topic starter Posted : September 29, 2016 9:36 am
CruzanIron
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That was Hovensa. They are gone.

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Posted : September 29, 2016 10:36 am
speee1dy
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That was Hovensa. They are gone.

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Topic starter Posted : September 29, 2016 12:40 pm
specialk
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Lime Tree Bay is in the process of readying ten more houses in Cottage. They are in an area that they originally said they would not use due to the amount of work required. And here they are now bringing them back to life. They are expected to be done by the end of this month.

This will account for almost every house in Cottage. Not bad! (tu)

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Posted : November 8, 2016 12:03 am
speee1dy
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excellent news. i just hate to see empty houses. such a waste

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Topic starter Posted : November 8, 2016 10:48 am
janeinstx
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And the govt is collecting rent. Wonder if it shows up in the general fund or just "POOF" disappears?

excellent news. i just hate to see empty houses. such a waste

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Posted : November 8, 2016 6:41 pm
speee1dy
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poof like those millions never to be discussed again

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Topic starter Posted : November 9, 2016 12:37 pm
CarlHartmann
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That property (and many more valuable parcels transferred) are now owned by the USVI Government under the agreement with Limetree that closed on January 5, 2016. Those residences are leased and managed by Property and Procurement -- as a normal part of the budget. I have been told that the terms are favorable to the USVI. The income from the houses along with the many millions of dollars yearly in other contractual amounts, fees, increased secondary taxes and lowered fuel (auto and aviation) prices obtained in that deal, are monitored by a specific, designated gov compliance oversight official.

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Posted : November 10, 2016 1:42 pm
speee1dy
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good info carl, thank you

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Topic starter Posted : November 10, 2016 2:11 pm
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