We read with close interest the issues raised in the Herald stories on Bradenton Village on Jan. 24 and 29, 2015.
First and foremost, Bradenton Village is beautifully designed, well built, and in very good physical condition. Statements and implications to the contrary are simply not true. We extend a welcome and an invitation to anyone who would like to visit the neighborhood and see for themselves.
The citations mentioned in your article, while numerous, were for only minor maintenance and repair issues, and some areas of fading paint. All of these issues were addressed.
Such routine issues are consistently and constantly worked on proactively, as they are in any large housing community in Bradenton or elsewhere. We have a good working relationship with the city and respect for its agencies, and place the highest priority on reviewing any concerns they may have.
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Second, but most importantly, is the issue of management's relationship with residents. In this community and elsewhere, we consider residents to be our partners. Their participation and involvement are at the center of our work.
We make the categorical statements that there is no such thing as resident bullying at Bradenton Village and that accusations of bullying are simply untrue. We believe that residents should and must speak their minds, and if there are problems or concerns, management wants to know. Management is always ready and willing to meet with residents to resolve problems and concerns in a respectful and cooperative manner.
Our staff follow all laws with respect to any resident non-compliance with the terms of their lease and respect resident rights.
A more extensive reply has been submitted to the Herald. Thank you for your work.
Charles Tini, Neighborhood Partners, Managers of Bradenton Village Bradenton