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Father Berkmyer was a close family friend and is sorely missed. He usually parked directly in front of Angel Studio at 479 Perry Highway, whether he was visitng during working hours, or visiting our family after work or on weekends. His car could be found parked in front while he watched Steeler football games on Sundays. Many times he came to Pittsburgh Penguin games with our family, in our car, while leaving his vehicle parked in front.


Others who regularly parked in front of 479 Perry Highway,
or who were aware of cars being parked there.
Listed names are representative of professional people,
frame and photographic suppliers, family, neighbors, friends and customers.

I. Ballon
Father
Joel Ballon
F. Ballon
ex-wife
S. Ballon
Mother
W. Ballon
Brother
L. Ballon
Daughter
A.Ballon
Daughter
Alvin B.
Uncle
Ellen B.
RN
Fred K.
Employee
Sandy L.
Engineer
William H.
Engineer
Lloyd T.
Friend
Richard M.
Mgmnt.
Wayne K.
Friend
Gerald M.
Business Owner
George R.
Neighbor
Robert F.
Accountant
Len S..
Attorney
Pat F.
Friend
Fred M.
Employee
Linda P.
Employee
Cindy H.
Employee
Richard J.
Photographer
George S.
Photographer
Robert B.
Business Owner
Ken M.
Photographer
Josie J.
Friend
Joseph G.
Friend
Mary B.
Friend
Frank B.
Business Owner
Frank B. Jr.
Friend
Mark L.
Sales Rep.
Stan F.
Photographer
Pat B.
Librarian
Marsha L.
Dog Breeder
Don B.
Photographer
Fred Z.
Friend
Bill D.
Friend
Evelyn B.
Friend
Harold H.
Retired
Lynn M.
Friend
Chuck D.
Employee Son
Don L.
Architect
Fran F.
Business Owner
Pat L.
Homemaker
Homer W.
Business Owner
Dolores H.
Retired
Vic P.
Photographer
George C.
Supplier
Louis N.
Associate
Joe S.
Friend
Ron C.
Business Owner
Elaine P.
Relative
Ron G.
Legislator
Steve M.
Business Owner
Jim N.
Business Owner
Fred Z.
Mgmnt.
Norman L.
Artist
Caroline L.
Business Owner
Pauline S.
Friend
Bruce W.
Friend
Louise B.
Business Owner
Lori F.
Friend
Robbie B.
Veteran
Wally Z.
Photographer
Rose M.
Friend
Sue M.
Friend
Robert S.
Photographer
John F.
Friend
Will S.
Newspaper Rep
Lorraine Z.
Friend
Janet F.
Friend
Viola H.
Employee
Ray M.
Mailman
Helen D.
Salesperson
Daniel M. Daugherty
Council President/Dir. West View Water
Richard D. Powell
Mayor, West View
Many, many others too numerous to list, including hundreds/probably thousands of friends, relatives, suppliers, and primarily customers who regularly parked in front of Angel Studio over more than a thirty year span of time. The Color Shop, which preceeded my business, was also a quite active business during the 60's, where customers regularly parked in front. The Photography Studio was a very active business from 1970 until 1988 when it was sold, which predated the existing zoning codes thus grandfathering it's usage. Although activity and usage declined after 1988, the new owner himself, regularly parked in front.

Not only do we have a police chief who illegally orders tickets
to be issued for "sidewalk obstruction" while a vehicle is parked
completely and totally on private property , but.....

The Big Question is ....

How can you possibly trust Borough Officials, including Police
and former Fire chief, whose testimony under oath,
was absolutely and completely contrary to reality?



Borough Solicitor Fred E Baxter Jr,
elicited testimony from the following individuals
(all connected to The Borough of wEST vIEW in one way or another)
under oath, to the effect that they did not see, or were not
aware of any established pattern of parking at 479 Perry Highway,
and that their observations took place over as long
as a 30 year period of time or more.


Please note...the fairy tales and testimony, contrary to fact
are highlighted in yellow, like this.

charles holtgraver
cHIEF of pOLICE
~see testimony~
Ronald Wooz George
former Fire Chief, next door
~see testimony~
Deanne Ebbert
former Crossing Guard
~see testimony~
Laird Kircher
former Police Chief
~see testimony~
Chris Mann
Police Officer
~see testimony~
Randall Freedman
Police Lieutenant
~see testimony~
Tony Pusiteri
former Police Officer
~see testimony~
All testimony
from zoning board hearing
Nov.1999


How could any credibility whatsoever be placed on what any
of these individuals testified they saw or didn't see.....
when evidently, none of them even noticed a
shredded flag on display 24/7 for months
at a time, without ever
being replaced.


COMING SOON........

Complete text of testimony of individuals who regularly parked
in front of 479 Perry Highway.
See for yourself the testimony that was so conveniently
dismissed by Pittsburgh Attorney Dennis A Watson,
acting President of the wEST vIEW Zoning Board
AKA the wEST vIEW Tribunal


 

.....This entire situation was precipitated by an ill-informed, not very smart, over zealous police chief, Charles Holtgraver. Holtgraver, contrary to the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code , illegally and repeatedly ordered parking citations for "sidewalk obstruction" to be issued for my vehicle. The vehicle was parked totally and completely on private property in an area where vehicles had parked for well over 30 years, thus "grandfathering" the usage.

....Evidently, in an attempt to save face for the heavy-handed chief, numerous current and former Borough officials testified under oath, to the effect that they had never seen parking there. That testimony was perjury in my opinion, since there is absolutely no way that these officials could have failed to see this usual, typical, every-day occurance over that period of time.

.....Complicit in this railroading, was the President of the wEST vIEW Zoning Board, AKA the wEST vIEW Tribunal, Pittsburgh Attorney Dennis A Watson. As President of the West View Zoning Board, he completely disregarded firsthand testimony from numerous people who parked there, as well as photographic evidence which established the grandfathering of parking at this location for more than a 30 year period. The deck was further stacked since Watson and Borough Solicitor Fred E Baxter Jr. were former law partners.

...For years I have been subjected to dealing with the wEST vIEW Autocrats in a mere civil matter. It is completely beyond my comprehension how anyone involved in a criminal proceeding could expect to be treated fairly in the Borough of wEST vIEW. How pitiful. What a pathetic epitaph!

....This website is dedicated to calling attention to these evil people.