Residents Can Stay

December 09, 1990

HAMPSTEAD - The Ridgely House II apartment complex has sent notices of recertification to two of three tenants who had been told last May that they were being evicted.

Francis Tolodziecki, 63, and Mildred Sentz were sent letters last February saying they had violated the rules of the federally subsidized housing complex for the elderly and disabled by disrupting the "livability and harmony of the project."

The two had talked to the media in September 1988 about some residents being charged unfair fees for such things as water hookups for washing machines.

Hampstead Management Inc. informed Tolodziecki and Sentz in May that they were being evicted, although the two stayed in the apartment complex while they appealed the case.

Tolodziecki, a retired addictions counselor and World War II veteran, said he was sent a notice last week telling him he had been re-certified. He also said Sentz had received a similar notice.

Ridgely House property manager Patricia A. Speicher refused to comment on the case, as did Baltimore County attorney Anne Kramer, who developed the complex.

A third resident also facing eviction, Betty Baldwin, said she expects her case eventually to go to Carroll Circuit Court.

Baldwin, 57, is charged with having broken Ridgely House II rules, including baby-sitting in her apartment. Management also claimed she is no longer disabled and therefore ineligible to live there.

However, a review of the case by the Farmers Home Administration, the federal agency that subsidizes the complex, determined that Baldwin still is disabled.

While the health and baby-sitting issues seem to have been resolved, she said she has again been sent an eviction notice, but would not detail the charges.

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