PORTLAND – Newly elected City Councilor Ed Suslovic will bring together the parties in a dispute over alleged unruly behavior at two homes on Columbia Avenue to seek a solution.

Suslovic said representatives of the Portland Police Department, community prosecutor Trish McAllister, owners of the properties at 33-35 and 43-45 Columbia Ave., and Rosemont residents have been invited to Monday night’s meeting at the St. Ansgar Lutheran Church on Woodfords Street.

The meeting is set to start at 6:30 p.m.

Suslovic called the meeting after hearing residents’ complaints during his campaign for the District 3 council seat about loud parties, public urination, threatening behavior and parking violations at the homes.

“Clearly, this is not just one neighbor complaining; it’s the entire neighborhood,” Suslovic said. “The whole idea behind this meeting is to come up with solutions.”

Assistant Police Chief Mike Sauschuck confirmed that those properties have generated a number of police complaints over several years.

Tim Sarris, the senior lead police officer for the neighborhood, is expected to attend Monday’s meeting.

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