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1 >> AT THIS TIME I'LL CALL THE BUILDING STANDARDS APRIL 3,

[1.  Call to Order]

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2 2017 MEETING TO ORDER.

3 THOSE WISHING TO SPEAK TODAY OR TESTIFY IN ANY CASE BEFORE THE BOARD SHALL HAVE 4 SIGNED IN AT THE DOOR.

5 THOSE WHO HAVE NOT DONE, SO DO SO AT THIS TIME.

6 THE FIRST ON OF BUSINESS IS APPROVAL OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING.

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7 ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONS OR CORRECTIONS? 8 YOU HAVE A MOTION FOR APPROVAL AS WRITTEN?

9 >> I MOVE THE MOTION BE APPROVED.

10 >> MOTION BY MR. TURNER.

11 >> SECOND BY THERE SCHROEDER, THAT THE MINUTES BE APPROVED AS WRITTEN.

12 RECALL, PLEASE.

13

14 >> IN ALL CASES UNLESS OTHER -- MUST BE CLEAR WITHIN -- FAILS TO DEMOLISH OR APPEAL 15 THE BOARD'S ORDER, THE CITY MAY.

16 THIS DECISION.

17 THOSE WISHING TO SPEAKER OR TESTIFY IN ANY CASE BEFORE THE BOARD TODAY WILL RAISE 18 YOUR RIGHT HANDS.

19 DO YOU SOLEMNLY SWEAR AND AFFIRM THE TESTIMONY YOU WILL GIVE TODAY IS THE 20 TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH, AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH? 21 THANK YOU.

22 >> THANK YOU.

23 I GUESS WE'RE READY ON THE CASE.

24 >> GOOD MORNING.

25 WELCOME TO THE BOARD THIS MORNING.

26 THIS IS THE PUBLIC NOTICE FOR THE CASE WE HAVE TODAY.

27 IT'S 18-05033, 1218 SYCAMORE STREET.

[a.  Case for Rehabilitation, Demolition, or Civil Penalties - Case No. 18-05033: 1281 Sycamore St. (NORTHINGTON W/2, BLOCK C, LOT N25 S105 W193 N25 S80 W134 E7 W134 S55) Owner,  Torres Roberto & Maria Delnegra (deceased), Melissa Rodriguez (heir)]

28 THERE'S A WARRANTY DEED FOR DELNEGRA.

29 THERE'S NO TAX RECORDS NOT APPLICABLE.

30 UTILITY RECORD HAVE BEEN INACTIVE SINCE OCTOBER, 2018.

31 A SEARCH REVEALS TORRES ROBERTO DELNEGRA AND MARIA DELNEGRA TO BE DECEASED AND 32 MELISSA RODRIGUEZ TO BE THE HEIR.

33 TIMELINE OF EVENTS, DECEMBER 4, 2018, SENT NOTICE OF CONDEMNATION, REPAIR PLAN OF 34 ACTION AND UTILITY SHUTOFF LETTERS.

35 DECEMBER 12, 2018, CERTIFIED MAIL RETURNED UNCLAIMED FOR THE INITIAL NOTICE OF 30/60 36 LETTERS.

37 MARCH 3, 2019, CONTACT INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.

38 NO ANSWER AT THAT NUMBER.

39 MARCH 14TH, 2019, RODRIGUEZ MELISSA RODRIGUEZ.

40 ON THE B.O.B.S.

41 MEETING ON THE STRUCTURE ITSELF.

42 THIS IS THE NOTICE DELAYS PLACED ON THE FRONT OF THE STRUCTURE.

43 THERE WAS A FIRE IN THE BACK OF THE HOUSE, SO THE FRONT DOOR WAS REMOVED IN THIS 44 PICTURE.

45 YOU SEE A WINDOW MISSING.

46 THE FIRE DEPARTMENT HAD TO BREAK INTO THE FACILITY TO PUT OUT THE FIRE.

47 SO WE RESECURED THE FACILITY AT THIS TIME AND THERE IS THE NOTE IN THE FRONT DOOR.

48 YOU CAN SEE SOME OF FIRE DAMAGE ON THE SOUTH SIGH.

49 THE FIRE IS COMING THROUGH THAT SIDE.

50 THE VENT.

51 A LOT OF THE SMOKE WENT UP THROW THAT.

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52 THIS IS THE REAR OF THE STRUCTURE.

53 IT'S A FAIRLY SMALL HOUSE.

54 IT APPEARS THE EPICENTER OF THE FIRE WAS NEAR THAT BECOME DOOR.

55 3 THE BACKDOOR.

56 YOU CAN SEE WIRES.

57 THERE'S ACTUALLY EXTENSION CORDS AT THE BACK OF THE HOUSE TO OPERATE THE LIGHT.

58 THEY GO TO THE -- THROUGH THE INSIDE OF THE DOOR.

59 IT WAS QUITE A HAZARD.

60 I DON'T KNOW IF IT WAS LIKE THAT BEFORE THE FIRE, BUT THEY'RE DEFINITELY MELTED 61 UNDERSTOOD AND BURNED OUTRIGHT NOW.

62 THIS IS AFTER THE SECUREMENT IN THE BACK.

63 THE WE HAVE EXTENSION CORDS AT THE BACK OF THE HOUSE GOING TO A LIGHT FIXTURE 64 THAT IS MEANT TO BE USED INSIDE.

65 THIS IS THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HOUSE WITH THE SAME THING.

66 YOU SEE THE EXTENSION CORD GOING INTO THE LIGHT FIXTURE.

67 THE INTERIOR, YOU SEE THE LIGHT SOCKET COMING OUT OF THE WALL AND THERE'S NO 68 LIGHT SOCKET ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE -- OF THE CEILING.

69 BARE WIRES HANGING ON.

70 THIS IS THE INSIDE OF THE BACK OF THE STRUCTURE WHERE IT'S CHARRED.

71 I CHARRED ALL THE WAY THROUGH, ALL THE WAY UP TO THE EASE.

72 THE BATHROOM, THEY HAVE PLUMBING ISSUES THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE BATHROOM THE WATER 73 MIGHT HAVE BEEN WORKING INCREASING OR SOMEBODY SHUT IT OFF AT THAT POINT.

74 THE YOU SEE ELECTRICAL WIRES, THAT IS WHERE IT GOES THROUGH THE WINDOW TO 75 SUPPLY:INSIDE IT HOUSE.

76 THIS IS A DETACHED GARAGE.

77 IT WAS OPEN LIKE THIS WHEN WE GOT THERE.

78 THIS IS LOOKING INTO THAT OPEN DOOR, YOU SEE THE LIGHT FIXTURE THAT IS NOT 79 CONNECTED TO WIRES HANGING OUT.

80 HERE IS VAGRANTS, SOMEONE HAD BEEN IN THIS PORTION OF THE GARAGE.

81 THAT GARAGE HAD BEEN SEAL UP BY THIS TIME, TOO AND THE WHOLE PROPERTY HAS BEEN 82 MOWED AND CUT AS OF THIS PAST WEEK.

83 STAFF RECOMMENDATION, ORDER TO REPAIR, 30 DAYS, ALL PERMIT, AND PROVIDE ACTION.

84 IF THIS IS DONE 60 DAYS TO OBTAIN INSPECTIONS, SHALL BE COMPLETE BY THE EXPIRATION 85 OF THE PERMITS.

86 I'LL SAY THE HEIR, THE PERSON CLAIMING TO BE THE HEIR, MS. ODRIGUEZ SAID SHE 87 LIVE IN THE HOUSE PRIOR TO THAT.

88 THE FIRE DEPARTMENT CONFIRMED THAT AND SHE MOVED OUT WHEN THERE WASN'T ANY 89 HEATING.

90 SHE WAS HERE TODAY, BUT SHE SAID SHE WAS GOING TO BE, AND SHE WANTED TO RENOVATE 91 IT WITH HER HUSBAND, OR HER BOYFRIEND.

92 THIS IS ONLY BEEN SINCE OCTOBER SINCE THIS CASE HAS COME ABOUT SO ANY QUESTION?

93 >> MR. DOOR, ONE OF THE FIRST SLIDES YOU HAD THERE WAS MS. ODRIGUEZ WAS SEEKING 94 OWNERSHIP OF THE PROPERTY.

95 IS SHE NOT OWNER OF IT NOW?

96 >> SHE IS NOT.

97 THE DEED STATES DECEASED.

98 THAT IS HER UNCLE, I BELIEVE, BUT SHE LIVE IN THE HOUSE.

99 SHE IS TRYING TO GET OWNERSHIP IN THE HOUSE.

100 HE DIDN'T LEAVE ANYTHING SAYING SHE HAD OWNERSHIP OF THE HOUSE.

101 WE HAVE SENT HER NOTICE AND INFORMED HER WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE CASE THAT SHE DID

102 -- >> AND I CAN SPEAK A LITTLE BIT MORE TO THAT, JUST GENERALLY IN ALL THESE 103 TYPES OF CASES WHERE THERE IS A PROPERTY OWNER SEARCH DONE AT THE COURTHOUSE AND 104 THEN RECORDS IS DECEASED.

105 THE CITY STAFF THEN DO A PRETTY EXTENSIVE SEARCH FOR ANY POTENTIAL HEARS AND THEN 106 NOTIFIES THOSE HEIRS.

107 MANY TIMES -- HEIRS.

108 -- THAT TOOK OWNERSHIP AFTER THE LAST OWNER WAS DECEASED, THAT IS REALLY ALL THE STAFF

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109 CAN DO IS JUST PROVIDE NOTIFICATION LETTERS TO POTENTIAL OWNERS OR ANY 110 POSSIBLE HEIRS THAT THE -- THAT THE CITY FINDS.

111 AS I UNDERSTAND FROM MR. DOOR THIS WAS THE ONLY HEIR THAT HAS BEEN FOUND AND 112 SORT OF THE PROCESS AS THE CASE DEVELOPERS THROUGH THE BOARD OF BUILDING STANDARDS 113 PROCESS, THAT SEARCH IS ALWAYS CONTINUING BECAUSE THERE ARE TIMES WHEN WE WERE 114 NOTIFIED, THE CITY STAFF IS THEN NOTIFY OF SOME OTHER HEIR THAT WE FIND OUT ABOUT.

115 BUT UNDER STATE LAW, IT'S REQUIRED THAT -- JUST THAT THE HEIRS OR POTENTIAL 116 OWNERS BE NOTIFIED JUST AS WE WOULD NOTIFY ANY OTHER LIVING OWNER WHO WAS LISTED 117 ON THE PROPERTY RECORDS, SO I BELIEVE THAT HAS BEEN DONE.

118 >> YES.

119 >> WE LEARNED OF HER FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, SO WE TRIED TO MAKE CONTACT 120 THROUGH THEM.

121 >> WHEN WAS THE FIRE.

122 >> I BELIEVE IT WAS RIGHT AROUND OCTOBER.

123 I CAN'T SAY.

124 USUALLY WHEN WHAT THERE'S A FIRE LIKE THAT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WOULD DO AN 125 INVESTIGATION AND HAVE US COME IN, SO I IMAGINE IN OCTOBER.

126 >> THE PREVIOUS MOWING OF THE YARD, THAT WAS DONE BY THE CITY?

127 >> YES, YES.

128 WE DID A SECUREMENT, CUT THE GRASS, THERE WAS SOME FURNITURE, 6 YOU SAW IN THE 129 SLIDES, THERE WAS SOME STUFF IN THE BACK THAT WAS REMOVED.

130 >> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FROM MR. OOR? 131 132 AT THIS TIME I'LL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING ON CASE 18-05033.

133 ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK TO THIS CASE, PLEASE STEP FORWARD AND STATE YOUR NAME 134 AND ADDRESS, PLEASE.

135 SEEING NO ONE, I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING ON CASE 18-05033 AND OPEN THE FLOOR 136 FOR DISCUSSION OR MOTION.

137

138 OR -- >> NO, AND THIS SMALL OF A HOUSE IT'S KIND OF HARD TO FIGURE OUT.

139 WE'LL CONDUCT THEM RIGHT HERE PRIOR TO DOING DEMOLITION OR WHATEVER 140 ACTION WE DECIDE, THEY'LL TELL US IF THEY CAN SELL A PROPERTY WITH A STRUCTURE ON 141 IT OR EITHER WAY, BUT THAT IS A VALUE THING THAT THEY HAVE TO DECIDE.

142 BUT AS OF RIGHT NOW I NOT UP FOR TAX AUCTION.

143 >> SO IF WE FOLLOW STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION, THIS ISN'T GOING WITH WHO YOU HAVE 144 CONDUCT WITH BECAUSE THE DEED IS NOT IN HER NAME AT THIS TIME?

145 >> SHE'LL GET NOTIFIED OF IT.

146 SHE KIND OF CAME THROUGH HALFWAY THROUGH THE PROCESS, BUT SHE'LL BE NOTIFIED WHAT 147 WOULD HAPPEN NEXT.

148 WE WERE HOPING SHE WOULD BE HERE TODAY.

149 >> ALL THE PROCESSES THAT WOULD OPERATE AGAINST AND OWNER LISTED IN THE DEED 150 RECORDS WE TREAT AND SHOULD TREAT ANY HEIR AS REALL POTENTIAL OWNER OR COULD BE 151 AN OWNER, WE JUST DON'T HAVE THE DOCUMENTATION.

152 WE TREAT THOSE HEIRS JUST THE SAME WAY, SO THEY GET A COPY OF THE BOARD'S ORDER 153 NOTIFYING THEM.

154 THEY'RE NOTIFIED ABOUT FILING AND APPEAL.

155 THE CITY STAFF WOULD SEND MS. ODRIGUEZ OF THE BOARD'S ORDER ARE A COPY OF THE 156 BOARD'S ORDER IF THE BOARD WERE TO MAKE AND ORDER TODAY.

157 >> SO IN THE TRANSITION PERIOD IF WE DO THE 30/60, WILL SHE -- WITHOUT HER TO 158 SPEAK TO US TODAY, THIS COULD TAKE AWHILE TO GET THE DEED TRANSFERRED TO HER 159 THEN? 160 I'M QUESTIONING, IS IT JUST GOING TO KEEP STACKING ON THE VALUES ON THE CALENDAR?

161 >> I DON'T BELIEVE THE PROCESS WOULD HAVE TO BE RESET IF SHE GETS -- IF FOR 162 SOME REASON -- I HAVE NO IDEA WHETHER SHE WOULD FILE AN AFFIDAVIT OF HEIRSHIP OR 163 IT WOULD GO TO HER.

164 IT MAY OR MAT MAY NOT.

165 IF IT WOULD HAPPEN, SINCE THE LEGAL PROCESS OF NOTIFYING HER AND HER BEING 166 AWARE OR TREAT AS AN OWNER AT THIS TIME I WOULD ARGUE IT WOULD MEAN THAT WE WOULD 167 NOT HAVE TO RESET AND GET ANOTHER 30/60 ORDER AND SET US BACK ANOTHER STEP.

168 I THINK WE WOULD ABLE TO PROCEED IN A STREAMLINE PROCESS JUST AS IF -- 169 BECAUSE WE TREATED HER FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES FOR NOTIFICATION FOR STATE LAW 170 REQUIREMENTS AS AN OWNER AT THIS POINT.

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171 >> IF WE FOLLOW THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION, WE MORE THAN LIABLE WOULD SEE THIS BACK 172 WHEN, IN JUNE EARLIEST?

173 >> PROBABLY JUNE, YES.

174 8 OR MOTION? 175 DO YOU HAVE A STAFF RECOMMENDATION?

176 >> DURING THIS PERIOD OF TIME, I'M ASSUMING THAT THE CITY WILL CHECK IT FROM TIME 177 TO TIME TO MAKE SURE IT'S SECURE SINCE THERE'S BEEN VAGRANTS INSIDE?

178 >> YES, MA'AM.

179 WE CHECK ALL THE PROPERTY AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH.

180 SINCE WE HAVE MORE COURT OFFICERS LOOKING AT IT THEY'RE USUALLY LOOKING AT 181 IT MORE OFTEN THAN A -- THAN THAT.

182 >> JUST TO KEEP THINGS ROLLING AS I WOULD SAY, THE OTHER OPTION WOULD BE TO 183 TABLE THIS, BUT EVEN IF YOU TAKEN IT COULD IT COME BACK SOONER THAN MAY?

184 >> SHE WAS NOTIFIED, GOT HER NOTIFICATIONS LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE GOT THE 14TH OF LAST 185 MONTH, SO HER 30 DAYS FROM OUR NOTIFICATIONS -- I RECOMMEND RESEND HER THE 186 LETTERS ANY WAY BECAUSE THIS PROCESS WILL GET HER STARTED IN THAT 30/60 FROM THE 187 BOARD.

188 THE BOARD WILL DIRECT THAT.

189 >> SO CONTINUE TO PROCESS IS PROBABLY THE MOST EXPEDIENT.

190 >> RIGHT.

191 >> I'LL MAKE -- I MOVE THAT WE FOLLOW STAFF RECOMMENDATION AND -- IS 192 THIS TIME TO DO THAT? 193 OKAY.

194 I MOVE THAT WE MAKE A STAFF -- FOLLOW THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION FOR THE OWNER 195 TO REPAIR THIRD DAYS TO OBTAIN ALL PERMIT AND PROVIDE A PLAN OF ACTION, 196 INCLUDING A TIMEFRAME FOR REPAIR AND COST ESTIMATES.

197 IF IS THIS IS DONE 60 DAYS TO OBTAIN INSPECTIONS AND THIS IS DONE, ALL 198 INSPECTIONS SHALL BE COMPLETED BY THE EXPIRATION OF ALL PERMITS.

199 9 RECOMMENDATION OF 30 DAYS TO 200 OBTAIN ALL PERMIT AND PROVIDE A PLAN OF ACTION, INCLUDING A TIMEFRAME FOR 201 REPAIR AND COST ESTIMATES.

202 IF THIS IS DONE 60 DAYS TO OBTAIN INSPECTIONS AND IF THAT IS DONE, ALL FINAL 203 INSPECTIONS SHALL BE COMPLETE BY THE EX PERFECT AGENCY OF ALL PERMIT.

204 IS THERE A SECOND?

205 >> SECOND.

206 >> SECOND BY MR. TURNER.

207 ROLL CALL POLICE.

208 >> MISS BRADLEY.

209 >> YES.

210 >> MR. WEST.

211 >> YES.

212 >> MR. MCCULLOCH.

213 >> YES.

214 >> MR. TURNER.

215 >> YES.

216 >> MR. SCHROEDER.

217 >> YES.

218 >> MR. BEARD.

219 >> YES.

220 >> MOTION CARRIES.

221 >> THANK YOU.

222 >> I GUESS THAT CONCLUDES OUR AGENDA?

223 >> DAVE, SO I QUESTION?

224 >> SURE.

225 >> WE HAVE SEEN TWO CASES IN THREE MONTHS.

226 THIS IS MARKED DIFFERENT FROM THE VOLUNTEER WE'VE SEEN IN THE PASS.

227 MR. DOOR, COULD YOU MAYBE CLARIFY WHAT IS GOING ON FROM THAT?

228 >> I THINK WE'VE GOTTEN A LOT MORE CONDUCT.

229 CAN I SPEAK KIND OF GENERALLY ON THIS? 230 WE MADE MORE CONTACT WITH OWNERS, GET MORE INVOLVED BECAUSE WE HAD MORE COURT 231 OFFICERS WORKING ON THESE 10 INDIVIDUAL CASES.

232 WE'VE HAD CASES CLOSED, MOVEMENT ON CASES, PEOPLE ARE GETTING PERMIT AND KIND 233 OF MOVING FORWARD DEMOLISH ISSUING STUFF.

234 I THINK THE KEY IS WE'RE GETTING CONSENT FROM THEM TO DO STUFF SO THEY CAN DO IT 235 THEMSELVES AND IT HELPS.

236 WE WANT TO GET EVERYTHING THE BOARD NEEDS TO GET ON TIME.

237 THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE THIS TIME.

238 AND THIS WAS OWN 2018.

239 IT'S PRETTY QUICK.

[4.  Adjournment]

240 >> --

241 >> IT'S GOOD TO SEE SOME OF THESE CASES COMING A LOT FASTER THAN IN THE PASS. 242 00:19:23,095 I GUESS WHERE THAT WE'RE ADJOURNED.



* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.