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[CALL TO ORDER]

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TOGETHER FOR OCTOBER 7, 2020. THOSE WISHING TO SPEAK AND TESTIFY TO ANY CASE HERE BEFORE THE BOARD TODAY SHOULD HAVE SIGNED IN AT THE DOOR. IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO, PLEASE APPROACH THE STAFF TABLE AND SIGN IN. ALL WISHING TO SPEAK AND TESTIFY, PLEASE RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND. DO YOU SWEAR AND AFFIRM THE TESTIMONY YOU SHALL GIVE SHALL BE THE TRUTH, WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH THANK YOU. IN ALL CASES, EXCEPT FOR SPECIFICALLY STATED OTHERWISE, BUILDINGS MUST BE SECURED AND LOT CLEANED AND MOEED BY THE OWNER WITHIN TEN DAYS OF RECEIPT OF NOTICE OF RESULTS OF THIS HEARING. IF NOT DONE, THE CITY MAY DO SO AND BILL THE OWNER. IN ANY CASE IN WHICH THE BOARD ORDERS THE OWNER TO DEMOLISH OF STRUCTURE OR STRUCTURES BUT THE OWNER FAILS TO OR APPEALS THE ORDER, THE CITY MAY DEMOLISH. ANY APPEAL MUST BE FILED IN DISTRICT COURT WITHIN 30 CALENDAR DAYS OF THE BOARD'S DECISION. -- THE COUNTY RECEIVES NOTICE OF THE BOARD'S DECISION.

>> I NEED TO LOOK AT THE MINUTES FROM THE PRIOR MEETING. ARE

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THERE ANY CORRECTIONS? >> I MOVE THEY BE ACCEPTED AS

PRESENTED. >> I'LL SECOND IT.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION BY MR. ALLRED AND SECONDED BY MR. SCHROEDER TO APPROVE THE MINUTES FROM THE SEPTEMBER 2

BOARD MEETING, VOTE, PLEASE. >> DR. PARIS.

>> I. >> MR. ALLRED.

>> YES. >> MR. WEBB?

>> YES. >> MR. TURN?

>> YES. >> MR. MR. SCHROEDER.

>> YES. >> BUILD MCCOLUM.

>> YES. >> MOTION CARRIES.

>> THAT WILL TAKE US INTO OUR CASE LOG HERE. WE HAVE THE FIRST

[A. Case for Rehabilitation, Demolition or Civil Penalties - Case No.10-031:617 Jeanette St (3 1855 WISE ABL OT PIEDMONT), Owner: Cortez, Anthony • Public Hearing]

CASE IS 10-031617 JEANETTE. AT THIS TIME I'LL HAVE STAFF

PRESENT. >> GOOD MGOOD MORNING JOSH MAREE OFFICER FOR THE CITY. WE HAVE THREE CASES ON OUR AGENDA TODAY FOR TODAY'S DATE. THIS WAS OUR PUBLIC NOTICE THAT WAS SENT OUT OR POSTED IN THE NEWSPAPER REGARDING TODAY'S MEETING. FIRST ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS ITEM 3A, CASE NO. 10-031 LOCATED AT 617 JEANETTE STREET. THE CHECK OF RECORDS SEARCH SHOWS ANTHONY CORTEZ AS THE OWNER. TAYLOR COUNTY SHOWS ANTHONY CORTEZ TO BE THE OWNER. THE CITY SHOWS NO ENTITY ON THIS NAME. THE TAX ITEMS ARE NOT AM ABLE. THE UTILITIES WERE ARE ACTIVE AND THE SEARCH SHOWS COURTS COTS TO BE THE OWNER. THIS WAS THE PUBLIC NOTICE POSTED F ON THE STRUCTURE FOR TODAY'S MEETING.

THIS WAS THE FRONT WEST SIDE OF THE STRUCTURE, THIS IS THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE STRUCTURE. WE HAVE THE REAR EAST SIDE OF THE STRUCTURE. AND THE NORTH SIDE OF THE STRUCTURE IS MORE DIFFICULT TO GET A CLEAR SHOT OF THAT ONE DUE TO THE CLOSENESS OF THE NEIGHBORING PROPERTY. WE HAVE EXTERIOR PLUMBING ISSUES, A BUSTED PIPE AND ONE THAT IS CORRODED. EXTERIOR ELECTRICAL ISSUES, AN OUTLET UNCOVERED AND THERE IS NO METER BOX. THERE'S SOME EXTERIOR ROOF DAMAGE. YOU CAN SEE THERE'S A HOLE RIGHT THERE AT THE -- TOWARDS THE END OF THE ROOF. THE INTERIOR OF THE STRUCTURE, WE HAVE CEILING ISSUES THROUGHOUT THE INSIDE. AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE'S DAYLIGHT COMING THROUGH ONE OF THE HOLES.

INTERIOR FLOOR, THERE'S ROTTING AND SOME FLOORBOARDS RIPPED OUT.

THERE'S INTERIOR PLUMBING ISSUES. OBVIOUSLY THEY'VE NOT BEEN COMPLETE WITH NO PIPING HOOKED UP. INTERIOR ELECTRICAL ISSUES THROUGHOUT THE STRUCTURE. INCOMPLETE ARCHITECTURAL WORK

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INSIDE AS WELL. SO WE HAVE AN EXTENSIVE TIMELINE WITH THIS ONE DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF TIME IT HAS BEEN CONDEMNED AND SO I WILL JUST HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE MORE IMPORTANT POINTS INSTEAD OF HAVING TO READ THROUGH ALL THESE DATES. THIS PROPERTY WAS INITIALDY CONDEMNED JUNE 10, 2010, JANUARY 3 OF 2011 IT WENT TO THE FIRST BOBS MEETING AND ORDERED A 306060. JULY 6, IT WENT TO A SECOND BOBS MEETING AND A DECISION WAS MADE TO HAVE 30 DAYS TO OBTAIN PERMITS. JUNE 6, 2012, IT WAS TABLED AT ANOTHER BOBS MEETING. ON AUGUST 28, 2013, WE WERE LATER INFORMED THE PREVIOUS OWNER, MR. QUANA COOMBS, WAS NO LONGER THE OWNER, VERIFIED THROUGH AN ATTORNEY BY BLANCA CORTEZ CONFIRMING SHE WAS THE NEW OWNER.

PROPERTY. SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 WE SENT MISS CORTEZ A INITIAL CONDEMNATION LETTER AND 606060 LETTER. DECEMBER, 2013 SHE PROVIDED A PLAN OF ACTION AND OBTAINED A BUILDING PERMIT.

MARCH 5, 2014, SHE WAS ISSUED A CITATION FOR NOT BEING IN COMPLIANCE, MAY 6, 2015, A BOBS DECISION WAS SENT OUT AND THAT WAS ANOTHER BOBS MEETING THERE. AUGUST 5, 2015, ANOTHER BOARD MEETING TOOK PLACE AND SHE WAS ISSUED ANOTHER CITATION ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 AND ONE ON MARCH 30, 2016. JULY 25, 2016, A NEW NOTICE OF CONDEMNATION WAS SENT TO MISS CORTEZ. ON NOVEMBET BEFORE THE BOARD OF BUILDING STANDARDS AGAIN. SHE RECEIVED THE BOARD DECISION LETTER. JANUARY, 2017, THE CODE COMPLIANCE DIVISION WAS INFORMED A NEW OWNER WAS ON RECORD FOR THE PROPERTY AND THAT WAS MR. ANTHONY CORTEZ. HE WAS ISSUED A CITATION AT THE TIME FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY. ON FEBRUARY 7, 2017, WE SENT MR. COURTS A NEW INITIAL NOTICE OF CONDEMNATION. MAY 1, 2017, HE PROVIDED A PLAN OF ACTION OBTAINED A BUILDING PERMIT. JANUARY 8, 2018, THE ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING HAD BEEN FINISHED AND MR.-- LEFT A VOICE MESSAGE TO HAVE MR. COURTS CALL US. MARCH, 2029, WE MAILED MR. CORTEZ AND 3016 AND ASKED FOR A NEW PLAN OF ACTION DUE TO RECEIVING NO UPDATES. SEPTEMBER 30, 2019, I SPOKE WITH MR. CORTEZ AND HE STATED HE SOLD THE PROPERTY BACK TO HIS MOM, MISS CORTEZ, BUT WOULDN'T GIVE MORE INFORMATION AND I TOLD HIM I NEEDED TO SPEAK TO MISS CORTEZ. FEBRUARY 4, 2020, MISS CORTEZ CAME TO CITY HALL AND SAID SHE WAS INTENDED TO FINISH THE PROJECT. I TOLD HER SHE WOULD NEED TO GET THE TITLE TRANSFERRED INTO HER NAME TO DO SO. JUNE 4, 2020, THE PROPERTY WAS UNSECURED AND WE TOOK THE UPDATED PHOTOS WE PRESENTED TODAY AND SECURED THE STRUCTURE. ON NOVEMBER -- SEPTEMBER 16, 2020, WE SENT NOTICE FOR TODAY'S MEETING. THERE'S NO ACTIVE PERMITS. MR. CORTEZ STILL SHOWS TO BE THE OWNER AND THE LAST INSPECTION DONE WAS I BELIEVE AN ELECTRICAL FINAL, BACK IN 2015, BUT AS YOU SAW, THERE'S BEEN SOME EXTENSIVE WORK DONE SINCE THEN. SO THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION IS TO FIND THE PROPERTY IS A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND HAZARD TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH SAFETY AND WELFARE AND,S THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS EXIST.

INADEQUATE SANITATION, STRUCTURAL HAZARD, HAZARD PLUMBING AND WIRING AND FAULTY WEATHER PROTECTION. THE STAFF RECOMMENDS TO ORDER THE OWNER TO DEMOLISH OR APPEAL WITHIN 30

DAYS OR THE CITY MAY DEMOLISH. >> ANY QUESTIONS OF MR. MARES?

>> IS THE BOTTOM LINE OR A BOTTOM LINE TO THIS NOBODY'S LIVED IN THE HOUSE FOR TEN YEARS?

>> YES, SIR, THAT'S CORRECT. >> OKAY.

>> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? >> DO WE KNOW WHO OWNS THIS

PROPERTY NOW? >> AS OF RIGHT NOW IT SHOWS MR. ANTHONY CORTEZ. I DID SPEAK TO MISS CORTEZ OVER THE PHONE MONDAY AND SHE STATED SHE WAS GOING TO PROVIDE PROOF OF

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OWNERSHIP AND IS PRESENT TODAY. ALL RECORDS INDICATE MR. ANTHONY CORTEZ IS THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY.

>> THANK YOU. AT THIS TIME WE'LL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING. ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK TO THIS CASE PLEASE STEP FORWARD. STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD, PLEASE.

>> GOOD MORNING, I'M BLANCA CORTEZ AND I RESIDE AT 410 UNIVERSITY IN ODESSA TEXAS. WE HAD GIVEN THE HOUSE TO MY SON OR HE PURCHASED IT FROM US BECAUSE HE WAS GOING TO TRY TO FLIP IT.

WE DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO WORK ON IT AND WE HAD A LOT OF HOMELESS PEOPLE GOING IN AND TEARING UP THINGS AND WHAT NOT, AS YOU CAN SEE. HE TOOK THE PICTURES AND THERE'S PEOPLE FROM NEXT DOOR PARKING THEIR CARS OVER THERE AND EVERYTHING. BOTTOM LINE, IT'S STILL UNDER HIS NAME. HE COULDN'T WORK ON IT BECAUSE HIS SON GOT DIAGNOSED WITH A BRAIN TUMOR. SO HE WAS HAVING TO GO TO THE COOKS HOSPITAL BACK AND FORTH AND BACK AND FORTH SO THAT'S WHEN HE SAID FOR US TO JUST TAKE IT BACK. THEN WITH ALL THAT PANDEMIC THING, WE WEREN'T ABLE TO DO NOTHING TO IT. SO WE'RE JUST ASKING IF WE CAN GET 120 DAYS TO TRY TO GET IT BACK TO CODE AND GET IT OUT OF THE CONDEMNATION.

>> OKAY. SO YOU'RE SPEAKING FOR YOUR SON AT THIS TIME?

>> YES, UH-HUH. IF I HAVE TO DEED IT BACK TO US, WELL WE WILL. BUT IT'S REALLY GOING TO BE HIS BECAUSE WE WANT HIM TO FLIP IT SO HE CAN GET MONEY FOR HIS SON TO COVER MEDICAL

EXPENSES GOING BACK AND FORTH. >> SO YOU'RE ASKING FOR 120 DAYS

TO GET THIS COMPLETED? >> YES.

>> OUT OF CONDEMNATION? >> YES, SIR.

>> OKAY. ANY QUESTIONS? >> I GUESS MY QUESTION IS THAT THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR TEN YEARS.

>> YES, SIR. >> SO WHAT ASSURANCE DO WE HAVE THAT THERE WILL BE ANY FOLLOW THROUGH? BECAUSE MY READING OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED HERE IS THAT YOU'VE BEEN GIVEN TIME BEFORE WITH THE NUMEROUS TIMES IT'S BEEN BEFORE THIS BOARD AND NOTHING'S HAPPENED. IT JUST -- THE OWNERSHIP KEEPS SHIFTING BACK AND FORTH. I'M SORRY, BUT I'M SERIOUSLY CONCERNED THAT YOU'RE ASKING FOR THE SAME THING AGAIN AND THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR TEN YEARS AND YOU'VE HAD NUMEROUS TIMES BEFORE THIS BOARD. I JUST DON'T SEE ANY RATIONAL THAT WOULD SUPPORT

THAT. >> YOU'RE RIGHT, BUT LIKE I SAID, I DO HAVE A BUSINESS AND AS YOU CAN SEE, WE HAD PAID TO GET ELECTRICAL DONE AND PLUMBING DONE. BUT I MEAN THESE HOMELESS

PEOPLE ARE TERRIBLE. >> BUT THE POINT IS, IF I UNDERSTOOD CORRECTLY, THE LAST ELECTRICAL WORK YOU HAD DONE WAS

FIVE YEARS AGO. >> RIGHT.

>> 2015, I'M SORRY THAT'S NOT A SIGN OF ACTION AND FOLLOW THROUGH. THAT JUST SIMPLY DOES NOT CONVINCE ME PERSONALLY THAT THERE WILL BE ANY FOLLOW THROUGH HERE.

>> I MEAN THAT'S ALL I CAN ASK. I MEAN, YOU KNOW ...

>> I CAN APPRECIATE THAT BUT I HOPE YOU CAN UNDERSTAND MY QUESTIONING AS WELL WHEN YOU'VE HAD NUMEROUS OCCASIONS TO BE BEFORE THE BOARD AND ASK FOR DELAYS. AND THE CONTINUING TRANSFER AND THE WORK YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT WAS DONE FIVE YEARS AGO. THAT'S NOT ACCEPTABLE. SIMPLY NOT

ACCEPTABLE. THANK YOU. >> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FROM THE

BOARD? >> I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY I DO SYMPATHIZE WITH YOUR FAMILY SITUATION, BUT HOW -- HOW ARE YOU, AGAIN, ASSURING THIS BOARD THAT SOMEBODY'S GOING TO BE IN CONTROL AND SOMEBODY'S GOING TO HEAD UP TAKING THIS AND GETTING IT WORKED ON FROM SOME PLAN OF ACTION AND REALLY FOLLOW IT

THROUGH? YOU LIVE IN MIDLAND? >> ODESSA.

>> ODESSA, I'M SORRY. AND YOU KNOW, DR. MARES IS WELL-SPOKEN THAT AT LEAST SINCE FIVE YEARS OF ANY PERMITS AND ELECTRICAL

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WORK, AND THE PANDEMIC THING IS -- IT'S GOT ITS PARTS TO IT BUT MY OPINION, THERE IS MORE CONSTRUCTION AND THINGS GOING ON IN THAT FIELD THAN ANY OTHER BUSINESS RIGHT NOW.

>> RIGHT. >> THE RESIDENTIAL PERMITS FOR ADD-ONS AND ALL THAT, THE CONTRACTORS ARE BUSY RIGHT NOW.

THEY ARE WORKING IT. SO THAT IS THE CASE NOW. MAYBE EARLY ON IN THE PANDEMIC, YOU HAD SOME REASON, BUT WE JUST NEED TO KNOW WHO -- THAT YOU'RE COMMITTED TO GET THIS THING DONE.

>> AND WE ARE. WE'RE TAKING THREE MONTHS TO MOVE DOWN HERE TO WORK ON THAT HOUSE. IF WE'RE ABLE TO GET A CHANCE TO GET IT

BACK. >> SO SOMEBODY IN YOUR FAMILY'S

MOVING HERE? >> MY HUSBAND.

>> OKAY. WELL ... THIS BOARD JUST NEEDS TO CONSIDER ALL THESE PARTS. I DO RECOGNIZE THE HOUSE HAD ITS ABILITY TO BE, YOU KNOW, CUTE IN ITS DAY, YOU MIGHT SAY. BUT IN ITS GIVEN NEIGHBORHOOD AND IN THE REST OF THE NEIGHBORS, ONE LOT IS EMPTY TO THE SOUTH AND IT'S JUST -- IT'S SITTING THERE FOR TEN YEARS AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD CAN'T APPRECIATE WHAT YOU HAVE GOT THERE UNLESS THEY REALLY SAW AN INTENT TURNAROUND AND ACTIVITY ON THAT LOT. PLUS JUST THE IDEA OF KEEPING IT SECURE. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF FENCING THAT I CAN TELL. I BELIEVE, ARE THERE NOT SOME OUTBUILDINGS IN THE BACK?

>> NO. >> NO? OKAY.

>> NO, WE TOOK CARE OF THOSE. >> THOSE ARE ALL GONE?

>> UH-HUH. >> OKAY. WELL THAT'S MY COMMENTS

FOR NOW. >> WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT NOW, THEN -- I AGREE WITH DR. FERRIS AND MR. SCHROEDER BUT WHAT ASSURANCE DO WE HAVE THAT YOU HAVE THE MONEY AND THE

LABOR, TIME, TO GET THIS DONE? >> WELL WE'VE GOT THE MONEY.

IT'S JUST WE WOULD PAY PEOPLE TO COME DO WORK AND IT WOULDN'T GET DONE. SO NOW WE'RE JUST GOING TO DO IT OURSELVES. EXCEPT OTHER THAN THE ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING.

>> WELL, I HATE TO REMINISCE ON THINGS THAT'S ALREADY BEEN SAID, BUT IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME, AND STILL HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING TO

IT. >> RIGHT.

>> SO I REALLY HAVE -- I REALLY HAVE BAD FEELINGS ABOUT GETTING

THIS THING DONE WITHIN 120 DAYS. >> WELL, BUT I MEAN WE CAN SHOW

SOME IMPROVEMENT, YOU KNOW. >> WELL, WHAT YOU SAID THAT YOU WOULD GET IT OUT OF THE -- OUT OF DISARRAY WITHIN 120 DAYS.

THAT, YOU KNOW -- I KNOW THAT'S IMPROVEMENT, BUT I DON'T SEE THAT IT'S POSSIBLE. THAT'S MY COMMENTS.

>> SEEING NO MORE QUESTIONS FROM THE BOARD, WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO THIS

CASE? >> SEEING NONE, I WILL CLOSE THE PUBLIC MEETING AND PRESENT THIS TO THE BOARD FOR DISCUSSION OR A

MOTION. >> I WOULD CONCUR WITH THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION THAT FIXING IT WOULD BE UNREASONABLE AND WE ORDER THE OWNER TO DEMOLISH IT AND SHE HAS THE OPTION TO TAKE IT TO COURT IN 30 DAYS. AND I JUST THROW THAT OUT THERE FOR YOU ALL TO CHEW ON. IF Y'ALL AGREE, I'LL MAKE THE MOTION FOR

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THAT TO BE DONE. >> BEFORE THAT MAY GET A SECOND, I -- I WANT MISS CORTEZ TO UNDERSTAND WE ARE A SYMPATHETIC BOARD AND THE FACT THAT WE ARE IN TRYING TIMES AND I DO UNDERSTAND HER GRANDSON HAS A BRAIN TUMOR, SOMETHING THAT NONE OF US CAN IMAGINE, THAT FAMILY'S TRYING TIMES. AND I OFTEN CAN SAY, WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE, AND THERE IS MAYBE AN AN EX TEN WAITING CIRCUMSTANCE THAT COMES UP, WHEN SOMETHING'S BEEN SITTING THERE AS LONG AS IT HAS BEEN, OFTENTIMES I DRAW THE LINE BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE ANY INFORMATION. OFTENTIMES THE OWNERS DON'T EVEN SHOW UP. BUT WHEN IT'S BEEN SITTING THERE FOR TEN YEARS, ANOTHER 120 DAYS, THEY MAY COME THROUGH BUT WE CAN JUST UNDERSTAND AND KNOW, OUT OF ALL CIRCUMSTANCES, THAT COULD BE THE FINAL PUSH AND THEY GOT TO UNDERSTAND IT'S HEADING TO DEMOLITION IF THEY DON'T SHOW SOME IMPROVEMENT.

>> EINSTEIN SAID IF YOU KEEP DOING THE SAME THING AND EXPECT

DIFFERENT RESULTS. >> I SEE THAT.

>> LET'S GET IT OUT OF THE NORMAL -- WE'RE SEEING THIS, WE'RE SEEING THIS, THE OWNER DOES HAVE THE ABILITY TO APPEAL THE ORDER IN 30 DAYS. THAT WOULD PROVE YOU'RE PRETTY SERIOUS ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT TO DO. IT WOULD ALSO BE SYMPATHETIC FROM.M WHAT I SAW, THE HOUSE IS OPEN. CONDITIONS ARE SET FOR THE HOUSE TO BE USED BY TRANSIENTS. IT'S AN UGLY CYCLE AND NEEDS TO BE

BROKE. >> WELL-STATED.

>> ANY MORE DISCUSSION? WE'RE GOING TO MAKE A MOTION OUT OF

THIS? >> WE HAVE A MOTION.

>> I'LL MAKE THE MOTION FOR THE PROPERTY AS A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND HAZARD TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE AND REPAIR

WOULD BE UNABLE. >> I'LL SECOND.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND TO DECLARE THIS PROPERTY IS A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND HAZARD TO PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE AND REPAIR OF THE STRUCTURE WOULD BE UNREASONABLE.

ROLL CALL, PLEASE. >> DR. PARIS.

>> I. >> MR. ALLRED.

>> YES. >> MR. WEBB?

>> YES. >> MR. TURNER?

>> YES. >> MR. SCHRADER?

>> NO. >> MR. MCCOLUM?

>> YES. >> MOTION CARRIES.

>> THE OWNER IT ORDERED TO DEMOLISH OR APPEAL WITHIN 30

DAYS OR THE CITY MAY DEMOLISH. >> I SECOND.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND TO ORDER THE OWNER TO DEMOLISH OR APPEAL THE ORDER TO DISTRICT COURT WITHIN 30 DAYS OR THE CITY

MAY DEMOLISH. ROLL CALL, PLEASE. >> DR. PARIS.

>> AYE. >> MR. ALLRED?

>> YES. >> MR. WEBB?

>> YES. >> MR. TURNER?

>> YES. >> MR. SCHROEDER?

>> NO. >> MR. MCCOLUM?

>> YES. >> MOTION CARRIES.

>> THANK YOU. THAT ENDS CASE 10-031. AT THIS TIME WE WILL

[B. Case for Rehabilitation. Demolition or Civil Penalties - Case No. 20-002282: 1517 N 16th St. (COLLEGE HEIGHTS, BLOCK 26, LOT 3 & V/2 OF 2), Owner: Jones, Gregory ET AL, Gregorio Hernendez Public Hearing]

LOOK AT CASE NO. 20 -- 002282, 1517 NORTH 16TH.

>> YES, THAT IS THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA, NUMBER B AS YOU STATED SO I WON'T REPEAT YOUR INFORMATION. IT'S LOCATED AT 1517 NORTH 16TH STREET. CHECKLIST FOR RECORDS SEARCH SHOW COUNTY RECORDS WARRANTY DEED NAMES GREGORY JONES AS OWNER. TAYLOR COUNTY SHOWS GREGORY JONES CARE OF GREGORIO HERNANDEZ TO BE THE OWNER. SECRETARY OF STATE SHOWS NO ENTITY UNDER THIS NAME, TAX RECORDS NOT APPLICABLE. UTILITY RECORDS AND MUNICIPALITY SHOWS INACTIVE SINCE JULY 14, 2020.

SEARCH REVEALS GREGORY JONES TO BE THE OWNER.

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THIS WAS A PUBLIC NOTICE POSTED ON THE STRUCTURE FOR TODAY'S MEETING. IT IS A FRONT NORTH SIDE OF THE STRUCTURE, THIS WAS A STRUCTURE FIRE THAT STARTED RIGHT THERE IN GARAGE ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE HOUSE. THERE'S A REAR SOUTH SIDE OF THE MAIN STRUCTURE. THERE ARE TWO STRUCTURES ON THIS PROPERTY. THE WEST SIDE. WEST SIDE OF THE MAIN STRUCTURE AND EAST SIDE OF THE MAIN STRUCTURE. YOU CAN SEE FIRE AND SMOKE DAMAGE SUSTAINED THROUGHOUT THE EXTERIOR OF THE PROPERTY. THIS WAS THE INTERIOR FIRE DAMAGE. YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE BEAMS WERE CHARRED FAIRLY WELL AND A LOT OF CHAR DAMAGE THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE. THIS WAS THE GARAGE WHERE IT STARTED.

THIS INTERIOR SMOKE DAMAGE THROUGHOUT THE MAIN STRUCTURE.

THIS IS A SECONDARY STRUCTURE AND AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE'S SOME EXTERIOR ISSUES GOING ON HERE. YOU HAVE HOLES IN THE ROOF ON THE CARPORT, DELAPIDATED CARPORT AND FOUNDATION ISSUES. WE HAVE ROOF ISSUES THERE AS WELL. THE TIMELINE OF EVENTS, THE FIRE WAS REPORTED OR THE FIRE REPORT WAS SENT BY THE MARSHAL ON SEPTEMBEN SEPTEMBER 13, 2019, MR. DORAN, MYSELF WENT TO INSPECT THE PROPERTY. THE OWNER OR TENANT WAS ON-SITE AND ALONG WITH AN INSURANCE ADJUSTER THERE TO FILE A CLAIM. WE TOLD HER WE WOULD GIVE HER TIME TO GET THAT INSURANCE CLAIM STRAIGHTEN OUT.

AS OF JULY 9, 2020, WE NEVER HEARD FROM THE INSURANCE OR OWNER SO -- BUT WE DID SEE THE PROPERTY WAS SECURED SO OFFICIALLY CONDEMNED IT JULY 9, 2020 AND SENT THE OWNER THE INITIAL NOTICE. SEPTEMBER 8, 2020, NO PERMITS WERE PULLED A YEAR AFTER THE FIRE. SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 I MET WITH ANITA LOOPO HERNANDEZ, A WIDOW OF AARON HERNANDEZ AND ANITA WAS HER NIECE. SHE COMPLAINED THEY WERE GOING BAFFERT WITH THE INSURANCE COMPANY REGARDING OWNERSHIP, MISS HERNANDEZ LOST PROOF OF OWNERSHIP IN THE FIRE SO IT SHOWS UNDER THE NAME OF GREGORY JONES AND SHE WAS NOT ABLE TO GET HER INSURANCE CLAIM COMPLETED FOR THAT REASON. SO AS OF RIGHT NOW, THAT'S WHY IT SHOWS MR. GREGORY JONES AS THE OWNER AND SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 WE SERVED A NOTICE FOR THE OCTOBER BONDS MEETING. AS OF NOW THERE'S STILL NO PROOF OF OWNERSHIP AND THERE'S STILL NO PERMITS OR ANYTHING PULLED REGARDING THIS. WE DID SEND NOTICES TO THE JONESES. THEY WERE LAST -- LAST KNOWN ADDRESS FOR THEM WAS IN OKLAHOMA. WE DID SEND NOTICES BUT NEVER RECEIVED ANY RESPONSE FROM THEM. SO THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION IS TO FIND THE PROPERTY A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND A HAZARD TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE AND REPAIR WOULD BE UNREASONABLE. THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS EXIST. INADEQUATE SANITATION, STRUCTURE HAIRSARDS WITH FAULTY WEATHER PROTECTION. WE RECOMMEND THE DEMOLITION OR APPEAL WITHIN 30 DAYS OR THE CITY MAY DEMOLISH.

>> CAN YOU BACK UP ONE SCREEN, PLEASE?

>> YES, SIR. >> I WAS LOOKING AT THE OWNERS NAME, GREGORY JONES, YOU'RE SAYING THEY'RE IN OKLAHOMA?

THAT WAS THE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS? >> YES, SIR. THAT'S ACCORDING TO A DOCUMENT FROM 1993 I BELIEVE. SO ...

>> SO THE GREGORIO HERNANDEZ IS WHO WAS LIVING IN IT?

>> YES, AND MISS LUPE HERNANDEZ. THEY DID PROVIDE WHAT APPEARED TO BE A CONTRACT FROM A CENTURY 21 REAL ESTATE IN 1993 STATING THEY WERE GOING TO PAY X AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR THE PROPERTY AND MISS HERNANDEZ CLAIMED SHE NEVER RECEIVED TITLE FROM CENTURY 21 AND ALL RECEIPTS FOR THE FINAL INVOICE BEING PAID WAS BURNED IN THE FIRE. SO THAT'S WHY SHE HASN'T HAD VALID DOCUMENTS TO PROVE OWNERSHIP. SO THAT'S WHY LEGALLY WE ALSO SENT NOTICES TO

THE JONES FAMILY. >> SO WAS IT AN OWNER FINANCE?

>> IT'S WHAT IT SOUNDED LIKE, AN OWNER FINANCE.

>> ARE THE TAXES CURRENT ON THIS PROPERTY?

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>> YES, TAXES ARE CURRENT. THEY HAVE BEEN KEPT UP BY THE HERNANDEZ FAMILY AND I DID SPEAK WITH THE LEGAL OFFICE AT THE APPRAISE THE DISTRICT. THEY STATED UNFORTUNATELY HE RUNS INTO THIS ALL THE TIME AND BASICALLY WHAT IT COMES DOWN TO IS THE ONE THAT WAS PAYING THE TAXES WOULD HAVE TO ■FILE%-úSOM.

>> HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU NEED? >> I WOULD SAY, I DON'T KNOW, ABOUT THREE MONTHS TO GET -- TO TRY TO GET IT FIXED.

>> HOW MUCH TIME DID YOUR LAWYER SAY HE NEEDS?

>> I'M GOING TO MEET WITH HER ON THE 30TH OF OCTOBER. BECAUSE WE FINALLY FOUND SOMEBODY THAT WOULD RESPOND TO ME, TO MY DAUGHTER AND I. IT WAS JUST YESTERDAY, SO ... MY DAUGHTER GAVE ME A CALL AND SAID MOM, I GOT A LAWYER THAT RESPONDED AND SHE SAID SHE WOULD MEET WITH YOU AND I ON OCTOBER 30TH. AND I HAVEN'T -- THAT'S WHY I -- I HAVEN'T TALKED TO HER SO I CAN'T SAY WHAT SHE'LL SAY. I WON'T MEET HER UNTIL THE 30TH OF

OCTOBER. >> IS THERE ANY -- ANY WAY WE CAN FIND GREGORY JONES? I MEAN --

>> I NEVER MET THE PERSON SO I DON'T KNOW IF THIS PERSON STILL EXISTS OR NOT. THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY. I NEVER MET HIM. THERE'S

A -- DID I GIVE YOU THAT? >> SURE. I'M SORRY, I GUESS TO CLEAR THAT UP, THE REASON -- I GUESS THE REASON SHE STATES SHE NEVER MET GREGORY JONES BECAUSE THE INITIAL CONTRACT THAT SHE SHOWED ME WAS FROM A ZETA-JONES AND HER HUSBAND. I FORGET HIS NAME. I BELIEVE THEY'RE DECEASED AND AFTER FURTHER RESEARCH WE FOUND THE HEIR TO THE PROPERTY WAS MR. GREGORY JONES, HIS SON.

SHE SAYS SHE NEVER MET HIM SO THAT EXPLAINS THAT. BUT YEAH, SO

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TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, THAT'S THE BEST WE COULD DO AS FAR AS REGARDING FINDING MR. GREGORY JONES WAS JUST FINDING THAT INFORMATION. BUT AS FAR AS CURRENT ADDRESS AND CONTACT,

THAT'S ALL WE COULD FIND. >> BUT THERE IS AN OPTION, IF I UNDERSTOOD YOU CORRECTLY. THERE IS AN OPTION TO GO THROUGH THE COURTS AND SHE HAS BEEN PAYING THE TAXES TO GET THE PROPERTY IN

HER NAME, CORRECT? >> I'VE BEEN PAYING THE TAXES EVERY YEAR. MY HUSBAND HAS BEEN DECEASED -- IT'S GOING TO BE SEVEN YEARS IN MARCH. I'VE BEEN DOING THE PAYMENTS ON THE

INSURANCE AND ON THE TAXES. >> THANK YOU.

>> WELL, THIS TITLE PROBLEM IS AN INTERESTING CASE. I HAVE NO DOUBT -- THE SUGGESTION, YOU HAVE TO GET WITH THE TITLE ATTORNEY THAT CAN HANDLE THIS TO GO TO THE COURTHOUSE AND TRY TO TRACK THIS DOWN. MR. MARES, THE QUESTION I'VE GOT, THE TAXES ARE UNDER THIS JONES' NAME STILL? ARE WHERE IS THE BILL BEING

SENT? >> THE BILL IS BEING -- I'M NOT SURE WHERE IT'S BEING SENT, BUT MR. HOWARD AT THE LEGAL OFFICE OF THE APPRAISE THE DISTRICT DID CONFIRM THAT THE TAXES WERE BEING PAID BY MISS HERNANDEZ. BUT AS HE STATED, THAT DOESN'T SOLIDIFY OWNERSHIP. IT JUST SHOWS SOMEBODY WAS TAKING CARE OF THE TAXES. BUT IT IS A GOOD LEVERAGE FOR HER TO BE AWARDED THIS PROPERTY IN DISTRICT COURT IF SHE WERE TO FILE SOMETHING TO RECEIVE OWNERSHIP OF THIS PROPERTY.

>> OKAY, SO HE WAS POSITIVE IN THAT SHE COULD GO TO DISTRICT

COURT? >> YES, SIR.

>> ARE YOU AWARE OF THAT, MISS HERNANDEZ?

>> YES, COURTHOUSE AND IT'S WHERE YOU WOULD FILE A MOTION TO TRY TO RECEIVE OWNERSHIP OF THE PROPERTY. BUT YOU WOULD HAVE TO SEEK LEGAL COUNCIL FOR THAT. I CAN'T TELL YOU WHAT TO DO IN

THAT ASPECT. >> I GUESS I CAN TALK TO MY

LAWYER ABOUT THAT. >> YES.

>> OKAY. >> SO THE MEETING THAT YOU HAVE ON THE 30TH OF OCTOBER, THIS MONTH, WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO

ACCOMPLISH WITH THAT? >> I EXPECT TO ACCOMPLISH TO SEE IF THE HOUSE CAN BE CHANGED TO MY NAME. SO THAT'S THE ONLY WAY THAT I WILL RECEIVE MY INSURANCE MONEY IS IF THE HOUSE IS IN MY

NAME. >> SO WHAT IS YOUR INTENTION IF YOU GET THE INSURANCE MONEY. IS THAT GOING TO BE ENOUGH MONEY TO

FIX THIS HOME UP? >> I DON'T KNOW. I DON'T THINK SO. I ALREADY DON'T -- MY INTENTION IS IF I GET MY MONEY IS TRY TO GIVE ME ANOTHER -- ANOTHER HOUSE. I MEAN AND THEN SEEK OR TRY TO FIX MINE. I DON'T KNOW. I WON'T KNOW UNTIL I HAVE

THE MONEY, WHAT TO DO. >> WE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE A PLAN OF ACTION. THAT'S WHAT THE CITY WILL REQUIRE IN THIS CASE. IF YOUR INTENTION IS NOT TO FIX THE PROPERTY UP, WE SHOULD MOVE FORWARD IS YOUR INTENT IS TO ABANDON IT OR HAVE IT DEMOLISHED. YOU CAN STILL FIGHT THIS CASE WITH THE INSURANCE COMPANY IN THE COURT SYSTEM. I'M NOT A LAWYER. I CAN'T SPEAK TO THAT BUT THAT'S JUST A SUGGESTION.

>> WHAT IS YOUR PLAN WITH THE HOUSE? ARE YOU -- YOU NEVER

SAID WHAT YOUR PLAN IS. >> MY PLANS WERE TO TRY TO FIX MY HOUSE. SO I COULD MOVE BACK IN. BUT.

>> AND YOU'RE GOING TO LIVE THERE?

>> YES, THAT'S BEEN MY HOME FOR SO MANY YEARS NOW.

>> I APPRECIATE IT. >> SO ...

>> THANK YOU, MRS. HERNANDEZ. ANYONE ELSE WISHING TO SPEAK TO THIS CASE, PLEASE STEP FORWARD AND STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD. SEEING NONE, I WILL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION OF THE BOARD. CHANCE, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SAY? YOU LOOK LIKE YOU'RE READY.

>> I WOULD JUST MENTION THAT IN CASES WHERE A CITIZEN MENTIONS THAT THEY MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE LEGAL REPRESENTATION, I WAS UNABLE TO TELL FROM THE CITIZEN'S COMMENTS BUT IT'S ALWAYS A GOOD PRECAUTION TO ALLOW THAT CITIZEN TO HAVE TIME TO MEET WITH THEIR COUNCIL AND HAVE THEIR COUNCIL COME BEFORE THE BOARD. I THINK THAT'S TUBAL USUALLY A USEFUL THING THAT OCCURS IN THE PROCESS SO I WOULD ADVISE THE BOARD TO ALLOW THIS INDIVIDUAL TO HAVE AT LEAST TIME TO HAVE AT LEAST ONE MEETING WITH THEIR -- I'M NOT SURE, AGAIN, IF COUNCIL ACTUALLY IS RETAINED AT THIS POINT. BUT THE BEST THING IS FOR THAT PERSON TO

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BE ABLE TO HAVE LEGAL ADVICE AND HAVE THAT REPRESENTATION BEFORE

THE BOARD. >> I AGREE.

>> I BELIEVE THAT THE OWNER DEMONSTRATED INTENT. I SEE THE HOUSE IS BOARDED, THE TAXES ARE PAID. THE -- SHE ASKED FOR 120 DAYS, CAN WE TABLE THIS 120 DAYS AND GIVE HER THE OPPORTUNITY?

>> NO, SHE DIDN'T ASK FOR ANY SPECIFICS. SHE SAID SHE HAD A

MEETING ON THE 30TH. >> TRUE.

>> AN OPTION COULD BE TABLE THIS.

>> I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY THA, LET'S TABLE THIS. AND I DO NOW UNDERSTAND TABLING IS GOOD FOR 30 DAYS. SO WE CAN HAVE THIS COME BACK TO US IMMEDIATELY AND SHE MAY HAVE HAD HER MEETING.

>> WITH HER ATTORNEY. >> WITH HER ATTORNEY AND SHE NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND, RETURNING TO THIS BOARD WITH SOME INFORMATION, SHE NEEDS TO HAVE A PLAN OF ACTION AVAILABLE AS TO WHAT IS IT SHE'S GOING TO DO. AND TRY TO ACCOMPLISH WITH THAT MEETING, THAT'S THE INTENT, IS TO FIND OUT HOW SHE'S GOING TO PROCEED GETTING COMPLETE OWNERSHIP, TO GET THE INSURANCE SETTLED, AND MAYBE IN THAT MEETING, IT'S A LOT OF STUFF TO GET RESOLVED AT A ONE-TIME MEETING BUT LEGAL REPRESENTATION, AS CHASE HAS SAID, IS DUE AND I THINK ESSENTIAL IN THIS CASE. SO I'LL MAKE A MOTION JUST TO TABLE THIS

CASE. >> WE HAVE A MOTION TO TABLE IT FOR 30 DAYS TILL THE NEXT MEETING.

>> I SECOND THE MOTION. >> WE HAVE A SECOND BY MR. TURNER. MR. SCHROEDER MADE THE MOTION TO TABLE 30 DAYS UNTIL THE NEXT MEETING. ROLL CALL PLEASE.

>> DOCTOR PARIS. >> AYE.

>> MR. ALLRED. >> YES.

>> MR. WEBB? >> YES.

>> MR. SCHROEDER? >> YES.

>> WERE TURNER? >> YES.

>> MR. MCCOLUM? >> YES.

>> MOTION CARRIES. >> THANK YOU. MRS. HERNANDEZ, DID YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT THE MOTION WAS?

>> YES, SIR. >> OKAY. GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND WE HOPE YOU GET YOUR ATTORNEY ON THIS AND BRING US A GOOD REPORT

NEXT MONTH. >> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. AT THIS TIME WE'LL GO TO OUR THIRD CASE,

[C. Case for Rehabilitation, Demolition or Civil Penalties - Case No. 20-002714: lOB Carriage Hills Navy (CARRIAGE HILLS ADDN SEC 1, BLOCK A, LOT 27, ACRES .445), Owner: Cowboy Custom Homes LLC Public Hearing]

NUMBER 20 -- 002714, 108 CARRIAGE HILLS PARKWAY.

>> THIS IS OUR FINAL ITEM ON THE AGENDA. LOCATED AT 108 CARRIAGE HILLS PARKWAY. CHECKLIST FOR RECORDS SEARCH SHOWS COUNTY WITH A WARRANT DEED NAMING COWBOY CUSTOM HOMES LLC AS THE OWNER.

COWBOY CUSTOM HOMES IS THE OWNER. SECRETARY OF STATE SHOWS ALBERT L GREGORY AS REGISTERED AGENT. TAX RECORDS ARE NOT 578 ABLE. UTILITIES ARE INACTIVE SINCE AUGUST 72020 AND THE SEARCH SHOWS COWBOY CUSTOM HOMES TO BE THE OWNER. IT WAS A PUBLIC NOTICE POSTED ON THE STRUCTURE. SO THIS IS INCOMPLETE PROJECT IN THIS SUBDIVISION, THE FRONT SOUTH SIDE OF THE STRUCTURE.

THIS IS THE WEST SIDE OF THE STRUCTURE. YOU HAVE THE REAR NORTH SIDE. APOLOGIZE FOR THE GLARE. HERE'S THE EAST SIDE OF THE STRUCTURE. SO WE HAVE AN INCOMPLETE EXTERIOR ELECTRICAL THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE STRUCTURE AS WELL. AND HERE'S THE INTERIOR OF THE STRUCTURE. IT'S INCOMPLETE ARCHITECTURE YOU'LL WORK THROUGHOUT AND INCOMPLETE INTERIOR ELECTRICAL WORK AS WELL. AND WE HAVE INCOMPLETE INTERIOR PLUMBING. SO THE TIMELINE OF EVENTS, OCTOBER 31, 2019, THE SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE PERMIT WAS ISSUED TO THE COWBOY CUSTOM HOMES.

MR. GREGORY. JULY 31, 2020 WE RECEIVED A COMPLAINT REPORTED TO THE BUILDING OFFICIAL THAT THE STRUCTURE HAD BEEN INCOMPLETE AND SO A STOP WORK ORDER WAS PLACED ON THE STRUCTURE AND NOTICE TO CONTACT CODE COMPLIANCE WAS GIVEN AS WELL.

AUGUST 4, 2020, THE PROPERTY WAS CONDEMNED AFTER NOT HEARING A RESPONSE FROM THE STOP WORK ORDER OR THE NOTICE LEFT ON THE STRUCTURE SO WE SENT A INITIAL NOTICE OF CONDEMNATION, 3060.

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AUGUST 21, PROPERTY WAS SECURED BY THE CITY. AUGUST 27, 2020, PROPERTY HAD TO BE MOWED BY THE CITY. SEPTEMBER 7, 2020, PROPERTY WAS ABATED BY THE CITY DUE TO RUBBLE ON THE EXTERIOR YARD OF THE PROPERTY. SEPTEMBER 8, 2020, I CONTACTED MR. GREGORY BY PHONE. HE STATED HE WANTED TO FINISH THE PROJECT AND WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE RENEWING PERMIT PROCESS. I EXPLAINED THE PLAN OF ACTION. SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 I ATTEMPTED TO CONTACT MR. GREGORY AFTER NOT HEARING FROM HIM AFTER THE 8 AD LEFT MESSAGES BUT HE NEVER ANSWERED OR RETURNED THE CALL.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2020, AFTER FURTHER RESEARCH I WAS MADE AWARE JONATHAN MOORE OF A LEGAL TEAM WAS -- THE INDIVIDUAL WHO CONTRACTED MR. GREGORY AT COWBOY CUSTOMS AND STATED THE PROJECT WAS LEFT INCOMPLETE AND THEY WERE IN THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO SECURE A FORECLOSURE SALE, YESTERDAY, OCTOBER 6. I INFORMED HIM OF THE BOARD MEETING AND SENT HIM NOTICE SO HE AND HIS CLIENT COULD BE HERE TODAY. SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 I SENT NOTICE OF HEARING TO THE OWNER AND THE LEGAL REPRESENTATION. PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 8, THE FOLLOWING CONSISTS, INADEQUATE SANITATION, HAZARD WIRING AND PLUMBING AND FAULTY WEATHER PROTECTION. GIVEN THE EXTENT OF THE PROJECT AND ITS NEAR COMPLETION OF STATUS WE WANT TO RECOMMEND THE OWNER TO -- 3060, ORDER THE OWNER TO REPAIR THE STRUCTURE IN 30 DAYS AND PREPARE A PLAN OF ACTION, INCLUDING COST ESTIMATES AND DONE IN 60 DAYS TO OBTAIN INSPECTIONS. ALL FINAL INSPECTIONS CAN COMPLETED BY THE EXPIRATION OF ALL PERMITS. AS OF TODAY, IT SHOWS THAT ELECTRICAL ROUGH IN WAS COMPLETED ON DECEMBER 3, 2019. MECHANICAL ROUGH IN WAS COMPLETED ON JANUARY 3, 2020.

THE PLUMBING COMPLETED NOVEMBER 27, 2019. AND LAST INSPECTION ON RECORD WAS BUILDING AND FRAMING INSPECTION THAT WAS PASSED ON JANUARY 30TH, 2020.

>> WHEN WERE THESE PICTURES TAKEN?

>> SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2020. SO APPROXIMATELY A WEEK AGO.

>> SO BASICALLY NOTHING'S HAPPENED SINCE JANUARY?

>> YES, THAT'S CORRECT. THE CONTRACTOR OR THE CURRENT OWNER, HE JUST DIDN'T COMPLETE THE PROJECT. ACCORDING TO MR. MOORE THEY MADE SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO GET HIM TO COMPLETE IT OR GET A REFUND AND H NO LUCK GETTING HIM TO COMPLETE IT PROMPTING THE

FORREST SALE. >> WAS THAT SALE COMPLETED?

>> I'M NOT SURE. IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN AND STILL NOT FILED BUT I CHECKED THIS MORNING ON THE COUNTY CLERK WEBSITE AND HAVEN'T

SEEN IT UPDATED. >> SO MR. GREGORY IS STILL THE OWNER OF RECORD OF THIS STRUCTURE AT THIS TIME?

>> I'M NOT SURE. IT'S NOT UNDER MR. GREGORY, IT'S UNDER COWBOY CONSTRUCTION. YES, AS OF NOW, RECORDS SHOW COWBOY CUSTOM HOMES

IS STILL THE OWNER. >> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR

MR. MARES? >> AS I WAS LISTENING TO THOSE INSPECTIONS, DID I MISS SOMETHING THAT -- CAN YOU SAY

THAT THEY HAD BEEN COMPLETED? >> YES, JUST -- SO ELECTRICAL ROUGH IN, PLUMBING TOPOUT AND BUILDING AND FRAMING AND MECHANICAL ROUGHING, SO THEY STILL NEED ELECTRICAL TOP OUT AND FINAL MECHANICAL ROUGH IN. MECHANICAL TOP OUT AND FINAL AND PLUMBING FINAL AS WELL AS OTHER STRUCTURAL INSPECTION.

>> THE CITY HAS CHECKED AND THEY ARE IN THAT CONDITION. THEY JUST NEED TO BE TOPPED OUT, THAT RIGHT?

>> THEY ARE TOPPED OUT. >> PLUMING IS TOPPED OUT AND MECHANICAL -- MECHANICAL NEEDS TO BE TOPPED OUT AND ELECTRICAL.

WHATEVER ELSE IS REQUIRED IN THE INSULATION.

>> THEY ARE AT THE STAGE, THEY NEED TO CONTINUE WITH THE

PROCESS TO FINISH THE HOME. >> BUT YOU'VE NOT HEARD FROM

COWBOY HOMES? >> KNOWS, I HEARD FROM THEM ONE

TIME. >> NO RESPONSE.

>> KNOWS, THE LAST PHONE CALL WAS SEPTEMBER 8, AND AFTER

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INFORMING HIM WHAT WOULD BE REQUIRED TO CONTINUE THE PROJECT, I NEVER HEARD FROM HIM AGAIN.

>> ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS?

>> WAS THIS -- WAS THERE AN INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTED WITH COWBOY HOMES TO BUILD THIS HOME OR WAS IT A SPEC HOUSE? OR WHAT

WAS THE SITUATION? >> YES, SIR, I BELIEVE MR. KING AND -- WHO WAS THE ONE THAT RETAINED THE WAG STAFF LAW FIRM, MR. MOORE. I'VE BEEN COMMUNICATING WITH MR. MOORE ABOUT THIS AND HE HAS REPRESENTATION AND HE SAID THAT HE'S THE ONE THAT INFORMED ME BUT THE FORECLOSURE SALE SO MR. KING WOULD OBTAIN OWNERSHIP. SO I BELIEVE MR.-- THERE IS A MR. KING HERE TO SPEAK AND HE COULD PROBABLY CONFIRM IF THE

FORECLOSURE WAS COMPLETE. >> OKAY, THANK YOU, MR. MARES.

AT THIS TIME, WE'LL OPEN THE PUBLIC MEETING. ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK TO THIS CASE, PLEASE STEP FORWARD AND STATE YOUR NAME

AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD. >> GOOD MORNING. MY NAME IS RYAN KING. I'LL PUT THIS BACK ON. SO THE ADDRESS IS RELATING TO THE 101 -- 108 CARRIAGE. TO GIVE YOU BACKGROUND, COWBOY CUSTOM HOMES, WE -- MY COMPANY IS NEXT A HOTEL THERE. WE DO HOTELS AND MOTELS BACK IN WASHINGTON, WASHINGTON STATE. SO WE PURCHASED A HOTEL HERE IN ABILENE IN 2019. AND IN THE PROCESS OF FINDING A CONTRACTOR TO DO RENOVATION TO THE HOTEL, WE CAME ACROSS COWBOY CUSTOM HOMES, MR. GREGORY. LONG STORY SHORT WE FOUND OUT HE WAS A HOME BUILDER AND WE GOT INTO A CONTRACT TO -- FOR MY COMPANY TO FUND HIS HOUSING PROJECT. AND 108 CARRIAGE HILLS WAS OUR FIRST PROJECT, SO-CALLED, WITH HIM. AND THAT WAS AUGUST OF 2019.

FAST FORWARD A COUPLE MONTHS, WE'VE FUNDED -- WE FUNDED $200,000 FOR THIS HOME PROJECT. HE STOPPED WORKING ON THE HOMES.

STOPPED RESPONDING TO MY COMMUNICATIONS. SO YES -- AND WE TRIED TO FORECLOSE ON THE HOUSE BACK IN JUNE. WE STARTED THAT PROCESS BACK IN MAY. WE WERE SET TO TAKE OVER THE HOUSE, DO A FORECLOSURE SALE, IN JUNE. AND HIS -- LYNN GREGORY'S ATTORNEY REACHED OUT TO US OR MY ATTORNEY AND SAID THAT THEY WOULD FINISH THE HOUSE TO GIVE THEM -- TO ALLOW THEM SOME MORE TIME. WE CAME TO AN AGREEMENT FOR HIM TO FINISH THE HOUSE BY AUGUST, WHICH OBVIOUSLY HE DIDN'T. SO WE WENT AHEAD WITH THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. WE FINALIZED THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS YESTERDAY.

THE DEEDS AND ALL THE DOCUMENTATIONS WERE SIGNED AND NORTH NOTTER RISED BY MY ATTORNEY. I FLEW IN FROM WASHINGTON YESTERDAY TO BE HERE AT THIS MEETING OR AT THIS HEARING AND TO MEET WITH SOME CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS HERE IN TOWN TO FINISH OUT THE PROJECT. OBVIOUSLY IT IS FOR THE BENEFIT OF MY COMPANY AND THE HOME DEVELOPER, LAND DEVELOPER, AND THE OCCUPANTS OR THE NEIGHBORS IN THAT SUBDIVISION FOR THIS HOUSE TO BE FINISHED. AND -- BECAUSE I DO HAVE $200,000 IN THAT HOUSE, WHETHER IT'S FINISHED OR NOT. SO THAT'S MY CURRENT CONDITION RIGHT NOW. MY INTENTION IS TO -- NOW THAT WE HAVE THE TITLE AND WE OWN THE HOUSE, IT IS MY INTENTION TO FINISH THE HOUSE. HOPEFULLY RECOUP SOME OF THE MONEY AND SO THAT'S KIND OF WHERE I'M AT. AND I JUST WAS TOLD THAT I HAVE TO BE HERE TO EXPLAIN THE SITUATION. SO HERE I AM.

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>> WE APPRECIATE YOU MAKING THAT LONG OF A TRIP TO COME BEFORE

US. >> NO PROBLEM. NO PROBLEM.

>> ANYONE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? >> THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION IS

3060. DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? >> I MAY. OBVIOUSLY I DEAL WITH HOTELS AND MOTELS. I'M NOT A HOME BUILDER. BUT I HAVE BEEN IG IT I HAD THEM SEND ME A SCREEN SHOT OR PROOF OF THE INSPECTIONS DONE AND PERMITS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. BUT I DO UNDERSTAND THAT, YOU KNOW, SOME OF THE PERMITS MAY HAVE EXPIRED AND NEED TO BE REISSUED. SO I -- YOU KNOW, I DON'T HAVE AN ISSUE WITH THE THINGS THAT I NEED TO DO. I JUST MAY HAVE SOME QUESTIONS -- YOU KNOW, DOWN THE ROAD, MAYBE LATER THIS WEEK, ABOUT THE TIMELINES

THAT ARE STATED HERE. >> WELL, THE STAFF IS RECOMMENDING 30 DAYS TO OBTAIN ALL PERMITS AND IF DONE, 60 DAYS TO ON STAIN ROUGH IN INSPECTIONS. THE -- THEN IT

WOULD COME BACK. >> YES.

>> SO WITH A CAN WE DO TO HELP YOU?

>> WELL, HONESTLY I DON'T HAVE ANY QUESTIONS RIGHT NOW. THE PURPOSE OF ME BEING HERE IS TO GET A CONTRACTOR BACK TO FINISH IT UP. SO I MAY HAVE QUESTIONS COMING DOWN THE ROAD, BUT AT

THIS TIME, I DON'T HAVE ANY. >> JUST TO MAKE THIS REAL CLEAR, THE ORDER THAT THE STAFF IS RECOMMENDING IS THE STANDARD ORDER. NOTHING NEW. 30 DAYS TO GET YOUR PERMITS RENEWED AND START THE PROCESS. AND YOU HAVE THE ROUGH IN INSPECTIONS SO THAT'S NOT A PROBLEM. YOU JUST NEED TO MOVE FORWARD. IT DOESN'T MEAN YOU HAVE TO BE THROUGH IN 60 DAYS, I HAVE SIX MONTHS IF IT TAKES THAT LONG TO COMPLETE THE HOME. SO THIS IS REALLY GENERIC

ORDER. >> SURE. OKAY. YEAH. LIKE I SAID, I APPRECIATE THE TIME -- IT IS MY INTENTION TO FINISH THE HOUSE. OTHERWISE I'M GOING TO BE OUT OF A LOT OF MONEY AS WELL.

SO YEAH ... >> THANK YOU, MR. KING.

>> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU, GUYS. >> ANYONE ELSE WISHING TO SPEAK TO THIS CASE, PLEASE STEP FORWARD AND STATE YOUR NAME AND

ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD. >> DO YOU SWEAR TO TELL THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH? I DO, LAST TIME I SAID THAT AYE GOT MARRIED.

>> I DEVELOPED CARRIAGE HILLS AND THE HOUSE, THE GENTLEMAN HE WAS WORKING WITH ABANDONED THE HOUSE AND WE GOT OTHERS DONE AND PEOPLE LIVE IN IT. WHEN WE LEAVE THIS HERE TODAY, HE AND I ARE MEETING BUILDERS AT THE HOUSE AND VISIT WITH HIM TO GET THIS GOING SO THE 30 DAYS IS GREAT, IF HE AGREES TO THAT AND GETS HIS PERMITS BACK IN MORNING. WE'RE MEETING WITH A COUPLE OF GUYS WHEN WE LEAVE HERE. THE SAME SEVEN -- GET THE EYESORE

OUT OF MY SUBDIVISION. >> GOOD TO SEE YOU.

>> GOOD TO SEE YOU. >> ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?

>> THANKS. >> ANYONE ELSE WISHING TO SPEAK TO THIS CASE, PLEASE STEP FORWARD. SEEING NONE, I CLOSE THE PUBLIC MEETING. ANY DISCUSSION ON THIS BY THE BOARD?

>> ENTERTAINING A MOTION -- >> I CONCUR WITH THE STAFF AND MOTION THAT THE ORDER THE OWNER 30 DAYS TO OBTAIN PERMITS AND PROVIDE A PLAN OF ACTION INCUDING TIME FRAME FOR REPAIR AND COST ESTIMATES. IF DONE 60 DAYS FOR ROUGH IN AND ALL OTHERS COMPLETED BY THE OPERATION OF ALL PERMITS.

>> SECOND ON THE MOTION. >> WE HAVE A MOTION TO FOLLOW THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION AS READ BY MR. WEBB, A SECOND BY

MR. ALL-REDD. >> DR. PARIS.

>> AYE. >> MR. ALLRED?

>> YES. >> MR. WEBB?

>> YES. >> MR. TURNER?

>> YES. >> MR. SCHROEDER?

>> YES. >> AND MR. COLUMN.

>> YES. >> MOTION CARRIES.

>> I BELIEVE THAT COMPLETES OUR CASE LOADS FOR THE DAY, UNLESS

MR. MARES HAS ANYTHING ELSE. >> NO, SIR, WE'RE DONE. THANK

YOU. >> THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS ADJOURNMENT AND I MOTION WE AJUNIOR.

>> I SECOND. >> THIRD.

>> THANK YOU, ALL.

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