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>> AT THIS TIME I'LL CALL THE NOVEMBER 4TH, 2020 ABILINE BOARDS OF BUILDINGS STANDARD

[CALL TO ORDER]

MEETING TO ORDER. THOSE WISHING TO SPEAK OR TESTIFY IN ANY CASE TODAY SHALL SIGN IN AT THE DOOR. IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO, PLEASE DO SO AT THIS TIME WHILE WE COMPLETE OUR PRELIMINARY HEARING. THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS IS

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APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 7TH, 2020 MEETING. ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONS OR

CORRECTIONS? >> YES, I HAVE TWO RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE MODIFICATION TO THE MINUTES. ONE OF THEM THE MEMBERS' PRESENCE IF POSSIBLE.

MY NAME IS CHAIRMAN WHICH I THINK IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE CO-CHAIRMAN.

UNDER CALL OF ORDER WE HAVE MR. BARRETT CALLING THE ORDER WHICH -- TOOK THE MEETING UNDER

CONTROL FOR YOU. >> ANY OTHER AT DICTIONS OR CORRECTIONS?

-- ADDITIONS? ROLL CALL, PLEASE. >> DR. PERRIS.

>> AYE. >> MR. AUBREY. >> YES.

>> MR. MCCALLUM. >> YES. >> MR. TURNER.

>> YES. >> MR. SCHMUTZ. >> YES.

>> AND MR. BEARD. MOTION CARRIES. >> DO YOU WANT TO CORRECT THESE

MR. MR. MCCALLUM SIGNS IT? >> YES, I WILL. THANK YOU, SIR.

>> THOSE WISHING TO -- EXCUSE IN ALL CASES EXCEPT SPECIFICALLY STATED AND OTHERWISE, BUILDINGS MUST BE SECURED AND LOT CLEANED AND MOWED BY THE OWNER WITHIN TEN DAYS OF RECEIVING A NOTICE OF RESULTS OF THIS HEARING. IF THIS IS NOT DONE, THE CITY MAY DO SO AND BILL THE OWNER.

IN ANY CASE, WHERE THE BOARD ORDERS THE OWNER TO DEMOLISH A STRUCTURE OR STRUCTURES, BUT THE OWNER FAILS TO DEMOLISH OR APPEAL THE BOARD'S ORDER, THE CITY MAY DEMOLISH.

ANY APPEAL MUST BE FILED IN DISTRICT COURT WITHIN 30 DAYS, 30 CALENDAR DAYS.

ATER THEY AGREE BEFORE HE RECEIVES NOTICE OF THIS BOARD'S DECISION.

AT THE HEARING YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED TO PRESENT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION SPECIFIC TIME FRAME NEEDED TO COMPLETE REPAYERS. SPECIFIC SCOPE OF REPAIR WORK TO BE COMPLETED. COSTEST THE FOR WORK TO BE DONE BY A LICENSE BONDED CONTRACTORS SUCH AS ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING AND HEATING, AND AIR CONDITIONING CONTRACTORS.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HIRE AN ATTORNEY TO REPRESENT NEW THIS HEARING, THE RIGHT TO INSPECT FILE ON THE PROPERTY AND ALSO PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES PRIOR TO THE HEARING.

AND THE RIGHT TO REQUEST THE PRESENCE OF STEADY STAFF FOR THE PURPOSES OF QUESTIONING AT THE HEARING. EXCUSE ME. ALL THOSE WISHING TO SPEAK HERE TODAY, PLEASE RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND. DO YOU SOLEMNLY SWEAR AND AFFIRM THAT THE TESTIMONY YOU SHALL GIVE TODAY IS THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH? THANK YOU. WITH THAT, I GUESS WE'RE READY

[A. Case for Rehabilitation, Demolition or Civil Penalties Case No. 10074: 860 Orange (LT 13 & S1/2 LT 14 180 4B JOHN SAYLES OT ABL), Owner: Avila, Maria M & Avila Magdalila • Public Hearing]

FOR OUR FIRST CASE. MR. MARS. >> GOOD MORNING.

JOSHUA IS CO-AUTHOR FOR THE COMMUNITY DIVISION -- COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM.

SO THIS WAS OUR PUBLIC NOTICE AND WE HAD TO GO TO THROW CASESS ON OUR AGENDA TODAY.

FIRST ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS ITEM NUMBER 3-A. CASE NUMBER 10-04 LOCATED AT 860 ORANGE STREET. THE CHECKLIST NAMES MARIA AVILA AND -- AVILA AS THE OWNERS.

THE DETAILS SHOW THEM TO BE THE OWNERS. SECRETARY OF STATE SHOWS NO ENTITY UNDER NAME. TAX RECORDDS MUNICIPALITY UTILITY RECORDS SHOULD BE ENACT.

THE SEARCH REVEALS MARIA AVILA AND -- AVILA TO BE THE OWNERS. THIS WAS THE PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLISHED ON THE STRUCTURE. THIS IS THE FRONT EAST SIDE OF THE STRUCTURE AND THIS IS THE NORTH SIDE OF THE STRUCTURE. THIS IS THE REAR WEST SIDE OF THE STRUCTURE AND THE SOUTH SIDE

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OF THE STRUCTURE. THESE ARE ELECTRICAL ISSUES ON THE EXTERIOR OF THE STRUCTURE AND COUPLE OF ELECTRICAL BOXES RIPPED OFF -- THIS IS PART OF THE AN ADDITION THAT WAS ADDED ON WITHOUT PERMITS AND THERE'S A PVC PIPE THAT WAS EXPOSED AND UNABLE TO IDENTIFY WHERE IT GOES TO. WHAT APPEARS TO BE EXTERIOR ROOF DAMAGE. SO THIS IS THE PHOTO ON THE LEFT IT S FROM 2017.

THE PHOTO ON THE RIGHT IS MORE ACCURATE, AS 2020, SEPTEMBER 2020.

AND THIS IS THE ADDITION TO THE EXTERIOR THAT WAS STILL INCOMPLETE BECAUSE IT'S NOT PAST INSPECTION, AND THIS WAS ONE THAT WAS PERMITTED CORRECTLY AS WELL AT THE TIME OF THE ADDITION. AGAIN A 2018 PHOTO ON THE LEFT AND OCTOBER 2020 PHOTO ON THE RIGHTS. YOU CAN SEE THE PVC PIPES ARE STILL STICKING OUT AND THERE'S MATERIAL ELECTRICAL EMPLOYMENT ISSUES. IF YOU LITTLE FURTHER BACK THERE'S STILL INCOMPLETE ARCHITECTURAL WORK AS WELL. THERE'S SOME MORE ISSUES THAT WERE SPOTTED. THERE'S SOME MORE COMPLETE ARCHITECTURAL WORK COMPLETE ON THE INSIDE. SO THIS WAS AN EXTENSIVE TIMELINE AS WELL, AND PRIOR TO THE CURRENT OWNERSHIP THIS CASE WAS PRESENTED TO BOB A TOTAL OF FIVE TIMES IN THE PREVIOUS OWN SORE THE TIMELINE YOU SEE BEFORE YOU IS THE ONES UNDER THE CURRENT OWNERSHIP.

AGAIN DUE TO EXTENSIVENESS OF THE TIMELINE YOU'VE ONLY HIGHLIGHTED DATES.

NOVEMBER 26 20, 14 THERE WAS A CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP AND THAT'S WHEN THE INITIAL NOTICE CONDEMNATION WAS SENT. JANURY 6TH 20, 15 THE ACTION AND PERMIT OF ACTION WAS OBTAINED BY THE OWNER SKIP DOWN TO 26. 2016.

A NEW INITIAL NOTICE OF CONDEMNATION WAS SENT. THAT SHOULD SAY A NEW NOTICE INSTEAD OF OWNER BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T CHANGE THE OWNERSHIP. MARCHST 20, 17 SENT THE BOARD DECISION LETTER, THE BOARD ORDERED 36 REPAIRS AT THE FEBRUARY 15TH I'M SORRY AT THE MARCH 1ST HEARING. MARCH 2ND 20, 17 THE OWN DER PERMITS WITH THE ADDITION IN -- OF THE REVERE THE STRUCTURE. OCTOBER 6TH, 2017 ELECTRICAL CONSOLE AND INSPECTION WAS PASSED. OCTOBER I'M SORRY, APRIL 6TH 20, 18 THE PERMITS EXPIRED.

AND ON OCTOBER 20TH 20, 20 I MET WITH THE PROPERTY OWNER. SHE STATED SHE HAD ISSUES WITH THE CONTRACTORS AND THEY DIDN'T COMPLETE THE WORK. SO I EXPLAINED TO HER AT THAT POINT THE CASE WOULD BE NEEDED TO BE EXPLAINED TO THE BOARD OF BUILDING STANDARDS DUE TO THE LACK OF ACTIVITY ON THE STRUCTURE IN 2017. SHE SAID I REMINDED HER TO ATTEND AND SHE SAID SHE WOULD BE HERE AND NEED TO EXPLAIN TO THE BOARD WHAT HER PLANS WITH THE STRUCTURE ARE. AND RIGHT NOW THERE ARE STILL NO ACTIVE PERMITS OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, IN CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP. SHE'S STILL THE OWNER. SO STAFF RECOMMENDATION IS THAT THIS PROPERTY IS A PERMANENT NUISANCE AND A HAZARD TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE AND REPAIR OF THE STRUCTURE WOULD BE UNREASONABLE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 8 THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS EXIST. INADEQUATE SANITATION, STRUCTURAL HAZARD, NUISANCE, HAZARDS, ELECTRICAL WIRE, PLUMBING FAULTY WEATHER PROTECTION.

ALSO FURTHER RECOMMENDED TO THE ORDER TO DEMOLISH OR APPEAL THE TOWARD DISTRICT COURT WITHIN 30

DAYS OR THE CITY MAY DEMOLISH. >> ANY QUESTIONS OF MR. MARS? >> JUST ONE QUESTION, MR. MARS.

HOW LONG HAS THE CURRENT OWNER OWNED THE PROPERTY. >> AS OF NOVEMBER 26, 2014.

>> 2016? >> 2014, SIR 2014. SO IT'S BEEN SIX YEARS.

>> YES. >> THANK YOU. >> MR. MARS, THE ELECTRICAL ROUGHING THAT PASSED, THAT WAS ONLY ON THE ADDITION. IS THAT CORRECT?

OR WAS THAT ON THE WHOLE STRUCTURE? >> NO, I BELIEVE IT WAS ON THE

WHOLE STRUCTURE AND THAT WAS BACK THIS 2017. >> ALL RIGHT.

>> SO WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU SPOKE TO THE OWNER? >> OCTOBER 20TH IS WHEN SHE CAME UP TO CITY HALL AND INQUIRED ABOUT JUST WHAT WAS GOING ON I GUESS AFTER SHE RECEIVED THE NOTICES, AND I EXPLAINED TO HER WHAT OUR INTENTIONS WERE. AND SHE TOLD ME THAT BASICALLY, WHAT SHE SAID THAT SHE WAS HAVING ISSUES WITH CONTRACTORS AND STUFF, AND SHE DIDN'T WANT TO SELL IT. SHE WAS TRYING TO REFAIR AND NEEDED TO BE PRESENT HERE TO

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PLEAD HER CASE. >> THANK YOU. >> I'M SORRY.

I GUESS I SHOULD MENTION THAT CITATIONS HAVE BEEN ISSUED ON THREE DIFFERENT OCCASIONS AS

WELL AND THOSE ARE ALL CURRENTLY ON THEIR COLLECTIONS RIGHT NOW. >> THANK YOU, MR. MARS.

>> YES, SIR. >> WOULD YOU SAY THE INSIDE PICTURE TAKES MORE TIME?

>> YES, SIR. SO THIS RIGHT HER IF THE REAR PART OF THE STRUCTURE AND THIS IS THE FRONT. I GOT THIS THROUGH THE WINDOW FRONT OF THE STRUCTURE AND THIS LEADS US TO THE UPSTAIRS PORTION. SAME AREA RIGHT HERE THE ELECTRICAL ISSUES. THE BOARD THE EXCUSE ME, IT'S THE SAME ROOM RIGHT HERE WITH ELECTRICAL ISSUES AND THIS PHOTO IS THE ADDITION, THE INTERIOR ADDITION THAT'S THE INSIDE.

>> THANK YOU SIR. >> THANK YOU MR. MARS. AT THIS TIME I'LL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING ON CASE 10-074. ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK THIS CASE PLEASE STEP FORWARD AND STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD. SEEING NO ONE I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING ON 10-074. AND OPEN THE FLOOR FOR A DISCUSSION.

AND A MOTION. >> I THINK MY CONCERN IS MULTIPLE CITATIONS THE CURRENT OWNER FOR SIX YEARS WE DON'T SEE HER HERE TO EXPLAIN AND GIVE US AN IDEA OF WHAT HER PLANS REALLY ARE. I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO RECOMMENDED OTHER THAN TO TAKE A

STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS. >> IS THAT A MOTION? >> WELL I WAS WAITING TO SEE ANYBODY ELSE HAD ANYTHING TO SAY OR IF I HAD MISSED SOMETHING IN THE PRESENTATION.

BUT YES, I'LL MAKE A MOTION. AT THE PROPERTY IS A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND THIS IS A HAZARD TO PUBLIC HEALTH SAFETY AND WELFARE AND REPAIR AND THE STRUCTURE WOULD BE UNREASONABLE.

>> IS THERE A SECOND? >> SECOND. >> MOTION BY MR. OR BY DR. PERRIS, SECOND BY MR. TURNER THAT THE PROPERTY IS A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND IS A HAZARD TO PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE AND REPAIRING THE STRUCTURE WOULD BE UNREASONABLE.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ROLL CALL, PLEASE. >> DR. PERRIS.

>> AYE. >> MR. ALLRED. >> YES.

>> MR. MCCALL SNUM YES. >> MR. TURNER. >> YES -- MCCALLUM.

>> MR. SCHMITZ. >> YES. >> MR. BEARD.

>> YES. >> MOTION CARES. -- CAREIES.

>> I HAD A SECOND MOTION THAT THE OWNER IS PREPARED TO DEMOLISH THE DISTRICT COURT

WITHIN 30 DAYS OR THE CITY MAY DEMOLISH. >> SECOND.

>> SECOND. >> MOTION BY DR. PERRIS, SECOND BY MR. TURNER, THAT THE OWNERS ORDERED TO DEMOLISH OR APPEAL DISTRICT COURT WITHIN 30 DAYS OR THE CITY MAY DEMOLISH.

ROLL CALL, PLEASE. >> DR. PERRIS. >> AYE.

>> MR. ALLRED. >> YES. >> MR. MCCALLUM.

>> YES. >> MR. TURNER. >> MR. SMUTS.

>> YES. >> MR. BEARD. >> YES.

>> MOTION CARRIES. >> THANK YOU. NEXT CASE MR. MARS PLEASE.

[B. Case for Rehabilitation, Demolition or Civil Penalties Case No. 17033: 1233 S. Crockett St. (ELMWOOD WEST SEC 11, BLOCK N, LOT 21) Owner: Coddington, Sharon D • Public Hearing]

>>P NEXT CASE ON THE AGENDA IS CASE TO 001333 LOCATED AT SOUTH 30 CROCKET STREET.

SO CHECKLIST FOR SO SHOWING THEM TO BE THE OWNERS. THE COUNTY SHOWS SHARON D.

ASHDOWN TO BE THE OWNER. SECRETARY OF STATE SHOWS NO ENTITY ON THIS NAME.

AND UTILITY RECORDS SHOW TO BE INACCURATE SINCE SEPTEMBER 25TH 20, 15.

AND THE SEARCH REVEALS SHARON D. ASH COTTINGTON TO BE THE OWNER. THIS WAS THE PUBLIC NOTICE POSTED ON THE STRUCTURE FOR TODAY'S MEETING. THIS IS THE FRONT EAST SIDE OF THE STRUCTURE. THIS IS THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE STRUCTURE.

THIS IS THE NORTH SIDE OF THE STRUCTURE. AND WE HAVE THE REAR WEST SIDE OF THE STRUCTURE. ANS THAT EXTERIOR PLUMBING ISSUES FROM A SUMP PUMP THAT'S THE BEEN REPAIRED OR FILLED IN. YOU'LL SEE PHOTOS OF IT HERE SHORTLY.

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THERE'S SOME EXTERIOR ELECTRICAL ISSUES THAT APPEARS TO BE AN OLD SEARCH BOX IT POSSIBLY SOME SWIMMING POOL LIGHTS OR MAYBE TEMPORARY CONTROL. AND WE HAVE A RIPPED OFF LITRE BOX THERE ON THE RIGHT. SO AS YOU CAN SEE, THE TOP TWO PHOTOS, THERE IS OPEN ACCESS TO THE PROPERTY AND THE BOTTOM TWO PHOTOS SHOW THE LARGE HOME OR FROM AN OLD SWIMMING POOL.

AND THIS WAS ONLY THE FRONT OF THE INTERIOR THAT WE WERE ABLE TO GET TO NOT HAVE AN ACCIDENT INSIDE THE PROMPLT YOU SEE SOME INTERIOR -- PROPERTY. SO THE TIMELINE OF EVENTS SHOWS ON JANUARY 24TH 20, 17 THE INITIAL NOTICE OF CONDEMNATION WAS SENT TO THE OWNER AND SWIMMING POOL REQUIREMENTS AS WELL. AND MR. LEWIS ASH CAME IN AND OBTAINED A PLAN OF ACTION. I BELIEVE THAT'S SON OF SHARON. HE STATED THAT SHE WAS LIVING WITH HIM. ALL NOTICES WERE SENT TO THAT ADDRESS OF MR. ASH.

SEPTEMBER 11ED, 2018. LEFT A MESSAGE TO CALL BACK INTO THE PROPERTY.

FEBRUARY 19TH, 2019 MR. ASH WAS CONTACTED. HE STATED HE WOULD FIND OUT WHAT HIS MOTHER'S INTENT WAS AND RETURN A PHONE CALL. ON SEPTEMBER 25TH 20, 20 I SPOKE WITH -- 2020 -- DAUGHTER AMY ASH AND SHE STATED HER MOTHER-IN-LAW DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THE INTENTIONS ARE SO I MADE A REQUEST TO HAVE HER MOTHER CONTACT ME. OCTOBER 13TH, 2020 MRS. ASH STATED SHE WOULD TRY TO GET ME A CURRENT ADDRESS FOR IT AND MISS SHARON ASH, SHE STATED SHE NO LONGER LIVED WITH NEXT I TOLD HER ABOUT THES BEING PRESENTED BEFORE THE BOARD AND HER MOTHER-IN-LAW COULD ATTEND AND I GAVE HER THE DATE AND TIME AS WELL.

OCTOBER 16TH, 2020 I RECEIVED AN E BHAL MISS SHARON COTTINGTON -- AN E-MAIL WITH MISS SHARON AND UPDATED THE MEETING. ON OCTOBER 20 THE PROPERTY DID HAVE TO BE MOWED BY THE OWNER.

SO OUR STAFF RECOMMENDATION IS THAT THE PROPERTY IS A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND HAZARD TO THE PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE AND PREPARED THE STRUCTURE WOULD BE UNREASONABLE.

CHAPTER EIGHT FALLING CONDITIONS EXIST AND STRUCTURAL HAZARD NUISANCE, SPECIAL WIRING, HAZARDOUS PLUMBING AND FAULTY WEATHER PROTECTION. THE OWNER IS ORDERED TO DEMOLISH

OR APPEAL IN 30 DAYS OR THE CITY MAY DEMOLISH. >> COULD YOU COME BACK TO THE

TIMELINE, PLEASE? >> YES, SIR. >> THANK YOU.

ANY QUESTIONS OF MR. MARS? >> THE SWIMMING POOL IS HARD TO TELL.

WAS IT FILLED IN PROPERLY? IS IT LEVEL WITH THE TOP OF THE GROUND?

DOES IT INDUSTRIAL A HOLE OR? >> YES. THERE'S STILL A HOLE AND THERE'S STILL A LOT OF DEBRIS IN THERE. AS FAR AS WE KNOW, IT WAS NOT FILLED IN.

YOU SEE STILL THERE'S SOME CONCRETE SLASH RIGHT THERE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF IT AS WELL.

>> THANK YOU MR. MARS. AT THIS TIME I'LL OPEN THE HEARING, PUBLIC HEARING ON CASE 17-A 033. ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK TO THIS CASE, PLEASE STEP FORWARD AND

STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD, PLEASE. >> I'M LEWIS -- AND I'M THE SON.

THIS IS MY WIFE WHITNEY ASH. WE'RE IN THE PROCESS RIGHT NOW OF TRYING TO GET HER TO TURN THE PROPERTY OVER TO US, SO WE CAN -- I ALREADY GOT A -- I GOT TO GET A BACKHOE.

I CAN FILL HAD THE LOT AND THE SWIMMING POOL. THE ELECTRICAL ISSUES YOU SAW

WITH THE SWITCHES. >> BASICALLY WHAT SHOULD HAVE BE STARTED BACK IN 2017 WE FINALLY GOT PERMISSION TO START ON THIS, BECAUSE THAT'S BEEN THE PROBLEM. SHE'S OLDER ON FIXED INCOME AND SHE'S A LITTLE STUBBORN. SHE WANTED TO DO THIS IN HER OWN WAY AND DIDN'T WANT TO BE TOLD WHAT TO DO. SHE NEEDS HELP OR SHE'S GOING TO HAVE THIS HOUSE IS GOING TO BE BULLDOZED AND SHE'S GOING TO BE GIVEN A BIG BILL FOR IT. WE'RE TRYING TO VENT THAT FROM HAPPENING BY DOING WHATEVER WE CAN. WE'VE GOT PEOPLE CONTACTING US THAT WOULD BE WILLING TO BUY THE PROPERTY AND FLIP. WE JUST HAVE TO START AND SHE MENTIONED THAT SHE WOULD SIGN THIS OVER FOR HAD STUFF TO START HAPPENING.

OUR HANDS WERE TIED BECAUSE SHE DID NOT WANT ANYBODY TOUCHING HAD, OR DOING ANYTHING IN THE

PAST. >> SO IS SHE DEEDING THE PROPERTY TO YOU OR JUST GIVING

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YOU WILL? >> SHE SAID SHE WILL DEED THE PROPERTY OVER TO US OR DEED IT OVER IT SOMEBODY AND COME IN AND FLIP THE HOUSE. JUST WE DON'T HAVE TO --

>> WE ARE WAITING TO SEE WE WANT TO START DOING THE CLEANUPS, START -- THAT POOL SHOULD HAVE BEEN FILLED IN. SHE NEVER WOULD HAVE ALLOWED US TO FILL MANY THE PROPERTY TO DO THIS. I MEAN WE'RE LOOKING LIKE THE NEXT 30 DAYS, HAVE A LOT OF

OUTSIDE STUFF. >> OK. ANY QUESTIONS OF THE ASHES?

>> SO IS YOUR INTENT TO BRING THIS HOME TO CODE? >> YES.

>> YOURSELVES OR Y'ALL LOOKING AT TRYING TO SELL THIS PROPERTY BECAUSE YOU MENTIONED THAT SHE

-- >> RIGHT NOW WE'RE KIND OF -- I MEAN, WE'RE EITHER WAY.

IT DEPENDS ON WHAT THE FINANCES ARE. IF IT'S OUT OF OUR RANGE FINANCIALLY TO DO THIS THEN WE'RE OPEN TO SELLING IT. LETTING SOMEBODY COME IN AND FLIP THE HOUSE. I'VE GOT SEVERAL DIFFERENT REAL ESTATE AGENTS IN TOWN THAT HAVE SENT OUT THE LITTLE POSTCARDS AND SUCH THAT THEY ARE INTERESTED IN BUYING IT AND

SHARING -- AND CONSIDER IT. >> THE FIRST OF THIS IS THE IN THERE AND GET IT CLEANED UP.

>> NOBODY CAN DO ANYTHING UNTIL IT'S CLEANED UP. >> SHE HASN'T LISTED THE HOUSE IN FIVE YEARS. SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE INTERIOR IS.

I'M READY TO ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN. >> WELL BASED ON STAFF'S RECOMMENDATIONS, OUR OPTIONS AS A BOARD WOULD BE TO CONSIDER A PLAN OF ACTION FROM THE OWNER ON WHAT THEIR INTENT WOULD BE. AND THEN IF WE DO THAT, THERE WOULD BE A 30, 60-DAY PLAN THAT WOULD YOU HAVE TO GET THAT PERMITS CONCERNED ABOUT THE FINANCES AND EVERYTHING.

GET A GRIP ON WHAT Y'ALL THAT'S THE TIMELINE YOU'RE LOOK AT. >> SHE MADE THIS DECISION A LITTLE OVER A WEEK AGO AND OK DWOIL THIS NOW. WE HAVE TIME TO REMPG AND HOW LONG IT'S GOING TO TAKE TO DO THE DEED. WE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW.

WE WERE WAITING TO FIND OUT IF THAT'S EVEN SOMETHING THAT'S AN OPTION THAT WE HAVE THAT WE CAN SIGN IT OVER AND TAKE THIS ROUTE. THIS IS ALL NEW TO US.

>> THAT IS YOUR INTENT THE BOARD CAN CONSIDER THE 30-DAY PLAN TO GET A PLAN OF ACTION IN ESTIMATES. I MEAN YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO MOVE FORWARD, OR IT WILL COME

BACK TO US HERE IN 60, 90 DAYS. >> OK. SO WE JUST NEED THOR SIGN

EVERYTHING OVER AND COME BACK OR WHAT? >> YOU'LL HAVE TO GET WITH THE CITY STAFF AND PRESENT YOUR PLAN OF ACTION, PULL PERMITS, GET YOUR COST ESTIMATES TOGETHER AND

ALL THAT AND PRESENT IT TO GET A PERMIT. >> OK.

>> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS. >> THANK YOU. ANY OTHERS WISHING TO SPEAK TO THIS CASE PLEASE STEP FORWARD AND STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD.

SEEING NO ONE I'LL CLOSE THE RECORD ON HEARING OF 17-033 AND OPEN THE FLOOR FOR DISCUSSION OR A MOTION OBVIOUSLY, LOOKS LIKE THEY WANT TO TAKE SOME ACTION HERE.

MIGHT GET THING OFF AND KEEP IT ON THE TAX ROLLS. 3060.

OR WE CAN TAKE IT FOR 30 DAYS TO SEE IF THEY CAN COME UP WITH A PLAN OF ACTION.

IT CAN SAVE US 30 MORE DAYS WITH THE NEIGHBORS AT LEAST. TWO CRTIONS.

>> WOULD YOU LIKE TO PUT THAT IN THE FORM OF A MOTION? >> ANYBODY HAVE ANY COMMENTS OR

INPUT ON THAT? >> I MAKE A MOTION WE TABLE IT FOR 30 DAYS.

>> SECOND THE MOTION. >> MOTION BY MR. MCCALLUM SECOND BY MR. ALLRED THAT WE TABLE THIS

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CASE UNTIL THE NEXT MEETING. ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION SOME ROLL CALL PLEASE.

>> DR. PERRIS. >> AYE. >> MR. ALLRED.

>> YES. >> MR. MCCALLUM? >> YES.

>> MR. TURNER? >> YES. >> MR. SCHMUTZ.

>> MR. BEARD. >> YES. MOTION CARRIES.

>> GOOD SFLUK THANK YOU. >> NEXT CASE. >> NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA.

[C. Case for Rehabilitation, Demolition or Civil Penalties Case No. 20002282: 1517 N 16th St. (COLLEGE HEIGHTS, BLOCK 26, LOT 3 & W/2 OF 2), Owner: Jones, Gregory ET AL, Gregorio Hernendez • Public Hearing]

EXCUSE ME IS, THIS ON THE TABLE? >> SECOND. >> MOTION BY THE MR. ALLRED SECONDED BY MR. MCCALLUM THAT WE TABLE. WE UNABLE TO THE CASE NUMBER

20-002282, ROLL CALL, PLEASE. >> DR. PERRIS. >> AYE.

>> MR. ALLRED. >> YES. >> MR. MCCALLUM?

>> YES. >> MR. TURNER. >> YES.

>> MR. SCHMUTZ. >> YES. >> MR. BEARD.

>> YES. >> MOTION CARRIES. >> SORRY.

>> FINE. >> ITEM NUMBER 3C-CASE NUMBER 2222 LOCATED AT 1617 NORTH STREET. THE RECORD SHOWS THAT GREGORY JONSS AS THE OWNER.

THE COUNTY SHOWS GREGORY JONES RECORDING HERNANDEZ TO BE THE OWNER.

SECRETARY OF STATE SHOWS NO ENTITY UNDER NAME. TAX RECORDS AND MUNICIPALITY, UTILITY RECORDS AND MUNICIPALITY SHOW TO BE ACT I HAVE OF JULY 14TH, 2020.

GREGORY JONES TO BE THE OWNER. THIS WAS THE PUBLIC NOTICE THAT WAS POSTED ON THE STRUCTURE FOR TODAY'S MEETING. AND THAT'S THE FRONT NORTH SIDE OF THE MAIN STRUCTURE.

AS THE REAR SOUTH SIDE OF THE MAIN STRUCTURE. AS THE WEST SIDE OF THE MAIN STRUCTURE. I'M SORRY AND THERE ARE TWO STRUCTURES ON THIS PROPERTY.

AND THE EAST SIDE OF THE MAIN STRUCTURE, AND WAS A STRUCTURE FIRE, AS WELL.

YOU CAN SEE SOME EXTERIOR FIRE DAMAGE DONE TO THE MAIN STRUCTURE.

AND THIS IS INTERIOR FIRE DAMAGE. THIS WAS SET OFF IN THE GARAGE AND IT SPREAD ON SMEARS INTERIOR SMOKE AND MORE FIRE DAMAGE INSIDE THE MAIN STRUCTURE.

THIS IS THE SECONDARY STRUCTURE. YOU SEE A LOT OF EXTERIOR ISSUES GOING ON ON THE OUTSIDE WITH THE CARPORT AND A LITTLE BIT OF ROOF DAMAGE AS WELL AS FOUNDATION. ROOF ISSUES WITH THE SECONDARY STRUCTURE. SEE THERE'S A WHOLE. -- HOLE.

SO THE TIMELINE OF EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER 20618 THE REPORT WAS SENT BY THE FIRE BY THE MIRE MARSHAL AND SEPTEMBER 13TH 20, 19. MR. DOOR AND MY ELF INSPECTED THE PROPERTY. THE OWNER WAS ON SITE AND SHE WAS WAIT SEE WHAT ABOUT THE INSURANCE WOULD COVER. THE PROPERTY CLAIM WAS COMPLETED.

JULY 2020, THE PROPERTY WAS SECURED AND CONDEMNED AND INITIAL NOTICE OF 3060 WAS SENT.

AS OF SEPTEMBER 8TH THERE WERE NO PERMITS ON RECORD. SEPTEMBER 10TH, OF 2020 I MET W ANITA HERNANDEZ AND LUPE HERNANDEZ AND THERE WAS NO PROOF OF PROPERTY FROM HERNANDEZ AND THE PROPERTY RENAMED UNDER THE NAME OF GREGORY JONES. SHE WAS PROVIDED WITH A LIST OF RESOURCES TO CONTACT AND ASSIST HER WITH OBTAINING OWNERSHIP OF THE PROPERTY.

SEPTEMBER 2020 A NOTICE WAS SENT. OCTOBER 2020 THE BOS MEETING UNTIL THE NEXT MEETING WHEN MR. HERNANDEZ WAS PRESENT AND SHE HAD AN APPOINTMENT WITH LEGAL COUNCIL REGARDING THE PROPERTY ON NOVEMBER 2020. OCTOBER 14TH, 2020 WE SENT A NOTICE FOR TODAY'S MEETING. YESTERDAY I DID SPEAK WITH ALISES, WHO IS THE DAUGHTER OF MR. LUPE HERNANDEZ AND SHE STATED THAT THEY DID NOT HAVE THAT MEETING WITH COUNCIL LEGAL COUNCIL BECAUSE THE ATTORNEY CAME DOWN WITH COVID AND WAS QUARANTINED SO THEY HAD TO BE RESCHEDULED. I'M SORRY. SO THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION IS TO CR THE FINDINGS THAT THE PROPERTY IS A PUBLIC NUISANCE TO THE HAZARD OF PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE OF THE STRUCTURE WOULD BE UNREASONABLE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 8, FOLLOWING CONDITIONS EXIST. INADEQUATE SANITATION, STRUCTURAL HAZARD, NUISANCE, HAZARDOUS WIRING AND FAULTY PLUMBING. FURTHER ORDER THE OWNER TO DEMOLISH OR APPEAL THE DISTRICT COURT WITHIN 30 DAYS OSH THE CITY MAY DEMOLISH.

>> ANY QUESTIONS OF MR. CRAIG? I'M SORRY. MR. MARS.

>> MR. MARS, WOULD YOU REPEAT AGAIN WHAT THE DAUGHTER SAID YESTERDAY ABOUT THE ATTORNEY

HAVING COVID OR BEING QUARANTINE. >> SHE HAD COVID BECAUSE OF THAT

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SHE WAS HAVING TO BE QUARANTINED AND COULDN'T MEET WITH ANYBODY SO THEY HAD TO CANCEL THAT OCTOBER 30TH APPOINTMENT AND RESCHEDULE IT. SHE DIDN'T GIVE ME A DATE.

SHE JUST SAID NEXT WEEK. >> I I SPENT A LOT OF TIME ON ZOOM THESE DAYS TEACHING CLASSES HAVING CONSULTATIONS AND DOING OTHER THINGS. THERE'S REALLY NOTHING APREVENTS YOU UNLESS YOU ACTUALLY HAVE COVID AND ARE SICK, UNLESS YOU'RE HAVING SYMPTOM THAT'S WOULD PREVENT YOU FROM MEETING ELECTRONICALLY ON THAT. BUT I'LL REFER TO MY COLLEAGUES

ON WHAT THEY THINK. >> THEY HAVE HAD 30 DAYS AND THEY WAITED UNTIL THE LAST

MINUTE TO DO IT. THAT'S A THING ACONCERNS ME. >> CAN YOU GO BACK TO YOUR TIME FOR ME PLEASE? SO Y'ALL GAVE HER SOME INFORMATION ON HOW TO WORK

THROUGH THIS TITLE JOB. IS THAT RIGHT? >> YES.

I GAVE HER A LIST OF RESOURCES SHE COULD CONTACT TO POSSIBLY HELP.

NO SPECIFIC ONES. JUST SAID PEOPLE SHE COULD -- YES, SIR.

>> RIGHT. >> MR. ALLRED, WE KNEW THAT SHE HAD MEETING SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER THE 30 WHTH WE HAD THE PRIOR MEETING, WHICH -- 30. YES.

SHE TOLD US THAT WHEN SHE CAME THAT DAY IT WAS GOING TO BE THE 30TH.

>> THANK YOU, MR. MARS. AT THIS TIME I'LL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING ON CASE 20-002282. ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK TO THIS CASE, PLEASE STEP FORWARD AND NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD. SEEING NO ONE I'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING ON CASE 20-00202282. AND OPEN THE FLOOR FOR DISCUSSION.

MR. CRAIG, WOULD YOU LIKE TO WEIGH IN ON SOME OF THIS? IF WE -- ENOUGH TIME FOR THE

PROPERTY? >> YES. I WOULD JUST ADVISE THE BOARD THAT THERE'S -- YOU'RE UNDER NO FORMAL DUTY TO ALLOW HER MORE TIME TO OBTAIN AN ATTORNEY.

SHE REPRESENTED TO THE BOARD AND THE BOARD WAS GENEROUS IN ALLOWING THE CITIZENS' OPPORTUNITY AFTER SHE MENTIONED OBTAINING LEGAL COUNCIL, BUT IT'S REALLY ON THE CITIZEN, ON THE ATTORNEY TO PRESENT TO THE BOARD WHAT THEY NEED TO REPRESENT THEIR CLIENT, REPRESENT CASE. HE HE AND THE ADEQUATE NOTICE WAS SENT FOR HAD A OWNER TO BE PRESENT OR HAVE THEIR ATTORNEY PRESENT TODAY. THERE'S MORE THAN ONE ATTORNEY.

AVAILABLE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS. SO I WOULD JUST ADVISE THE BOARD YOU'RE NOT UNDER ANY FORMAL DUTY TO TABLE IT AGAIN. BUT IF YOU DECIDED TO, THAT WOULD ALSO BE FINE AS WELL.

BUT THERE IS JUST NO, YOU KNOW, THERE'S NO FORMAL DUTY THAT ANYBODY SAYS THEY WON AN ATTORNEY. THAT THEY WANT MORE TIME. YOU KNOW, I'VE SEEN WHERE THAT CAN DRAG OUT. I'M NOT SAYING THAT'S THE CASE HERE.

BUT THERE IS NO ABSOLUTE DUTY TO ALLOW THE PERSON UNTOLD TIME TO KEEP SEEKING LEGAL COUNCIL FOR

OTHER. >> THANK YOU. >> ANY QUESTIONS OF THANK YOU.

DIDN'T GET HAD ON THE CONVERSATION. >> THERE'S A TITLE ISSUE.

THEY HAVE LIVED IN THIS HOUSE AND BEEN MAKING PAYMENTS, TAXES, EVERYTHING.

CAN'T REMEMBER 18 YEARS OR AN EXTENDED PERT OF TIME -- PERIOD OF TIME.

THE RECORDS GOT BURNED UP IN THE FIRE. THEY HAD A FEW DOCUMENTS TO AND THAT WAS THE STATUS AND THE REASON AND MEET WITH THE ATTORNEY.

>> MY ONLY CONCERN NOW IS THAT WITH THE CURRENT ENVIRONMENT AND I RECOGNIZE MR. PERRIS' COMMENTS ABOUT THE NEW ENVIRONMENT THAT WE'RE OPERATING IN. SOME PEOPLE IT'S OBVIOUSLY A

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NUISANCE, ESPECIALLY THE SECOND BUILDING IS CERTAINLY A HAZARD TO THE PUBLIC.

BUT IS THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR A MOTION? I'D JUST LIKE IT MAKE SURE WE GIVE THE OWNER A CHANCE TO TRY TO FIND ANOTHER PROBABLY A LITTLE BIT NAIVE.

PROBABLY CHASING DOWN THE PREVIOUS OWNER. BUT DO WHATEVER THE BOARD --

>> THERE WAS ONE OTHER POINTS. SHE HADN'T GOT ON INSURANCE SETTLEMENT.

THE CHECK HAD BEEN MADE OUT TO THE OWNER'S NAME AND HERS. SHE HAS SOME INSURANCE MONEY.

SHE SHOWED THE INTENT AND THE DESIRE. SHE WANTED TO MOVE BACK INTO THAT HOME, GET IT FISMD UP. -- FIXED UP. SHE'S JUST JAMMED UP ON THE WHOLE THING. BUT SHE DID SHOW INTENT. SHE'S HANDCUFFED RIGHT NOW.

>> CHAIRMAN, CAN WE TAKE TO ONE MORE 30-DAY SNERD. >> SURE.

>> I MAKE A MOTION WE TABLE HAD FOR 30 DAYS -- PERIOD -- TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT IT, AND IF NOTHING

HAS BEEN DONE WE TAKE PROPER ACTIONS. >> I'LL SECOND.

>> COULD YOU INCLUDE IN THE NEETION WE MAKE SURE CITY STAFF MAKES HER GAMENT PROCESS -- MOTION THAT WE MAKE SURE CITY STAFF MAKES HER INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS AND IMPRESS ON THE

TIMETABLE? >> VERY MUCH SO, THANK YOU. >> MOTION BY MR. ALLRED, SECOND BY MR. MCCALLUM THAT WE TABLE THIS FOR 30 DAYS. THIS CASE.

ROLL CALL, PLEASE. >> DR. PERRIS. >> AYE.

>> MR. ALLRED. >> MR. MCCALLUM. >> YES.

>> MR. TURNER. >> YES. >> MR. SCHMUTZ.

>> YES. >> MR. BEARD? >> YES.

>> MOTION CARRIES. >> THAT COMPLOTS OUR AGENDA. >> YES, SIR.

THAT -- COMPLETES. >> I GUESS WE'RE ADJOURNED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

THANK YOU MR. MCCALLUM FOR FILLING IN.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.