Housing Board of Appeals Minutes 06-05-2008

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                                  CITY OF MUSKEGON
                          MUSKEGON HOUSING BOARD OF APPEALS
                                  MEETING MINUTES
                                       06/05/08
                                        5:30PM



ATTENDANCE:                 Randy Mackie, Jon Rolewicz
                            Kirk Kolberg, Greg Borgman, Ed Simmons

ABSENT:                     Chris Carter


EXCUSED:                    Nick Kroes

STAFF:                      Mark Kincaid, Jim Hoppus, Carmen Smith, Don LaBrenz, Henry
                            Faltinowski, Scott Vanderwier

GUESTS:                     Ciggzree S. Morris, Roger Nielson (790 Terrace), Ken
                            Wentworth(400 Ottawa); Theotis Tucker(253 Isabella),
                            Emma Blain(935.S. Getty)


Meeting minutes: A motion was made by Randy Mackie and seconded by Ed
Simmons to approve the May 2008 minutes.

A roll call vote was taken:

AYES:                       NAYES:             EXCUSED:                    ABSENT:           ABSTENTION:
Greg Borgman
Randy Mackie
Jon Rolewicz
                                               Nick Kroes
                                                                           Chris Carter

Ed Simmons
Kirk Kolberg

Motion carried.




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DANGEROUS BUILDING REVIEW CASES

EN-070054 – 253 Isabella – (Garage) –Theotis Tucker, 3360 Highland St,
Muskegon, MI 49444

Theotis Tucker was present to represent case.

Mr. Tucker stated work of replacing entire roof and all new boards is about one hour
away from being completed. He planned to secure the door but it’s a special order
item with delivery time being 2-3 weeks. Mr. Tucker showed pictures he took of
progress. Mark Kincaid stated permit has expired. Ed Simmons asked if original
permit included the door. Mr. Tucker said an inspector could come by tomorrow to
check roof but he’s at the mercy of the company as to when the door will be delivered.


Motion made by Jon Rolewicz and supported by Randy Mackie to table case until the
July 2008 HBA meeting.

A roll call vote was taken:

AYES:                       NAYES:             EXCUSED:                    ABSENT:           ABSTENTION:
Greg Borgman
Randy Mackie
Jon Rolewicz
                                               Nick Kroes
                                                                           Chris Carter

Ed Simmons
Kirk Kolberg

Motion carried.


DANGEREROUS BUILDING NEW CASES:


EN-080063 – 400 Ottawa(Garage) – Cofessco Properties LLC, 411 Ottawa St.,
Muskegon, MI 49442

Ken Wentworth was present to represent case.

Mr. Wentworth stated he is asking for more time. He referenced letter that was sent to
Mark Kincaid. Mr. Wentworth says he believes what drew attention to property was

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the result of a windstorm that blew billboard sign and damaged roof. Ed Simmons
asked if there was insurance on property which Mr. Wentworth said the insurance
wasn’t worth turning in. He said he had to make a decision regarding 2 buildings
whether he would raze one or both. He would like time to make a decision.
The board asked about timeline. Mr. Wentworth said he would like a year. There
was a discussion amongst board members and owner regarding procedures if the City
had the structure demolished. Ed Simmons asked if pictures show true condition
which Mr. Wentworth said property had been neglected.

Staff Recommendation: Table case until September 2008 HBA meeting.

A motion was made by Randy Mackie and supported by Jon Rolewicz to accept staff
recommendation.

A roll call vote was taken:

AYES:                       NAYES:             EXCUSED:                    ABSENT:           ABSTENTION:
Greg Borgman
Randy Mackie
Jon Rolewicz
                                               Nick Kroes
                                                                           Chris Carter

Ed Simmons
Kirk Kolberg

Motion carried.

EN-080071 – 790 Terrace – Promised Land Assoc/Ciggzree Morris, 3355 Merriam
Peck St., Muskegon, MI 49444

Roger Nielson and Ciggzree Morris were present to represent case.

Mr. Nielson passed out recent pictures of progress for board to review of property. Mr.
Nielson said he would like to request two things. One that the previous work that was
done should take structure off dangerous building list and reqarding the nuisance part,
he stated is being corrected daily and is very close to completion on the outside. Mr.
Nielson said that Ciggzree Morris is working on the financing and for her to be able to
proceed with investors she needs property to be off dangerous building list. He said
already $100,000 has been invested on repairs. Jon Rolewicz asked if any
inspections had been conducted which Mark Kincaid stated that no inspections had
been scheduled. Don LaBrenz said there had been consultations at site but no final
inspection scheduled. Mr. Nielson said there is about two days of work left and
windows are being installed by Muskegon Glass with one window on backorder. Ms
Ciggzree Morris said she didn’t call for inspection because it wasn’t completed yet but
did speak with Don LaBrenz regarding options since permit expired June 1st and she

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was advised to attend meeting tonight to present case. Ms Morris stated she wanted
to apologize for the look of the building for so long but she didn’t have it in her hands
nor the financial backing to get it done so the seller agreed to do the exterior. She
stated the investor originally interested backed out of deal but now have another
investor with subject approval and she said everyone is excited about the concept for
the building. Jon Rolewicz asked if there has been any interior progress. Ms.
Ciggzree Morris said an interior inspection was conducted and the structural violation
was corrected but nothing has been done to the rest of the interior because it will
have to gutted out. Ms Morris said the health inspector has to approve plans. Mark
Kincaid said Ms Morris was correct about interior structural repair was cleared about 1
½ years ago but current permit was just for exterior only and though close still not
done and now permit has expired. Mr. Kincaid explained process if declared
dangerous. Mr. Kincaid said there were two items that had the structure on the
dangerous building, first the interior structural violation and then second was the
exterior. A copy of original violation exterior list was given to Mr. Neilson and Ms
Morris.

Staff Recommendation: Declare structure dangerous, substandard and a public
nuisance.

Motion made by Ed Simmons to accept staff recommendation and seconded by
Randy Mackie.

A roll call vote was taken:

AYES:                       NAYES:             EXCUSED:                    ABSENT:           ABSTENTION:
Greg Borgman
Randy Mackie
Jon Rolewicz
                                               Nick Kroes
                                                                           Chris Carter

Ed Simmons
Kirk Kolberg

Motion carried.

DANGEROUS BUILDING REVIEW CASES

EN-070219 - 935 S. Getty St., - Emma Blain, 754 Allen Ave., Muskegon, MI 49442

Emma Blain was present to represent case.

Ms Blain said the last meeting she didn’t have a contractor so she has gotten some
estimates, for plumbing she has hired Rich & Howell. She stated she’s requesting 90
days to get repairs done. She said outside has been painted but only estimates for

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other work have been obtained. Mark Kincaid said case was tabled before to give her
time to get permits but she’s only gotten estimates.

Staff Recommendation: Table until August 2008 HBA meeting to complete repairs.

A motion was made by Randy Mackie and seconded by Ed Simmons to accept staff
recommendation

A roll call vote was taken:

AYES:                       NAYES:             EXCUSED:                    ABSENT:           ABSTENTION:
Greg Borgman
Randy Mackie
Jon Rolewicz
                                               Nick Kroes
                                                                           Chris Carter

Ed Simmons
Kirk Kolberg

Motion carried.

EN-080075 – 1573 Beidler – Thomas R. Kamp, 12414 State Rd., Nunica, MI 49448

No one was present to represent case.

Staff Recommendation: Declare structure dangerous, substandard and a public
nuisance.


Motion made by Randy Mackie and seconded by Jon Rolewicz to accept staff
recommendation.

A roll call vote was taken:

AYES:                       NAYES:             EXCUSED:                    ABSENT:           ABSTENTION:
Greg Borgman
Randy Mackie
Jon Rolewicz
                                               Nick Kroes
                                                                           Chris Carter

Ed Simmons
Kirk Kolberg

Motion carried.

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EN-080084 – 1259 Sanford – James Smith, 1575 Park, Muskegon, MI 49441

No one was present to represent case.

Staff Recommendation: Declare structure dangerous, substandard and a public
nuisance.

A motion made by Jon Rolewicz and was seconded by Randy Mackie to accept staff
recommendation.

A roll call vote was taken:

AYES:                       NAYES:             EXCUSED:                    ABSENT:           ABSTENTION:
Greg Borgman
Randy Mackie
Jon Rolewicz
                                               Nick Kroes
                                                                           Chris Carter

Ed Simmons
Kirk Kolberg

Motion carried.




OLD BUSINESS:


NEW BUSINESS:



ADJOURNMENT:                         6:10 PM




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