Housing Board of Appeals Minutes 01-05-2006

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                                  CITY OF MUSKEGON
                          MUSKEGON HOUSING BOARD OF APPEALS
                                  MEETING MINUTES
                                       01/05/06
                                        5:30PM



ATTENDANCE:                 Randy Mackie, Greg Borgman, Clara Shepherd, Jon Rolewicz,
                            Ed Simmons, John Warner, Nick Kroes

ABSENT:

EXCUSED:


STAFF:                      Henry Faltinowski, Carmen Smith, Don LaBrenz, Jim Hoppus,
                            Ken Murar, Mark Kincaid


GUESTS:                     Students from Muskegon High School

Election of officers for chairman and vice-chairman. A motion was made by Randy
Mackie and seconded by Nick Kroes to retain the same officers Greg Borgman as
chairman and John Warner as vice-chairman.

A roll call vote was taken:

AYES:                       NAYES:                      EXCUSED:                    ABSENT:
Greg Borgman
Randy Mackie
Jon Rolewicz
Nick Kroes
Clara Shepherd
Ed Simmons
John Warner

Motion carried.




Meeting minutes: A motion was made by Clara Shepherd and seconded by John
Warner to approve the December 2005 minutes.

A roll call vote was taken:

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AYES:                       NAYES:                      EXCUSED:                    ABSENT:
Greg Borgman
Randy Mackie
Jon Rolewicz
Nick Kroes
Clara Shepherd
Ed Simmons
John Warner

Motion carried.

Mark Kincaid requested that case EN-0500119 – 1751 McIllwraith be removed from
agenda since the property was sold ten days ago and new owner has scheduled
interior inspection. Clara Shepherd asked that an update be reported on the property
at the February 2006 meeting to know intentions of owner. Mark Kincaid reported that
5 properties (1124 Peck, 235 W. Forest, 1063 First, 1365 Pine and 866 E. Forest)
have been rehabilitated and removed off the Dangerous Building list.



DANGEROUS BUILDING REVIEW CASES:


EN-050108 – 1211 3rd Street – James/Alexis Hightower 312 SW D Street,
Bentonville, AR 72712

No one was present to represent case.

Mark Kincaid reviewed case stating there was contact with owner in November 2005
but no permits have been issued and no owner contact since that time.

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

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

A roll call vote was taken:

AYES:                       NAYES:                      EXCUSED:                      ABSENT:
Greg Borgman
Randy Mackie
Jon Rolewicz
Nick Kroes
Clara Shepherd
Ed Simmons

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John Warner

Motion carried.


03-74 – 1357 Terrace (Garage Only) – George S. Komar II, 1357 Terrace,
Muskegon, MI 49442

No one was present to represent this case.

Mark Kincaid showed pictures and stated there has been no contact with owner.

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

A motion was made by Clara Shepherd and seconded by Randy Mackie to accept
staff recommendation.

A roll call vote was taken:

AYES:                       NAYES:                      EXCUSED:                              ABSENT:
Greg Borgman
Randy Mackie
Jon Rolewicz
Nick Kroes
Clara Shepherd
Ed Simmons
John Warner

Motion carried.


DANGEROUS BUILDING NEW CASES

EN-050117 – 762 Amity – Raymond Reeths, 749 S. Brooks Rd., Muskegon, MI
49442

No one was present to represent case.

Mark Kincaid reviewed case stating there had not been any contact with owner.

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

Motion made by John Warner and seconded by Nick Kroes to accept staff
recommendation.

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A roll call vote was taken:

AYES:                       NAYES:                      EXCUSED:                    ABSENT:
Greg Borgman
Randy Mackie
Jon Rolewicz
Nick Kroes
Clara Shepherd
Ed Simmons
John Warner

Motion carried.


EN-050115 – 530 Catherine – Emma Willis/James Harden – 1541 Leahy St.,
Muskegon, MI 49442

No one was present to represent case.

Mark Kincaid reviewed case stating this property was damaged by fire and no permits
had been issued an their has been no owner contact.

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


Motion approved by Clara Shepherd and seconded by Randy Mackie to accept staff
recommendation.


A roll call vote was taken:

AYES:                       NAYES:                      EXCUSED:                    ABSENT:
Greg Borgman
Randy Mackie
Jon Rolewicz
Nick Kroes
Clara Shepherd
Ed Simmons
John Warner

Motion carried.




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EN-050120 – 589 McLaughlin Ave (Carport Only)

No one was present to represent this case.

Mark Kincaid stated this was a carport that’s on the back of the house and there has
been no contact from owner.

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

A motion was made by Nick Kroes and seconded by John Warner to accept staff
recommendation.

A roll call vote was taken:

AYES:                       NAYES:                      EXCUSED:                    ABSENT:
Greg Borgman
Randy Mackie
Jon Rolewicz
Nick Kroes
Clara Shepherd
Ed Simmons
John Warner

Motion carried.

EN-050116- 1435 Park – Glen Vogel, 4044 Woodland Creek Dr. SE #302, Grand
Rapids, MI 49512

No was present to represent case.

Mark Kincaid reviewed case stating there has been some contact with owner who has
said he is washing his hands of the property.

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

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

A roll call vote was taken:

AYES:                       NAYES:                      EXCUSED:                    ABSENT:
Greg Borgman
Randy Mackie
Jon Rolewicz
Nick Kroes
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Clara Shepherd
Ed Simmons
John Warner

Motion carried.

EN-050118 –1349 6th Street – Katherine/Tanya Taylor, 2943 Strand, Muskegon,
MI 49445

No one was present to represent case.

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

A motion was made by Clara Shepherd and seconded by Randy Mackie to accept
staff recommendation.

A roll call vote was taken:

AYES:                       NAYES:                      EXCUSED:                    ABSENT:
Greg Borgman
Randy Mackie
Jon Rolewicz
Nick Kroes
Clara Shepherd
Ed Simmons
John Warner

Motion carried.


OLD BUSINESS:

Greg Borgman asked about 238 Houston and Mark Kincaid stated Don LaBrenz had
looked at property and at that time it did not qualify to be deemed a dangerous
building. Don LaBrenz stated it’s on the radar and would be looked at again. Greg
Borgman also asked about homes on Monroe owned by Marshall Redder. Mark
Kincaid stated they are being watched. Greg Borgman also asked about the old Walt
Plant building and Don LaBrenz said they would like to see the other half of building
rehabilitated because integrity of building would be compromised if torn down. Ed
Simmons asked about determination of Historic District Commission regarding 487 W.
Clay. Don LaBrenz clarified the motion made by the Historic District Commission who
concurred with Housing Board of Appeals but with a six month delay before the
Certificate of Appropriateness is issued. The board opened the floor to entertain
questions from students of Muskegon High School.


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NEW BUSINESS:


ADJOURNMENT:                         6:07 P.M.



                                            CITY OF MUSKEGON

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THE CITY COMMISSION AND ANY OF ITS COMMITTEES OR SUBCOMMITTEES.

The City of Muskegon will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services,
such as signers for the hearing impaired and audiotapes of printed materials being
considered at the meeting, upon twenty-four hours notice to the City of Muskegon.
Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the City
of Muskegon by writing or calling the following.

                                       Gail Kundinger, City Clerk
                                          933 Terrace Street
                                         Muskegon, MI 49443
                                (616) 724-6705 or TDD (616) 724-6773




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