The East Ridge Housing Commission met earlier this week and took the following actions.
A building at 1524 Rebecca Drive, owned by Christian Church In Tennessee Disciples of Christ, came under scrutiny by the housing commission. According to official documents, Philip Osbourne, on behalf of the owner, appeared to represent the interests of the property.
City officials stated that the building suffers from significant, dangerous conditions, including a leaking roof, water damage, unsafe sanitary conditions and significant deterioration of load structures.
The board is passing the matter until a Feb. 11 meeting to allow the City Fire Marshall an opportunity to inspect the property. If the property owner fails to comply with the order, the board could order the building demolished.
The board gave the owner of a house at 6919 Moreview Road until the housing commission meeting on Feb. 11 to continue to rehabilitate and restore the structure and bring it up to code.
Maurice Blair Devin Jr., the owner of a property at 2005 Prigmore Rd., was ordered to show cause why the house should not be demolished. The board will have a hearing on Jan. 25 to hear Devin.
William Phillips III and Lloyd Melvin Johnson Jr., the owners of a house at 1317 Pleasant St., were also ordered to show cause. The hearing is scheduled for Jan. 25.
The board wants Michelle Williams, the owner of a property at 1222 Reeves Ave., to allow city codes officials to inspect the property. The city’s position is that the property poses and immediate and substantial threat to the community. An inspection of the property is warranted.
The issue was passed to the Jan. 25 housing commission meeting. At that meeting, the board wants the owner to show cause as to why it should not be ordered demolished.
A house at 3604 Koons Rd., which partially burned last March, has been deemed unfit for habitation and posed as being dangerous by the city’s codes department. Codes officials have designated the house a public nuisance and wants it demolished.
The board will hear from the property owners, Robert and Gina Eller, who have been ordered to show cause why it should not be razed. The issue was scheduled to be heard at the Feb. 11 housing commission meeting.
The owners of a house at 606 South St. Marks Ave. have consistently not responded to the housing commissions requests to come before them. Codes enforcement officials have condemned the property as uninhabitable and a danger. The board deemed the house a public nuisance and ordered the structure to be demolished immediately. The property owner has 10 days in which to appeal this finding.
The board passed until its Jan. 25 meeting the issue of a property at 708 Donaldson Road. Codes enforcement officials have determined that the house suffers from significant dangerous conditions and is in need of immediate remedial repairs. The housing commission is also asking the property owner, D.C. Edge (Trustee), remove all non-operating vehicles from the property.
If the owner does not comply, the board could order the house demolished.
The housing commission ordered Marvin Beemer, the owner of a house at 1026 Greenslake Rd., to hire a structural engineer to prepare a report on the roof. The board ordered Beemer to report back to them at its Feb. 11 meeting.
The housing commission ordered the owner of a house at 1517 Prigmore Rd. to show cause as why it shouldn’t go under the wrecking ball. The owner, Ana Liezl Fernandez, will have an opportunity to make her case at the Feb. 11 meeting.
The board ordered a house at 1312 Pleasant St. to be demolished within 30 days. According to city records, the owners, Susan and James Rollins, have failed to take remedial efforts to bring the structure back up to code. Inspection of the house, according to codes officials, showed structural support compromised and a badly leaking roof.