The following actions were taken at the February 11 East Ridge Housing Commission meeting.
According to minutes of the meeting the board affirmed its prior order to demolish the house on the property at 1312 Pleasant Street. The city will commence demolition proceedings after 45 days from the meeting. In previous housing commission meetings, the owner appeared and reported to the board that she was in the process of selling the property. The new owner, she said, intended to raise the property above the flood stage and begin renovating. An official with the housing commission said the sale of the property to the new owner has fallen through.
_ 1317 Pleasant St.: The board passed this matter until its March 11 meeting. According to minutes, the owner of the property shall present evidence at the March 11 meeting of getting a FEMA substantial improvement form and discuss the action plan regarding the property. The owner was also ordered to bring a contractor statement of the cost to complete all renovations. The property owner is responsible for contacting the codes enforcement division to arrange for inspections.
_ 708 Donaldson Rd.: the property has been brought into compliance. The housing commission approved to close this matter and dismiss in its entirety. The long vacant house was purchased in November of last year and the new owner embarked on renovating the structure.
_ 1026 Greenslake Rd.: According to the minutes of the meeting, the property owner supplied a structural engineer’s report during the meeting. However, he did not comply with the previous order to deliver it in advance of the hearing. If the engineer’s reports satisfies the Chief Building Official that a building permit would be appropriate, the owner shall purchase the building permit. If the owner fails to get the necessary permit then he must appear at the March 11 housing commission meeting to “show cause” why the property should not be demolished. The housing commission reaffirmed its prior order that the building – a two-story, block apartment complex with four units – is an immediate threat and danger to the community. The minutes state that the entire building is considered condemned for purposes of prohibiting any human habitation in any of the units until the engineer’s report has been inspected and the property cleared of all city code violations.
_ 626 Marlboro Ave.: The house has sustained damage due to neglect and the city is asking that the building be repaired and the property cleaned up. The owner of the property failed to appear at this meeting and the matter was passed until the March 11 meeting. At that time the owner is ordered to appear and “show cause” as to why the house should not be condemned and ordered demolished.
_ 4020 Wade Dr.: The housing commission passed this matter until March 11 meeting to allow for a pending sale of the property to be completed.
The housing commission closed actions on properties at 6919 Moreview Rd. and 3416 Land St., as they have been brought into compliance.
The board passed until future meetings actions on seven separate residential properties throughout the city.