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File #: RLH FCO 12-367    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction Order Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/15/2012
Title: Appeal of John Mezzenga to a Re-Inspection Fire Certificate of Occupancy With Deficiencies at 677 SUMMIT AVENUE.
Sponsors: Melvin Carter III
Ward: Fire C of O Letter, Ward - 1
Attachments: 1. 677 Summit Ave.appeal.6-01-12, 2. 677 Summit Ave.Mezzenga Ltr 6-21-12.pdf, 3. 677 Summit Ave.Mezzenga Ltr 7-11-12.pdf
Title
Appeal of John Mezzenga to a Re-Inspection Fire Certificate of Occupancy With Deficiencies at 677 SUMMIT AVENUE.
 
Purpose of Appeal
#4 - Existing windows size have passed previous C of O inspections.  These are the original windows and have not been altered.  Cannot afford to replace.
#5 - Currently saving money to demolish garage and build new structure.  Historic Preservation Commission has strict building guidelines in this area that will require additional funds.
 
Date of Order(s)
May 21, 2012
 
Inspector/Key Staff
Michael Efferson
 
Legislative Hearing Staff Comments
Hearing on the balance of the appeal.
 
Variance Recommendation
Yes, 2nd floor - 7 inches egress opening height.
 
Body
WHEREAS, in the matter of the Appeal of John Mezzenga to a Re-Inspection Fire Certificate of Occupancy With Deficiencies at 677 SUMMIT AVENUE, the Legislative Hearing Officer has reviewed the appeal and considered the testimony of City staff and the appellant; and
 
WHEREAS, the Legislative Hearing Officer recommends that the City Council grant the appeal on the garage but will need to bring it into compliance in the next reinspection cycle.  The garage will be reassessed from time to time to ensure that it doesn't become a dangerous structure.  If the garage becomes a dangerous structure, enforcement action will be taken; grant a 7-inch variance on the openable height of the egress window in the second floor bedroom; and deny a variance on the egress window in the third floor bedroom and grant an extension for 90 days for compliance; Now, Therefore, Be It
 
RESOLVED, that the Saint Paul City Council hereby accepts and adopts the Legislative Hearing Officer's recommendation in this matter.
 
 
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