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File #: RLH FCO 12-483    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 Christine Younghans to a Fire Inspection Correction Notice at 1197 ROSS AVENUE.
Sponsors: Dan Bostrom
Ward: Fire C of O Letter, Ward - 6, Windows
Attachments: 1. 1197 Ross Ave.appeal.7-19-12.pdf, 2. 1197 Ross.Photos.7-13-12.pdf, 3. 1197 Ross Ave.Photos.7-16-12.pdf, 4. 1197 Ross Ave.Owner Diagram.7-30-12.pdf, 5. 1197 Ross Ave.Younghans 7-26-12.pdf
Title
Appeal of Christine Younghans to a Fire Inspection Correction Notice at 1197 ROSS AVENUE.
 
Purpose of Appeal
#1 - The openable height of windows in sleeping rooms - The windows are 7 inches wider than required.  There are two separate stairways for exit.  I cannot afford to change these windows.
#2 - The door leading into bedroom space upstairs, height and width - The door is on the roof line.  The inspector submitted photos.  There is another full size door leading to this space.  I cannot afford to raise the roof.
 
Date of Order(s)
July 12, 2012
 
Inspector/Key Staff
James Thomas
 
Legislative Hearing Staff Comments
Hearing on the balance of the appeal.
 
Variance Recommendation
Yes, 5 inches opening height.
 
Body
WHEREAS, in the matter of the Appeal of Christine Younghans to a Fire Inspection Correction Notice at 1197 ROSS 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 a 5-inch variance on the openable height of the egress windows in all bedrooms; grant the appeal on the door leading into the bedroom space upstairs; 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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