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File #: ALH 10-242    Version: 1
Type: Appeal-Legislative Hearing Status: Archived
In control: Legislative Hearings
Final action: 10/27/2010
Title: Appeal of Robert J. McCarthy to a Vehicle Abatement Order for property at 1356 Jefferson Avenue. [Public hearing held and laid over from October 20, 2010] (Legislative Hearing Officer recommends denying the appeal and granting an extension to September 21, 2010 to fix the flat tire, ensure vehicle is operable, show the inspector that the vehicle is movable, remove barrels of lawn/garden debris, and cover with tarp. Extension granted to December 31, 2010 to move the vehicle into the garage.)
Sponsors: Pat Harris
Ward: Vehicle Abatement Order, Ward - 3
Attachments: 1. 1356 Jefferson Ave.Photos.9-21-10, 2. 1356 Jefferson Ave.Vehicle Abatement Order.8-11-10
Related files: RLH SAO 21-1, RLH SAO 21-37, RLH SAO 15-43
Title
Appeal of Robert J. McCarthy to a Vehicle Abatement Order for property at 1356 Jefferson Avenue. [Public hearing held and laid over from October 20, 2010] (Legislative Hearing Officer recommends denying the appeal and granting an extension to September 21, 2010 to fix the flat tire, ensure vehicle is operable, show the inspector that the vehicle is movable, remove barrels of lawn/garden debris, and cover with tarp. Extension granted to December 31, 2010 to move the vehicle into the garage.)

Address
1356 Jefferson Avenue

Purpose of Appeal
See attachment to appeal.

Date of Order(s)
August 11, 2010

Legislative Hearing Date(s)
September 7, 2010

Summary
Staff reported this was a vehicle abatement order, for a brown Dodge van located on property. Abatement order was mailed August 11, 2010, with a compliance date of August 17, 2010. In order to be brought into compliance, the vehicle must meet the statute of a motor vehicle, but this appears to be disabled vehicle and under statute, permits removal of an inoperable vehicle, since it apparently hasn’t moved in years; DSI unsure if stored on an approved surface, since growth is so thick around vehicle and perhaps in violation of state statute with respect to screening of collector vehicles.

Ms. Moermond addressed Appellant, Mr. Robert J. McCarthy, and asked how long it would take to correct the situation, and to please walk her through it. Mr. McCarthy responded that he does not dispute the City’s right, but explained the vehicle is a 1969 TravCo? family van, a “B” class motor home, very rare, in excellent shape with no rust. The tarp that had been covering the vehicle had blown off last year and could not be put back on, and the vehicle was parked under a tree, hence debris. The vehicle is open to viewing on two sides, and the City recommended he get collector’s plates, which he did. He wants to replace tarp and recover, but not right now.

Mr. McCarthy stated that he did not think that ...

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