properties on the same schedule in Minneapolis.
[Moermond gives background of appeals process]
Staff report by Supervisor Joe Yannarelly: The building is a two-story, wood frame,
single-family dwelling with a detached two-stall garage on a lot of 6,534 square feet.
According to our files, it has been a vacant building since August 22, 2019. The
current property owner is Manuel Crespo, per Amanda and Ramsey County Property
records. On June 17, 2022, an inspection of the building was conducted, a list of
deficiencies which constitute a nuisance condition was developed and photographs
were taken. An Order to Abate a Nuisance Building was posted on June 27, 2022, with
a compliance date of July 27, 2022. As of this date, the property remains in a condition
which comprises a nuisance as defined by the legislative code. Taxation has placed an
estimated market value of $20,000 on the land and $120,900 on the building. Real
estate taxes for the first half of 2022 have not been paid. Total amount due is
$2,903.99 which includes penalty and interest. Taxes for the second half of 2022 are
due on October 17, 2022, in the amount of $2,640.00. The vacant building registration
fees are due in owing in the amount of $2,459. A Code Compliance Inspection was
done on December 26, 2019 and has since expired. He submitted a new one on
September 14. As of September 12, 2022, the $5,000 performance deposit has not
been posted. This also was done September 14, 2022. There have been three
Summary Abatement notices since 2019. No work orders have been issued. Code
Enforcement Officers estimate the cost to repair this structure exceeds $100,000. The
estimated cost to demolish exceeds $40,000. We sent a Summary Abatement Order
this morning as well as an NCC order. It may be illegally occupied.
Moermond: you were saying you have a few properties in Minneapolis. This became a
Vacant Building in 2019. Mr. Yannarelly, it looks like in 2019 it was condemned and
ordered vacated and that was how we ended up in the Vacant Building program?
Yannarelly: yes, August 21, 2019. Condemned by Code Enforcement.
Moermond: interior sanitation issues. Rodent infestation. A litany of life-safety
problems. At that point the Certificate of Occupancy person was Rosalie Davis. Who
Crespo: previous owner I believe.
Moermond: you have your Performance Deposit posted and applied for Code
Compliance. That’s fantastic. Is the house cleaned out and ready for inspection?
Crespo: I’m not sure what report they have, inspectors went out last week. It is pretty
much cleaned out.
Moermond: no Code Compliance Inspection Report in your hands yet.
Moermond: I need an indication in your bids that it will cover all the items in the Code
Compliance Inspection Report. We also need to see you have the financing to pay for
that work. If your bids come in for your subs at $25,000, I would need to see you have
that money plus any out-of-pocket money you have to spend on the building items if
you are doing those items yourself. I need to know how you finance that end, even if
you are the labor on it. And the schedule you will be doing that work.
Crespo: pretty much everything is ready on exterior. We did the concrete already. The
main costs will be plumbing. It is old cast iron and galvanized pipes. Some electrical