Zane is I have numerous different inspectors who are no longer here. There is some
problem with continuity. I spoke with Mr. Patten and his wife, my HVAC contractor,
they are incredible. When they were aware there is no record of any permits and
inspections, they were taken aback. He found all the receipts where it was inspected.
We had heather who left a tag indicating it was inspected. I will acknowledge I was
remote which didn’t help. I remember Herb talking to Cyrus, he was there when my
plumbing passed. So now the onus is on them to produce this, but I have Reid Soley,
Jim Seeger, Nathan Bruhn who inspected and all the walls were sheetrocked. There
was cement board in the bathroom removed. Herb has built many homes. The night
before Mr. Zane came, and he said to me this is the first time I’m in this house, so it is
hard to see the progress without comparing where it was to now. What does help clarify
is Mr. Smith said to me I was 90% done. I was flabbergasted to see Mr. Zane said
less than 50%, then 50%, then back to it. Everything is almost done on this Code
Compliance Inspection list. You have to go by your eyes on the ground, but I would
argue it isn’t accurate.
I do acknowledge again, part of the reason is because it is taken so long. I
acknowledge that. But there has been significant progress. I’ve tried to be in
communication. I explained to Mr. Zane how the trials worked. I felt it was important
enough to be here, 3 hours round trip when I have a grand jury first degree murder
inditement. We have the back porch and siding on the back, and the plumbing
inspector can come back to look at the fixtures now the tiling is done.
Moermond: this has been a Vacant Building since 2014 and you have had Code
Compliance Inspection reports prior to the one we’re operating off of?
Skliris: yes, and I wasn’t the homeowner since 2014.
Moermond: so that’s the Jim Seeger era. He’s way retired. Reid Soley a few months.
Mr. Zane, Nathan Bruhn is your boss and would be available to consult on this?
Zane: if I could clarify, 2015 you had a Code Compliance report put together, that’s
where my change of ownership disconnect came from. Then we have the newer Code
Compliance report from July of 2021. When I go into the records regarding the permits
pulled after the 2015 report there was one permit finaled for electric code compliance
repairs. Other than that, we have a plumbing, 2 mechanical, and a warm air permit all
which had expired before their inspections were done. Those were not satisfied.
Moermond: I’m not sure who Heather is. It seems like we could use some more
specific information from the trades inspectors. It seems to me that we need to figure
out what our baseline is at this six-month juncture and the plan for getting it across the
finish line. We need some inspections to occur. I’m hearing that there is agreement
things have moved forward. We need to figure out those measures and make sure the
people who pulled the permits---I don’t know their communication with inspectors and
whether corrections were required. I want the inspectors to address those things. Are
contractors all paid? Or are there outstanding balances?
Skliris: there was a rough in plumbing that was passed. The HVAC and warm air is
Patten heating and cooling and I am optimistic between them and the inspector they
can show it was done. You said electrical was satisfied. Mr. Smith was there the day
they did the air test and passed it. Yet there were no records when we spoke of that.
Patten Heating and Cooling, my new furnace and AC went in, out of the 23,000, I have
held 12,000. 6,000 is forthcoming tomorrow. Specifically, to clean my air ducts. That’s
the balance, otherwise no outstanding balance.
Moermond: and I only ask because in the same way at the beginning we have
assurance we have plans and bids and money to execute it. At the mid-point we have