Anna Rosas: no one was in the house so we weren’t paying attention to the mail. We
were only fixing it.
Moermond: when did you move into the house?
Anna Rosas: February, 2023. It needed a lot of work. We were surprised when we got
the bill. We don’t think it was that long of a time that passed. The person helping them
sent them videos of them cleaning up everything.
Moermond: we just have a matter of a timing problem between when the City said it
should be done and when the crew showed up. They missed the deadline but beat the
crew, so this is the cost of the crew going out. We do have a history of orders here,
but those were for the previous owner, not you. You were working with your contractors
and making a good-faith effort and recommend this is deleted. In the future, please
reach out to the inspector, and the City can absolutely have documents translated.
Additionally Blue Ox was hired to work on the property, they pulled four permits, and
they haven’t been inspected work. It was the air conditioner, furnace replacement,
some electrical work for the furnace and AC. You need to have those permits
inspected and finaled. We can email you that contact information.
Referred to the City Council due back on 5/17/2023
RLH TA 23-155
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 874
CONCORDIA AVENUE. (File No. J2318A, Assessment No. 238518)
Reduce assessment from $322 to $100.
Steffon Harris, owner, appeared via phone
[Moermond gives background of appeals process]
Staff report by Supervisor Joe Yannarelly: Summary Abatement Order to remove snow
and ice from sidewalk was issued January 9, 2023 compliance of 24 hours.
Rechecked January 12 and found in noncompliance. Parks did the abatement January
26. Total assessment of $322.
Moermond: when the inspector went there on the 12th it appeared to be a shovel width,
but between then and when the crew showed up it looked like about 2 snow blower
widths had been cleared. Not quite full width, but something.
Yannarelly: yes, I would confirm that.
Moermond: tell me why you are appealing, Mr. Harris?
Harris: it was a lot of snow, it blows, it comes back again and it looks like you’ve done
nothing. This was a hard winter for everyone. I feel something should be assessed
since it wasn’t done to the measure it should have been, but I don’t agree with $322.
Moermond: there is not full width, there was a lot of time between the orders were
written and work occurs. Blowing it was a good faith effort and it was a long time.
Another 4 or 5” fell between orders and crew going out. It looked to me in the
non-shoveled part it was still pretty deep. I think you did some work; the City did some,
and I’m inclined to recommend this is reduced to $100. It is ok if you aren’t ok with
that and want to talk to Council. There is information on the letter you received telling