11, 2022 the inspector went out and found that there was snow and ice packed down
and sent a work order and the work order was executed March 17, a week later, they
indicate the work was done. That is what happened in those cases. In the second case
there were snow and ice, and the first additional snow had fallen. With respect to this
case, are you aware of the snow conditions at the time the complaint come into the
Gendzwill: it looked like it was shoveled in the photos. I am out of state. I did follow up
on both those complaints and they couldn’t give me that much detailed. They just said
it must have been taken care of since they couldn’t enforce the initial complaint.
Moermond: well, I just told you what happened.
Gendzwill: well, we don’t know because more snow fell. He may have shoveled.
Moermond: exactly, it is closed to be fair to the owners. I did take a look at the video
and photos and I have to say that I don’t think anyone shoveled the walk from the last
snow fall to the point of the crew showing up. There was 7.5 inches December 20 and
no snow between the 20th and January 6. All that packed down snow was from no one
having shoveled. Honestly, it was a lot. People are trying to get through, and neighbors
do get frustrated having to navigate that. I do see that one of the neighbors had a
complaint at the same time as your complaint. You weren’t isolated in having a
complaint on that date. Sometimes we’ll see someone walking down the sidewalk and
they get so frustrated they write down the addresses of everyone they are struggling
with. I’m not clear on why it wasn’t checked or you made sure it was shoveled. How do
you manage that?
Gendzwill: typically, I send a message and say there’s a complaint, go take care of it,
shoot me a pic, and I don’t think I did it here because it has been has an issue. This
tenant has been a great tenant so I tend to give them the benefit of the doubt since so
many other “cry wolf” situations happened.
Moermond: and I don’t see any other situations. I do see the City had to do the
property management here. I’m not hearing why the other taxpayers should have to
take responsibility for shoveling the walk at this property. Do you have one?
Gendzwill: it is May, he has moved out, and it was in the lease that it was his
responsibility. I’m not saying he should be charged, but there were many other petty
complaints. I received the letter advising of this hearing 2 days after I reissued his
deposit return, and five months after the snow removal. Is there a timeline you guys try
to abide by in these matters?
Moermond: absolutely, there is the notification that goes out for when the work needs
to be done. It isn’t the City’s responsibility to check on your lease agreement. making
sure the nuisance conditions are abated is ultimately your responsibility. Your private
contract is not a reason to say all taxpayers are responsible for managing your private
lease agreement. This became a pending tax assessment January 19, 2023. A week
after the work is done. I'm not sure when the mailing went out, but it wouldn’t have
been too much longer.
Gendzwill: if your timeline is within six months it sounds like you’re in that timeline.
Moermond: the Council’s agenda approved issuance of noticed March 22, and the
mailing would have followed that. Any other questions?
Gendzwill: no. [hangs up]