Moermond: I need you to pause, we’ll get to that in a moment. You can absolutely talk
about that; we just need to get that staff report on the record. Also, for the record, you
wrote on your appeal that you have a power of attorney for Richard Glaser who is
co-owner on the property. What is your relationship to him?
Glaser: I am his wife and caregiver.
Staff report by Supervisor Lisa Martin: May 3, 2023 we sent a Summary Abatement
Order to the owner and occupant at the property to remove and dispose of the
accumulation of ladders, construction materials, landscaping materials, yard waste,
cat litter boxes, furniture, shelves, and other miscellaneous debris from the rear yard,
front porch, and front of property. Compliance date of May 10, 2023. It looks like there
is a lot of excessive storage issues. I’m not sure if the interior is the same. There are
photos on the file. There are lots of cats roaming around the property, there was cat
food and litter boxes out there. They have spoken to Inspector Williams, who stated
they started cleaning up the front porch and that was looking good, but they needed
more time for the rear yard, which is why they appealed.
Moermond: Ms. Glaser, thank you for waiting. Tell me about your situation and why you
Glaser: I did tell Mr. Williams that I had pneumonia. I did show up at court to fill in the
appeal, although I didn’t feel well. I had a mask on. Second, I told them my husband
has been very sick, I have documentation of his surgeries, I have back and forth from
the hospital. My grandchildren come after work, and that’s what happened when they
came to finish the steps after they were no longer safe. The boxes on the porch the
mailman put them out for the cats in the winter. I had nothing to do with that. I told him
I am not the kind of person who is unkind animals. There are two storage sheds that
have been cleaned and will be used. This is a slow process because I have to depend
on my grandchildren to help. That’s been the whole program. I put a lot of work into
caring for my husband. I stopped working in March to take care of him, but
unfortunately I couldn’t clean any of those things. The people that brought the boxes
on the side of the house, Kathy from the tennis court is going to come pick them up.
I’m doing it little by little. It isn’t going to be a fast process, but they have removed a
lot of debris. I’m telling you what can be done and what will be done. My property has
never looked like this. I am sorry, but the last year and a half I haven’t been able to
attend to it. My husband was always the one who did it and now he can’t. I have to
depend on my grandchildren.
Moermond: there is a program called the House Calls program, and they may be able
to help you out in terms of clearing out some of these items, especially if there are
things in the house that are too much. Too much storage in the house. They can
provide assistance in clearing things out. Sometimes when we see people with a lot of
things outside, it does mean there is a lot inside as well. There is help for that, and if
you income-qualify, it is free. I suspect you may since you are now a fulltime caregiver.
Glaser: my husband is totally dependent on me. The house is totally cleared, because
when a person is blind everything has to stay the same. Everything has been removed.
The inside of the house is not a problem!
Moermond: I’m so glad yours isn’t a situation like that. Still, there are housekeeping
and other types of services that may help you in addition to the help you get from your
grandchildren. Would you be amenable in talking to them?
Glaser: I am going to be truthful; I am not in that area right now because I am dealing