Staff report by Supervisor Joe Yannarelly: the building is a two story, wood frame,
duplex with a detached two-stall garage on a lot of 4,600 square feet. The property has
been a vacant building since January 25, 2022 due to a fire. The current property
owner is Derrick T. Malone, per Amanda and Ramsey County Property records. On
March 16, 2023, 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 March 22, 2023, with a compliance
date of April 21, 2023. 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 $57,800 on the building. Real
estate taxes for the second half of 2022 are delinquent in the amount of $1,296.69,
which includes penalty and interest. Taxes for the first half of 2023 have not been paid.
The property is scheduled for tax forfeiture in 2026. The vacant building registration
fees were paid by assessment on March 2, 2023.
As of July 10, 2023, a Code Compliance Inspection has not been done As of July 10,
2023, the $5,000 performance deposit has not been posted. There have been eight
Summary Abatement notices since 2022. There have been five work orders issued for:
garbage/rubbish and boarding/securing. Code Enforcement Officers estimate the cost
to repair this structure exceeds $150,000. The estimated cost to demolish exceeds
Moermond: we have a fire and in the immediate aftermath the fire folks estimated
losses at $110,000 for the building and $15,000 for the contents. I see that we have no
Code Compliance applied for, no Performance Deposit posted yet. 8 Summary
Abatement Orders, a fair number. We’ve seen worse, but also better.
Yannarelly: the police were out there to remove a trespasser. Work order last month
for removing a couch. So we’ve had some maintenance issues.
Moermond: and the taxes hanging out there as well. Tell me about what you want to do
with this Mr. Malone.
Malone: I’ve been battling with the insurance company. I talked to the claim assessor
yesterday and he stated that his supervisor has been on vacation but he should have
an update this week. We’ve been back and forth with contractors trying to figure out
the amount to get it fixed. I think we’re finally getting there. I almost had to do a
lawsuit, but we’ll hopefully make progress this week. They did give a small amount of
funds to start the demo but haven’t done the rest. I countered and appealed the funds,
waiting for the confirmation which will hopefully be this week. Once they provide those
funds, then I would want to do a rehab and fix it back up. It was close to $400,000 and
we were way off in monies they were going to provide. I think I’ll get what I am
supposed to get.
Moermond: this is your address, is this your homestead?
Moermond: that’s rough.
Malone: it has been a rough experience; I’ve never been through anything like this
Moermond: we have a mailing address for you at this address, do you have a better
Malone: I’ve been in and out of places. I was off work for 3 months dealing with