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Zoning Board of Adjustments /

building and standards commission

Regular Session Agenda

November 1, 2012

6:00 PM

City Council Chambers

200 West Walker Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I.                   Call to order and Roll call of members

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.     October 4, 2012

 

III.             The Swearing in of Speakers and Witnesses

 

IV.              Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings (BASC)

A.     Hold a public compliance hearing with possible action on ZBA12-09 (2111 Hill Avenue), to determine whether a building or structure is a dangerous building, and issue any order(s) determined necessary to address such conditions per 22-331 et. seq. of the League City Code of Ordinances on property located at 2111 Hill Avenue, League City, Texas 77573, legally described as Lot 7, Block 25 of Moore’s Addition to the Town of Dickinson, in League City, Galveston County, Texas, according to the map or plat thereof filed for record in the Office of the County Clerk of Galveston County, Texas. (INITIAL PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED ON 10-04-2012)

 

OWNERS/LIENHOLDERS

Candelaria Alvarado, 4903 39th Street, Dickinson, Texas 77539

                           And 5009 Hauna Lane, Dickinson, Texas, 77539

 

V.                 Adjournment

 

CERTIFICATE

 

THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE NOTICE OF MEETING WAS POSTED ON THE BULLETIN BOARD AT CITY HALL OF THE CITY OF LEAGUE CITY, TEXAS, BY THE 26TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2012 BY 6 PM, AND WAS POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 551, LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE (THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT).  ITEMS POSTED IN THE OPEN SESSION PORTIONS OF THIS AGENDA MAY ALSO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED OR EXECUTIVE SESSION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT. THE BOARD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO HEAR ANY OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED AGENDA ITEMS THAT QUALIFY FOR AN EXECUTIVE SESSION, IN AN EXECUTIVE SESSION BY PUBLICLY ANNOUNCING THE APPLICABLE SECTION NUMBER OF THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT, (CHAPTER 551 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE, SPECIFICALLY INCLUDING CHAPTER 551.071 “CONSULTATION WITH ATTORNEY”), THAT JUSTIFIES EXECUTIVE SESSION TREATMENT.

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE PRESENCE OF A QUORUM OF THE MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL AT ANY TIME DURING THE COURSE OF THE ABOVE-REFERENCED PROCEEDING MAY CONSTITUTE A MEETING OF CITY COUNCIL PURSUANT TO THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT, CHAPTER 551 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE.  BY THIS NOTICE, THE PUBLIC IS HEREBY ADVISED OF SAID MEETING NOT LESS THAN 72 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE DATE, TIME AND LOCATION NOTED ABOVE.

 

__________________________________________                             

OSCAR AREVALO, CBO

BUILDING OFFICIAL        


MINUTES

CITY OF LEAGUE CITY

ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS/

BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

THURSDAY November 1, 2012 at 6:00 P.M.

City Council Chambers

200 WEST WALKER

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I.       Call to order and Roll call of members

 

Ms. Beasley called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                       Members absent:

Amy Beasley                                                               James R. Christiansen, Chair              

Janet Alleman 

Katie Benoit*

Elizabeth Scully*

           

*Ms. Beasley activated both Ms. Benoit and Ms. Scully for the Building and Standards Commission as voting members.        

 

City Representatives:

Oscar Arevalo, Building Official

Lonzell Banks, Code Compliance Official

 

II.    Approval of Minutes

 

A.     October 4, 2012

 

Ms. Scully made a motion approve the minutes of October 4, 2012 with noted revisions.

Ms. Benoit seconded the motion.

The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 4-0-0 subject to noted revisions.

III. Swearing in of Witnesses

Ms. Beasley asked Mr. Weathered to swear in the witnesses, as she did not have any references to the wording.

Mr. Weathered asked any potential witnesses to stand. Mr. Weathered swore in the witnesses to the Building and Standards Commission.

 

VI.  Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings (BASC)

 

A.     Hold a public hearing and take action on ZBA12-09 (2111 Hill Avenue), to determine whether a building or structure is a dangerous building, and issue any order(s) determined necessary to address such conditions per 22-331 et. seq. of the League City Code of Ordinances on property located at 2111 Hill Avenue, League City, Texas 77573, legally described as Lot 7, Block 25 of Moore’s Addition to the Town of Dickinson, in League City, Galveston County, Texas, according to the map or plat thereof filed for record in the Office of the County Clerk of Galveston County, Texas.

OWNERS/LIENHOLDERS

Candelaria Alvarado, 4903 39th Street, Dickinson, Texas 77539

                                 And 5009 Hauna Lane, Dickinson, Texas, 77539

 

Mr. Arevalo, Building Official, presented the staff report for this item.  Mr. Arevalo indicated that staff has met with the Owner and provided him a list of 14 items to be corrected. Mr. Arevalo added that Mr. Lorenzo Delgado, Owner’s Representative, has indicated he wishes to repair instead of destroying the structure. Mr. Arevalo briefly discussed the list of items as well as code enforcement items. He concluded that staff’s recommendation is that the structure is repairable, but made the Commission aware the he cautioned the Owner of the possible financial impact of the repairs and the timeframe in which the work is expected to be finished.

Ms. Benoit asked if a timeframe had had been set.

Mr. Arevalo responded by saying that it was typically a 30-day timeframe, but is flexible based on the Owner’s progress through oversight of the Commission. He continued by saying that the building remains to be classified as a dangerous building. He recommended allowing the Owner 30-days to make substantial progress and come back before the Commission for a compliance hearing in December. Mr. Arevalo stressed the need for substantial completion by the next meeting.

Ms. Scully asked for clarification that the Owner would return in 30 days for a compliance hearing with photographs, taken by staff, representing the amount of work performed to meet the 14 items on the list and it is anticipated a substantial amount of work to be completed.

Mr. Arevalo responded in the affirmative.

Ms. Scully asked if the Commission could grant another 30 day extension at the next compliance hearing or if was possible to grant the Owner a 60-day extension at today’s meeting with a compliance hearing after 30 days.

Mr. Arevalo responded that he rarely recommends timeframes greater than 30 days to keep the process moving and also that the rules of the Commission are also limited to 30 days.

Mr. Weathered confirmed that it was listed on Page 4 of the Order. He continued that it is the Applicant’s and/or Owner’s burden to show the scope of the repairs in a time that he reasonably thinks to perform the work and the Commission’s decision to make the determination as to what is reasonable.

Mr. Arevalo added it was the City’s responsibility to make sure the case is addressed expediently. Mr. Arevalo reiterated that if a significant amount of work is not performed, the Commission can issue demolition.

Ms. Beasley asked Mr. Delgado to come to the microphone.

Lorenzo Delgado, 2201 Alaska Avenue, son of the Owner, came forward and indicated that progress was already being made.

 

Ms. Beasley asked Mr. Delgado if it was his desire to rehab the structure.

 

Mr. Delgado responded in the affirmative.

 

Ms. Beasley asked Mr. Delgado what form of timeframe he needed to complete the list of changes.

 

Mr. Delgado responded 30 days. He affirmed that he would follow up the rules and instruction with City. Mr. Delgado briefly described some of the changes already made on the property and how he would ask for assistance of the Building Department for full compliance.

 

Ms. Alleman asked if he was comfortable with the repairs that need to be made and if the repairs could be finished in 30 days.

 

Mr. Delgado responded that repairs had already begun and briefly reiterated the process to make full compliance.

 

A short discussion was held that the next meeting would be December 6th.

 

Ms. Alleman, again, asked if he was comfortable with the repairs that need to be made and is aware of what needs to be done.

 

Mr. Delgado responded in the affirmative.

 

Ms. Beasley recommended to go through the order and a see how the Commission would like to complete it and then have a motion and vote on the Order.

 

There was a short discussion on several clerical errors at the beginning of the Order.

 

Under Findings, Ms. Beasley indicated that the III.C. the specific conditions should state prior findings of the 10-4-2012 are incorporated by reference.

 

On Item IV, a brief discussion on whether Item #5 needed to be addressed.

 

Mr. Weathered recommended to go through the order and went through the order.

 

Ms. Scully asked if the list of repairs was attached to the Order.

 

Ms. Beasley commented that Mr. Weathered and identified attaching the list of repairs and incorporating it into the Order.

 

It was also identified that under additional conditions, it should be stated to show cause why repair have not been completed identified in City Exhibit 1, if not complied by hearing date.

 

Ms. Beasley added that Exhibit 1 needed to be added.

 

Ms. Beasley summarized the Order and that there would be a compliance hearing on December 6th.

 

Ms. Beasley asked the Commission if there were any other items to be discussed.

 

Ms. Beasley asked for a motion.

 

Ms. Alleman made a motion for approval of the order.

Ms. Scully seconded the motion.

The motion to approve passed unanimously with a vote of 4-0-0.

 

IV.  Adjournment

 

Ms. Scully made a motion to adjourn the meeting.

 

Ms. Benoit seconded the motion.

 

The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 4-0-0.

 

      Ms. Beasley adjourned the meeting at 6:27 p.m.

 

 ___________________________________             ______________________________

Oscar Arevalo                                                              Amy Beasley,

Certified Building Official                                           Acting Chair, Zoning Board of Adjustment                       

Date minutes approved: ___________________