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DECISION WILL HAVE NO IMPACT

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ON THEIR RIGHTS OR BOARD'S

[Property Standards Board Hearing on August 10, 2023. ]

DECISION.

HOWEVER, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE AT THIS TIME WITH THE BOARD IN THE INVOCATION AND PLEDGE, WE INVITE EVERYONE TO JOIN US AS WE STAND FOR PRAYER, WHICH WILL BE LED BY MR. CALEB EARNEST AND FOLLOWED BY THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, WHICH WOULD BE LED BY MS. MARTHA MALACO.

CALEB, PLEASE JOIN ME IN PRAYER, I BELIEVE.

FATHER, WE THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO GATHER THIS EVENING AS A BOARD.

WE PRAY FOR YOUR MERCY AND GRACE ON OUR PROCEEDINGS, AND THAT YOU MIGHT GRANT US WISDOM TO MAKE JUST DECISIONS.

WE ASK THESE THINGS THROUGH YOUR SON BY THE SPIRIT, AMEN.

BRIDGE ALLEGIANCE TO FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

THANK YOU EVERYONE.

YOU MAY BE SEATED.

THANK YOU, CALEB AND MARTHA.

APPRECIATE IT.

OUR NEXT AGENDA ITEM IS TO REVIEW THE MINUTES FROM THE PRIOR MEETING FROM OUR PRIOR MEETING.

SO AT THIS TIME, WE WILL TAKE A REVIEW AND LOOK AT OUR MINUTES FROM THE MARCH 30TH, 2023 MEETING.

AT THIS TIME, WE WILL REVIEW THE PRIOR MINUTES.

OKAY.

DO WE HAVE A MOTION ON THE FLOOR? IS THERE A MOTION ON THE FLOOR TO APPROVE THE MINUTES FROM THE PRIOR MEETING OF MARCH 30TH, 2023? NO ONE IS LIGHTING UP IN THE CUBE.

YOU GOT A YES? SORRY.

I'M OKAY.

YEAH, WE GOT A MOTION BY MS. LANDER AND SECOND BY ERNEST.

ALL EVERYONE HAS VOTED THAT'S PRESENT.

NIKKI, WE NEED A, WE'RE STILL WAITING FOR, ALL RIGHT.

EVERY, WE HAVE ALL PRESENT MEMBERS HAVE VOTED FOR THE MINUTES.

WE HAVE A UNANIMOUS, UNANIMOUS DECISION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES PRESENTED, UM, PRIOR MEETING OF MARCH 30TH, 2023.

OKAY.

OUR NEXT AGENDA ITEM IS THE SWEARING IN OF WITNESSES.

ANYONE THAT HAS SIGNED THAT WISHES TO COME FORTH TO THE BOARD AND SPEAK AND TESTIFY BEFORE THE BOARD THIS EVENING.

NUMBER ONE, I ENCOURAGE YOU TO FILL OUT A SPEAKER CARD IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO.

AND THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED A

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SPEAKER CARD, I WILL ASK YOU AT THIS TIME TO RISE AND RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND SO OUR CITY ATTORNEY CAN SWEAR YOU IN.

PLEASE.

DO YOU SWEAR TO TELL THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH, AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH WHEN YOU GIVE YOUR TESTIMONY? I DO.

YEAH.

YES, THE WITNESSES HAVE BEEN SWORN IN.

MR. JACKSON.

THANK YOU, SEAN.

ALL RIGHT.

AS WE PROCEED WITH THE PUBLIC HEARING THIS EVENING, JUST WANT A, A FRIENDLY REMINDER OF THE BOARD MEMBERS THIS EVENING.

OUR QUESTIONS ARE RESTRICTED, UH, TO CERTAIN QUESTIONS.

I LIKE TO USE THE ACRONYMS ACRONYM, N R V N R V.

WE'RE RESTRICTED TO ASKING QUESTIONS IN REGARDS TO AN N, WHICH IS NOTIFICATIONS.

WE WE'RE ALLOWED TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS RELATED TO NOTIFICATION, R REPRESENTS REMEDY, ANY QUESTIONS THAT'S RELATING TO PROPERTY THAT'S COMING BEFORE US RELATING TO REMEDY OF THESE VIOLATIONS.

UH, AS FAR AS RESOLVING THOSE REMEDY TO IT, WE ARE ALLOWED TO ASK QUESTIONS IN THAT FASHION, AND THE V IS IN REGARDS TO VIOLATION.

VIOLATION.

WE ARE ALLOWED TO ASK QUESTIONS IN REGARD TO VIOLATIONS.

SO WE GOT NOTIFICATIONS, REMEDY, AND VIOLATIONS.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE RESTRICTED TO ASKING QUESTIONS OF.

NOW, ON THAT NOTE BOARD MEMBERS, WE ARE READY TO PROCEED WITH OUR PUBLIC HEARING.

MR. SEAN WEINSTEIN.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

WE HAVE, UM, I MUST CALL THE CASE TO, OR WE'RE GONNA TRY TO DO THIS IN SOME ORDERLY FASHION HERE.

LET'S START WITH, UH, SEAN MAY BE MORE SPECIFIC HERE.

LET'S START WITH, UM, DOCKET NUMBER 20 23 15 20 23 15 PLEASE.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

SO THE FIRST CASE FOR THIS HEARING, THE AUGUST 10TH, 2023 HEARING OF THE PROPERTY STANDARDS BOARD WILL BE DOCKET 2023 DASH 15.

I'M SEAN WEINSTEIN.

I'LL BE PRESENTING ALL THE CASES FOR THE CITY THIS EVENING.

UH, THIS ADDRESS IS 1516 MURRAY DRIVE.

IT'S IN COUNCIL DISTRICT NUMBER EIGHT.

UH, IT'S, THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION IS BLOCK SIX LOT 20 OF THE CREST RIDGE ESTATES THREE.

IT IS DESCRIBED AS A SUBSTANDARD STRUCTURE IN A SINGLE FAMILY SEVEN DISTRICT WITH AN IMPROVEMENT VALUE OF $113,260.

THE OWNERS ARE THE ESTATE OF CORA FRANCIS GENTRY AT 1516 MURRAY DRIVE, DALLAS, TEXAS 7 5 0 4 2 8 4 4 3.

NOTICE OF THE PROCEEDINGS IN THIS MATTER HAS BEEN GIVEN, MAILED, PUBLISHED, AND POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH LAW ON JUNE 26TH, 2023.

THE CITY OF GARLAND NOTICE OF PROCEEDINGS WAS POSTED ON THE PROPERTY ON JUNE 27TH, 2023.

CITY OF GARLAND NOTICE OF PROCEEDINGS WAS PUBLISHED IN A LOCAL NEWSPAPER ON JULY 21ST, 2023.

THE CITY OF GARLAND ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMONS BY US POSTAL SERVICE, BY CERTIFIED DELIVERY TO PERSON INVESTED OWNERS OF RECORD IDENTIFIED BY DALLAS COUNTY RECORDS THERE EXISTS ON A PREMISES LOCATED AT 1516 MURRAY DRIVE, GARLAND, TEXAS, DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS.

THE PROPERTY SUBSTANDARD CONDITIONS DUE TO NUISANCE AND MINIMUM HOUSING STANDARDS VIOLATIONS.

CODE COMPLIANCE STAFF RECOMMENDATION IS THAT WHEREAS THE PROPERTY LOCATE, THE LOCATE, THE BUILDING LOCATED ON THE PROPERTY IS IN VIOLATION OF THE CITY OF GARLAND CODE OF ORDINANCES.

THEIR THEREFORE, STAFF RECOMMENDS THAT THE BUILDING BE VACATED BY AUGUST 13TH, 2023.

IF THE BUILDING IS NOT VACATED.

BY AUGUST 13TH, 2023, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PROPERTY STANDARDS BOARD BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE ORDERS OR DIRECTIVES TO ANY PEACE OFFICER OF THE STATE, INCLUDING A SHERIFF OR CONSTABLE OR CHIEF OF POLICE OF THE MUNICIPALITY, TO ENFORCE AND CARRY OUT THE LAWFUL ORDERS OR DIRECTIVES OF THE PROPERTY STANDARDS BOARD TO VACATE THE PREMISES.

ADDITIONALLY, THAT THE BUILDING BE REPAIRED TO A HABITABLE CONDITION BY NOVEMBER 10TH, 2023 IF THE BUILDING IS NOT REPAIRED TO A HABITABLE CONDITION.

BY NOVEMBER 10TH, 2023, CIVIL PENALTIES IN THE AMOUNT OF $100 PER DAY BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE PROPERTY BEGINNING NOVEMBER 11TH, 2023 AND CONTINUE UNTIL THE BUILDING IS REPAIRED.

IF THE BUILDING IS NOT REPAIRED TO A HABITABLE CONDITION, AND PENALTIES HAVE CONTINUED TO ACCRUE BY DECEMBER 11TH, 2023, THE CITY IS AUTHORIZED TO DEMOLISH ALL STRUCTURES ON THE PROPERTY.

THIS IS A MAP SHOWING THE LOCATION OF 1516 MURRAY DRIVE.

IT IS SOUTH OF THE INTERSECTIONS OF MURRAY AND INWOOD DRIVE.

IT IS IN COUNCIL DISTRICT NUMBER EIGHT.

PROPERTY.

PROPER NOTICE WAS PROVIDED FOR THIS HEARING FOR THIS PROPERTY.

UH, WE DID SPEAK TO THE OCCUPANT OF THE PROPERTY, MR. DONALD GENTRY.

HE IS A CLAIMED MEMBER OF THE ESTATE.

WE ALSO POSTED THE NOTICE

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AND WE SPOKE TO SEVERAL OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY.

UH, THE ONLY ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMONS THAT CAME BACK AS DELIVERY ATTEMPT AND NOT DELIVERED WAS TO MR. UH, EDDIE GENTRY, WHO WE BELIEVE IS DECEASED.

THIS IS THE NOTICE OF PROCEEDINGS POSTED ON THE FRONT DOOR OF THE PROPERTY.

THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN JUNE 26TH, 2023.

WHEN WE POSTED THE NOTICE, THE TIMELINE OF ACTIONS FOR 1560 MURRAY 1516 MURRAY BEGAN ON MAY 29TH OF THIS YEAR WHEN THE GARLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDED TO A FIRE AT THE PROPERTY ON JUNE 9TH, 2023.

CODE COMPLIANCE STAFF INSPECTED THE PROPERTY TO ASSESS THE EXTENT OF THE FIRE DAMAGE.

THERE WAS A GENERATOR RUNNING ON THE CARPORT.

AN EXTENSION CORD RAN FROM THAT GENERATOR TO THE HOUSE, AND ANOTHER EXTENSION CORD RAN FROM A NEIGHBORING HOUSE.

TO THIS ONE.

STAFF MADE CONTACT WITH DONALD GENTRY, WHO WAS STILL LIVING IN THE HOUSE WHEN TOLD IT WAS NOT SAFE TO STAY, AND THAT THE CITY MAY HAVE RESOURCES TO HELP HIM FIND A SAFE PLACE TO STAY.

HE MADE IT CLEAR HE WAS NOT INTERESTED IN LEAVING.

HE ALSO SHARED THAT THERE WAS A WATER LEAK AND HE HAD BEEN TURNING THE WATER ON AND OFF AT THE METER.

ON JUNE 20, JUNE 13TH, 2023, CODE COMPLIANCE STAFF WENT BACK TO THE HOUSE WITH MELISSA SULLIVAN, A SOCIAL WORKER WITH THE GARLAND HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

SHE HAD ALREADY SPOKEN TO MR. GENTRY SEVERAL TIMES AND AGAIN OFFERED HIM ASSISTANCE, WHICH HE DECLINED.

CODE OF COMPLIANCE STAFF EXPLAINED TO MR. GENTRY THAT IT WAS ILLEGAL TO STAY IN A HOUSE IN ITS CURRENT CONDITION.

IT WAS UNSAFE, AND STAFF CONDEMNED THE HOUSE DURING THAT VISIT JULY 19TH, 2023.

CODE COMPLIANCE STAFF SPOKE TO RUSH GENTRY.

HE TOLD STAFF THAT THERE ARE SEVERAL HEIRS TO THE PROPERTY.

HE ALSO TOLD STAFF THEY INTENDED TO SELL THE PROPERTY.

HE DID NOT KNOW WHO WAS LIVING THERE AT THE TIME OF THE FIRE.

ON JULY 21ST, 2023, CODE COMPLIANCE STAFF SPOKE TO AN INTERESTED BUYER BY PHONE AND HE WAS AWARE OF THE CITY'S ACTIONS AT THE PROPERTY.

ON JULY 28TH, 2023, CODE COMPLIANCE STAFF RECEIVED A VOICEMAIL FROM DONALD GENTRY.

HE ASKED WHAT NEEDED TO BE DONE TO BRING THE HOUSE INTO THE PROPERTY INTO COMPLIANCE.

STAFF ATTEMPTED TO RETURN HIS CALL, BUT WE WEREN'T ABLE TO AT THE PHONE NUMBER HE HAD PROVIDED.

THESE PICTURES WERE TAKEN ON THAT FIRST INSPECTION ON JUNE 9TH, 2023.

YOU SEE THE MOST OF THE FIRE DAMAGE THERE UNDER THE CARPORT.

ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PICTURE, THERE'S A PICTURE OF THE GENERATOR AND A CLOSER UP PICTURE OF THE DAMAGE UNDER THE CARPORT.

AND AT THE FRONT FASCIAS AND SOFFITS, THERE'S A PICTURE FROM THE SIDE OF THE HOUSE LOOKING TOWARD THE FIRE DAMAGE UNDER THE CARPORT.

AND WHAT IS THE KITCHEN OF THE HOUSE? UNSECURED DOOR AND WINDOW.

THIS PICTURE OF THE BACK OF THE HOUSE, THIS WAS ALSO TAKEN ON JUNE 9TH.

SO THE DEFICIENCY LIST FOR 1516 MURRAY DRIVE INCLUDES A STRUCTURE DAMAGED BY FIRE, SMOKE, AND WATER, TRASH AND DEBRIS IN THE YARD, IN THE CARPORT, AND AN OCCUPIED STRUCTURE WITHOUT ELECTRIC OR WATER UTILITY SERVICE.

THE REQUIREMENTS TO COMPLY ARE THAT ALL FIRE, SMOKE, AND WATER DAMAGE MUST BE REPAIRED.

THE HOUSE MUST BE REPAIRED TO A HABITABLE CONDITION WITH REQUIRED PERMITS AND PASS FINAL INSPECTIONS BY THE BUILDING INSPECTIONS DEPARTMENT.

THE PROPERTY MUST REMAIN FREE FROM TRASH AND DEBRIS.

AN ELECTRIC AND WATER UTILITY SERVICE MUST BE RESTORED BEFORE THE HOUSE CAN BE OCCUPIED.

THIS IS A CURRENT PICTURE OF THE PROPERTY.

IT WAS TAKEN TUESDAY THIS WEEK, AUGUST 8TH SHOWS SOME OF THE FIRE DAMAGE.

IT'S A PICTURE OF UNDER THE CARPORT SHOWING SOME OF THE REPAIRS AND SOME OF THE CLEANING OR PAINTING THAT HAS BEEN DONE, AND SOME OF THE ITEMS REMOVED, AND SOME OF THE FIRE DAMAGE THAT REMAINS.

IT'S A PICTURE OF THE BACK OF THE PROPERTY ALSO TAKEN TUESDAY, AUGUST 8TH, AND ANOTHER PICTURE OF THE REAR OF THE PROPERTY ALSO TAKEN TUESDAY.

IN SUMMARY, THE PROPERTY WAS DAMAGED BY FIRE ON MAY 29TH, 2023.

DONALD GENTRY, WHO OCCUPIED THE HOUSE AT THE TIME OF THE FIRE, STILL LIVES AT THE PROPERTY WITHOUT APPROVED UTILITY SERVICE.

MR. GENTRY WAS OFFERED ASSISTANCE LOCATING A PLACE TO STAY BY THE GARLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT, THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SOCIAL WORKER, AND GARLAND CODE COMPLIANCE, BUT HAS REFUSED TO LEAVE.

THERE'S A GENERATOR UNDER THE CARPORT WITH EXTENSION CORDS RUNNING INTO THE HOUSE.

THERE'S ALSO SIGNIFICANT FIRE, SMOKE, AND WATER DAMAGE TO THE HOUSE.

DONALD GENTRY HAS TOLD STAFF THAT HE DOES NOT OWN THE HOME AND THAT HE DOES NOT HAVE INSURANCE.

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I THINK TO CLARIFY THAT HE IS, HE IS PERHAPS PART OF THE ESTATE THAT OWNS THE HOME.

UH, STAFF HAS BEEN CONTACTED BY POTENTIAL BUYERS OF THE PROPERTY AND CLAIMED HEIRS OF THE PROPERTY WHO WISH TO SELL THE HOUSE.

NO PLAN FOR REPAIR HAS BEEN PRESENTED TO STAFF AND THERE ARE NO ACTIVE PERMITS WITH THE GARLAND BUILDING INSPECTIONS DEPARTMENT.

THEREFORE, STAFF RECOMMENDATION IS THAT THE, THE BUILDING BE VACATED BY AUGUST 13TH, 2013, 2023.

IF THE BUILDING'S NOT VACATED BY AUGUST 13TH, 2023, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PROPERTY STANDARDS BOARD BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE ORDERS OR DIRECTIVES TO ANY PEACE OFFICER OF THE STATE, INCLUDING A SHERIFF OR CONSTABLE OR CHIEF OF POLICE OF THE MUNICIPALITY, TO ENFORCE AND CARRY OUT THE LAWFUL ORDERS OR DIRECTIVES OF THE PROPERTY STANDARDS BOARD TO VACATE THE PREMISES.

ADDITIONALLY, THAT THE BUILDING BE REPAIRED TO A HABITABLE CONDITION BY NOVEMBER 10TH, 2023.

IF THE BUILDING IS NOT REPAIRED TO A HABITABLE CONDITION, BY NOVEMBER 10TH, 2023, CIVIL PENALTIES IN THE AMOUNT OF A HUNDRED DOLLARS PER DAY BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE PROPERTY BEGINNING NOVEMBER 11TH, 2023 AND CONTINUE UNTIL THE BUILDING IS REPAIRED.

IF THE BUILDING IS NOT REPAIRED TO A HABITABLE CONDITION, AND PENALTIES HAVE CONTINUED TO ACCRUE BY DECEMBER 11TH, 2023, THE CITY IS AUTHORIZED TO DEMOLISH ALL STRUCTURES ON THE PROPERTY.

THANK YOU, MR. WEINSTEIN.

UH, BEFORE WE PROCEED WITH FURTHER QUESTIONS, JUST A POINT OF REMEDY IN YOUR COMMUNICATION, WHETHER IT'S BY MAIL OR A VERBAL CONVERSATION WITH THE PROPERTY OWNER OR ITS HEIRS, HAS ANY DISCUSSION BEEN TAKING PLACE AS FAR AS HAVING A PLAN TO, TO GET THIS PARTICULAR PROPERTY? UH, WE KNOW WE, WE SEE THE VIOLATION OF OCCUPANCY, BUT I'M, I'M, I'M INTERESTED IN SEE IF THERE'S ANY POINT OF REMEDY TO GET THIS PROPERTY AT UP TO, UP TO SPEED IN REGARDS TO OUR, TO OUR CODE REQUIREMENTS.

HAS THERE ANY BEEN, BEEN ANY DISCUSSION OR PLAN IN YOUR WITH THE OWNER DURING YOUR DISCUSSION? I'VE, I'VE SPOKEN PERSONALLY WITH DONALD GENTRY.

UH, HE HAD LOOKED AT SOME ROOF REPAIRS, I BELIEVE, AND HAD HAD TRIED TO FIND SOME WAY TO PAY FOR THOSE, BUT DIDN'T HAVE INSURANCE.

UH, THERE HAD BEEN SOME, SOME CLEANING OF THE PROPERTY.

I DON'T KNOW THE EXTENT OF ANY REPAIRS, BUT THERE HAS BEEN SOME CLEANING AND, AND HE SECURED TWO OF THE BACK WINDOWS WITH PLYWOOD.

UH, I DID NOT SEE ANYTHING AS FAR AS AN ACTUAL PLAN OF REPAIR.

AND THERE HAD BEEN NO BUILDING PERMITS PULLED, UH, THAT WOULD CORRESPOND WITH ANY ACTIVE REPAIRS.

AND SPEAKING WITH ANOTHER, HE RUSH GENTRY, HE PLAN, HIS PLAN SEEMS TO BE TO SELL THE PROPERTY.

UH, THE FAMILY DOES NOT WANT TO SEE THE PROPERTY DEMOLISHED.

THEY WANNA SEE IT SOLD TO A BUYER WHO WILL REHAB IT AND NOT DEMOLISH IT.

THANK YOU, MR. WEINSTEIN.

I HAVE NO FURTHER QUESTIONS.

DO WE HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS FOR MR. WEINSTEIN AT THIS TIME? ANY ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? SEEING NONE, SEAN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

YOU MAY BE EX EXCUSED AT THIS TIME.

WE HAVE A SPEAKER CARD BY THE INDIVIDUAL BY THE NAME OF DONALD DONALD GENTRY.

PLEASE COME FORTH.

STATE YOUR FULL NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD, PLEASE.

YOU WANT MY NAME AND ADDRESS, WHICH SAID YES, SIR.

YOUR FULL NAME? DONALD GENTRY.

1516 MURRAY DRIVE, GARRON, TEXAS.

AND YOUR ZIP CODE SIR? SIR.

AND YOUR ZIP CODE? 5 0 4 2.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

PLEASE, MR. GENTRY, PLEASE TO PROCEED TO TELL THE BOARD WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE FOR US TO HEAR THIS EVENING.

I'M 75 YEARS OLD.

I'M TOTALLY DISABLED.

I'M ON OXYGEN AND THEY CUT MY ELECTRICITY IN OUR WATER AND ALL MY UTILITIES OFF.

ONLY HELP I'VE GOT IS EVERYBODY OFFERED TO GET ME OUTTA THE HOUSE AND GIMME A MOTEL ROOM OVER HERE.

GONNA GIMME A SANDWICH OVER HERE.

I DON'T WANT NONE OF THAT PERIOD.

I DON'T NEED THAT KINDA HELP.

AND YOU'RE NOT GETTING ME OUTTA THE HOUSE THAT EASY.

I'M DOING WORK ON THE HOUSE AS BEST I CAN.

I'M GOT THE OUTSIDE OF IT PRETTY MUCH LOOKING BETTER.

I GOT SOME PICTURES ON MY PHONE, BUT I DIDN'T HAVE TIME OR THE MONEY TO GO GET 'EM PRINTED.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE 'EM.

I'LL SHOW YOU MY PHONE.

I GOT THE CARPORT AND THE OUTSIDE OF THE HOUSE LOOKING HALFWAY DECENT WHERE IT MIGHT BE PASSABLE FOR PEOPLE DRIVING UP AND DOWN THE STREET.

WOULDN'T REALLY KNOW IT'S BEEN IN A FIRE.

I GOT THE HOUSE SECURED WITH PLYWOOD.

IT'S OPENINGS WHERE IT GOES INTO THE HOUSE WHERE THERE'S DAMAGE.

I CANNOT MOVE OUT OF THE HOUSE.

I CAN MAKE $1,200 A MONTH IF I MOVE OUT OF THE HOUSE.

I AIN'T GOT NO MONEY TO WORK ON THE HOUSE WITH.

I CAN GET THE WORK DONE IF YOU JUST GIMME TIME.

STAY OFF MY ASS.

I REQUEST TWO MONTHS FOR YOU TO LET THESE HEARINGS SET,

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TWO MONTHS FOLLOW UP AND HAVE THIS HEARING.

AGAIN, IF I AIN'T GOT PROOF ENOUGH THAT THE HOUSE IS GETTING REPAIRED PROPERLY, THEN YOU CAN DO WHAT THE HELL YOU WANT TO WITH IT.

'CAUSE I I, IF I CAN'T DO IT IN TWO MONTHS, I AIN'T GONNA GET IT DONE.

BUT LIKE I SAID, I GOT $1,200 A MONTH INCOME.

I'M TRYING TO DO IT MYSELF.

I CAN DO IT IF YOU JUST GET OUT AND LEAVE ME ALONE.

I NEED, ALL I NEED IS MY WATER TURNED BACK ON AND A TEMPORARY POWER POLE PUT IN THE BACKYARD SO I DON'T HAVE TO USE THE GENERATORS.

IF I COULD'VE GOT THAT TWO MONTHS AGO, I'D HAD A WHOLE LOT MORE MONEY TO SPEND ON MY HOUSE.

INSTEAD, I'M SPENDING $900 A MONTH RUNNING THE GENERATOR.

'CAUSE I CAN'T GET A TEMPORARY POLE IN THE BACKYARD.

YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I'M SAYING? NOW I KNOW Y'ALL GOT YOUR RULES TO GO BY AND DO WHATEVER YOU WANNA DO.

THAT'S ALL I GOT TO SAY.

UH, THANK YOU FOR LISTENING.

I JUST HAVE A COUPLE OF QUICK QUESTIONS.

MR. GENTRY, IN REGARDS TO YOUR, UH, FINANCIAL SRU STRUGGLE, THIS IS A POINT OF THE QUESTION IS RELATED TO REMEDY OF THIS PARTICULAR PROPERTY IN YOUR CURRENT CONDITION IN REGARDS TO YOUR, UH, THE ORDINANCE REQUIRING YOU TO VACATE THE PROPERTY.

HAVE YOU HAD ANY COMMUNICATION WITH CITY AGENCIES OR THE, THE CODE COMPLIANCE TO ASK FOR ASSISTANCE AS FAR AS YOU BEING, UH, RELOCATED TO FOR YOUR RESIDENCY? HAVE YOU EVEN HAD THAT DISCUSSION? HAD WHAT NOW? HAVE YOU HAD ANY DISCUSSION IN REGARD TO ASSISTANCE BEING PROVIDED BY THE CITY FOR YOU TO BE RESIDING ELSEWHERE DUE TO THE CONDITION OF THIS PROPERTY? HAVE YOU HAD THAT DISCUSSION WITH OH YEAH.

WHAT WAS THE OUTCOME OF THAT DISCUSSION? I'M NOT GOING TO, ONE OF THEM PLACES THIS FURNITURE PLACE TO SLEEP TWO OR THREE DAYS.

I DON'T NEED NO HELP LIKE THAT.

IF YOU THROW ME OUT, I'LL FIGURE OUT MY OWN WAY.

OKAY? ALL I'M ASKING IS THAT YOU DON'T PUT ME OUT UNTIL I, AT LEAST I'VE HAD A CHANCE TO REPAIR THE HOUSE.

I DON'T THINK THAT A PERSON WITH INSURANCE AND MONEY WOULD BE TREATED THE SAME WAY I'M BEING TREATED.

YOU'VE BEEN PUSHING IT SINCE THE THIRD OR FOURTH NIGHT OF THE FIRE.

I'VE HAD EVERY, ALL THEM PEOPLE.

YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT COMING TO MY HOUSE, OFFERING EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD TO GET ME OUT OF THE HOUSE TO GO FIND ME A MOTEL ROOM OVER HERE OR SOMEPLACE ELSE.

I DON'T THINK THE CITY WOULD TREAT A PERSON'S GOT INSURANCE AND GOT MONEY THE SAME WAY.

OKAY.

YOU'D GIVE SOMEBODY THAT'S GOT INSURANCE AS MUCH TIME AS THEY WANT TO DISCUSS THEIR SITUATION WITH THE INSURANCE COMPANY.

DID YOU FIGURE OUT HOW THEY'RE GOING TO FIX IT OR ARE THEY GOING TO LET THE INSURANCE COMPANY HAVE IT OR WHAT? IT MIGHT TAKE SIX MONTHS OR A YEAR FOR THEM TO SETTLE OUR DEAL.

I DON'T THINK YOU RUSH IT IN HERE.

THREATENING TO DEMOLISH THE HOUSE IMMEDIATELY.

OKAY.

YOU, YOU'VE ANSWERED THE FIRST QUESTION.

MY SECOND QUESTION IS, THE CITY IS GIVING YOU UNTIL NOVEMBER THE 10TH TO BASICALLY REPAIR AND REHAB THIS PARTICULAR PROPERTY.

DO WHAT NOW? THE CITY AND ITS, AND ITS RECOMMENDATION BEFORE IT'S TONIGHT IS GIVING YOU NOVEMBER THE 10TH TO REHAB AND RE AND FIX THIS PARTICULAR PROPERTY.

YOU SAID THAT YOU NEEDED TWO MONTHS, NOVEMBER THE 10TH IS BASICALLY MORE THAN TWO MONTHS RIGHT NOW WITH THE RESOURCES THAT YOU HAVE AVAILABLE OR WILL HAVE AVAILABLE, ARE YOU A, YOU SAID TWO MONTHS IN YOUR PREVIOUS RIGHT CONVERSATION, CAN YOU HAVE THIS PROPERTY REHABBED IN TWO AND BY NOVEMBER I CAN HAVE IT SO CLOSE IF I DON'T HAVE IT FIXED COMPLETELY.

THEY WOULD EMBARRASS YOU TO DO ANYTHING ELSE, BUT GIMME ANOTHER LITTLE MORE TIME.

I WILL HAVE IT DONE.

IT'S CLOSE TO, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING? I CAN'T SWEAR IT'S GONNA BE FINISHED, BUT TWO MONTHS I, I'LL GET IT THERE SOMEHOW OR ANOTHER.

OKAY.

THANK, THANK YOU MR. GEN.

LAST THING.

LET ME GO AHEAD.

THAT TWO MONTHS AIN'T GONNA MAKE NO DIFFERENCE IF YOU DO THAT OTHER PART OF PUTTING ME OUT.

YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I'M SAYING? I, IF YOU PUT ME OUTTA THE HOUSE, IT'S GONNA TAKE ALL MY MONEY TO FIND A PLACE TO LIVE.

I AIN'T GOT NO MONEY TO WORK ON THE HOUSE.

THE TWO MONTHS DON'T MATTER.

AND WHAT I'M ASKING IS, DO YOU HOLD OFF ON THIS MEETING? HOLD OFF ON HAVING ME PHYSICALLY PUT OUT OF THE HOUSE FOR TWO MONTHS AND THEN IF IT AIN'T DONE, I'LL JUST LEAVE.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO PUT ME OUT.

OKAY.

ALSO, I DON'T KNOW WHAT, I DON'T, I AIN'T GOT THE ENERGY OF THE TIME TO RUN BACK AND FORTH TO TRY TO GET THIS DONE.

I NEED A POWER POLE.

IF YOU'RE GONNA LET ME STAY THERE, I NEED A TEMPORARY POWER POLE PUT IN THE BACKYARD SO THAT I CAN WORK, FINISH WORKING ON THE HOUSE.

NOW I KNOW THERE'S GOTTA BE SOME WAY.

DO I, I'VE HAD TWO OR THREE ELECTRICIANS OUT THERE.

I CHECK WITH THE CITY AND THEY NEVER GET BACK TO ME BECAUSE EVIDENTLY THEY EITHER CAN'T DO IT OR IT'S GONNA COST TOO MUCH MONEY TO DO IT.

YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I'M SAYING? I DON'T KNOW IF Y'ALL HAVE ANY SAY SO ABOUT THAT OR NOT, BUT I DON'T SEE WHY IN THE WORLD CITY CAN'T DO SOMETHING.

THEY SAY PUT A DAMN TEMPORARY POWER POLE IN MY BACKYARD.

THEN I GET RID OF THE GENERATOR.

I GET RID OF ALL THEM WIRES RUNNING THEIR PLACE.

HE'S TALKING ABOUT, AND I'LL HAVE A BETTER CHANCE GETTING THE HOUSE FIXED.

I'M GONNA GET IT FIXED ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.

YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I'M SAYING? IF YOU DON'T DO IT, I'LL RUN THE GENERATOR

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FOR THE NEXT TWO MONTHS.

BUT IT WOULD HELP A WHOLE LOT GETTING IT DONE.

I'VE LIVED IN, I'VE LIVED IN THAT HOUSE OFF AND ON FOR 70 YEARS.

MY FAMILY'S PAID TAXES ON IT FOR 70 YEARS SO FAR.

THE CITY OF GAR AIN'T DONE NOTHING FOR ME EXCEPT TRY TO GET ME OUTTA THE HOUSE.

AND YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I'M SAYING? NOW I CAN, YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU WANT TO.

BUT YOU'RE, YOU'RE CONDEMNING MY HOUSE AND YOU'RE CONDEMNING ME.

WHEN YOU PUT THAT, PUT HIM OUTTA THE HOUSE IN THREE DAYS, YOU'RE WELL, WHAT YOU'RE TECHNICALLY SAYING IS I'VE LOST MY HOME.

I'VE LOST ALL MY BELONGINGS INSIDE THERE.

'CAUSE I CAN'T, I AIN'T GOT NO PLACE TO TAKE 'EM AND I AIN'T GOT THE ENERGY TO MOVE 'EM IF I DID.

SO WHEN YOU PASS, WHEN YOU PASS THAT THEM COME OUT AND TAKE ME OUT IN THREE DAYS, THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

OKAY? WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THAT? DON'T REALLY MATTER.

ALRIGHT.

YOU CAN'T GIMME TOO MUCH.

LEMME LEAVE ME ALONE.

LEMME STAY IN THE HOUSE AND IT WOULD HELP IF YOU CAN GET THE POWER POLE, IF YOU CAN, I'LL FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO IT MYSELF.

I WOULDN'T FINISH WHAT YOU'RE SAYING.

ALRIGHT.

I APPRECIATE YOU COMING FORTH TO SPEAK WITH US.

I HAVE NO FURTHER QUESTION.

UM, I WILL POLL THE REST OF THE BOARD MEMBERS TO SEE IF THEY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR YOU.

MR. GENTRY IS, DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. GENTRY AT THIS TIME? ANY QUESTIONS? NO.

I GOT THEM PICTURES IF YOU WANT ME TO TAKE IT UP THERE AND LET YOU LOOK AT IT.

CURRENT PICTURES.

TAKE EM.

JUST BEFORE I COME UP HERE, IF WE HAVE, IF WE HAVE, I HAVE TO, UM, THIS IS A QUESTION FOR CITY STAFF.

RICK, IT DOESN'T MATTER.

WE HAVE TO, IF WE TAKE THIS, WE HAVE TO ENTER IN EXHIBIT A AND BY IT BEING ELECTRONICALLY, IS THERE ANY WAY WE CAN SAVE THAT FOR THE PUBLIC RECORD? IS MY QUESTION LOOKING BETTER? IS WHAT I'M TRYING TO TELL YOU A COUPLE MORE DAYS AND I'LL HAVE THE OUTSIDE LOOKING BECAUSE YOU CAN'T TELL THERE'S A FLYER IN THE HOUSE, PERIOD.

I'M NOT SURE HOW WE'RE GONNA BE ABLE TO GET THE PICTURES OFF HIS PHONE.

UM, NOT TO, MAYBE THAT'S A GOOD POINT.

MAYBE THIS, BUT I DON'T KNOW ABOUT ENTERING THE EXHIBITS AND THE COURT HAS BEEN SHOWING ON, YOU CAN PUT 'EM UP THERE WHERE THEY CAN SEE 'EM, CAN'T YOU? I'M NOT SURE EITHER.

IF HE, IF IF THE BOARD, MR. CHAIR, IF YOU WANNA LOOK AT THEM, LOOK AT THEM, UM, AS FAR AS BEING ENTERED INTO EVIDENCE.

IF THERE'S NO EVIDENCE HERE, THAT'S UP TO YOU.

WHETHER YOU CONSIDER IT OR NOT.

I BELIEVE FOR PROPER DUE PROCESS, WE YEP.

SOME OF YOU CAN FOR PROPER DUE PROCESS.

SEAN, WE'LL, WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT HIM.

HE CAN PASS HIS PHONE AROUND.

WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT HIM FOR, FOR PROPER DUE PROCESS.

I DON'T CARE.

YEAH, IT'S, IT IS, UH, NOT, NOT FINISHED.

I FIGURE A COUPLE MORE DAYS AND I'LL HAVE IT OUTSIDE WHERE YOU CAN'T TELL THERE WAS EVER A FIRE.

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING? THE REASON IT'S TAKEN SO LONG IS I HAD TO WAIT FOR, TO GET SOME MONEY BUILT UP ON MY, FROM SOCIAL SECURITY TO HAVE MONEY TO BUY THE MATERIAL, TO DO ANYTHING WITH YOU.

UNDERSTAND WHAT I'M SAYING? I GOT A, I GOT A NEW LINE OF CREDIT FOR 2,500 BACK IN HOUSTON.

GOING FORWARD, WHILE THOSE PICTURES ARE BEING CIRCULATED, MR. GENTRY, UH, JUST LIKE TO POLL THE, UM, BOARD MEMBERS IS THERE, DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. GENTRY AT THIS TIME? SEEING THEM? MR. GENTRY, WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR TESTIMONY THIS EVENING.

WHAT DO I DO NOW? JUST LEAVE.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A DELIBERATION AND DISCUSSION IN REGARDS TO THE CITY RECOMMENDATION.

SORRY, I CAN'T HEAR YOU.

WE WILL, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION, UH, AFTER OUR DELIBERATION AMONG OURSELVES.

SO WE WILL, AFTER YOU'RE BE, AFTER YOU'RE EXCUSED, THEN WE ARE GONNA HAVE A MOTION AND THERE'S GONNA BE A RECOMMENDATION ON YOUR PROPERTY RIGHT NOW.

TODAY.

YES.

YES, SIR.

YOU MAY BE EXCUSED AT THIS TIME.

THANK YOU.

THIS PARTICULAR PROPERTY, UM, IS IN DISTRICT EIGHT.

OUR BOARD MEMBER WHO REPRESENTS DISTRICT EIGHT IS NOT, IS, IS NOT HERE PRESENTLY.

SO ANYONE THAT'S PRESENT THAT WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION IN REGARD TO THIS IN REGARDS TO THIS PROPERTY AT THIS TIME MAY DO SO.

ANYONE? DO WE HAVE A MOTION? WE HAVE A MOTION BY MS. VICKY ONE LANDER.

DO WE HAVE A SECOND? DO WE HAVE A SECOND? DO WE HAVE TO HEAR HER MOTION? OKAY.

I MAKE A MOTION THAT WE ACCEPT THE CITY'S

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RECOMMENDATION.

WE HAVE A MOTION ON THE FLOOR TO ACCEPT CITY RECOMMENDATION.

DO WE HAVE A SECOND? SECOND BY MS. MS. OWENS? DO WE HAVE ANY DISCUSSION? ANY DISCUSSION? NO DISCUSSION.

WE HAVE A MOTION BY MS. VICKY WALL LANDER, SECOND BY MS. OWENS.

AT THIS TIME, WE WOULD TAKE A VOTE OF THE MOTION THAT'S BEING PRESENTED ON THE FLOOR.

ALL LET'S VOTE FOR THE MOTION THAT'S ON THE FLOOR.

FLOOR, PLEASE.

IT NEEDS TO, IT NEEDS TO BE QUEUED UP.

NEEDS TO BE QUEUED UP.

SOMEBODY NEEDS SECOND.

WHO? SECOND.

SECOND WAS MS. OWENS.

IF YOU WOULD PRESS THE SECOND AGAIN.

OKAY.

ALL VOTES ARE IN.

WE HAVE A UNANIMOUS DECISION TO ACCEPT.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION.

ALL RIGHT, MOVING ON TO THE NEXT PROPERTY.

OKAY, OUR NEXT CASE PRESENTED BEFORE US MR. WEINSTEIN IS 2023 DASH 10 20 23 DASH 10.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

DOCKET 2023 DASH 10 IS FOR 1330 TANAGER LANE IN COUNCIL DISTRICT NUMBER EIGHT.

IT IS BLOCK L LOT FOUR OF THE MEADOW LARK ESTATES TWO AND IS DESCRIBED AS A SUBSTANDARD STRUCTURE IN A SINGLE FAMILY 10 DISTRICT WITH AN IMPROVEMENT VALUE OF $245,890.

THE OWNER IS VERN D GILLIS, 6 1 2 1 AVRIL WAY, APARTMENT D DALLAS, TEXAS 7 5 2 2 5 3 3 2 4.

NOTICE OF THE PROCEEDINGS IN THIS MATTER HAS BEEN GIVEN, MAILED, PUBLISHED, AND POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH LAW ON JUNE 26TH, 2023.

CITY OF GARLAND NOTICE OF PROCEEDINGS WAS POSTED ON THE PROPERTY JUNE 27TH, 2023.

THE CITY OF GARLAND NOTICE OF PROCEEDINGS WAS PUBLISHED IN A LOCAL NEWSPAPER JULY 19TH, 2023.

THE CITY OF GARLAND ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMONS BY US POSTAL SERVICE.

THE CERTIFIED DELIVERY TO PERSON INVESTED OWNERS OF RECORD IDENTIFIED BY DALLAS COUNTY RECORDS THERE EXIST ON THE PREMISES LOCATED AT 1330 TANAGER LANE, GARLAND, TEXAS, DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS.

THE PROPERTY SUBSTANDARD CONDITIONS DUE TO NUISANCE AND MINIMUM HOUSING STANDARDS VIOLATIONS, KOCH COMPLIANCE STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS, WHEREAS THE BUILDING LOCATED ON THE PROPERTIES IN VIOLATION OF THE CITY OF GARLAND CODE OF ORDINANCES.

THEREFORE, STAFF RECOMMENDS THAT THE BUILDING BE REPAIRED TO A HABITABLE CONDITION BY NOVEMBER 10TH, 2023 IF THE BUILDING IS NOT REPAIRED TO A HABITABLE CONDITION AND A FINAL INSPECTION IS NOT CONDUCTED BY THE CODE COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT.

BY NOVEMBER 10TH, 2023, CIVIL PENALTIES IN THE AMOUNT OF A HUNDRED DOLLARS PER DAY BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE PROPERTY BEGINNING NOVEMBER 11TH, 2023 AND CONTINUE UNTIL THE BUILDING IS REPAIRED TO A HABITABLE CONDITION AND A FINAL INSPECTION IS CONDUCTED BY THE CODE COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT IF THE BUILDING IS NOT REPAIRED TO A HABITABLE CONDITION, AND PENALTIES HAVE CONTINUED TO ACCRUE BY DECEMBER 11TH, 2023, THE CITY IS AUTHORIZED TO DEMOLISH ALL STRUCTURES ON THE PROPERTY.

THIS MAP SHOWS A LOCATION OF 1330 TANAGER LANE.

IT IS JUST NORTH OF THE INTERSECTIONS OF TANAGER LANE AND MOCKINGBIRD LANE.

THE PROPER NOTICE FOR THIS P S B HEARING HAS BEEN DELIVERED ON JUNE 26TH, 2023.

WE REQUIRED THE ACTUAL, UH, REQUIRED NOTICE, WHICH WAS POSTED ON THE FRONT DOOR.

AND THEN ON JULY 25TH, 2023, THE CERTIFIED ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMONS FOR THE OWNER SHOWED AS IN TRANSIT.

THIS IS THE NOTICE OF PROCEEDING POSTED ON THE FRONT DOOR OF 1330 TANAGER LANE.

THESE PICTURES WERE TAKEN ON JUNE 26TH, 2023 WHEN THE NOTICE WAS POSTED.

TIMELINE OF ACTIONS BEGAN IN MARCH OF 2018.

CODE COMPLIANCE BEGAN RECEIVING AN INCREASED NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS FOR LAWN MAINTENANCE AND ENCROACHMENTS IN MAY OF 2019.

CODE COMPLIANCE ISSUED THE FIRST OF 10 WORK ORDERS TO HAVE OUR CONTRACTOR MOW THE LAWN AND REMOVE ENCROACHMENTS.

IN AUGUST OF 2019, CODE COMPLIANCE RECEIVED A COMPLAINT FOR NUMEROUS BROKEN WINDOWS, SQUATTERS AND DEBRIS AT THE PROPERTY.

COMPLAINANT STATED THAT THE HOUSE HAD BEEN VACANT FOR 15 YEARS.

IN SEPTEMBER OF 2019, CODE COMPLIANCE ISSUED A WORK ORDER TO HAVE OUR CONTRACTOR SECURE THE HOUSE.

DECEMBER OF 2021, GARLAND CUSTOMER SERVICE TERMINATED UTILITY

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SERVICE AT THE HOUSE DUE TO NON-PAYMENT, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE SUMMER OF 2020.

THERE WAS VERY LOW TO NO UTILITY USAGE ALL THE WAY BACK TO 2017.

IN APRIL OF 2023, CODE COMPLIANCE CONDEMNED THE HOUSE.

THIS IS A PICTURE TAKEN AT THE TIME OF THE CONDEMNATIONS.

THIS IS APRIL 14TH, 2023.

THESE ARE ADDITIONAL PICTURES TAKEN WHEN IT WAS CONDEMNED.

YOU SEE SOME OF THE WINDOWS AND DOORS THAT THE CITY IS HAS HAD OUR CONTRACTOR BOARD UP.

THERE'S ALSO THE, ON THE PICTURE ON THE RIGHT IS A HOLE IN THE SOFFIT ABOVE THE FRONT DOOR.

THE DEFICIENCY LIST FOR 1330 TANAGER LANE INCLUDES MINIMUM HOUSING STANDARDS VIOLATIONS DUE TO LACK OF MAINTENANCE, TRASH AND DEBRIS IN THE YARD AND UNMANAGED LANDSCAPING AND GRASS.

THE REQUIREMENTS TO COMPLY ARE THAT THE HOUSE BE REPAIRED TO A HABITABLE CONDITION WITH REQUIRED PERMITS AND PAST FINAL INSPECTIONS BY THE BUILDING INSPECTIONS DEPARTMENT.

ALL VIOLATIONS ON THE RED TAG INSPECTION REPORT MUST BE CORRECTED.

TRASH AND DEBRIS MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE PROPERTY.

UNSANITARY CONDITIONS MUST BE CORRECTED AND THE LANDSCAPING AND GRASS MUST BE MAINTAINED.

THESE ARE CURRENT PICTURES.

THE THIS WAS TAKEN ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 8TH, SHOWS THE FRONT OF THE PROPERTY.

THIS IS AFTER OUR, OUR CONTRACTOR CLEARED ENOUGH OF THE BUSHES AWAY TO SEE THE FRONT DOOR THERE.

THESE PICTURES WERE ALSO, THIS PICTURE WAS ALSO TAKEN ON TUESDAY.

UH, THESE ARE, I BELIEVE, A HOLE IN THE LOWER PORTION OF THE ROOF THERE AND ALSO SOME DAMAGED SHINGLES ABOVE IT.

THESE ADDITIONAL PICTURES WERE ALSO TAKEN TUESDAY THERE OF THE BACK OF THE PROPERTY WHERE THE BACK DOOR WAS.

IT'S A GLASS DOOR AND YOU CAN SEE IN THAT THERE ARE APPEARS TO BE QUITE A FEW ITEMS IN THE BACK THERE AS WELL AS UNMANAGED LANDSCAPING.

IN SUMMARY, CODE COMPLIANCE HAS HAD 10 CASES AT THIS PROPERTY SINCE 2018.

VIOLATIONS INCLUDE ENCROACHMENTS, HIGH GRASS AND PROPER STORAGE, TRASH AND MINIMUM HOUSING STANDARDS VIOLATIONS.

THE CITY OF GARLAND HOLDS $8,356 AND 93 CENTS OF LIENS AGAINST THIS PROPERTY.

CODE COMPLIANCE HAS ISSUED 13 WORK ORDERS TO OUR CONTRACTOR TO MOW, CUT ENCROACHMENTS, REMOVE TRASH, AND SECURE THE PROPERTY.

THERE'S BEEN NO CONTACT OR RESPONSE FROM THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY DURING ALL OF THIS ACTIVITY.

NO PERMITS HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM THE BUILDING INSPECTIONS DEPARTMENT AND THERE HAVE BEEN NO OBVIOUS SIGNS OF REPAIRS TO THE STRUCTURE OR MAINTENANCE AT THE PROPERTY FOR SEVERAL YEARS.

THEREFORE, STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION IS THAT THE BUILDING BE REPAIRED TO A HABITABLE CONDITION BY NOVEMBER 10TH, 2023.

IF THE BUILDING IS NOT REPAIRED TO A HABITABLE CONDITION AND A FINAL INSPECTION IS NOT CONDUCTED BY THE CODE COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT BY NOVEMBER 10TH, 2023, CIVIL PENALTIES IN THE AMOUNT OF A HUNDRED DOLLARS PER DAY BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE PROPERTY BEGINNING NOVEMBER 11TH, 2023 AND CONTINUE UNTIL THE BUILDING IS REPAIRED TO A HABITABLE CONDITION AND A FINAL INSPECTION IS CONDUCTED BY THE CODE COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT IF THE BUILDING'S NOT NOT REPAIRED TO A HABITABLE CONDITION, AND PENALTIES HAVE CONTINUED TO ACCRUE BY DECEMBER 11TH, 2023, THE CITY IS AUTHORIZED TO DEMOLISH ALL STRUCTURES ON THE PROPERTY.

THANK YOU, SEAN.

UM, $8,000 WORTH OF ALREADY LIEN AGAINST HIS PROPERTY, RIGHT? THAT'S CORRECT.

CORRECT.

AND THERE SEEMED TO BE SOME ADDITIONAL TAX LIENS AS WELL.

WHAT TYPE OF COMMUNICATION? UM, MAYBE I I JUST MISSED IT IN YOUR PRESENTATION IN REGARDS TO YOUR COMMUNICATION WITH THE OWNER, HOME OWNERS OR PROPERTY OWNERS OF THIS PROPERTY IN REGARDS TO NOT ONLY REPAIRING OR RE REHABBING THIS PARTICULAR PROPERTY, PROPERTY, BUT ALSO ADDRESSING THOSE LIENS.

WHAT, WHAT WAS THE CONVERSATION? THERE HAVE BEEN NONE.

UH, WE'VE SENT MULTIPLE NOTICES, UH, CERTIFIED MAIL AND THERE'S BEEN NO RESPONSE WHATSOEVER.

WE SEND THEM TO THIS PROPERTY.

AND THEN ALSO THE D AD, UH, INDICATED PROPERTY OWNER'S ADDRESS, WHICH IS THAT THE ADDRESS IN DALLAS.

I HAVE CHECKED WITH PREVIOUS INSPECTORS THAT WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS PROPERTY BACK FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND THEY ALSO HADN'T RECEIVED ANY RESPONSE TO ANY OF OUR NOTICES.

THANK YOU.

SEAN, I HAVE NO FURTHER QUESTIONS OF YOU AT THIS TIME.

WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR SEAN? MR. WEINSTEIN AT THIS, AT THIS CURRENT MOMENT, CAN YOU ELABORATE ON, CAN YOU ELABORATE ON THE, UH, ACTUAL STRUCTURE, UH, VIOLATIONS? SO THERE'S, UH, THERE ARE SOME HOLES IN THE ROOF, WHICH ARE, SEEM TO BE ALLOWING SOME WATER INTRUSION.

AND THEN ALSO AT THE FRONT OF THE PROPERTY HERE, THERE ARE OTHER INDICATIONS OF SOME ROOF DAMAGE WHERE IT'S LEAKING THROUGH THE ROOF

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THROUGH THE SOFFIT.

AND THEN, UH, WE DO BELIEVE THAT IT HAS BEEN INHABITED BY, BY SQUATTERS ON AND OFF.

UH, SOMEONE HAS BEEN BREAKING THE WINDOWS AND DOORS AND GOING IN AND OUT OF THE HOUSE.

UH, WE, WE WOULDN'T GO INTO THE HOUSE WITHOUT A WARRANT, BUT WE EXPECT THAT IT'S AS UNSANITARY AS IS EVIDENCE THROUGH THE, OH, SHOULD GET BACK TO THIS OTHER PICTURE HERE.

OOPS.

THROUGH THE, UH, THE WINDOW THAT WE CAN SEE IN THROUGH THE BACK.

THERE APPEARS TO BE QUITE A BIT OF UNSANITARY CLUTTER INSIDE.

ALRIGHT, THANK YOU MARTHA, ANY MORE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR MR. WINE'S? NAME? SEEING NONE, SEAN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AT THIS TIME YOU MAY BE EXCUSED.

WE HAVE TWO SPEAKER CARDS IN REGARDS TO THIS PARTICULAR PROPERTY.

WE HAVE THE FIRST INDIVIDUAL OR SPEAKER BY THE NAME OF JOCELYN MINOFF.

CORRECT.

PLEASE COME FORTH AND STATE YOUR, YOUR FULL NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD, PLEASE.

HI, I'M JOCELYN MITSOFF, 1318 TANAGER LANE, GARLAND, TEXAS 7 5 0 4 2.

ALRIGHT, JOCELYN, PLEASE PROCEED TO TELL THE BOARD WHAT YOU'D LIKE FOR US TO HEAR THIS EVENING.

OKAY, SO I LIVE THREE DOORS DOWN ON THE SAME SIDE AS THIS PROPERTY.

UM, I BOUGHT MY HOME 17 YEARS AGO IN OCTOBER.

I'VE NEVER KNOWN ANYONE TO HAVE LIVED IN THAT PROPERTY THE ENTIRE 17 YEARS THAT I'VE OWNED MINE.

UM, SO I JUST KIND OF WANTED TO SPEAK TO HOW THESE VIOLATIONS, THESE UN REMEDIED VIOLATIONS HAVE, UM, AFFECTED ME AND MY NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO, UM, SOME OF THOSE WAYS ARE MY 14 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER, THE 16 YEAR OLD KID ACROSS THE STREET.

THE THREE KIDS UNDER 20 THAT HAVE ALL GROWN UP WITH THIS HOUSE, YOU KNOW, NO NEIGHBOR THERE.

ALL OF THE OVERGROWN THINGS, THE EGG DOOR, THE GLASS BREAKING THE VAGRANTS.

UM, ACTUALLY, I MEAN, HE DID A GREAT JOB SHOWING ALL OF THAT.

BUT THERE'S ALSO BEEN TWO DIFFERENT SETS OF PROBABLY ABOUT 30 RACCOONS THAT, UM, THE NEIGHBOR NEXT DOOR HAS HAD TO TRAP.

UM, AND THESE TO THE GARLAND ANIMAL SHELTER OR CITY CON, YOU KNOW, ANIMAL CONTROL, UM, THEY'RE ALL OVER.

WE SEE THEM EVERYWHERE.

I'M PRETTY SURE THOSE HOLES IN THE ROOF ARE ALSO A WAY THAT THEY ARE INHABITING THE ENTIRE INSIDE OF THAT HOUSE.

UM, SO IT, IT HAS BEEN AN EYESORE FOR WAY TOO LONG.

I'M ACTUALLY, UM, A LITTLE TICKED OFF TO SEE HOW FAR BACK THIS GOES AND HOW MUCH THE CITY KNEW ABOUT IT.

UM, FOR SURE BACK TO 2017 AND UTILITIES NOT BEING ON AND COMPLAINTS, UM, BEING SAID ABOUT IT.

SO, UM, BUT REGARDLESS, IT'S AN EYESORE.

WE HAVE A VERY BEAUTIFUL STREET, A QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD.

WE ALL TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING.

UM, THE TIMES THAT THE YARD HAS BEEN TAKEN CARE OF, IT'S THE NEIGHBORS DOING IT, WHICH THEY WERE THEN TOLD BY CODE COMPLIANCE TO STOP SO THAT THEY CAN GET THE RECORDS THEY NEED, EVEN THOUGH IT'S BEEN 17 YEARS OF THIS, UM, ALL GOING ON.

SO, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TESTIMONY.

I HAVE NO FURTHER QUESTIONS.

I APPRECIATE YOU COMING OUT THIS EVENING TO, TO TESTIFY.

I'M GONNA PULL THE, THE REMAINDER OF THE BOARD TO SEE IF THEY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR YOU, MA'AM, ANY QUESTIONS? JOCELYN, THANK YOU FOR COMING OUT.

OKAY.

AND YOU MAY BE EXCUSED AT THIS TIME.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IN REGARDS TO THIS PARTICULAR PROPERTY IS MR. JEFF RANGE.

PLEASE COME FORWARD.

STATE YOUR FULL NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD, PLEASE.

HI, I AM JEFF RANGE.

I LIVE AT 2350 MOCKINGBIRD LANE, GARLAND, TEXAS 7 5 0 4 2.

THANK, THANK YOU, JEFF, FOR COMING OUT THIS EVENING.

PLEASE PROCEED TO TELL US WHAT, WHAT YOU'D LIKE FOR US TO HEAR THIS EVENING.

HER DAD.

HER DAD.

OKAY.

I'VE GOT SOME PICTURES, BUT I DIDN'T PRINT ENOUGH.

SO PICTURE SHARE, IF YOU DON'T MIND.

ARE THESE THE SAME PICTURES? ARE THEY DIFFERENT PICTURES? JEFF, THEY'RE, THEY'RE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT.

I WANNA POINT OUT A FEW THINGS.

SO CAN WE ENTER THESE AS SEAN CAN, ARE THESE GONNA BE DIFFERENT EXHIBITS SINCE, OR CAN WE ENTER ANY THESE AT ALL AT ONE EXHIBIT? SINCE THEY'RE DIFFERENT PICTURES? UM, MR. CHAIR.

OH, I'M SORRY.

THEY'RE EACH PICTURE, THEY'RE THE SAME, THEY'RE THE SAME PICTURE.

OKAY.

SO WE, LIKE AT THIS MOMENT, SEAN, I, I LIKE TO ENTER THESE, THIS PICTURE, WHICH IS MULTIPLE COPIES OF THE SAME PICTURE IN AND A AS EXHIBIT A.

SO ENTERED.

ALRIGHT.

YEAH.

SO MAYBE WHAT YOU DIDN'T SEE, UM, I'M SORRY, I'VE FORGOTTEN YOUR NAME.

SEAN.

SEAN, YEAH.

AND SEAN'S, UH,

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PICTURES IS, UH, ALL THESE, UH, THIS NEIGHBORHOOD WHICH I GREW UP IN.

UH, THE, UH, GUY WHO LIVED IN THIS HOUSE WHEN I WAS GROWING UP WAS STEVEN AND STEVEN HOSKINS.

AND HE AND I WENT TO SCHOOL TOGETHER AT WILLIAMS ELEMENTARY IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

AND, UM, ALL THESE, ALMOST ALL OF THESE HOUSES IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD TO HAVE FRONT ENTRY DRIVEWAYS ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE AT THE TOP OF THIS PICTURE IS THE DRIVEWAY.

IT GOES ABOUT SIX FEET BEFORE IT'S ALL COVERED UP WITH BUSHES.

AND IT'S BEEN THAT WAY FOR ABOUT 20 YEARS BECAUSE NOBODY HAS TO TRIM THE BUSHES BECAUSE THE BUSHES GET TRIMMED ON THE ALLEY SIDE, BUT NOTHING HAPPENS ON THE HOUSE SIDE.

SO THAT'S ANOTHER THING THAT DOESN'T REALLY SHOW UP HERE IS THAT N NOT JUST THE HOUSE BUSHES ARE OVERGROWN, BUT EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS HOUSE IS OVERGROWN AND UGLY.

AND, UH, ON THE, ON THE POOR PEOPLE WHO LIVE ON THE OTHER SIDE, ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE HOUSE WHO HAVE A SWIMMING POOL THAT THE RACCOONS GO OVER AND WASH THEIR HANDS AND PAWS AND EVERYTHING ELSE IN EVERY NIGHT AND HAVE A LITTLE PARTY THERE EVERY NIGHT.

AND THEY CAN'T KEEP HIS POOL CLEAN.

AND THAT'S WHY I TRAPPED HIM.

UH, UH, YOU KNOW, THAT SIDE OF THE HOUSE IS JUST OVERGROWN WITH BUSHES AND THERE'S NO PICTURES OF THAT EITHER.

UH, THERE ARE TWO PICTURES I WENT OVER THERE TODAY.

THESE PICTURES ARE FROM TODAY.

UH, THERE ARE TWO PICTURES ON THE BOTTOM SIDE ON THE RIGHT.

UH, ONE IS A LARGE, PROBABLY FOUR FOOT LONG PICTURE OF A WINDOW THAT THE, UH, BOARD IS PRIED OUT.

YOU CAN KINDA SEE A SCREW, UH, ACROSS THE TOP OF THE PICTURE.

UH, THE BOARD IS PRIED OUT AND THE WINDOW'S BROKEN, AND BIRDS AND RATS AND RACCOONS.

I DON'T THINK ANY PERSON'S GONNA CRAWL THROUGH THERE WITHOUT GETTING CUT.

BUT ANIMALS AND RODENTS AND THINGS LIKE THAT ARE GONNA GET IN THERE.

UH, THE BATHROOM WINDOW, YOU CAN'T REALLY SEE THAT IT'S BROKEN, BUT THE BOARD IS PRIZED OUT.

AND YOU CAN ALSO TELL THAT, YOU KNOW, IF YOU LOOKED AT IT, THAT THINGS ARE GETTING IN THERE TOO.

SO THE HOUSE IS JUST OVERRUN WITH RODENTS AND RACCOONS AND WHATEVER ELSE IS GETTING IN THERE.

AND IT HAS BEEN FOR YEARS.

UH, THE GUY ACROSS THE ALLEY THINKS RACCOONS ARE CUTE, SO HE FEEDS THE RACCOONS EVERY DAY.

UH, AND SO THAT REALLY DOESN'T HELP MATTERS EITHER.

UM, I WAS WALKING MY DOGS ONE DAY, PROBABLY ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO, AND THE BACK SLIDING DOOR WAS BROKEN OUT AND SOMEBODY WAS LIVING THERE, AND I CALLED THE CITY AND THAT'S WHEN EVERYTHING GOT BOARDED UP.

I WAS WALKING MY DOGS ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO AND THERE WAS WATER RUNNING OUT FROM UNDER THE HOUSE INTO THE STREET, AND I CALLED THE CITY AND THEY CAME OUT AND SHUT OFF THE WATER.

UM, THESE, YOU KNOW, I, I DIDN'T, I COMPLAINED ONE TIME TO, I THINK OUR MAYOR AT THE TIME ABOUT SOMETHING OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO DONE, BE DONE ABOUT THIS.

AND HE SAID, WELL, THERE'S PROPERTY RIGHTS.

AND YOU KNOW, AT SOME POINT AFTER 15 OR 20 YEARS OF IGNORING THE PROPERTY, SOMETHING OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO BE DONE BY THE CITY.

AND I'M FRUSTRATED THAT IT'S TAKEN THIS LONG.

AND WHAT I DON'T WANT TO HAPPEN AT SOME POINT IS FOR THE OWNER TO COME UP AND SAY, WELL, I'LL DO THIS AND I'LL DO THAT AND I'LL DO THAT.

AND, AND INSTEAD OF NOVEMBER 10TH, 2023, IT BECOMES NOVEMBER 10TH, 2025.

THAT'S WHAT'S REALLY GONNA IRRITATE ME.

AND SO THAT'S WHY I'M HERE IS TO MAKE SURE THAT FINALLY, AFTER 20 YEARS, BECAUSE I'VE LIVED FOR OVER 40 YEARS AT THE CORNER OF MOCKINGBIRD AND PATRICIA, I'VE WALKED TO THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

I CARE ABOUT MY HOUSE.

JOCELYN MENTIONED HOW NICE THE HOUSES ARE IN TANGER, HOW QUIET THE STREET IS AND EVERYTHING.

AND WE CARE ABOUT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND I'M TIRED OF THIS HOUSE AND I DON'T WANT IT, I DON'T WANT IT TO SIT THERE ANY LONGER THAN IT HAS TO.

I EITHER WANT SOMEBODY TO BUY IT AND MAKE IT RIGHT, OR I WANT IT TO BE TORN DOWN IN GARLAND HOUSING CORPORATION OR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OR SOMEBODY ELSE TO BUILD SOMETHING THERE.

AND THAT'S WHY I AM HERE.

IS, IS IS REMEDY.

YOU MENTIONED VIOLATION AND REMEDY.

WELL, WE'RE SICK OF 20 YEARS OF VIOLATION AND REPORTING IT TO CODE ENFORCEMENT AND WE WANT REMEDY MR. RANGE, I APPRECIATE YOU COMING.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR TESTIMONY THIS EVENING.

I, I THANK YOU FOR COMING OUT.

I HAVE NO FURTHER QUESTIONS, UH, FOR YOU THIS, AT THIS PRESENT TIME, I WILL TAKE THE POLL OF THE, UH, THE REST OF THE BOARD MEMBERS TO SEE IF THEY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR YOU AT THIS TIME.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. RANGE? ANY QUESTIONS? THANK YOU.

MAY BE, THANK YOU ALL FOR SERVING YOU.

YOU MAY BE EXCUSED.

IS THERE ANY, NOT SEEING ANY MORE ADDITIONAL SPEAKER CARD.

IS THERE ANYONE ELSE IN ANY AUDIENCE THAT WISH TO COME FORWARD AND SPEAK IN REGARDS TO THIS PROPERTY? IS THERE ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE THAT WISH TO COME FORTH AND SPEAK

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IN REGARDS TO THIS PROPERTY? SEEING NONE, WE, THIS IS IN DISTRICT EIGHT, A BOARD MEMBER FOR DISTRICT EIGHT IS NOT PRESENT.

SO AT THIS TIME I WILL SOLICIT A MOTION FROM ANY BOARD MEMBER TO, TO MAKE A MOTION IN REGARDS TO THIS PARTICULAR PROPERTY.

I'M WAITING FOR THE QUEUE TO BE LIT UP.

WELL, IT'S NOT, THIS IS NOT LIT UP.

OKAY.

UH, CALEB, EARNEST, WE HAVE A MOTION FOR MR. CALEB.

EARNEST, WHAT IS, WHAT IS YOUR PLEASURE MR. EARNEST? YEAH, I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION THAT WE ACCEPT THE STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS AS WRITTEN.

OKAY, WE HAVE A SECOND BY A RECOMMENDATION MADE TO ACCEPT STAFF RECOMMENDATION.

WE HAVE A SECOND.

VICKY, IS THAT YOUR, YOU AGREE TO THE MOTION TO SECOND OF THAT? SO WE HAVE THE MOTION THAT'S BEEN PRESENTED TO ACCEPT STAFF RECOMMENDATION SECOND BY MS. WAL LANDER.

WE WOULD TAKE A MO VOTE ON THE MOTION.

AT THIS TIME, ALL VOTES ARE PRE, WE HAVE A UNANIMOUS DECISION TO ACCEPT THE MOTION AS PRESENTED TO ACCEPT STAFF RECOMMENDATION.

ALL RIGHT, MOVING ON TO THE NEXT CASE.

OKAY, SO WE GOT, WE GOT THESE TWO OUT OF THE WAY OKAY, FOR THESE TWO.

ALL RIGHT.

ALRIGHT, SEAN, OUR NEXT, UH, CASE TO BE PRESENTED IS DOCKET NUMBER 2023 DASH OH 8 20 23 DASH OH EIGHT.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

UH, 2023 DASH OH EIGHT IS 1609 GLENVILLE DRIVE.

IT IS IN COUNCIL DISTRICT SIX.

UH, THIS IS BLOCK 18 LOT THREE OF THE FOREST RIDGE THREE EDITION.

IT IS DESCRIBED AS A SUBSTANDARD STRUCTURE IN A SINGLE FAMILY SEVEN DISTRICT WITH AN IMPROVEMENT VALUE OF $173,180.

THE OWNER IS BRUCE ALLEN BLACKFORD AT 1609 GLENFORD DRIVE, DALLAS, TEXAS 7 5 0 4 2 4 5 4 5.

NOTICE OF THE PROCEEDINGS IN THIS MATTER HAS BEEN GIVEN, MAILED, PUBLISHED, AND POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH LAW ON JUNE 26TH, 2023, THE CITY OF GARLAND NOTICE OF PROCEEDINGS WAS POSTED ON THE PROPERTY JUNE 27TH, 2023.

CITY OF GARLAND NOTICE OF PROCEEDINGS WAS PUBLISHED IN A LOCAL NEWSPAPER ON JULY 19TH, 2023.

THE CITY OF GARLAND ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMONS BY US POSTAL SERVICE CERTIFIED DELIVERY TO PERSON INVESTED OWNERS OF RECORD IDENTIFIED BY DALLAS COUNTY RECORDS THERE EXISTS ON PREMISES LOCATED AT 1609 GLENVILLE DRIVE, GARLAND, TEXAS, DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS.

THE PROPERTY SUBSTANDARD CONDITIONS DUE TO NUISANCE AND MINIMUM HOUSING STANDARDS, CON VIOLATIONS, CODE COMPLIANCE STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS.

WHEREAS THE BUILDING LOCATED ON THE PROPERTY IS IN VIOLATION OF THE CITY OF GARLAND CODE OF ORDINANCES.

THEREFORE, STAFF RECOMMENDS THAT THE BUILDING BE REPAIRED TO A HABITABLE CONDITION BY NOVEMBER 10TH, 2023.

IF THE BUILDING IS NOT REPAIRED TO A HABITABLE CONDITION AND A FINAL INSPECTION IS NOT CONDUCTED BY THE CODE COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT.

BY NOVEMBER 10TH, 2023, CIVIL PENALTIES IN THE AMOUNT OF A HUNDRED DOLLARS PER DAY BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE PROPERTY BEGINNING NOVEMBER 11TH, 2023, AND CONTINUE UNTIL THE BUILDING IS REPAIRED TO A HABITABLE CONDITION.

AND A FINAL INSPECTION IS CONDUCTED BY THE CODE COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT IF THE BUILDING IS NOT REPAIRED TO A HABITABLE CONDITION.

AND PENALTIES HAVE CONTINUED TO ACCRUE BY DECEMBER 11TH, 2023, THE CITY IS AUTHORIZED TO DEMOLISH ALL STRUCTURES ON THE PROPERTY.

THIS MAP SHOWS A LOCATION OF 1609 GLENVILLE DRIVE.

IT IS AT THE SOUTHWEST INTERSECTION OF GLENVILLE DRIVE AND BETHANY DRIVE AT THE FAR WEST BORDER OF GARLAND.

UH, THE PROPER NOTICE FOR THIS P SS B HEARING HAS BEEN PROVIDED ON JUNE 26TH.

WE DID POST THE PROPERTY THE, UH, NOTICE OF PROCEEDINGS FOR THIS HEARING.

A CERTIFIED ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMONS WAS SENT TO THIS, THIS FIRST, UH, ENTITY AS A A TAX OFFICE.

UH, THIS, THIS PROPERTY IS GOING THROUGH A, A TAX FORECLOSURE AS A TAX FORECLOSURE SALE PENDING AND ALSO TO THE OWNER, UH, OF RECORD, BUT IT SHOWS IN TRANSIT.

THIS IS THE NOTICE OF PROCEEDING POSTED ON THE FRONT OF THE PROPERTY AT 1609, UH, GLENVILLE DRIVE.

IT WAS TAKEN JUNE 26TH, 2023 WHEN THE NOTICE OF PROCEEDINGS WAS POSTED.

THE TIMELINE OF ACTIONS OF THIS PROPERTY BEGAN ON JANUARY 7TH, 2021.

CITY OF GARLAND CUSTOMER SERVICE TERMINATED ELECTRICAL SERVICE AND VACATED THE ACCOUNT.

THE LAST BILL PAID WAS IN OCTOBER OF 2020.

THERE WAS NO CONTACT FROM THE CUSTOMER.

THE PHONE NUMBER ON FILE WAS A BAD NUMBER, AND MAIL WAS BEING

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RETURNED IN JUNE OF 2022.

CODE COMPLIANCE STAFF ISSUED THE FIRST OF FOUR WORK ORDERS TO OUR CONTRACTOR TO SECURE THE PROPERTY IN DECEMBER OF 2022.

THE CITY OF GARLAND CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT NOTED THAT SOMEONE ATTEMPTED TO TURN ON THE SERVICE AT THE, AT THE PROPERTY.

HOWEVER, THEY DID NOT HAVE A LEASE AGREEMENT, AND SO THEY WERE UNABLE TO CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT.

IN JANUARY OF 2023.

ANOTHER ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT WITHOUT A VALID LEASE AGREEMENT.

JANUARY 17TH, 2023, THE GARLAND HOMELESS TASK FORCE RECEIVED A COMPLAINT THAT THE PROPERTY WAS BEING OCCUPIED BY VAGRANTS AND DID NOT HAVE ACTIVE UTILITY SERVICE.

IN JANUARY OF 2023, CODE COMPLIANCE ISSUED A SECOND WORK ORDER TO HAVE OUR CONTRACTOR SECURE THE PROPERTY.

IN APRIL OF 2023, CODE COMPLIANCE ISSUED A THIRD WORK ORDER TO HAVE OUR CONTRACTOR SECURE THE PROPERTY.

LATER THAT SAME MONTH, WE CONDEMNED THE PROPERTY, AND THEN IN MAY OF 2023, WE ISSUED A FOURTH WORK ORDER TO HAVE OUR CONTRACTOR SECURE THE PROPERTY.

THESE PICTURES WERE TAKEN AT THE TIME OF THE CONDEMNATION.

THIS WAS ON APRIL 12TH, 2023.

THESE WERE ALSO TAKEN ON APRIL 12TH, 2023.

THIS IS ONE OF THE WINDOWS THAT WAS NOT SECURED WITH SOME DAMAGE IN THE SOFFIT ABOVE IT, ABOVE ANOTHER WINDOW BEHIND IT.

THE DEFICIENCY LIST FOR 1609 GLENVILLE DRIVE INCLUDES AN UNSECURED STRUCTURE, MINIMUM HOUSING STANDARDS VIOLATIONS DUE TO LACK OF MAINTENANCE, A TREE THAT'S ENCROACHING THE STREET IN HIGH GRASS.

THE REQUIREMENTS TO COMPLY ARE THAT THE HOUSE BE REPAIRED TO A HABITABLE CONDITION WITH REQUIRED PERMITS AND PASS FINAL INSPECTIONS BY THE BUILDING INSPECTIONS DEPARTMENT.

ALL ITEMS ON THE RED TAG INSPECTION REPORT MUST BE REPAIRED.

THE PROPERTY MUST BE REMAIN FREE OF TRASH AND DEBRIS AND LANDSCAPING AND GRASS MUST BE MAINTAINED.

THIS IS A CURRENT PICTURE OF THE PROPERTY.

IT WAS TAKEN TUESDAY, AUGUST 8TH, SHOWING THE FRONT OF THE PROPERTY.

THERE'S ANOTHER PICTURE OF THE FRONT OF THE PROPERTY SHOWING SOME OF THE PAINT ISSUES ON LANDSCAPING.

THERE'S PICTURES OF THE BACK OF THE PROPERTY ON THE LEFT SIDE.

YOU'LL SEE, UH, ONE OF THE, THE BACK DOOR THAT'S BEEN SECURED A FEW TIMES.

AND ON THE RIGHT SIDE IT'S ANOTHER VIEW, SOME MORE OF THE, SOME LITTLE BIT OF TRASH AND DEBRIS AND UNMANAGED LANDSCAPING.

SO IN SUMMARY, CODE COMPLIANCE HAS HAD 17 CASES AT THIS PROPERTY SINCE 2016.

VIOLATIONS INCLUDE ENCROACHMENTS HIGH GRASS VEHICLES ON THE STREET AND MINIMUM HOUSING STANDARDS VIOLATIONS.

CITY OF GARLAND HOLDS $5,717 AND 19 CENTS IN LIENS AGAINST THIS PROPERTY.

CODE COMPLIANCE HAS ISSUED EIGHT WORK ORDERS TO OUR CONTRACTOR SINCE AUGUST OF 2021 TO MAINTAIN AND SECURE THE PROPERTY.

THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO TURN ON UTILITIES AT THE PROPERTY BY PEOPLE CLAIMING TO BE TENANTS.

HOWEVER, NONE OF THEM WERE ABLE TO PRODUCE VALID LEASE AGREEMENTS.

CODE COMPLIANCE AND THE HOMELESS TASK FORCE HAVE RECEIVED COMPLAINTS THAT VAGRANT HAVE OCCUPIED THE HOME.

THERE HAVE BEEN NO PERMITS OBTAINED FROM THE BUILDING INSPECTIONS DEPARTMENT.

THERE ARE NO OBVIOUS SIGNS OF REPAIR TO THIS STRUCTURE.

AND AGAIN, WE DID RECENTLY LEARN THAT THERE IS ALSO A, UH, A TAX CASE PENDING AGAINST THIS PROPERTY FOR BACK TAXES THAT HADN'T BEEN PAID.

SO STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION IS THAT THE BUILDING BE REPAIRED TO A HABITABLE CONDITION BY NOVEMBER 10TH, 2023.

IF THE BUILDING IS NOT REPAIRED TO A HABITABLE CONDITION AND A FINAL INSPECTION IS NOT CONDUCTED BY THE CODE COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT.

BY NOVEMBER 10TH, 2023, CIVIL PENALTIES IN THE AMOUNT OF A HUNDRED DOLLARS PER DAY BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE PROPERTY BEGINNING NOVEMBER 11TH, 2023 AND CONTINUE UNTIL THE BUILDING IS REPAIRED TO A HABITABLE CONDITION.

AND A FINAL INSPECTION IS CONDUCTED BY THE CODE COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT IF THE BUILDING IS NOT REPAIRED TO A HABITABLE CONDITION.

AND PENALTIES HAVE CONTINUED TO ACCRUE BY DECEMBER 11TH, 2023, THE CITY IS AUTHORIZED TO DEMOLISH ALL STRUCTURES ON THE PROPERTY.

THANK YOU, SEAN.

IN YOUR PRESENTATION, ONE THING THAT RAISED THE ANTENNA, THIS IS A QUESTION IN REGARDS TO NOTIFICATION.

CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG.

UH, YOU HAVE THE OWNER'S NAME LISTED HERE ON RECORD, BUT IN YOUR PRESENTATION YOU MENTIONED THAT THE OWNERS IS IN TRANSITION.

AM I, AM I UNDERSTANDING THAT CORRECTLY? RIGHT.

AND SO THE WAY WE UNDERSTAND THAT FROM THE POST OFFICE IS THAT IT'S, IT'S BOUNCING AROUND THE POST OFFICE SYSTEM AND MAYBE AT THE POST OFFICE BUT NOT CLAIMED.

SO THIS AS IT'S CERTIFIED MAIL, IT BRINGS ME TO THIS POINT, SINCE WE GOT AN OWNER THAT'S IN TRANSITION, WHAT DO

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WHAT WE HAVE IN, IN OUR DOCUMENTATION OR OUR POSSESSION THAT WE HAVE GIVEN PROPER NOTICE? YES.

SO THE, I'M SORRY, I DIDN'T MEAN TO YEAH, I JUST, SINCE WE HAVE A TRANSITION IN OWNERSHIP, CAN YOU CLARIFY FOR US, UH, IN THIS TRANSITION PROCESS, WHERE DO WE, HOW DO WE, UH, COMPLETE PROPER NOTIFICATION? RIGHT.

AND SO PROPER NOTIFICATION, UH, BY THE ORDINANCE AND, AND STATE STATUTE IS THAT THE PROPERTY BE POSTED THAT A NOTICE OF PROCEEDING BE BE POSTED IN A LOCAL NEWSPAPER AND THEN THAT WE ATTEMPT DELIVERY THROUGH THE ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMONS AS TO ANY AND ALL NOTIFIED OR NOTICED OWNERS AS THE, AS DALLAS COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT LAYS IT OUT.

SO IN THIS CASE, THE OWNER OF RECORD BY D C A D IS, UH, HAS NOT CLAIMED HIS CERTIFIED MALE AND HAS, UH, MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE SEEN THE NOTICE POSTED ON THE FRONT DOOR.

UH, WE'VE ALSO LEARNED FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS TOLD US THAT THEY BELIEVE THAT THE OWNER MAY BE DECEASED AND WE HAVE NOT FOUND ANY HEIRS TO THE PROPERTY.

UH, A A SEARCH OF THE PROBATE RECORDS WAS ALSO DONE AND THERE WAS NO ONE FOUND THERE BECAUSE I KNOW WE GOT A MOVING TARGET.

WHAT I, AND I KNOW WE GIVEN NOTICE MORE THAN 30 DAYS ABOUT POSSIBLE DEMOLITION.

I JUST, AND WE GOT A MOVING TARGET.

I JUST HATE THE SOMEONE COMING BEFORE THIS.

IF WE GET, IF WE GO BEFORE THIS DEMOLITION ORDER AND SOMEONE'S SAYING, SINCE WE GOT A MOVING TARGET THAT WE DID NOT GIVE PROPER NOTICE, AND THEN HERE WE GO WITH THE APPEAL APPEALING PROCESS.

SO I'M JUST, I'M JUST TRYING TO BRING CLARITY WITH THIS MOVING TARGET ABOUT HAVING PROPER NOTIFICATION.

ARE, ARE WE, WE GOT, WE PRETTY CONFIDENT WE, WE GIVEN PROPER NOTIFICATION WITH THIS MOVING TARGET? YES.

YES.

THERE, ONE OF THE THREE HAS TO BE MET.

AND WE HAVE, WE HAVE POSTED THE PROPERTY AND WE POSTED IT IN THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER AS WELL AS I BELIEVE AT THE CITY HALL HERE.

SO, UH, WE HAVE PROVIDED THAT.

THE PROBLEM WITH THIS ONE IS THAT THE OWNER DOES NOT SEEM TO BE AVAILABLE TO RECEIVE THE NOTICE.

OKAY.

I HAVE NO FURTHER QUESTIONS OF SEAN AT THIS TIME.

DO WE HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS FROM ANY, ANY OTHER BOARD MEMBERS? SEEING NONE.

SEEING NONE.

OKAY.

WE, WE DO NOT HAVE A SPEAKER CARD IN REGARDS TO THIS PARTICULAR PROPERTY.

SEAN, YOU MAY BE EXCUSED.

IS THERE ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE THAT WISH TO COME FORTH AND MAKE A STATEMENT OR COMMENT IN REGARDS TO THIS PARTICULAR PROPERTY? IS THERE ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE? SEEING NONE, THIS IS MR. EARNEST, THIS IS IN YOUR, IN YOUR DISTRICT.

SIR, WHAT IS YOUR PLEASURE? YOU TURN? YES, SIR.

I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION THAT WE ACCEPT THE STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS AS WRITTEN.

WE HAVE A RECOMMENDATION BY MR. EARNEST TO ACCEPT STAFF RECOMMENDATION.

I'M LOOKING FOR A SECOND.

DO WE HAVE A SECOND MOTION? WE GOTTA HIT THE MOTION.

DO I NEED TO MAKE IT AGAIN? OKAY.

YEAH.

OKAY.

WE, WE GOT A MOTION BY MR. EARNEST TO ACCEPT STAFF RECOMMENDATION.

WE HAVE A A SECOND BY MS. OWENS.

ANY DISCUSSION? SEEING NONE, WE WILL VOTE WITH THE MOTION.

THAT'S PRESENTED ON THE FLOOR.

AT THIS TIME, WE HAVE A UNANIMOUS DECISION TO ACCEPT THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION.

OKAY, MOVING RIGHT ALONG IN REGARDS TO OUR PUBLIC HEARING.

OUR NEXT AND LAST PUBLIC CASE FOR THIS EVENING IS DOCKET NUMBER 2023 DASH OH NINE.

CHAIRMAN.

THIS ONE IS FIVE 14 EAST DOHERTY DRIVE.

IT IS IN COUNCIL DISTRICT TWO BLOCK 12 LOT FOUR OF MONICA PARK TWO.

IT IS A SUBSTANDARD STRUCTURE IN A SINGLE FAMILY SEVEN DISTRICT WITH AN IMPROVEMENT VALUE OF $156,740.

THE OWNER IS ERIC GRAVES, 4 3 0 5 CARPENTER AVENUE, BRONX, NEW YORK, 1-846-600-ZERO ZERO.

NOTICE OF THE PROCEEDINGS IN THIS MATTER HAS BEEN GIVEN, MAILED, PUBLISHED, AND POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH LAW.

ON JUNE 26TH, 2023, THE CITY OF GARLAND NOTICE OF PROCEEDINGS WAS POSTED ON THE PROPERTY JUNE 27TH, 2023.

THE CITY OF GARLAND NOTICE OF PROCEEDINGS WAS PUBLISHED IN A LOCAL NEWSPAPER ON JULY 19TH, 2023.

THE CITY OF GARLAND ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMONS BY US POSTAL SERVICE CERTIFIED DELIVERY TO PERSON INVESTED, OWNER OF RECORD IDENTIFIED BY DALLAS COUNTY RECORDS THERE EXISTS ON THE PREMISES LOCATED AT

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FIVE 14 EAST DOHERTY DRIVE, GARLAND, TEXAS, DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS.

THE PROPERTY SUBSTANDARD CONDITIONS DUE TO NUISANCE AND MINIMUM HOUSING STANDARDS VIOLATIONS, CODE