hSaturday, June 06, 2015
RE: Case No. CR-2015-0006121-PC
To whom it may concern:
Plead not guilty. I invited the inspector, David Streit, upon my property in good faith. We had a cordial discussion and I asked him what I needed to do to be compliant. Under no circumstances did I ever fail for anyone to visit my property. I was of the understanding that I would do whatever was needed to be compliant. Was there a misunderstanding there?
Same as count 1: What am I suppose to do to be code compliant? I don’t understand?
Permit required: Let me explain. I made a trip to your city inspection office to get a permit. I was denied. They told me that I needed more info. I had my ipad with me to share photos, but the inspectors would not even look at them.
Why? I wondered? I then asked them what I need to do to be code compliant. They informed me that I will need to hire a professional to give me a layout of my property. I can not afford that. So I looked at the aerial view of my property and realized that I was not creating anymore building construction. I had a tin shed next to my church. I merely torn down the tin shed 8x10 and replaced it where it was. Under no circumstances did I ever increase my linear footage. When the city inspector came to inspect I informed him of such. He ignored me.
The dual deck attached to my home has been there for many years. The structure build on the deck has also been there for many years. This is our spa changing room. Under no circumstances should this structure be considered as a building. If so, I will be happy to apply for a permit. I consider this structure the same as one building a screened in portion. If a permit is needed, I will be happy to oblige.
Please reread count 3. Again, this is not an addition. This construction is merely a replacement for an already 8x10 foot tin shed. Do I need a permit for that? This citizen is confused. The shed fell down and I used the tin as an exterior structure well aware of easement footage. Again, if I need a permit, I will be happy to oblidge.
I stopped working on the replacement when I got the stop work order. The city inspector arrived at my home and approved another inspection request. I was informed to move paint, rugs, etc. to an interior area. I proceeded to do so by moving the lumber, paint, etc.
Under no circumstances did I increase the building space. I needed to make the code violation good by moving it to an interior out of view. Consequently I had to make an interior space to be moved from an exterior space. In order for me to be code compliant I need to build a wall.
I plead NOT guilty to all counts.
FYI: The current building was built many years ago and has an approved building permit, since 2003?
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Myron D. Holter
PS: Please dismiss this case.