TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBERS
FROM: DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, BUILDING & CODE ENFORCEMENT
DATE: JUNE 21, 2005
SUBJECT: STATUS REPORT REGARDING CONSTRUCTION ISSUES AT 2 YACHT HARBOR DRIVE
Staff Coordinator: Kit Fox, AICP, Senior Planner
Receive and file the report on the status of construction issues at 2 Yacht Harbor Drive.
At the suggestion of Seaview resident Debbie Hansen, Mayor Clark asked for a status report regarding this project to be agendized for tonight’s meeting.
The City’s Building Official, Roy Bronold, recently met with the construction superintendent for the Johnson project regarding the following construction-related issues:
Stonecutting: The stonecutting process continues in the existing garage. The property owner, Eric Johnson, had previously indicated to the City that he expected the "large scale" stonecutting (i.e. the cutting of rough stone into slabs) to be complete this month. Mr. Bronold confirmed with Mr. Johnson on June 15, 2005 that his crews are still on schedule to be done by the end of the month. However, it is important to note that there is no condition of approval requiring the stonecutting operations to be complete this month, so if this target is not met, it does not constitute a violation of any conditions of approval or other City Code. Mr. Bronold observed that wet saws are still in use to control dust, and he did not observe any dust during his inspection.
Storage of materials on the "rock mesa": Mr. Bronold visited the site during the week of June 7, 2005 and spoke with the construction superintendent regarding the storage of materials on the "rock mesa." Mr. Bronold was assured that all materials not stored for future installation or use on or in the dwelling would be removed from the "rock mesa." Staff observed that some of these materials had already been removed within a few days. In addition, Mr. Bronold re-inspected the conditions on the "rock mesa" last week to verify that extraneous construction material and debris had been removed.
Completion of construction of the dwelling: According to his construction superintendent, Mr. Johnson currently expects the project to be completed by late October 2005. The building permits for the project are valid for an initial period of 30 months, or until late August 2005. However, the project will be eligible for a 1-time 6-month extension of the permits to allow completion of the project. Such 6-month extensions are commonly granted for a wide variety of construction projects in the City, when the projects are proceeding diligently toward completion. As such, if the project is not completed by the current permit expiration date, it will not constitute a violation of any conditions of approval or City Code.
Mrs. Hansen and Mr. Johnson were provided with copies of the Staff report for this item, and advised of the City Council’s review of this matter at tonight’s meeting.
Based upon the foregoing discussion, Staff recommends that the City Council receive and file this report.
There is no fiscal impact to the City as a result of reviewing this status report.
Joel Rojas, AICP, Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement
Les Evans, City Manager