The contractors want me out that is what the building director said at the January 25 2011. The program manager who is the assistant to the mayor should be making sure that the contractors go to him. The question is why would she not? There is a much bigger issue here the building director did not inspect the jobs done on these homes. He said it over and over again for each one of these home many different issues led abatement reports federal and state law non filed. If you remember a contractor by the name of Hassan Osieli told the council that he went to one of the homes. At this home they had a dumpster that was hauling away debris from demo being done at the home. He said then that there was no led abatement. He was ignored and almost called a lair. So now the city has homes that have not met state and federal laws according to the building director. Then you have the issue of how can the building director do finial inspection on the home pass them and give them a certificate of occupancy if he didn’t do ruff inspections. That is what he said at that the council meeting that he does not know how he is going to do finial inspection on these homes. If he does do and pass these homes for final and gives them a COO will he be braking the law?
How could they even go on the market under the NSP if they do not have led reports they can not come back now with led reports the debris has been hauled away and it was not tested. The building director said it best I will not be responsible for this he stated to the council very clearly that he does not know how he can do it. Yet they voted in favor to go ahead and pay these contractors the money. For work that right now the city does not know if it passed city ordinances and has not met the state or federal laws for led abatement. Laws and rules must be followed people we can not just go ahead and do what ever we want to.
When this came to the council on December 14 as change orders the council turned them down. Then the building director told them then that he did not inspect the properties. These same homes are brought again for the same work with new wording “progress reports.” At that time the work had not been inspected so why go ahead and pay now. The building director said that he had nothing to do with specs put together for each of these homes.