The city still can not demolish it, the house is an NSP home that the city put in for renovations under the NSP grant.
Big surprise no one saw that the whole house is damaged and 90% of it has to be replaced, but the good news is that the four corners of the house are still there. When asked by councilman Berry why they do not just demolish the home well because they can not do that or so they say under the rules of the NSP Grant. Just one more mistake in a long line of absolute debacles associated with the NSP Grant.. So why did no one see this? Could it be because no one from our building department looked at these homes If you remember back in December of 2010 the building director said that he did not inspect, or put any of the specs together for any of the homes in the NSP grant program. Two years later and there is still messes to clean up thanks to the incompetence of those running this grant. How the hell do you miss a whole house in that kind of condition how do you miss that much damage? Did anyone even go and look at the house? Does not seem like it, if they did who ever signed off on that should be fired.
What is even better is this house was awarded to a contractor who now will be putting in for change orders and how many change orders have we had all ready? The last meeting and the one before and if I am not mistaken the one before that one. So far almost every house except the two that went for final payment and have been on the market to sell. All have submitted change orders after finding that it will cost more money to fix them. Why? Because who ever put the specs together for these homes did not do their job. This just keeps getting better and better. One council person said to me that they never want to hear the word (NSP) again. This could have been avoided if the people who were suppose to administer this grant did so in the first place. The Building Department and the Community and Economic Development Department. So another year of more NSP screw ups more change orders and more third-party administrator invoices goody gum drops can not wait.
Just wanted to let everyone know that Councilwomen Horvath, and Badalow vote NO on the change orders..