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Approved Apr 8, 2009 - Building Code Board of Adjustments Minutes

April 8, 2009

The regular meeting of the Santa Rosa County Building Code Board of Adjustments and Appeals was held April 8, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Santa Rosa
County Building Inspection Department located at 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton, FL 32583. Board members present were Mr. James “Larry” Hall, Chairman; Mr. Frank Harold, Vice Chairman; Mr. William J. Blackman, Mr. Danny Holt and Mr. Charles “Pete” Southerland.

Building Inspection Department staff in attendance was Mr. Tim Tolbert, Building Official; Mrs. Rhonda Royals, Deputy Building Official; Mr. Randy Jones, Compliance Investigator and Mrs. Robyn Leverton, Administrative Assistant I.

Mr. Tom Dannheisser, County Attorney, was present for the meeting.

A court reporter was not present for the meeting.

Mr. James “Larry” Hall, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 2:40 p.m.

Approval of Agenda:
There were no amendments to the agenda. Mr. Harold made a motion to accept the agenda. Mr. Blackman seconded the motion. The motion carried with a unanimous vote.

Approval of Minutes:
Mr. Harold made a motion to approve the minutes from the August 13, 2008, meeting. Mr. Blackman seconded the motion. The motion carried with a unanimous vote.

Next Meeting:
The next regularly scheduled meeting is Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. in the Building Inspection Department Conference Room.

Election of Officers
The Board continued their rotation of the Chair and Vice Chair positions based on districts. This placed Frank Harold in the Chairman position and Danny Holt in the Vice Chairman position.

After a first and second motion, the vote was unanimous.

Open Forum
a. Mr. Byrom addressed the Board regarding Sanborn Builders. He explained some of the contractual issues he is having with the contractor and asked if the Board could provide any assistance.

After some discussion amongst the Board and Mr. Byrom, and since Mr Sanborn is a State Certified contractor, the Board recommended that he go to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation with his complaint. The Board also requested that the Building Inspection office copy our case file to the local DBPR office.

b. The Board was presented with a revised “Recommended Contractor Fines” schedule which they reviewed.

Issues of concern:
• The majority wanted higher limits on the Maximum dollar amounts. Rhonda stated that the maximum fine that we can impose, at the local level, is $5,000.
• How many days should be given to pay the fine? If not paid, they would like a “hold” placed on the license until payment is received by the Building Inspection office.
• What is the intended use of the funds?
(Mr. Dannheisser stated that the Board can recommend a preference)
• Can the Board levy a fine against a State Certified contractor?

Mr. Harold made a motion that the Board review the revised schedule, set fees and return to the next meeting for further discussion. Mr. Blackman seconded the motion. The motion passed with a unanimous vote.

Mr. Blackman made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr Harold seconded the motion. The motion carried with a unanimous vote.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:40 p.m.