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Approved Jan 12, 2005 - Building Code Board of Adjustments Minutes

JANUARY 12, 2005

 The regular meeting of the Santa Rosa County Building Code Board of Adjustments and Appeals was held January 12, 2005, at 3:00 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. Larry Hall, Chairman, Mr. Frank Harold, Vice Chairman, Mr. Charles “Pete” Southerland, Mr. Danny Holt and Mr. William J. Blackman.

Building Inspection Department staff in attendance were Mr. Tim Tolbert, Building Official; Mr. Skip Tompkins, Compliance Division Superintendent; Mrs. Rhonda Royals, Deputy Building Official and Mrs. Robyn Leverton, Office Assistant.

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

Mr. Larry Hall, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 3:06 p.m.

Approval of Agenda:

There was a correction and an amendment to the agenda; Mrs. Royals stated that agenda item #7, license reinstatement for Jimmy D. Eubanks and the information the Board members received in their packets for Jimmy D. Eubanks should have been for Jimmy L. Hubanks.  Mrs. Royals requested that the Jimmy L Hubanks License Reinstatement, be moved to #5 as Mr. Hubanks is the only one present.   All other items will be moved up consecutively.  Mr. Blackman made a motion to accept the amended agenda.  Mr. Southerland seconded the motion.  The motion carried with a unanimous vote.

Approval of Minutes:

Mr. Blackman made a motion to approve the minutes from the November 10, 2004 meeting.  Mr. Southerland seconded the motion.  The motion carried with a unanimous vote.

Next Meeting:

The next regularly scheduled meeting is Wednesday, February 9, 2005, at 3:00 p.m. in the Building Inspection Department Conference Room.

New Business (License Reinstatement)

Jimmy L. Hubanks d/b/a Jimmy L. Hubanks

Mrs. Royals gave the Board a brief update on Mr. Hubanks.  Mr. Hubanks provided a list of permits pulled in Escambia County over the past 10 years; he also provided a copy of his license from Escambia and proof of continuing education.  Mr. Southerland made a motion to reinstate Mr. Hubanks roofing license upon Mrs. Royals approval of the documentation presented.  Mr. Holt seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

Old Business (Probable Cause)

Santa Rosa County VS James Ronnie Cawthon d/b/a Southland Pools

Mrs. Royals gave a brief history and an update.  Mr. James Ronnie Cawthon’s case has been presented to the Board several times for failure to call in the required inspections.  The case has been tabled numerous times, once due to a family emergency, another time due to both homes (requiring the final inspections) obtaining damage due to Hurricane Ivan.  According to the latest recap, Mr. Cawthon still has the two (2) permits that require final inspections.  Mr. Cawthon was not able to appear this time due to a toothache and a scheduled dental appointment.  However he did give an update on the status of the damage homes; one home has a temporary fence around the pool and the other is preparing to permit repairs.

Mr. Blackman asked if we could have an inspector stop at both locations and make certain that the structures were indeed damaged due to the storm.  Mr. Hall suggested that a letter go to Mr. Cawthon, stating that these (2) permits are still outstanding and that we expect them to be closed, or for him to make an appearance at the next meeting to explain why they are still open.

Mr. Southerland made the motion to table the case until the next meeting; have Mr. Cawthon appear, once again, as probable cause.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Harold.  The motion carried with a unanimous vote.

There was not a court reporter present for the “Formal Hearing” portion of these minutes. Recordings are available for review at the Santa Rosa County Building Inspection Department.

Old Business (Formal Hearing)

Santa Rosa County VS Steven Sanfilippo d/b/a Anthony Homes, Inc.

Mrs. Royals briefly explained the case to the Board and read the charges against Steven Sanfilippo d/b/a Anthony Homes, Inc.  There is an alleged violation of the Santa Rosa County Ordinance 2002-06, Section 16, paragraph 1 (e).  Allegations are based on a complaint filed by Santa Rosa County Building Inspection Department against Mr. Steven Sanfilippo.  During an investigation of a swimming pool contractor, it was discovered that a pool enclosure had been build without the required permits and inspections at a residence Mr. Sanfilippo had recently constructed.  Mr. Sanfilippo testified during the probable cause meeting that he sublet the construction of the swimming pool enclosure to Marco’s Patios, a contractor that is unlicensed in Santa Rosa County.   Mr. Sanfilippo was duly noted by mail and is not in attendance today.

Randy Jones, Santa Rosa County Compliance Investigator, was sworn in by Mrs. Royals.  Randy then addressed the Board stating that Mr. Sanfilippo did not pull a permit for the pool enclosure.  After several telephone calls and conversations with Mr. Sanfilippo over the last year, the permit still was not pulled.   Randy said that Marco’s Patio has done enclosures for Steve for years and they said that Steve would pull the permit and Steve, as well, had told him several times that he would pull the permit.  Mr. Sanfilippo has never given an explanation as to why he did not pull a permit.

Mr. Blackman made a motion to revoke Steven Sanfilippo’s license for a period of five years.  An examination is required for reinstatement of a revoked license.   A discussion ensued amongst the Board members.  Mr. Harold seconded the motion.  The motion passed four to one with Mr. Holt opposing.

New Business

Election of BOAA Officers

Mrs. Royals continued the meeting with the next agenda item being the election of BOAA Officers.  She stated that in the past, the Board voted to rotate the position of Chair and Vice Chair based on districts.  If you wish to continue with this procedure, Mr. Harold would move into the Chair position and Mr. Holt would become Vice Chair.

Mr. Southerland made a motion to continue with past procedures and move Mr. Harold into the Chairman position and elect Mr. Holt as Vice Chairman.  Mr. Blackman seconded the motion.  The motion carried 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 3:32 p.m.