March 12, 2008
The regular meeting of the Santa Rosa County Building Code Board of Adjustments and Appeals was held March 12, 2008, at 2:30p.m. in the conference roomof the Santa Rosa
CountyBuilding Inspection Department located at 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton, FL 32583. Board members present were Mr.Charles “Pete” Southerland, Chairman;Mr.
James “Larry” Hall, Vice Chairman;Mr. William J. Blackman, Mr. Frank Harold and Mr. Danny Holt.
Building InspectionDepartment staff in attendance was Mr. Tim Tolbert, Building Official; Mrs. Rhonda Royals, DeputyBuilding Official; Mr. Skip Tompkins, Compliance Division Superintendent;Mr. Randy Jones, Compliance Investigator;Mr. Bobby Burkett, Compliance Investigatorand Mrs. Robyn Leverton, Administrative Assistant I.
Mr. Tom Dannheisser, County Attorney, was present forthe meeting.
Mr. Pete Southerland, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 2:34 p.m.
A court reporter was not present for the meeting.
The audio/recording system was inoperable therefore there are no tapes of the meeting.
Approval of Agenda
There were no amendments to the agenda. Mr.Blackman made a motion to accept the agenda. Mr.Holt seconded the motion. The motion carried witha unanimous vote.
Approval of Minutes
Mr. Blackman made a motion to approve the minutes from the November 14, 2007 meeting. Mr. Harold seconded the motion. The motion carried witha unanimous vote.
The next regularly scheduled meeting is Wednesday, April9, 2008, at 2:30 p.m. in the Building Inspection Department Conference Room.
Election of Officers
Rhonda reminded the Boardthat they have been rotating the position of Chair and Vice Chair based on districts. Continuing with this method would place Larry Hallin the Chair
position and Frank Harold as Vice Chair.
Mr. Blackman made a motion to continue with this process. Mr. Harold seconded the motion. The motion carried with a unanimous vote making Mr. Larry Hall, Chairman and Mr. Frank Harold, Vice Chairman.
New Business – Probable Cause
Gregory & A. Kathleen Christoff vs. George W Faulk d/b/a George W Faulk Marine
Rhonda Royals introduced the case.
Randy Jones described the case to the Board members. He said Mr. Faulk didn’t pull a permit for the work and he took $10,633 in payments without finishing the work. Mr.
Christoff pulled his own permit in July 2007 and received a final inspection in October 2007.
Mr. Greg Christoff was present and spoke briefly to the Board regarding his case.
Mr. Faulk was also present he said he knew he was working without permits and had no excuses. He said he would write Christoff a check to satisfy him. Mr. Christoff agreed to
come up with a figure between $1,400 -$2,000; this was satisfactory with Mr. Faulk
Mr. Dannheisser recommended to the Boardthat they place the case on hold stating that if Mr. Faulk reapplied for a license the Board could readdress the case. Mr. Faulk’s license is currently suspended for lack of payment.
Mr. Blackman made a motion to place the case on hold. Mr. Harold seconded the motion. The motion passed with a unanimous vote.
The Board members discussed the possibility of amending the Ordnance in order to allow them to impose fines upon contractors. They would like the Building Department staff to review some guidelines, provided by Tom Dannheisser, and to make recommendations. If fines were accessed the Board would like to know where the monies would be placed.
Mr. Harold made a motion to adjourn the meeting. MrBlackman seconded the motion. The motion carried with a unanimous vote.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:25p.m.