Atherton Releases Code Complaint on home of Charles Marsala
Original post made by mike murphy, Atherton: other, on Jul 30, 2010
It contains the results of an allegation that the home of Charles Marsala is not structurally sound:
TO: JERRY GRUBER, CITY MANAGER
FROM: ROBERT L.CUSHING, CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
DATE: JULY 21, 2010
SUBJECT: CODE ENFORCEMENT/33 EMILIE AVENUE
On June 16, 2010 I received a complaint from John P. Johns of [redacted}. The complaint alleged that a home located at the above address and owned by Councilmember Charles Marsala was in violation of the town code. The complaint further alleged that the home was not properly inspected or permitted and caused a threat to the health and safety of the occupants. The complaint alleges:
That the plans for Mr. Marsala's remodeling project were not drawn by a licensed architect. [Records do not indicate that the scope of the remodeling work was structural or of a level that would require a licensed architect. Property owners may develop their own plans as well.]
The project involved the relocation of load bearing wall or walls without required structural calculations. [The work that was done was regulated by the UBC Span tables and did not require structural calculations.]
Final inspection was not performed prior to permit expiration. [The file indicates Permit # 29712 was issued on 5/4/1999, expired on 5/3/2000 and was finaled on 9/27/2000. Records do not indicate if an extension was granted. The final approval on 9/29/2000 approved the project.
In considering the above findings I reviewed the Building Department microfiche and CRW records for 33 Emilie Avenue. The conclusion is that the remodeling under this permit was minor and was properly inspected, that the home has appropriate permits for the work that was completed and that the home does not constitute a threat to the health and safety of the occupants. The case has been closed.
Robert L. Cushing
Code Enforcement Officer
Town of Atherton
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