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Dec. 9, 2020

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Versión en español a continuación. Regular Meeting of the Building and Standards Commission December 9, 2020 Building and Standards Commission Meeting to be held December 9, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers (property owners, representatives and/or interested parties) must register in advance (one day before the scheduled meeting, Tuesday December 8, 2020 by Noon). To speak remotely at the December 9, 2020 Building and Standards Commission Meeting, you must: •Call or email Melanie Alley at 512-974-2679 or melanie.alley@austintexas.gov no later than December 8, 2020 by Noon, (one day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, a telephone number and email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, speakers will be contacted with the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak. Late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to melanie.alley@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •Residents may watch a live broadcast of the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live. Reunión del Building and Standards Commission 9 de decembre de 2020 La junta se llevará a cabo el 9 de decembre de 2020 con modificaciones de distanciamiento social. Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores (propietarios, representantes y / o interesados) deben registrarse con anticipación (el martes 8 de decembre de 2020 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunion el miercoles 9 de decembre de 2020, los residentes deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta en 512-974-2679 o melanie.alley@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los Page 1 números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. • …

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Versión en español a continuación. Regular Meeting of the Building and Standards Commission December 9, 2020 Building and Standards Commission Meeting to be held December 9, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers (property owners, representatives and/or interested parties) must register in advance (one day before the scheduled meeting, Tuesday December 8, 2020 by Noon). To speak remotely at the December 9, 2020 Building and Standards Commission Meeting, you must: •Call or email Melanie Alley at 512-974-2679 or melanie.alley@austintexas.gov no later than December 8, 2020 by Noon, (one day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, a telephone number and email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, speakers will be contacted with the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak. Late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to melanie.alley@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •Residents may watch a live broadcast of the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live. Reunión del Building and Standards Commission 9 de decembre de 2020 La junta se llevará a cabo el 9 de decembre de 2020 con modificaciones de distanciamiento social. Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores (propietarios, representantes y / o interesados) deben registrarse con anticipación (el martes 8 de decembre de 2020 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunion el miercoles 9 de decembre de 2020, los residentes deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta en 512-974-2679 o melanie.alley@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los Page 1 números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. • …

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Oct. 28, 2020

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Versión en español a continuación. Regular Meeting of the Building and Standards Commission October 28, 2020 Building and Standards Commission Meeting to be held October 28, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers (property owners, representatives and/or interested parties) must register in advance (one day before the scheduled meeting, Tuesday October 27, 2020 by Noon). To speak remotely at the October 28, 2020 Building and Standards Commission Meeting, you must: •Call or email Melanie Alley at 512-974-2679 or melanie.alley@austintexas.gov no later than October 27, 2020 by Noon, (one day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, a telephone number and email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, speakers will be contacted with the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak. Late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to melanie.alley@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •Residents may watch a live broadcast of the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live. Reunión del Building and Standards Commission 28 de octobre de 2020 La junta se llevará a cabo el 28 de octobre de 2020 con modificaciones de distanciamiento social. Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores (propietarios, representantes y / o interesados) deben registrarse con anticipación (el martes 27 de octobre de 2020 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunion el miercoles 28 de octobre de 2020, los residentes deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta en 512-974-2679 o melanie.alley@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los Page 1 números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. • …

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BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MINUTES Date: October 28, 2020 The Building and Standards Commission (BSC) convened remotely via video conference for a regular meeting on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. The meeting was available for viewing live at http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch- atxn-live. Commission Members in Attendance: Chair Andrea Freiburger; Vice Chair Pablo Avila; Commissioners: Jessica Mangrum, Natalya Sheddan, John Green, Timothy Stostad, James Briceno, Sade Ogunbode, Edgar Farrera, Elizabeth Mueller and Wordy Thompson. Ex Officio Commissioner Chief Thomas Vocke was absent. Staff in Attendance: Melanie Alley, Code Review Analyst/BSC Coordinator; Robert Moore, Division Manager; Marlayna Wright, Investigator; James Candelas, Program Specialist; Farah Presley, Inspector; David Downing, Supervisor; Joseph Lucas, Investigator; Brandon Carr, Assistant City Attorney and Steve Sadowsky, Planner Principal, City Housing and Planning. CALL TO ORDER Chair Freiburger called the Commission Meeting to order at 6:36 p.m. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Vice Chair Avila moved to approve the minutes from the September 23, 2020 regular meeting, seconded by Commissioner Ogunbode. The September meeting minutes were approved on a 11-0 vote. PUBLIC HEARINGS Appeal(s): Owner/Appellant Case Number(s) Street Address 5705 Rain Creek Parkway 1. CL 2020--155974 An appeal of the notice of violation regarding this property was heard by the Commission. The appellant did not appear at the hearing. Chair Freiburger admitted Staff Exhibits 1 and 2A-2E. Commissioner Mueller made a motion to deny the appeal, seconded by Commissioner Mangrum. The appeal was denied on a 10-1-0 vote. Commissioner Green voted to affirm. Heinz D. Grether 1 7010 Carwill Drive Continued Case(s) Pending Commission Action: 2. CL 2019-036878 This case was continued from the July 22, 2020 meeting. Perry Clark and Lisa Kelly, children of the deceased owner, represented the property at the hearing. Chair Freiburger admitted Staff Exhibits 3 and 4A-4J. Commissioner Green moved adopt the proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law and adopt Staff’s recommended order for repair within 45 days from the date the order is mailed, with penalties of $250 to begin to accrue on the 46th day if compliance is not achieved, seconded by Commissioner Mangrum. The motion carried on a 10-0-1 vote. Vice Chair Avila abstained. Evelyn McKinley Life Estate Returning Case(s): Hosebark, LLLP 2411 Longview Street 3. CL 2020-017823 This property was represented at the hearing by Greta Goldsby, Jacob Frumpkin, John Duke and Luke Esser. Vice Chair Avila admitted Staff Exhibits 3 and 4A-4J. Commissioner Green motioned to continue this item until …

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Sept. 23, 2020

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Versión en español a continuación. Special Meeting of the Building and Standards Commission September 23, 2020 Building and Standards Commission Meeting to be held September 23, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers (property owners, representatives and/or interested parties) must register in advance (one day before the scheduled meeting, Tuesday September 22, 2020 by Noon). To speak remotely at the September 23, 2020 Building and Standards Commission Meeting, you must: •Call or email Melanie Alley at 512-974-2679 or melanie.alley@austintexas.gov no later than September 22, 2020 by Noon, (one day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, a telephone number and email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, speakers will be contacted with the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak. Late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to melanie.alley@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •Residents may watch a live broadcast of the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live. Reunión del Building and Standards Commission Fecha de la reunion: 23 de septiembre de 2020 La junta se llevará a cabo el 23 de septiembre de 2020 con modificaciones de distanciamiento social. Se prmitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores (propietarios, representantes y / o interesados) deben registrarse con anticipación (el martes 22 de septiembre de 2020 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunion el miercoles 23 de septiembre de 2020, los residentes deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta en 512-974-2679 o melanie.alley@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los Page 1 números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección …

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Sept. 23, 2020

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Versión en español a continuación. Regular Meeting of the Building and Standards Commission September 23, 2020 Building and Standards Commission Meeting to be held September 23, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers (property owners, representatives and/or interested parties) must register in advance (one day before the scheduled meeting, Tuesday September 22, 2020 by Noon). To speak remotely at the September 23, 2020 Building and Standards Commission Meeting, you must: •Call or email Melanie Alley at 512-974-2679 or melanie.alley@austintexas.gov no later than September 22, 2020 by Noon, (one day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, a telephone number and email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, speakers will be contacted with the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak. Late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to melanie.alley@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •Residents may watch a live broadcast of the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live. Reunión del Building and Standards Commission 23 de septiembre de 2020 La junta se llevará a cabo el 23 de septiembre de 2020 con modificaciones de distanciamiento social. Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores (propietarios, representantes y / o interesados) deben registrarse con anticipación (el martes 22 de septiembre de 2020 antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunion el miercoles 23 de septiembre de 2020, los residentes deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta en 512-974-2679 o melanie.alley@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los Page 1 números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. • …

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BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MINUTES Date: September 23, 2020 The Building and Standards Commission (BSC) convened remotely via video conference for a regular meeting on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. The meeting was available for viewing at http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch- atxn-live. Commission Members in Attendance: Chair Andrea Freiburger, Vice Chair Pablo Avila; Commissioners: Jessica Mangrum, Natalya Sheddan, Timothy Stostad, James Briceno, Wordy Thompson, Elizabeth Mueller, Sade Ogunbode, Edgar Farrera, and John Green. Ex Officio Commissioner Chief Thomas Vocke was absent. Staff in Attendance: Melanie Alley, Code Review Analyst/BSC Coordinator; Robert Moore, Division Manager; Marlayna Wright, Investigator; James Candelas, Program Specialist; Farah Presley, Inspector; Justin Brummer, Interim Field Supervisor; Kecia Lara, Field Supervisor; Joseph Lucas, Investigator; John Hale, Investigator; Irma Ybarra, Inspector; and Brandon Carr, Assistant City Attorney. CALL TO ORDER Chair Freiburger called the Commission Meeting to order at 6:43 p.m. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Commissioner Elizabeth Mueller moved to approve the minutes from the September 23, 2020 regular meeting, seconded by Vice Chair Pablo Avila. Commissioner Mueller abstained from voting. The August meeting minutes were approved on a 10-0-1 vote. Commissioner Green abstained from the vote. PUBLIC HEARINGS Due to lack of connectivity that could not be resolved, Agenda Items 1, 2, and 3, listed below, were not heard. Returning Case(s): Street Address Owner(s) 7010 Carwill Drive Evelyn McKinley Life Estate 911 E. 6th Street Johnnie B. & Ilesta Alexander c/o Johnnies’s Antiques & Collectibles Case Number(s) 1. CL 2019-036878 Case(s): 2. CL 2020-116587 1 3. CL 2020-136176 CL 2020-136179 CL 2020-136375 CL 2020-136418 CL 2020-136426 CL 2020-136436 CL 2020-136439 CL 2020-136452 CL 2020-136458 CL 2020-136461 CL 2020-136465 CL 2020-136474 1516 Burton Drive aka 1601 Royal Crest Drive aka Solaris Apartments Canyon Oaks, LP Building A-1 (Exterior) Building A-2 (Exterior) Building B-5 (Exterior) Building B-9 (Exterior) Building B-10 (Exterior) Building C-6 (Exterior) Building E-1 (Exterior) Building E-3 (Exterior) Building E-4 (Exterior) Building E-7 (Exterior) Building E-9 (Exterior) Retaining Wall by the Parking Lot Between Buildings E-3 & E-4 DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 4. Discussion and planning regarding future Building and Standards Commission retreat. A future Commission retreat was discussed by the Commission. Commissioner Mueller stated that she had not been to a retreat. Chair Freiburger stated that the retreats are very useful for new commissioners. Commissioner Mangrum stated that she would be stepping down before the end of the year and that Spring may be better in order to allow time …

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Aug. 26, 2020

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Regular Meeting of the Building and Standards Commission August 26, 2020 Building and Standards Commission Meeting to be held August 26, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers (property owners, representatives and/or interested parties) must register in advance (one day before the scheduled meeting, Tuesday August 25, 2020 by Noon). To speak remotely at the August 26, 2020 Building and Standards Commission Meeting, you must: •Call or email Melanie Alley at 512-974-2679 or melanie.alley@austintexas.gov no later than August 25, 2020 by Noon, (one day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, a telephone number and email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, speakers will be contacted with the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak. Late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to melanie.alley@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •Residents may watch a live broadcast of the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn- live Page 1 BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2020 AT 6:30 P.M. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live AGENDA The Building and Standards Commission (“Commission”) may go into a closed session under Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code to receive advice from legal counsel or for other reasons permitted by law as specifically listed on this agenda. Further, if necessary, the Commission may go into a closed session as permitted by law regarding any item on this agenda. Building and Standards Commission Members Wordy Thompson Jessica Mangrum Timothy Stostad James Briceno Sade Ogunbode Edgar Farrera Elizabeth Mueller Thomas Vocke, Fire Marshall (Ex Officio) Andrea Freiburger, Chair Pablo Avila, Vice Chair Natalya Sheddan John Green CALL TO ORDER APPROVAL OF MINUTES PUBLIC HEARINGS Approve the minutes of the Building and Standards Commission’s July 22, 2020 regular meeting. Returning Case(s): The Commission will hear the following returning cases and may issue orders to vacate, relocate occupants, repair, demolish, secure the premises, or modify a civil penalty: …

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Repeat Offender Properties Suspension and Revocation Update PRESENTED BY MATTHEW I NORIEGA August 26, 2020 ROP Criteria or more separate notices of violation are issued for the same property within a consecutive 24-month period and the owner of the property fails to correct the violations within the time frame required by the code official. or more separate notices of violation issued on separate days for the same property within a 24 period regardless of whether the violation was corrected or not. or more citations are issued for the same property within a 24 consecutive months. Suspension and Revocation Suspension - § 4-14-50 The code official may suspend rental registration for a rental property if the code official determines: (1) the property is declared substandard or dangerous by the Building and Standards Commission, the code official, or a court of competent jurisdiction; (2) the registrant fails to timely comply with a notice of violation; (3) the registrant fails to comply with a requirement of this Chapter; (4) the registrant fails to comply with other City permitting requirements; or (5) the registrant fails to pay its annual registration fee. Revocation - § 4-14-51 The code official may immediately revoke a registration that has been suspended pursuant to Section 4-14-50 (Suspension) if the code official determines that the registrant is: (1) a condition that is dangerous or impairs habitability exists at the rental property during the suspension period; and (2) the registrant fails to take remedial action to correct the condition. Even if the registration has not been suspended, the code official may immediately revoke a registration issued under this chapter if an order to vacate the rental property is issued by the Building and Standards Commission or a court of competent jurisdiction. BY THE NUMBERS 2013 ROP began. 73 Properties currently participating in ROP. 5 Conditions that trigger suspension and revocation 10 Intent to Suspend Letters have been sent since June 24, 2020. 5 3 Suspension Letters sent Properties Suspended What exactly does it mean to suspend and revoke? YOUR ROLE CODE OFFICIAL RECEIVES S&R APPEAL must be done within 10 days of notification APPEAL PRESENTED TO BSC BSC MAY GRANT OR DENY THE APPEAL What happens if BSC upholds suspension and revocation? A suspension or revocation prohibits the registrant from renting vacant units to new tenants. If a registrant fails to adhere to the prohibition, the Code Official may bring a …

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BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MINUTES Date: August 26, 2020 The Building and Standards Commission (BSC) convened remotely via video conference for a regular meeting on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. The meeting was available for viewing at http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn- live. Commission Members in Attendance: Chair Andrea Freiburger, Vice Chair Pablo Avila; Commissioners: Jessica Mangrum, Natalya Sheddan, Timothy Stostad, James Briceno, Wordy Thompson, Elizabeth Mueller, Sade Ogunbode, Edgar Farrera, and John Green* (Commissioner Green joined the meeting already in progress). Thomas Vocke, Fire Division Chief was absent. Staff in Attendance: Melanie Alley, Code Review Analyst/BSC Coordinator; Robert Moore, Division Manager; Marlayna Wright, Investigator; James Candelas, Program Specialist; Farah Presley, Inspector; Matthew Noriega, Interim Division Manager; Michael Dial, Field Supervisor; Khary Dumas, Inspector; and Brandon Carr, Assistant City Attorney. CALL TO ORDER Chair Freiburger called the Commission Meeting to order at 6:59 p.m. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Vice Chair Avila moved to approve the minutes from the July 22, 2020 regular meeting, seconded by Commissioner Wordy Thompson. Commissioner Mueller abstained from voting. The August meeting minutes were approved on a 9- 0-1 vote. Commissioner Green was off dais. PUBLIC HEARINGS The Commission considered the new cases on the agenda (items 2, 3) and then considered the returning case (item 1). Case(s) Case Number(s) Street Address Owner(s) 2. CL 2020-116245 3606 Thompson Street 3606 Thompson LLC This property was represented at the hearing by attorney Lori Daves and the Owner’s representative Courtney Dinnen. Chair Freiburger admitted Staff’s Exhibits 1 and 2A-2Q, and the Owner’s Exhibits 1, 2 and 3. Commissioner Green made a motion to adopt staff’s recommendation, but modify to extend timeframe to 90 days, seconded by Commissioner Thompson. The motion was withdrawn. Commissioner Green motioned to continue the case to the October meeting and require the owner to attend this meeting with permits, show progress on repairs, and provide cost estimates for the remaining repairs, seconded by Commissioner Briceno. The motion failed 5-6. Chair Freiburger and Vice Chair Avila, Commissioners Mangrum, Sheddan, Ogunbode 1 and Mueller opposed the motion. Commissioner Mangrum then made a motion to adopt the proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law and adopt Staff’s recommended order for repair within 60 days from the date the order is mailed, with penalties of $1,000 per week to begin to accrue on the 61st day if not in compliance, seconded by Commissioner Thompson. The motion passed 11-0. 3. CL 2020-116516 …

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Regular Meeting of the Building and Standards Commission July 22, 2020 Building and Standards Commission Meeting to be held July 22, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers (property owners, representatives and/or interested parties) must register in advance (one day before the scheduled meeting, Tuesday July 21, 2020 by Noon). To speak remotely at the July 22, 2020 Building and Standards Commission Meeting, you must: •Call or email Melanie Alley at 512-974-2679 or melanie.alley@austintexas.gov no later than July 21, 2020 by Noon, (one day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, a telephone number and email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, speakers be contacted with the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak. Late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to melanie.alley@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •Residents may watch a live broadcast of the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn- live Page 1 BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2020 AT 6:30 P.M. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live AGENDA The Building and Standards Commission (“Commission”) may go into a closed session under Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code to receive advice from legal counsel or for other reasons permitted by law as specifically listed on this agenda. Further, if necessary, the Commission may go into a closed session as permitted by law regarding any item on this agenda. Building and Standards Commission Members Wordy Thompson Jessica Mangrum Timothy Stostad James Briceno Sade Ogunbode Edgar Farrera Elizabeth Mueller Thomas Vocke, Fire Marshall (Ex Officio) Andrea Freiburger, Chair Pablo Avila, Vice Chair Natalya Sheddan John Green CALL TO ORDER APPROVAL OF MINUTES PUBLIC HEARINGS Approve the minutes of the Building and Standards Commission’s June 24, 2020 regular meeting. Continued Case(s) Pending Commission Action: The Commission will hear the following returning cases and may issue orders to vacate, relocate occupants, repair, demolish, or secure the premises, or modify …

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Annual Internal Review This report covers the time period of 7/1/2019 to 6/30/2020 BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION The Board/Commission mission statement is: The Building and Standards Commission (BSC) was established to hear cases concerning alleged violations of the City’s housing and dangerous building regulations. The Building and Standards Commission shall have the powers and duties and comply with the procedures established by the Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 54, Subchapter C (Quasi-Judicial Enforcement of Health and Safety Ordinances), and Chapter 25-12, Article 9 (Property Maintenance Code) of the Austin City Code. 1. Describe the board’s actions supporting their mission during the previous calendar year. Address all elements of the board’s mission statement as provided in the relevant sections of the City Code. • The Commission met on 8 occasions to hear cases involving substandard and unsafe or dangerous properties, and appeals. • The Commission heard a total of 56 new cases. • The Commission heard a total of 11 returning cases. • Of the new and returning cases heard by the Commission, 41 or 61% were registered with the Repeat Offender Program, of which 28 have now achieved compliance. • Of the new and returning cases heard by the Commission, 14 were deemed dangerous by the Code Official or the Fire Division Chief. • The Commission received updates on 19 cases. • The Commission met as a body on 8 out of 11 monthly meeting dates during this period, with one meeting cancelled due to a posting error and two meetings cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. The Commission also held its annual retreat in November. Annual Review and Work Plan Year 2019-20 Page # 2 2. Determine if the board’s actions throughout the year comply with the mission statement. • The Commission issued 55 repair orders, of which 30 have achieved compliance, and 2 have achieved compliance with an unpaid penalty. • The Commission issued 2 demolition orders, neither of which has achieved • The Commission issued 1 order for an engineer’s report. • The Commission heard 5 appeals for short-term rental licenses, all of which compliance. were denied. • The Commission issued 5 reduced civil penalty orders. • The Commission reduced the civil penalty to $0 in 21 cases. 3. List the board’s goals and objectives for the new calendar year. • Staff will coordinate a Building and Standards Commission retreat. • Staff will prioritize Repeat Offender (ROP) cases, …

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July 22, 2020

Backup original pdf

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BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION Covid-19 Impact on the BSC July 2020 Robert Moore Division Manager, Austin Code Department Objectives July 22, 2020  Discuss the formal boards and commissions meeting changes due to COVID-19.  Inform the Commission about field inspection impact and opportunities moving forward.  Update the Commission on permitting and planning review services during COVID-19. Meeting Changes due to COVID-19 ▪Since March 16, 2020, the City has been allowed to operate through the Governor’s disaster declaration for Texas, temporarily suspending certain meeting requirements in the Texas Open Meetings Act. The Governor most recently renewed the declaration on July 10, 2020. ▪Mayor Adler also ordered a local disaster declaration for B&C meeting processes, 2-1-6 (E). What this means for the Boards and Commissions (subject to change): ▪The Governor’s for videoconference meetings in order to maintain social distancing and encourage safe stay home practices. and Mayor’s declaration allows order ▪The process for public comment has been modified for remote meetings requiring registration, in advance, to address agenda items. Field Inspection Impact & Opportunities Moving Forward ▪Emergency order violation (COVID) cases became major focus.  Response teams created  Influx of covid-19 complaints ▪Interior inspections have been limited to imminent situations only.  Possible reduction of BSC cases. ▪Opportunity moving forward.  Virtual inspection process Permitting & Planning Review Services ▪All commercial/residential regular & in-person services are still offered but are now virtual and online  Permit applications  Plan reviews  Expedited Permits  Quick Turnaround Times  One Hour Paid Consultation for Plan Reviews ▪Website has been updated to provide this information Questions? THANK YOU

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July 22, 2020

Approved Minutes original pdf

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BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION MINUTES REGULAR MEETING Date: July 22, 202 The Building and Standards Commission (BSC) convened remotely via video conference for a regular meeting on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. The meeting was available for viewing at http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live. Commission Members in Attendance: Andrea Freiburger, Chair; Pablo Avila, Vice Chair; Commissioners: Jessica Mangrum, Wordy Thompson, Timothy Stostad, James Briceno, John Green*, Sade Ogunbode, Edgar Farrera, and Natalya Sheddan. John Green was not present when the meeting was called to order.* He was present at approximately 6:50 p.m. when the Commission considered and voted on case number item 1 (11311 Walnut Ridge Drive). Commissioner Elizabeth Mueller was absent. Staff in Attendance: Melanie Alley, Code Review Analyst/BSC Coordinator; Robert Moore, Division Manager; Marlayna Wright, Investigator; James Candelas, Program Specialist; Moses Rodriquez, Supervisor, David Downing, Supervisor, Rich Lamancusa, Inspector, Eliza Torrez, Inspector, Joe Lucas, Tamara Kurtz, Business Process Consultant Sr. and Brandon Carr, Assistant City Attorney. CALL TO ORDER Chair Andrea Freiburger called the Commission Meeting to order at 6:33 p.m. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Vice-Chair Avila moved to approve the minutes from the June 24, 2020 regular meeting seconded by Commissioner Mangrum. The motion passed 8-0-1; thus, approving the June meeting minutes. Commissioner Sade Ogunbode abstained from the vote. PUBLIC HEARINGS Case(s): Case Number(s) 1. CL 2020-018491 Street Address 11311 Walnut Ridge Drive Owner(s) Richard Cogbill The property was not represented at the hearing. Chair Freiburger admitted Staff’s Exhibits 1 and 2A-2I. Commissioner Mangrum made the motion to adopt the proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law and adopt Staff’s recommended order for repair within 45 days from the date the order is mailed, with penalties of $1,000 to begin to accrue on the 46th day if not in compliance. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Green. The motion carried 10-0. Commissioner Mueller was absent. 2. CL 2020-040297 7216 Meador Avenue John Henry Fletcher, et.al. Julie Kuglen, Attorney, represented John Henry Fletcher, property owner, at the hearing. This property owner has 80% ownership interest; there are 10 other heirs. Albert Louise Clemmons Hill, Cynthia Johnson, and Donald Powell also attended this hearing. Chair Freiburger admitted Staff Exhibits 1 and 2A-2J. Commissioner Mangrum made the motion to adopt the proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law and adopt Staff’s recommended order to demolish to the residential structure within 45 days from the date the order is mailed, with the Code Official authorized …

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June 24, 2020

Agenda original pdf

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Regular Meeting of the Building and Standards Commission June 24, 2020 Building and Standards Commission Meeting to be held June 24, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers (property owners, representatives and/or interested parties) must register in advance (one day before the scheduled meeting, Tuesday June 23, 2020 by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the June 24, 2020 Building and Standards Commission Meeting, you must: •Call or email Melanie Alley at 512-974-2679 or melanie.alley@austintexas.gov no later than June 23, 2020 by Noon, (one day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, a telephone number and email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, speakers will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak. Late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to melanie.alley@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •Residents may watch a live broadcast of the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn- live Page 1 BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2020 AT 6:30 P.M. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live AGENDA The Building and Standards Commission (“Commission”) may go into a closed session under Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code to receive advice from legal counsel or for other reasons permitted by law as specifically listed on this agenda. Further, if necessary, the Commission may go into a closed session as permitted by law regarding any item on this agenda. Building and Standards Commission Members Wordy Thompson Jessica Mangrum Timothy Stostad James Briceno Sade Ogunbode Edgar Farrera Elizabeth Mueller Thomas Vocke, Fire Marshall (Ex Officio) APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approve the minutes of the Building and Standards Commission’s May 27, 2020 regular meeting. Andrea Freiburger, Chair Pablo Avila, Vice Chair Natalya Sheddan John Green CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC HEARINGS Case(s): The Commission will hear the following cases concerning alleged violations of …

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