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Ord 36-2002 4/16/2002 ORDINANCE NO. -cp.cOp ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 16-2002, TO SUSPEND 2222 JASPER FROM THE DEMOLITION LIST APPROVED BY SAID ORDINANCE, TO ALLOW THE PROPERTY'S CURRENT OWNER ADDITIONAL TIME TO REHABILITATE THE STRUCTURE; FINDING AND DETERMINING THAT THE MEETING AT WHICH THIS ORDINANCE WAS PASSED WAS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AS REQUIRED BY LAW. WHEREAS, at its meeting of March 5, 2002, the City Council held a public hearing on certain hazardous structures, and passed Ordinance No. 16-2002 which declared those structures as dangerous, in violation of ordinance, and commanded certain action with regard to same; and, WHEREAS, the property located at 2222 Jasper Street in Wichita Falls was included in the list of structures declared as dangerous under Ordinance No. 16-2002, and the owner of the property was ordered to demolish the structure; and, WHEREAS, the then-owner of the property subsequently sold it to its present owner, who was unaware of the demolition order imposed by the City Council through Ordinance No. 16-2002; and, WHEREAS, the current owner desires to rehabilitate the structure and has agreed to provide the City with a site plan, cost estimates and proof of financial feasibility; and, WHEREAS, the current owner shall deposit into escrow the sum of $2,622.00, which is the current cost to complete demolition of the structure, should the required rehabilitation work not be completed; and, WHEREAS, the rehabilitation of the property is in the best interest of the public and the City of Wichita Falls. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, THAT: SECTION 1. Ordinance No. 16-2002, which declared certain structures as dangerous and commanded certain action with regard to same, is hereby amended to allow a stay of the pending demolition of the property at 2222 Jasper Street in Wichita Falls for 150 days from April 16, 2002, to allow the property owner to complete all necessary repairs and obtain a Certificate of Occupancy on or before September 13, 2002. Should the owner obtain such Certificate of Occupancy on or before September 13, 2002, the order of demolition of 2222 Jasper as required under Ordinance No. 16-2002 shall be terminated. However, if the owner does not make significant progress toward rehabilitation within 90 days or shall fail to complete the necessary repairs and obtain such Certificate of Occupancy on or before September 13, 2002, the stay of demolition of the property at 2222 Jasper shall be lifted, and the demolition shall proceed as ordered under Ordinance No. 16-2002. SECTION 2. In consideration of this stay of demolition, the owner of the property at 2222 Jasper Street shall deposit into escrow the sum of $2,622.00, to cover the current cost to demolish said structure, should the required rehabilitation of the structure not occur within the 150-day time period. In addition, the owner agrees to pay any additional demolition fees, should the cost to demolish the property at the end of the 150-day period be greater than the sum in escrow. If the owner fails to pay said additional fees within thirty (30) days, a lien shall be placed on the property. However, should the owner complete all repairs as required by City codes and obtain the Certificate of Occupancy on or before September 13, 2002, the amount in escrow shall be returned to the owner. SECTION 2. It is hereby officially found and determined that the meeting at which this ordinance was passed was open to the public as required by law. PASSED AND APPROVED this the 16th day of April, 2002. AYOR ATTEST: City Clerk