No City permissions or inspections were requested by the promoter prior to construction and when the Fire Marshal was contacted by City Code Enforcement regarding the haunted house, the Fire Marshal denied the haunted house promoters permission to use the building for the haunted house due to the lack of the required automatic sprinkler system among many other things.
Owner and attorney Fred Levin wrote a letter to the City Fire Marshal, ON FIRM LETTERHEAD, stating:
"The committee was notified by you on September 11, 2015 that since the occupancy has changed from education to entertainment, there must be the installation of an automatic fire sprinkler system. The purpose of this letter is to ask that you consider the occupancy as education and/or waive that provision."
- Were all of the necessary permits pulled by the owners of the building for all the work done by the volunteers as detailed in the NFP letter?
- Is the Fire Marshal being asked to fraudulently classify a building?
- Is the fact that 200 little girls are selling tickets a consideration for the Fire Marshal in assessing safety and fire code?
- Has Mr. Levin taken advantage of the not for profit to do free labor on his building?
- Can the type of charities benefiting determine the type of building classification?
- If a fire occurred and the Fire Marshal waived compliance is the City exposed to lawsuits from Levin Papantonio or other lawyers? LP sued the City in the Steen case.
- Is it the policy of the Levin Papantonio law firm to encourage government officials to BREAK THE LAW?