Friday, June 17, 2016

Timeline of 417 E Government - Pathway to a HISTORIC Vacant Lot


Below is a timeline on the Sebastion Barrios home at 417 E. Government built around 1916.  It is a work in progress as my review continues.
  • February 16, 1993 - Angela Denmon obtains deed for 417 E Government from Betty Barrios
  • December 20, 2007 - 417 E Government is hit with Code violations to be corrected by March 4, 2008
  • March 4, 2008 - End of compliance period
  • December 16, 2008 - Lien on property filed at $25 per day from March 4, 2008 forward. Lien
  • December 15, 2011- Galbavy's request permission to demolish 417 Government. ARB tables Galbavy request to demolish 417 Government Minutes
  • January 5, 2012 - Galbavy's withdraw offer to purchase 417 Government.
  • January 12, 2012 - Denmon and attorney Lisa Minshew attend ARB requesting permission to demolish.  ARB discussed the need for an appropriate replacement structure if demolition is approved.  Quina volunteers to inspect structure. Motion to approve demolition if recommended by Quina
  • February 1, 2012 - "Mr. Quina inspected the structures and recommended the contributing structure not be demolished."  Agenda  Mr. Quina's report is in the agenda.
Quina's report states : "Based on my inspection, I do not recommend demolition, for any reason. There is no risk of demolition by neglect except for a small portion of the non-original rear shed addition...I believe in time, an interested party will be able to make the numbers work such that the renovation project, that was underway, could then be continued to a positive outcome."
  • February 29, 2012 - Denmon files Notice of Commencement for roof repairs.
  • February 21, 2013 - The Galbavy's present their home to the ARB as a Bed & Breakfast.
  • July 10, 2014 - ARB Meeting where Carter Quina presents Greskovich house plans incorporating an identical rebuild.  ARB passes demolish and rebuild.
  • December 31, 2014 - Angela Denmon sells the property to Judith Galbavy for $282,000
  • April 23, 2014 - The Galbavy's commence construction on their Zaragoza Street home.
  • February 18, 2015 - City of Pensacola releases all liens against the property. Lien Release
  • February 19, 2015 - I understand a demolition permit was issued to the FORMER property owner Elizabeth Denmon for the 417 Government home although she no longer owns the property.  I have a Public Records Request in for the actual permit.
Questions:
  • How can Quina find it is not necessary to demolish the house in February 2012, then ask to demolish in July 2014?
  • How can Denmon apply for a permit to demolish when she doesn't own the property?
  • Is is just a coincidence that the Galbavy's originally wanted to just demolish and eventually they did just that with no rebuild?
  • Who is the City allowed this to happen?
  • Does Carter Quina have a conflict of interest?
  • Does Quina's opinion of save or demolish change based on if its his customer or not?
  • Why doesn't someone with the City follow up on conditional demolition permits to see if they are meeting the conditional requirements?


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

"I believe in time, an interested party will be able to make the numbers work”

Guess he was right!

Anonymous said...

Angela Denmon bought the property with a house on it for $32,700. She sold the property for $282,000, but only after securing ARB approval to demolish the house. Is it fair to assume that there was a value to that demolition permit? Did Denmon "share" some of those profits with Carter Quina?

Angela Denmon has 30 real estate transactions recorded in Escambia County, a sure sign that she once attended a seminar called "How to Flip Houses."

A sure sign of Carter Quina's moral base is the claim that he put in after the BP Oil Spill. Quina claimed that BP owed him $80,000 for a church project that he lost in Cantonment, even though the church was about 30 miles north of the beach and had absolutely nothing to do with the oil spill. That example might help to explain how Quina can flip-flop between not allowing demolition to granting demolition.

Anonymous said...

After the tragedy of the fire chief situation, I just can't care any more. I give up. Hayward has won & Pensacola has lost.

Anonymous said...

How long has Carter Quina served on this board? Seems like once you get appointed to ARB you are on for life. Is that a good thing?

Anonymous said...

The story that is even more interesting, is how Angela was able to take sole possession of her Aunt's house, from the rest of the cousins.

It began with deception and lies and has continued as such.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Maren for speaking truth and bringing to light the corruption of this administration.

What about paying a "friend" $2,700 for no-bid contract for social media and "average" photography?