Saunders: Always doing what is proper
Being the contractor on record who built Mick Ireland’s office, let me share with you that the Building Department will not accept a permit application.
Unless the governing HOA issues a letter of approval, which common ground housing did issue, and, at that time, a rental agreement for the space was agreed upon. Then, that permit application crosses the desk of numerous subordinate departments of the city — like P&Z, water, historical, sanitation, and anybody else who may be impacted by the issuance of the permit. After everybody signs off and fees are paid, then will a permit be issued.
Mick carefully crossed all his T’s and dotted all of his I’s during this tedious process. Because that is how he conducts himself!
A few years previous, when cleaning out his crawl space, I discovered that the “B” vent to his boiler had rotted away and was emitting toxic fumes into his house. That day, I replaced the vent, which I considered an emergency fix.
We discussed the need for a permit. I told him the work was done, and no one would know.
The very next day, Mick applied for a repair permit because it was the proper thing to do!
I have always known Mick to do what is proper in his belief of transparency. In my opinion, nobody should be using his legal and permitted office space as a reason to attack his credibility!