Dale Phillips, Foster Township Supervisor has been exposed attempting to jeopardize a private citizens lively hood by calling their employer and making false claims that the private citizen was interfering with the development of his own employer. In my opinion, Dale Phillips, Foster Township Supervisor is using is elected position to avoid a Highway Occupancy Permit and a Traffic Impact Study at the intersection of Derrick Road and East Main Street. He is attempting to develop something at this unsafe intersection, but he will not disclose this to the public. Dale Phillips should resign as a Foster Township Supervisor as this issue will be discussed with the Public at the Foster Township Supervisors Monday, November 5, 2012.
The Public may find this of interest as it was left in a private message. These outlaws are running our police departments. Where is the integrity!
"This is not the first time Mr Phillips has tried to circumvent going though the proper legal channels to accomplish his goals."
"I have an archive I kept from another forum regarding some of his dealings with the Business known as Auto Depot, and an ancillary franchise known as Rain or Shine Towing which was also operated through the dealership. The gist of this discussion is when he was receiving favoritism for his towing service by the city police department, whose car were painted by an uncertified body shop owned and operated by Mr Philips, while not having the proper permits by the DER as applicable to chemicals and ventilation requirements of a body shop. Yet the police cars were all painted there despite this lack of certification. There was not even a bidding process, Mr Reil merely shunted the paintwork to Mr Philips - his brother in law.."
"After reading the transcript you will clearly see that this is not the first time Mr Phillips decided to not follow the law."
"If you are interested in this transcript, I can send it to you, it is too large to fit into this message area, and there is not provisions here for attachments."
In 2008, the Pennsylvania Legislature passed a new law requiring all contractors in the Commonwealth to register their buisness with the Pennsylvania State Attorney General's Office. I looked up McKEAN WINDOW COMPANY and found that this company is not registered with the PA Attorney General's office. Maybe this company went out of business or never existed? I remember from a previous post that this company did exist. I am still waiting to see if MCKEAN WINDOW COMPANY paid the GROSS BUISNESS TAX??? Citizen, I did speak to Mark G. on the former Archers Building, and he is aware of the building permit situation. Mark does an excellent job for the community he serves. It must be the new norm that when you get elected to public office you don't have to go by the RULES? (Rules that are enforced on us, the 99 percenters!)
Landlord, it was brought to my attention that a previous post i made may have been taken as an insult by Mr. Grassi. This was not my intention, nor was it my intention to aim this at anyone else at city hall other than Mr Riel. and im quite certain it didnt read that way. Possibly the person who brought it to my attention was stirring the pot. Yes Mr. Grassi does an excellent job, and walks the line regarding his professional ethic. My understanding was that permits are issued at city hall. I was also told that the former Archers building has had zero work done to date that would require a permit. Apparently demolition no longer requires this.
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Citizen, you are correct. No building permits are required for remodeling demo work.
On the positive side, it's nice to see someone other than the OECD buying real estate on Main St. If the OECD would get out of the real estate business, I'm sure more buildings on Main St. would be renovated. The property owners on Main St. have to compete against their own tax dollars and that's a shame.
To the contrary, permits are required for demolition/renovation work depending on the type of work being done, the gross area of work being done, the costs of work being done. Once certain triggers are reached the work must be done in accordance with current building codes and all other applicable codes if feasible. The code and enforcing officials determine what is feasible.
From Bradford's Building/Zoning Department:
1. Electrical â€“ Any work involving electrical wiring shall have a certified electrical inspection. A list of electrical inspectors may be obtained from this office. There is no requirement regarding the electrician. All electrical work must comply with all provisions of the most current addition of the National Electric Code. 2. Plumbing â€“ All Plumbing work shall comply with the International Plumbing Code and the City of Bradford Plumbing Ordinance (available upon request) and shall be inspected by the plumbing inspector of this office. All plumbers must hold a current City of Bradford Plumbing License (list on file). A licensed master plumber is required for all plumbing work, however, specifically exempt from the provisions of the plumbing code is the following: - Plumbing work actually done by owners or bonafide employees of owners (except new construction on new installation). - Storm sewer and drainage work. - Work by City of Bradford employees in the streets of the City. 3. Demolition â€“ Partial demolition may be filed through a building permit application if demolishing a portion of the structure and rebuilding. Demolition of a (full) structure requires a separate permit through this office. Any demolition debris must be disposed of pursuant to mandates of the McKean County Landfill regulations. 4. Public Right-of-Way â€“ The Department of Public Works must approve any encroachment in the public right-of-way(s) (such as curb cuts, signs, etc.) 5. Applicantâ€™s Signature â€“ Completion of an AFFIDAVIT is required when the building permit is completed by someone other than the owner. This AFFIDAVIT must be notarized.
6. Resident and non resident contractors performing work in the City of Bradford shall, before beginning work, at the same time a building permit is obtained, file a return and pay the tax due thereon based upon the amount they are receiving for performing said work. 7. Certificate of Insurance â€“ Please complete the Addendum to the Building Permit, dealing with workerâ€™s compensation. Please submit the contractor(s) Certificate of Insurance with the City of Bradford as the certificate holder and a proof of Workerâ€™s compensation. If exempt from workerâ€™s compensation, please note on the Addendum to the Building Permit. 8. Stamped Drawings â€“ One (1) set of stamped drawings is required on all construction requiring PA Department of Labor & Industry approval. This construction includes, but is not limited to, all commercial and industrial construction. This includes renovations, alterations and changes or use of occupancy in certain multi tenant residential usages. In most cases, PA Department of Labor & Industry require that plans submitted to them be signed by a licensed architect or engineer. 9. Handicap Requirements â€“ Handicap accessibility shall be required when altering at least 30% or more of an existing structure, for all new construction, and additions. PA Department of Labor & Industry also issues final approval on handicap accessibility.
These are only Bradford's requirements and doesn't include the requirements of the IBC which Bradford uses for a building code.
Flashback, Thanks for the info. I will file another Right To Know with the city to inquire about the former Archers Building. I remember seeing a huge dumpster there. I thought this thread was getting a little side tracked, but this is exactly what we are discussing.
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