In a Declaration of Support for a building permit application, an agent for the owners of the Laurel Springs RV park made four crucial mistakes. They included the wrong:
- Street address
Then the agent signed it under the words, “I UNDERSTAND AND AGREE that if any fact stated in this Declaration is false, the City may void any permit(s) issued by the City for the Project, and the City may order the Owner or its successor to remove all or part of the Project at my or our own expense. I declare under penalty of perjury the foregoing is true and correct.”
Serious Lack of Attention to Detail for Legal Doc
See the signed document below with red highlights added to help focus on the mistakes.
So what should the right entries have been?
- The Plat, HCAD and Deed all say “W Massey” not “S Massey.”
- Address is Laurel Springs Lane, not Road.
- Laurel Springs Lane is in Kingwood, not Huffman.
- 77339 is a zip code, not the name of the owner.
Symptomatic of Other Mistakes?
You would have to be in a particularly uncharitable frame of mind to impose sanctions based on the careless mistakes above. But they show a distinct lack of attention to detail that raises more serious questions about all of the plans and potential mistakes in other documents.
Two Site Plans Show 24% Difference in Number of RV Spots
That’s a 24% increase in the amount of impervious cover. And that could seriously affect drainage calculations. But the permit still calls for 182.
The drainage mitigation plans do not specify how many spots the drainage calculations are based on. What’s the final number?
This could be one of the reasons why the developer and contractor refuse to meet with neighbors to discuss their plans. Do they know of flaws in other docs, too?
Cavalier Attitude to Penalties of Perjury
Geez! This developer does not pay much attention to detail under possible penalties of perjury, project cancellation and personal financial ruin. I wonder how many mistakes other documents contain that don’t carry those penalties.
The person who filed the Declaration of Support for the permit is Leslie B. Mickelis. Mickelis lists her address as 12320 Barker Cypress, Suite 600. That’s a PostNet store. According to the Secretary of State, Mickelis operated a company called Texas State Permits LLC, which lost its right to do business in Texas due to a tax forfeiture in 2009.
All of this raises serious questions of public safety and concern.
We need Houston Public Works – or a neutral third-party engineer – to review the plans from beginning to end for consistency and accuracy.
Posted by Bob Rehak on 11/6/2021 and updated with additional information about Mickelis on 11/7/2021 thanks to a tip from Daryl Lombard
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