"He's certainly working very well with us right now," said Faith Lumsden, director of Snohomish County Planning and Development Services.
"We're looking forward to having this resolved," she
County inspectors returned to Sax's
property again last week. Lumsden
said officials had talked to Sax
about finishing the "short plat" subdivision process, which would make it possible for Sax
to have more than one home on his
10-acre property.A triple-wide mobile home already sits on the property.
A photograph taken during the county's inspection of the property in November shows the unpermitted home fully framed, with windows installed and the roof almost finished.
While the stop work order means that construction should come to a halt, Lumsden
said that wouldn't prevent work to make the site safe or protect the integrity of the structure.
"Buttoning it up is one thing.Putting up sheet rock is another thing," Lumsden
may be able to restart construction of the new home after he
applies for a building permit for the single-family residence.He
also must finalize the short subdivision process, or agree to remove the existing home so only one house is on the property if the property isn't subdivided.