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"December 9th 2013 TOWN OF SALEM, BOARD OF SELECTMAN MEETING (THE BOARD WAIVES ELECTRICAL PERMIT FOR MOM ITEM 5)"



"December 3rd 2013 TOWN OF SALEM, ZOMING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS MEETING"






"December 3rd Letter to Town of Salem ZBA"

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"November 5th 2013 TOWN OF SALEM, ZOMING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS MEETING"
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"November 5th Letter to Town of Salem ZBA"

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"October 1st 2013 TOWN OF SALEM, ZOMING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS MEETING"
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"October 1st Letter to Town of Salem ZBA"

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Photo Taken At October 1st ZBA Meeting of Mr. and Mrs. Hanson of Martin Avenue Salem, NH
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On June 4th 2013 The Demers' approached all the neighbors that reside on Martin Avenue with a petition to the town of Salem ZBA to ask for a 9 month variance to allow the mobile home to be on the property while renovations were being made to the home. Mr. Hanson initially stated that he did not want to sign the petition but he would not oppose it. He just wanted the trailer removed from the property as soon as possible. Recently in September Mr. Hanson had questions and or complaints to the ZBA. Then on the October 1st 2013 ZBA meeting Mrs. Hanson had some questions and or complaints.

[Please refer to video and letter above.]


The Demers' do not understand why the Hanson's made such comments and or complaints. If they wanted information they could have come across the street and spoken to the Demers' directly and they would have been more than happy to provide any information or concerns the Hanson's had pertaining to the Home.





"September 3rd 2013 TOWN OF SALEM, ZOMING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS MEETING"
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"September 2nd Letter to Town of Salem ZBA"

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"August 6th 2013 TOWN OF SALEM, ZOMING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS MEETING"
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"June 4TH 2013 TOWN OF SALEM, ZOMING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS MEETING"
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August 6th 2013 Salem Town Hall ZBA Meeting

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Salem PD was called to Town Hall after a woman reportedly called after a heated argument ensued between family member Mr. Troisi of 21 Martin Ave and Mr. Azarian. Mr. Troisi had requested that the ZBA show photo's of the work progress being done at the home. Mr. Azarian, stated the town planner "Ross is on vacation and I can't run a computer". Mr. Troisi and family members were questioned outside Town Hall about the incident and then left the Salem, Town Hall.

John Manning
Mr. John Manning Arrives At Town Hall...

John Manning
...Mr. Azarian asks Mr. Manning To Step Down and Did Not Allow Him To Sit On This Meeting


Town of Salem New Hampshire Zoning Board of Adjustment [ZBA] - Alternate/Member- Mr. John Manning came to our home with a contractor he knew [Mr. Al Mack] prior to the November 8, 2012 ZBA meeting offering to help. After nearly two hours, Mr. Manning and Mr. Al Mack [contractor] discussed the repairs with Mom, Step Dad [Mr. Skip Troisi] and Michael Demers. And said to us that repairs would cost $80,000 and would take 9 months to complete, and that was for THE REPAIRS TO THE UPSTAIRS ONLY?

John Manning

Mr. Mack said that he did not want to get involved with the BASEMENT FOUNDATION REPAIRS. Mr. Manning then INSISTED that Mom gets a home equity loan for the repairs. Mr. Manning also told Mom if she got the loan he would VOTE FOR HER ONE YEAR EXTENSION come the NOVEMBER 8, 2012 ZBA MEETING?

Mom and Step Dad had told Mr. Manning and Mr. Mack, that THEY THOUGHT IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO GET A HOME EQUITY LOAN because she had an upcoming BANKRUPTCY CASE PENDING...MR. MANNING INSISTED that she contact her bank. Mom was under the impression that Mr. Manning was there to help.

The next day Mom called her bank and as anticipated it was confirmed that it would be absolutely impossible to get a home equity loan.

The night before the November 8th 2012 ZBA meeting, Mr. Troisi called Mr. Manning and told him that a loan was impossible. Mr. Manning said to him, you will have to get the loan or I cannot do anything for you.

WE BELIEVE HIS ACTIONS WERE INAPPROPRIATE FOR A SITTING [ALTERNATE] ZBA MEMBER.

When the meeting came on November 8, 2012 Mr. Manning recommended only a 4 month extension and all the other ZBA members agreed, although his contractor said it would take 9 months and cost $80,000 for him to complete repairs and Mr. Manning had told us he would vote for the one year extension.

At the June 4th 2013 ZBA Meeting, Mr. Manning was the only person to speak in opposition and the following is what he said "I did go over to the property, and um they asked if I did know a contractor, and I did send a contractor down to them, and that was the end of my conversation with them. But um I did go to the property. You know a lot of people do come in front our board and we've given these people more chances than Carter's got liver pills. And I remember the last time that I sat up there and they asked for permission and he [Michael Demers] told me that time then it was the last time, he was not going to come back in front of this board. The bottom line is the only concern I have is Mr. Azarian if you do allow it whatever you know maybe you outta get the building inspector to go down and maybe do a monthly thing you know so that's the only thing I could say."


FACTS:

[Referring to Mr. Manning's comment about the November 8th ZBA Meeting where he says that Michael Demers stated it would be the last time he would come before the board. Mr. Demers had asked for a one year extension at that time. If the extension was granted then the Demers' would not have had to go before the board again.]

[As for Mr. Manning stating that he sent a contractor over and that was the end of the conversation with the Demers' THIS IS AN OUTRIGHT LIE due to the fact that he had accompanied the contractor at the Demers' residence and had spoken several times with the Demers'. THIS MAN ON JUNE 4TH 2013 LIED TO THE DEMERS', THE ZBA AND THE COMMUNITY OF SALEM NEW HAMPSHIRE]

"WE BELIEVE HE SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM PUBLIC OFFICE"

At the June 4th 2013 ZBA MeetingThe Demers' were asked to bring in estimates from contractors for the mold remediation and repairs to the upper level of the home.

If you add up the estimates obtained by the Demers' they do not come close to the $80,000 dollars that was estimated by Mr. Manning's contractor [Al Mack]. Where was this extra money going to go?

Let's do the math...
Mold remediation $14,900
Painting and wall repairs $5,500.
Flooring estimate upstairs only 3,000
Total $23,400

"July 31st 2013 Letter to Town of Salem ZBA"
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July 2nd 2013

Mom has to go before the zoning board of adjustment AGAIN, to request an additional 9 month extension to keep the mobile home on her property while home is being renovated
ALL RESIDENCE OF MARTIN AVENUE HAVE NOT OPPOSED AND HAVE SIGNED A PETITION TO TOWN OF SALEM, ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT TO ALLOW MOBILE HOME TO BE AT THE DEMERS RESIDENCE.

"New Hampshire Eagle Tribune - July 5th 2013


June 3rd 2013

Tomorrow, Mom Will Be Going Before The Town of Salem New Hampshire, Zoning Board of Adjustments To Petition For a Variance To Keep The Mobile Home That She Has Been Living In For Nearly 3 Years. This Variance is For a 6 Month Extension, While We Try To Make The Upper Level Of Her Oil and Mold Damaged Home Livable as a Temporary Fix To This Disaster. We Will Continue To Campaign To Raise Funds To Permenantly Fix Her Foundation and Put a Soil Vapor Extraction System and Vapor Barrier Below the Foundation To Control Toxic Fumes From Entering Her Home.

"New Hampshire Eagle Tribune - June 4th 2013

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"June 2nd Letter to Town of Salem ZBA"






"April 3rd 2013 Letter From Town of Salem ZBA" Haffners Oil Acadia Insurance Company Enpro Services Inc Ambrose environmental management wr berkley corporation


"November 9th 2012 Letter From Town of Salem ZBA" Haffners Oil Acadia Insurance Company Enpro Services Inc Ambrose environmental management wr berkley corporation

"November 8th 2012 Letter From Town of Salem ZBA" Haffners Oil Acadia Insurance Company Enpro Services Inc Ambrose environmental management wr berkley corporation
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Town Meeting Video From 12/6/2011

September 2, 2013 Salem Town Hall 33 Geremonty Drive Salem, NH 03079 Dear Mr. Chairman Azarian and Members of the Town of Salem, Zoning Board of Adjustment. The Demers Family is once more pleased to provide you with the following report from Accolade Environmental Contracting Corp. [Accolade] and attached photographic images concerning the work progress at our home on 21 Martin Ave., Salem NH. As discussed, at the prior August 6, 2013 ZBA meeting, I have completed the total demolition of the three rooms in the basement including removal of all building debris of the entire basement. Casella Dumpster Rental has removed the 15 yard roll off container from the property. Accolade Environmental Contracting Corp. has inspected this work and according to their report dated August 30, 2013 that I have provided to you they will be completing the last phase of mold remediation work by the 23rd of September 2013. I would also add it was a good feeling, demolishing and the removing the entire basement of all studs, insulation and drywall. Erasing the memories of these environmental contractors hired by the "Responsible Party's" -> Haffner's Service Stations Inc. -> Insurer -> Acadia Insurance Company ->[Enpro Services Inc. and Ambrose Environmental Management Inc.] who in an emergency response situation, invaded and trampled through our home 135 times, over a 14 month period, while the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services stood by and did absolutely nothing for nearly a year to enforce and ensure the contractors clean up this oil spill in a reasonable time frame and avoid making the release of oil onto our property worse, by allowing it to enter the ground water. It is due to the complete failure the parties involved to aggressively & properly cleanup this site and the absolute failure of the NHDES to properly monitor this cleanup and do their job, that we are here today. This cleanup should have taken no more than 2-3 months to complete. This documented information can be found in document section on our website www.helpmomgethome.com . In short, to date I have completed the total demolition and removal of the entire bedroom and bathroom and family room in the basement of the home. [Please see attached images of work completed.] I have been working very hard by myself on this project. I believe that we are basically on schedule with the work progress, In the Accolade report they state they will able to complete work by September 23, 2013 Page 2 of 2 according to their busy work schedule, so, the completion of mold remediation may be delayed a few days. Once this work is completed I will then proceed to placing a 6 ply poly vapor barrier below first floor level and then continue with the total refinishing of the upper level of the home according to timeframes in the estimates provided to you. I believe we have clearly demonstrated to the [Board] that we are working hard since we were able to begin this work in late April of 2013 due to weather conditions this past winter and early spring. [Please refer to images sent to you from spring] Moreover, if the one year extension were granted on November 8, 2012 meeting we would be in the same position we are in now concerning the work being performed at the home to date. We would request to the [Board] that these pictures be allowed to be viewed and briefly described so that the public can also see the progress being made at the Demers residence. We have explained to the [Board] at previous meetings, and it must be understood that we are purchasing materials as we can afford for this project and Mrs. Demers is going through upcoming bankruptcy case due to this lengthy oil spill cleanup. We are making the upper level of the home livable to get the mobile home off of this property as a temporary fix to the disaster. I have spoken with and I am in contact with several contractors that lift homes and pour foundations and I am also getting estimates for replacing the oil impacted foundation and replace the soil and then placing a soil venting system and vapor barrier below. I am organizing and I am going to put a team of volunteers and contractors together to raze this home in either late fall 2013 or spring 2014. We did not have the building inspector come to the property because we are not building anything in the basement at this time. Again, we thank you, for allowing us this time, to get the necessary work completed so we can begin to put our lives back together and making our way back to our home. October 1, 2013 Salem Town Hall 33 Geremonty Drive Salem, NH 03079 Dear Mr. Chairman Azarian and Members of the Town of Salem, Zoning Board of Adjustment. The Demers Family is once more pleased to provide you with the following information and reports from Accolade Environmental Contracting Corp. [Accolade] and Basement Systems of New Hampshire. [BSNH] I have also attached photographic images concerning the work progress at our home on 21 Martin Ave., Salem NH. Accolade Environmental personnel arrived at the site on September 20, 2013 to complete last two steps of mold remediation, an application of mold fungicide and encapsulate is to be applied to all wood surfaces remaining. During this inspection of the affected areas, it was discovered that remnants of fiberglass fibers & paper backing from the insulation still remain on the entire basement ceiling. It is recommended that these areas be prepped before application of these materials. The basement ceiling needs to be hand brushed and / or vacuumed to remove fiberglass particles and dust adhering to the wood surfaces. In addition, the entire perimeter cinder block ledge was also closely inspected and rodent feces and dust accumulation was observed in these areas and they also need to be thoroughly cleaned and prepped. I have begun this work and estimate it will take an additional 5- 7 man days to complete. Upon completion, Accolade will return to the property and finish their work as defined in their report. [Please see Accolade report]. Beeley Heating and Cooling Co. returned to the home September 10, 2013 to fire up the furnace to check the heating system, the upstairs radiator that was replaced and the water pipes for leaks. It was discovered that several pipes had to be repaired. During the inspection, when testing the furnace the water tank had also burst and the part was ordered and then replaced. Basement Systems of New Hampshire was called to the property on September 14, 2013 to inspect and opine the best way to [temporarily] control the #2 fuel odors from entering the living space of the home. They recommended a venting system be placed below the basement Page 2 of 3 floor slab, seal off oil impacted walls and place 6 ply polyurethane vapor barrier on the entire basement floor, and place a poly vapor door at the basement entrance into the kitchen. As discussed in September 2, 2013 letter to the [BOARD] this is a "temporary fix" until we can raze this home and replace the foundation in spring 2014. In addition, to the work listed above, I will have to replace insulation that was removed from along the perimeter of the basement ceiling, to avoid the heat from escaping the home from the basement this coming winter season. Although, I have not gotten an estimate to do this work I could estimate the work could take an additional 5 -7 man days to complete. Rogers Chimney Co. is scheduled to arrive this coming week to inspect and service the chimney. There are many other things we have been simultaneously doing at the property. Including clearing of brush, replacing weather damaged covering of one of two car ports on the property, purchasing building materials to finish the construction of the enclosure of the exterior oil tank that was installed in May of this year and I have painted of the concrete slab and components for the structure which we will have completed prior to next meeting. We also have purchased the mold fungicide, encapsulate, rolls of 6 ply polyurethane sheathing for the vapor barrier in the basement. We have not purchased the vent and piping to be installed. The above described work scope should be completed by the next ZBA meeting give or take a couple days, then I will begin the total refinishing of the upper level of the home according to the time frames in the estimates provided to you. It was brought to my attention that after I left the last meeting two residents had some questions and some comments and/or complaints concerning the mobile home and the renovations being done to our home. I would point out to the [BOARD] that Mrs. Hope Kea of 14 Martin Ave. perhaps, is not aware that her husband Mr. Shane Kea signed a petition allowing the 9 month extension and it is on file and maybe she doesn't realize I 've been working very hard by myself on this project. The Demeres do not understand why she made such comments as most of them were not accurate. The Demeres request to the [BOARD] to be afforded an opportunity to rebut any continued comments of that nature made by Mrs. Kea or Mr. Hanson. As for Mr. Kent Hanson, comments about mold remediation and progress being made at the property, maybe he does not understand either, evidently he does not have all the facts and information concerning the condition of the home and what needs to be done to make it livable and what we are doing at the property. In March of 2013 there was an ice pack surrounding the Page 3 of 3 property and the heating system could not be repaired due to the fact the home was left without an oil tank that needed to be installed on the exterior of the home before initiating any work in the basement. Perhaps, the both of them should go to www.helpmomgethome.com where they can find complete information and photographic images concerning the progress being made at the home. The Demeres feel very badly that this situation we are in and how having the mobile home on the property may have affected the lives of our dear neighbors from the Martin Ave. [some more than others]. We certainly never thought this would happen to us, this entire ordeal has been an extremely emotional, difficult and life changing experience for our family. We appreciate the continued patience of all our nice neighbors from Martin Ave. who signed the petition or did not oppose and we thank them once again for being very patient, while we finish with the repairs to the upper level our home and finally remove the mobile home from the property. Again, we thank you, for allowing us this time, to get the necessary work completed so we can begin to put our lives back together and making our way back to our home. October 1, 2013 Salem Town Hall 33 Geremonty Drive Salem, NH 03079 Dear Mr. Chairman Azarian and Members of the Town of Salem, Zoning Board of Adjustment. The Demers Family is once more pleased to provide you with the following information and reports from Accolade Environmental Contracting Corp. [Accolade] and Basement Systems of New Hampshire. [BSNH] I have also attached photographic images concerning the work progress at our home on 21 Martin Ave., Salem NH. Accolade Environmental personnel arrived at the site on September 20, 2013 to complete last two steps of mold remediation, an application of mold fungicide and encapsulate is to be applied to all wood surfaces remaining. During this inspection of the affected areas, it was discovered that remnants of fiberglass fibers & paper backing from the insulation still remain on the entire basement ceiling. It is recommended that these areas be prepped before application of these materials. The basement ceiling needs to be hand brushed and / or vacuumed to remove fiberglass particles and dust adhering to the wood surfaces. In addition, the entire perimeter cinder block ledge was also closely inspected and rodent feces and dust accumulation was observed in these areas and they also need to be thoroughly cleaned and prepped. I have begun this work and estimate it will take an additional 5- 7 man days to complete. Upon completion, Accolade will return to the property and finish their work as defined in their report. [Please see Accolade report]. Beeley Heating and Cooling Co. returned to the home September 10, 2013 to fire up the furnace to check the heating system, the upstairs radiator that was replaced and the water pipes for leaks. It was discovered that several pipes had to be repaired. During the inspection, when testing the furnace the water tank had also burst and the part was ordered and then replaced. Basement Systems of New Hampshire was called to the property on September 14, 2013 to inspect and opine the best way to [temporarily] control the #2 fuel odors from entering the living space of the home. They recommended a venting system be placed below the basement Page 2 of 3 floor slab, seal off oil impacted walls and place 6 ply polyurethane vapor barrier on the entire basement floor, and place a poly vapor door at the basement entrance into the kitchen. As discussed in September 2, 2013 letter to the [BOARD] this is a "temporary fix" until we can raze this home and replace the foundation in spring 2014. In addition, to the work listed above, I will have to replace insulation that was removed from along the perimeter of the basement ceiling, to avoid the heat from escaping the home from the basement this coming winter season. Although, I have not gotten an estimate to do this work I could estimate the work could take an additional 5 -7 man days to complete. Rogers Chimney Co. is scheduled to arrive this coming week to inspect and service the chimney. There are many other things we have been simultaneously doing at the property. Including clearing of brush, replacing weather damaged covering of one of two car ports on the property, purchasing building materials to finish the construction of the enclosure of the exterior oil tank that was installed in May of this year and I have painted of the concrete slab and components for the structure which we will have completed prior to next meeting. We also have purchased the mold fungicide, encapsulate, rolls of 6 ply polyurethane sheathing for the vapor barrier in the basement. We have not purchased the vent and piping to be installed. The above described work scope should be completed by the next ZBA meeting give or take a couple days, then I will begin the total refinishing of the upper level of the home according to the time frames in the estimates provided to you. It was brought to my attention that after I left the last meeting two residents had some questions and some comments and/or complaints concerning the mobile home and the renovations being done to our home. I would point out to the [BOARD] that Mrs. Hope Kea of 14 Martin Ave. perhaps, is not aware that her husband Mr. Shane Kea signed a petition allowing the 9 month extension and it is on file and maybe she doesn't realize I 've been working very hard by myself on this project. The Demeres do not understand why she made such comments as most of them were not accurate. The Demeres request to the [BOARD] to be afforded an opportunity to rebut any continued comments of that nature made by Mrs. Kea or Mr. Hanson. As for Mr. Kent Hanson, comments about mold remediation and progress being made at the property, maybe he does not understand either, evidently he does not have all the facts and information concerning the condition of the home and what needs to be done to make it livable and what we are doing at the property. In March of 2013 there was an ice pack surrounding the Page 3 of 3 property and the heating system could not be repaired due to the fact the home was left without an oil tank that needed to be installed on the exterior of the home before initiating any work in the basement. Perhaps, the both of them should go to www.helpmomgethome.com where they can find complete information and photographic images concerning the progress being made at the home. The Demeres feel very badly that this situation we are in and how having the mobile home on the property may have affected the lives of our dear neighbors from the Martin Ave. [some more than others]. We certainly never thought this would happen to us, this entire ordeal has been an extremely emotional, difficult and life changing experience for our family. We appreciate the continued patience of all our nice neighbors from Martin Ave. who signed the petition or did not oppose and we thank them once again for being very patient, while we finish with the repairs to the upper level our home and finally remove the mobile home from the property. Again, we thank you, for allowing us this time, to get the necessary work completed so we can begin to put our lives back together and making our way back to our home. Suzanne Demers Page 1 of 4 21 Martin Ave. Salem, NH 03079 December 3, 2013 Salem Town Hall 33 Geremonty Drive Salem, NH 03079 Dear Mr. Chairman Azarian and Members of the Town of Salem, Zoning Board of Adjustment. The Demers Family is once more pleased to provide you with the following information and reports from Berube & Sons Electrical and letter from Attorney Robert Thomas [Bankruptcy Attorney] and photographic images concerning the work progress at our home on 21 Martin Ave., Salem NH. November 6, 2013 we continued with constructing of the enclosure surrounding the exterior [AST] Above Ground Storage Tank. Although, I had estimated that to complete the work it would take an additional 7 man days and would have it completed within a week. This work took 16 Man days to finish from November 6, 2013 until November 22, 2013. [Please see attached images] First, a form was constructed and placed in between the home and the enclosure and filled with cement. A box had to be built around it to enclose and protect the oil tank fuel line leading from oil tank and into the home. This was requested by the Salem Fire Robert Martin Inspector during prior inspection. [Please see attached images] This work included priming and painting all studs, joists and plywood and moldings. Due to cold weather most of these components were required to be refinished inside the home. Mr. Troisi and I worked on this project day and night in the cold, until project was completed. Salem Fire Inspector inspected oil tank enclosure on November 21, 2013 and now requires venting and fill piping is installed outside the enclosure, although there Page 2 of 4 are 5 vents surrounding the enclosure. Building code requires the vent and piping be installed on the outside of the enclosure. The ragman is scheduled to come the first week of December to perform this work. We will then have re inspected and have it signed off by the Salem fire department. November 22, 2013 the work area around enclosure was cleaned and a trailer filled with building debris that is to be brought to town dump. I then dug and leveled the ground surface surrounding the oil tank enclosure and laid down 39 2x2 patio stones. I had also replace cinder blocks and place patio stones to both the rear basement entryway and rear breezeway entryway. [Please see attached images] Mr. Berube on November 26, 2013 came to our home to estimate the electrical repairs in the basement and we will get necessary electrical permit to do the work. [Please see attached report] This work will be completed according to his schedule and the timeframes provided in his proposal and as we can afford. The upstairs floors that were refinished with polyurethane coating include the family room, northeast bedroom, dining room, and hallway. The northwest bedroom that was water damaged during the oil spill cleanup had been previously sanded and encapsulated. This floor was covered with roofing paper as a water/vapor barrier below the subflooring. [We have not replaced this subfloor and flooring yet in this upstairs bedroom.] On November 24 2013 thru November 27, 2013 I cut and reinstalled insulation that was removed from along the perimeter of the basement ceiling, to avoid the heat from escaping the home from the basement this coming winter season. On December 1, 2013 three friends helped to remove furniture from the basement of the home and move boxes and furniture around in the rooms in the upper level of the home. The only things that remain in the basement are furnace, toilet, shower, sink and washer and dryer. Page 3 of 4 I would also add, and point out to the [BOARD] that on November 29, 2013 thru December 1, 2013 we had heavy rains and again reiterate that this home's basement is not safe, clean or livable at this time. The three workers that were at the home on December 1, 2013 to help move furniture all noticed the smell of oil immediately when entered the breezeway of the home and the basement of the home. Similarly, Accolade Environmental Contracting Corp.[Accolade] noted and wrote in his Mold Certificate of Completion report. Just like the countless others who have visited the home in the past and recent visitors to the home have and just like when all the windows of the home were open and it you could smell oil outside the home during an airing of the home in April of this year. On another note, I have been working extremely hard to make the strict December 31, 2013 town deadline [Although we had asked for 9 months extension] The work which includes getting contractors and proposals for work to be performed, providing photographic images and getting this work completed, pulling necessary work permits and then submitting this information to the [BOARD]. For the past seven months since the June 4, 2013 ZBA meeting, I believe once again that we have clearly demonstrated to the [Board] that we have been working very hard and getting things done since we were able to begin this work in late April of 2013. December 2, 2013 we purchased the vent and piping needed to begin the installation of the temporary soil vent extraction system in the home. To eliminate the risk of fuel vapors from entering the living space of the home, until we can afford to replace this foundation and place a vapor barrier and permanent soil gas venting system below the home. [And as Recommended by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services dated January 8, 2008] December 3, 2013 Mrs. Demers spoke with the town manager's office regarding a request for a waiver for electrical permit and she was told that the authority to Page 4 of 4 waive fees is with the board of selectmen. I am going to send out a letter request for such waiver to the Board of Selectmen this week. We are doing our best to complete work before the December 31, 2013 deadline. Unfortunately, with the added expenses of paying electrician we may be forced to move in the home without the electrical work completed. Again, this has been and extremely emotional, difficult and life changing experience for us. Again, we thank you, for allowing us this time, to get the necessary work completed so we can begin to put our lives back together and making our way back to our home. Sincerely, Michael Demers On behalf of Suzanne Demers