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Re: 1040 Lassen Drive

From: domainremoved <Polina>
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 17:42:45 -0700

Thank you everyone for prompt attention and personal assurances from Eleonor Hilario and William Dixon that the situation is being formally addressed and is under their oversight. I just learned about a swampy pool at 1040 Lassen from another neighbor this weekend. They have been working on the issue with the county for several years. The pool was a new variable to both Eleanor and I, but it finally made sense to me why we have so many insects and mosquitos in the area. I appreciate Eleonor’s jump start on this issue and visiting the owners this morning, contacting the vector control of San Mateo County to request an insect pool treatment, and formally informing the owners of the violation and outlining the necessary corrective measures that need to be taken. I appreciate Commander Dixon’s words of wisdom … the circumstance of a current situation on the property took a long time to develop and will take a while to remedy by the owners. He kindly asked for my patience and assured me that code enforcement is on top of the situation and will see it through.

Thank you
Polina Levitan

> On Jul 14, 2019, at 11:59 PM, Polina Levitan <polinalevitan_at_(domainremoved)
>
> Dear MP City Council,
>
> We are new resident of Menlo Park and love living in lush and serene Sharon Heights neighborhood. I am very concerned though about the utter neglect of their property by my neighbors at 1040 Lassen Drive. Their lifestyle severely and negatively impacts our entire neighborhood. The decades long neglected pool is green, smelly and full of larva and mosquitos. Numerous neighbor around 1040 are effected and have complained to the county several years in a row. Both my son and I have numerous mosquito bites coming from 1040 Lassen Drive. The weeds in their back yard are dense, thick and have turned into thicket. This overgrowth in the city easement area at the rear of 1040 Lassen property is clogging drainage down the canal and into the city inlet that suppose to enter the underground city storm water drain pipes. This causes hill erosion down to Continental Drive and the neighbor’s yard directly below 1040 Lassen. The numerous dead trees and shrubs on the property are a fire hazard. Hugo Torre, Clarence Li and Eleonor Hillario have seen everything firsthand. I am hoping for swift action by the city. It is dangerous to live next to people hoarding rusted matter, decaying automobiles, boats and dead trees, etc. Please provide any available city services to help out the owners of 1040 Lassen Drive make their property safe for them and the neighbors.
>
> Best,
> Polina Levitan
> 1030 Lassen Drive
> 650-799-6100
>
> On Jul 7, 2019, at 10:25 PM, Polina Levitan <polinalevitan_at_(domainremoved)
>
> Thank you Clarence, Eleanor and Hugo
>
> Hope everyone enjoyed 4th of July fireworks. Please let me know if the underground drainage pipes will be cleared this coming week as planned and if you need to access my property to access the inlet.
>
> Best regards
> Polina Levitan
> 1030 Lassen Driv
> 650-799-6100
>
> On Jun 18, 2019, at 7:48 PM, Karen Ramirez <kakramirez_at_(domainremoved)
>
> Hello Everyone,
>
> We thank you for all your help and concern. Our address is 1045 Continental Dr, Menlo Park, CA 94025.
>
> Thank you all so much!,
> Rafael and Karen Ramirez
> 650-854-9272 Home
> 650-714-6067 Cell
>
> On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 4:40 PM Li, Clarence <CLli_at_(domainremoved)
>
> Eleonor
>
> I’ve received a phone call from the resident at 145 Continental Dr about more than normal water flowing into their property during the past wet season. The attached form summary was created for tracking purposes. Hugo and I visited 1030 Lassen Dr 2 weeks ago and saw the Menlo Park owned inlet located in the south east corner of the 1040 Lassen Dr property. We discussed scheduling an inspection at the property to verify if the current condition requires any action. There is a 10’ Public Utility Easement running along the backside of that property.
>
> Thanks,Clarence
>>> <CMP_Email_Logo_100dpi_05d92d5b-e8e3-498f-93a6-d0da509bd602111111111.png>
>>> Clarence Li, P.E.
>>> Associate Civil Engineer
>>> City Hall - 1st Floor
>>> 701 Laurel St.
>>> tel 650-330-6797
>>> menlopark.org <http://www.menlopark.org/>
>>>
>>>
>>> From: Polina Levitan <polinalevitan_at_(domainremoved)
>>> Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 1:50 PM
>>> To: Hilario, Eleonor V <evhilario_at_(domainremoved)
>>> Cc: Torres, Hugo A <hatorres_at_(domainremoved)
>>> Subject: Re: 1040 Lassen Dr. - Stormwater Drain Inlet
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thank you very much Eleanor. The property with the overgrown shrubbery and dead trees in the back yard that are blocking storm water drain pathways and inlets, thus potentially causing a downhill slide and the hilltop erosion by draining the entire neighborhood storm water directly downward to 145 Continental Drive ... is 1040 Lassen Drive, not 1030 Lassen Drive (my address).
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Best,
>>>
>>> Polina
>>>
>>> 650-799-6100
>>>
>>>
>>> On Jun 18, 2019, at 1:08 PM, Hilario, Eleonor V <evhilario_at_(domainremoved)
>>>
>>> Hugo/Clarence/Kim:
>>>
>>> I received a call from 1030 Lassen Dr. resident (copied on this email) regarding your inspections at above property address. Can you please forward me a copy of your reports. My understanding is that the stormwater drain inlet may be clogged from overgrowth on the rear of property. Deborah and I were there yesterday to check on the dead tree and overgrown bushes only.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Eleonor
>>>
>>> <CMP_Email_Logo_100dpi_05d92d5b-e8e3-498f-93a6-d0da509bd602111111111.png>
>>>
>>> Eleonor V. Hilario
>>> Code Enforcement Officer
>>> Police Department
>>> 701 Laurel St.
>>> tel 650-330-6376
>>> menlopark.or <http://www.menlopark.org/>g
>>>
Received on Mon Jul 15 2019 - 17:36:29 PDT

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