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Clock tower builder fined $25k but gets 90 more days to finish building

View of entire "clock tower" house after the spire was positioned in place (March 8, 2017). Photo: Discover Ferndale

City of Ferndale (COF) and clock tower home builders and residents Art & Margaret Rojsza were represented in court again last Friday. The attorneys for the two parties were in court due to a motion by the COF asking the court to enforce past judgements and impose the corresponding penalties.

The court ruled in June 2016 that the Rojszas had missed deadlines imposed by a consent order entered into by the Rojszas and the COF in February of 2015 and as a result penalties could be imposed. But Superior Court Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis suspended the penalties and fines while setting new deadlines granting the Rojszas additional time.

But after those new deadlines were missed, COF attorneys filed a motion in February asking for the court to enforce the consent order and impose the penalties.

During last week’s hearing, according to court documents, the court found the Rojszas in contempt by not completing their home according to the deadlines. The court granted penalties in the amount of $397,200 but suspended all but $25,000.

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The court also granted the Rojszas an additional 90 days to complete the building in order to avoid the suspended fees.

It was just a couple days before the hearing when the Rojszas hoisted the spire atop the clock tower section.

 

 

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