WELCOME TO HAVEN OF DIVINE LOVE
TO: CAPE CORAL CITY COUNCIL;
CITY MANAGER, JOHN SZERLAG;
ALL THE RESPECTIVE CITY OF CAPE CORAL
RESPONSIBLE PARTIES LISTED BELOW
January 10, 2018
There appears to be a mistaken misnomer, misunderstanding, or misconception as to the current situation of the City’s condemnation of our House of God and the deliberate prohibition and prevention of our religious practices. Many responsible parties herein have assumed that their unlawful and erroneous actions have been justified by decisions of the local court, specifically by the recent decisions of Judges John E. Duryea, Alana Laboda, and Jay B. Rosman. I can assure you, that is not so. The dishonorable action of the Judges, and the Court, is not, nor will ever be accepted by this entity. So, if you are foolishly enough to think that this matter has been legally settled, think again. We will not, in any way, accept the Judicial Misconduct, Judicial Deception, and Abuse of Authority displayed by these judges, to succeed in allowing or condoning the City’s filing of a SLAPP litigation against us and to further violate our Religious Freedom and Restoration Act and Constitutional guarantees. They may have thought, as many Cape Coral employees did, that their gavels and black robes were a license to abuse the authority vested to them, but they are wrong. Their names, and all of the named responsible parties listed herein, will forever go down in the history books of a town without morals and a “TOWN WITHOUT PITY.”
THE DOCUMENTATION AND EVIDENCE HEREIN SUBMITTED OVERWHELMINGLY PROVES THAT THE CITY WAS 100% WRONG IN IT’S ASCERTIONS AND ACTIONS, ABUSED THEIR POWER OF AUTHORITY, AND DELIBERATELY ATTEMPTED TO COVER UP THE ILLICIT ACTIONS IN COLLUSION WITH THE JUDGES OF THE 20 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT OF FLORIDA.
The purpose of this correspondence is to deliberately and specifically document your immoral actions and make it a matter of public record to be forever published for all to witness. Although the primary actions were initiated and conceived by only some of the listed responsible parties, the others that are listed either participated directly, indirectly or assisted, contributed, and aided and abetted the main perpetrators. In all reality, your actions have significantly affected every city employee, every citizen of the City of Cape Coral, and every religious entity within the State of Florida.
It is now our purpose and “mission” to openly disclose each of you, this City, and the dishonest Judges (Duryea, Laboda, and Rosman) to the world, in hopes of divulging and unveiling the corruption and evil that exists within the “water wonder of the world.” In that each of you perpetrated and participated in acts against humanity and Christianity, it is our intention to have each of you to go down in the history books of Cape Coral as a disgrace to your peers, your friends, and your family. Only then will you seek repentance for your evil ways. The story, “There IS No Place Like Cape Coral,” soon to be published, is but the beginning of a continuous exposure of your “Town Without Pity.” And, there is nothing your prestigious Law Firm, Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, and their 182 high priced lawyers, including Robert Shearman, Richard Aiken, and Tracie McKee, can do anything to change that. You can’t un-ring the bell.
As I have informed you all many times before, we at The Nelsen Residence Inc, DBA the Haven of Divine Love, will not be subjected to extortion, blackmail, attempts to be defrauded, or abuse of authority by either you, or the ex-felon, Michael Anagnos, whom you so willingly colluded with.
WHEN YOU EXTORT, BLACKMAIL, DEFRAUD, LIE, STEAL, CHEAT, DEFAME, OR ABUSE YOUR POWER OF AUTHORITY TO A STRANGER, YOU ARE SINFUL AND DISHONEST.
WHEN YOU EXTORT, BLACKMAIL, DEFRAUD, LIE, STEAL, CHEAT, DEFAME, OR ABUSE YOUR POWER OF AUTHORITY TO A FRIEND, YOU ARE WICKED AND DEPRAVED.
WHEN YOU EXTORT, BLACKMAIL, DEFRAUD, LIE, STEAL, CHEAT, DEFAME, OR ABUSE YOUR POWER OF AUTHORITY TO A RELATIVE, YOU ARE CROOKED AND CORRUPT.
BUT, WHEN YOU EXTORT, BLACKMAIL, DEFRAUD, LIE, STEAL, CHEAT, DEFAME, OR ABUSE YOUR POWER OF AUTHORITY TO A HOUSE OF GOD, YOU ARE NOT ONLY SINFUL, DISHONEST, WICKED, DEPRAVED, CROOKED, AND CORRUPT, BUT IMMORAL AS WELL, BECAUSE YOU EXTORT, BLACKMAIL, DEFRAUD, LIE, STEAL, CHEAT, DEFAME, AND ABUSE YOUR POWER OF AUTHORITY TO GOD HIMSELF.
The actions of the City’s Code Enforcement, Building, Zoning, Fire, Police, and Water Departments have all been proven, without a question of doubt, to not only be false, erroneous, unconstitutional, and unlawful, but vicious, malicious, and vindictive as well. The evidence and documentation of what the city did to us is so overwhelming that it shocks the conscience. Although many people participated and contributed to the condemnation of our house of worship and the prohibition of our religious practices, it was none other than Paul B. Dickson, the “Building Official for the City of Cape Coral” who on his own premonition initiated the attacks against our Religious Community. In his sworn deposition of April 25, 2016, Dickson testified that it was he, after receiving the famous call of Michael Anagnos’ complaint that we were “building a stairs without a permit,” and then instructed building inspector, Kent Liebegott to go out and “put a stop work order on the project.” We had at one time in the past, considered Paul Dickson for the nomination of our annual “Grinch” or “Krampus” awards, but we felt the Grinch and Krampus were angels compared to Dickson’s anti-religious character and not deserving of such a high honor.
Attached to this correspondence are the Depositions of Marilyn Buck (EXHIBIT 1), Frank Cassidy (EXHIBIT 2), Kent Liebegott (EXHIBIT 3), John Maher (EXHIBIT 4), and Paul Dickson, (EXHIBIT 5). This correspondence excludes the subsequent, but related, actions of the Cape Coral Police Department, (Chief Bart Connelly and Bonnie Demuth) and the Water Department (William Boyd, Jeff Pearson, Holly Goyette, and Joette Domaleski) which will be separately addressed in future notifications.
Almost all of the subsequent depositions of various city officials were contradicting, evasive, and riddled with errors and misleading information. It’s like they forgot to get together beforehand and get their stories straight. Each was attempting to cover their arses from the illicit acts that they performed, and each didn’t want to be the fallen scapegoat of the Tsunami that eventually took place.
We counted 12 apparent purgered statements, 18 misleading facts, and 14 contradictions in the testimony of Marilyn Buck, Kent Frank Cassidy, Kent Liebegott, John Maher, and Paul Dickson.
ACTS BY PAUL DICKSON
Paul Dickson’s deposition testimony, (EXHIBIT 5) was by far the most contradicting and evasive testimony of everyone we disposed. At one time he stated that our home was in fact a residential building. “I think the zoning and land use is residential, I believe” But then attempts to justify his erroneous actions in falsely insisting that our residence with our private Chapel was a mixed use building. “It’s been a mixed use since the building was built. It has a chapel. It has a garage or storage area and it has a residential unit that qualifies as a mixed use, which is not a single family residence.”
I never met Paul Dickson. (Until his deposition on April 25, 2016, over one year after he made his erroneous claims and shut off the power to the residence) I wrote 2 letters to the “Administrator, Building Department” and one to Mr. Dickson direct, but not one was ever answered or responded to. Even during his deposition, he continued to erroneously assert that our home was a “multi-use” building. Well, Mr. Dickson, there isn’t a building in the world that is not a “multi-use” building. If fact, your home is one as well if you cook, sleep, and wash your clothes in your laundry machines. So, maybe I should come to your house and write you up for a few bogus citations. The balance of his sworn testimony is self evident.
QUESTION. Do you know how Mr. Liebegott came across this unpermitted work? ANSWER. “I do not know.” QUESTION. Were you aware that he (Liebegott) received a phone call regarding work being done at The Nelsen Residence? ANSWER. “I was not aware of it at the time. I was aware of it later on.” (Mr. Liebegott originally stated that he “was just driving by and saw the construction in progress”) “I instructed my building inspector and my chief inspector to put a stop work order on the project.”
QUESTION. Whose decision was it to turn off the power, to shut the power off to the Nelsen Residence? ANSWER. “it was my decision.” QUESTION. And what provision allows you to shut the power off? ANSWER. “Section 112.3 The provision allows me to disconnect utilities servicing a building that is not in compliance.”
QUESTION. What documents did you review prior to making the decision to shut the utilities off? ANSWER. “The appraisal of the facility by the then fire marshal, John Maher.” The appraisal of John Maher was ultimately found to be false as it was erroneously based on the false claim that the residence was a “commercial” property. Maher’s appraisal and citation was dismissed and never acted upon.
QUESTION. Prior to shutting the utilities off at 2307, had you personally been onsite? ANSWER. “Up to that point, I had not been on that site.” The electricity was turned off on January 28, 2015, over 6 months after Mr. Liebegott issued a STOP WORK IMMEDIATELY ORDER.
“My building inspector showed me pictures of the stairs under repair without a permit and without approval from my office” (pursuant to Universal Building Code, no permit was required for replacing the threads and sanding and painting)
QUESTION. What notice does your department give to a homeowner or building owner before an inspection takes place? ANSWER. “we don’t. The inspections are requested. This particular case there was work being done without a permit that came through under a notification or a complaint.”
“Well, in this particular case I had an occupied dwelling on the second floor of a multi-use building.”
QUESTION. Now earlier you stated that after a while letters sent by Mr. Valenta or Haven of Divine Love just went into the file; correct? Did you respond to any of the letters from Mr. Valenta? ANSWER. “I did not.” QUESTION. Why didn’t you respond to them? ANSWER. “There was nothing there for me to respond to that I felt needed to respond to.”
As of this date, January 10, 2018, NOONE FROM THE CITY OF CAPE CORAL HAS EVER SPOKEN DIRECTLY TO ME OR ANY OFFICER, DIRECTOR, OR COMMUNITY MEMBER OF THE NELSEN RESIDENCE INC.. I, NOR ANY OFFICER, DIRECTOR OR COMMUNITY MEMBER HAD NEVER MET BUCK, LIEBEGOTT, OR DICKSON (PRIOR TO THEIR DEPOSITIONS) NOR EVER RECEIVED ANY REPLY FROM ANY OF THE 27 CORRESPONDENCE LETTERS SUBMITTED. IT WAS AS IF THEY CONTINUOUSLY MADE FALSE ACCUSATIONS, INUENDOES, ALLEGATIONS WITHOUT EVER DISCUSSING ANY OF THEM WITH ME OR ANY OFFICER, DIRECTOR OR MANAGEMENT PERSON OF THE NELSEN RESIDENCE INC. IT WAS ONLY AT DEPOSITIONS THAT THEY MET ME FOR THE FIRST TIME.
QUESTION. Did you discuss with anyone other options to – so that the top floor would not be utilized, to leave the chapel – to leave the chapel being able to be used? ANSWER. “The option was to fix the stairs. That was the option.” (Mr. Dickson, as did Kent Liebegott, also stated that the option was to “fix the stairs,” not rebuild them, which do not require any form of permit) QUESTION. But did you take any steps to ensure that the chapel could continue to be used? ANSWER. “No, sir.” QUESTION. Was there any way to shut off access to just the top floor of 2307 and leave the bottom floor accessible? ANSWER. “there would have to be some way to secure the upper level from the lower level of the building that myself and the fire marshal would be satisfied with.”
QUESTION. Was that option ever given to the Haven of Divine Love? ANSWER. “The Haven of Divine Love was given every option to come into compliance. By separating the second floor, they would have come into compliance.” (They never gave or suggested an option) QUESTION.Were they given the option to close off the second floor? ANSWER. “No. They were not given that option specifically for that.” QUESTION. What other options were they given besides fixing the stairwell in order to use the bottom level? ANSWER. “None.” QUESTION. Now when you directed LCEC to shut off the utilities, you provided section 112.3 of the building code, correct? ANSWER. “That’s correct.” QUESTION. I’m handing you a printout of the code section.—Would you read under section 101.2 where it says “Exceptions”? Would you read paragraph 1 and 2? ANSWER. “Exception 1, detached one-and two family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings, townhouses, not more than three stories above grade plane in height with a separate means of egress and their accessory structures shall comply with
the Florida Building Code, Residential. Exception 2, Existing buildings undergoing repair, alterations or additions and change of occupancy shall comply with Chapter 34 of this code.”
The overall actions of Mr. Paul B. Dickson were not only wrong and discriminatory, but capricious as well. Yet, the overall actions of Judge John E. Duryea in his actions to deny us the ability to present our case was not only dishonest, unjust, but criminal as well. To allow the City of Cape Coral to incorrectly believe that they got away with such immoral, dishonest and blatant abuse of their authority because a dishonest, unjust, and corrupt Judge said so, can not, nor will not be acceptable in any way, shape or form, and will forever exist in the history books of the City of Cape Coral Florida.
ACTS BY MARILYN BUCK
In the sworn deposition of Code Agent Marilyn Buck, (EXHIBIT 1) she testified that she in fact was contacted by Mr. Michael Anagnos who falsely claimed to be a “caretaker;” informed her that he was disgruntled, had a falling out with the owner, and was bitter and angry because he claimed that he wasn’t being paid, overwhelmingly demonstrating his deliberate attempt for vengeance and attempt to defraud. Buck further testified that she was aware that the property was owned by The Nelsen Residence Inc, but never met with me, (Valenta) or any other Officer, Director, or Community Member of The Nelsen Residence Inc., nor attempted to contact any Officer, Director, or person of authority; that her alleged certified letter sent out was never received, signed, and returned; she was not knowledgeable of the difference between residential and commercial properties or affected codes; that she had no knowledge of construction, plumbing, or electrical, but issued the citation completely on the allegations of Anagnos, who claimed the stairs were unsafe and structurally unsound; that she has a memory deficiency and had difficulty in remembering things, (which was also cited on her employee evaluation reports); that she had been disciplined and cited on her employment evaluation reports that she had given wrong information to citizens on numerous occasions; that she was disciplined for writing up false or unfounded violations in the past; that during her time with the Code Enforcement, she was noted to be the Code Enforcement’s busiest officer handling a high number of cases, was overzealous to a point where she would often go out at 2:00 AM in the morning in an attempt to catch violators; that with her high rate of citations, she only lost one case, that of her citation against a citizen for “birds Squawking;” and, that the Code Magistrate, Harold S. Eskin found 98% of the parties appearing in his court guilty.
ACTS BY KENT LIEBEGOTT
In the sworn deposition of Building Inspector, Kent Liebegott, (EXHIBIT 3) Liebegott was just as arrogant, sarcastic, and rude as he was the day he came to our property in June of 2014 when he falsely red tagged our property. After making 4 false statements and 3 false insinuations and innuendoes (under oath I may add) and upon further questioning, he changed his testimony admitting that Michael Anagnos in fact called him, and he was not just driving down the street as he stated at the time of his inspection. He further stated that he did not have the telephone number of his supervisor in his truck (although we never asked for a telephone number but the name of his supervisor) which he refused to give. Even after submitting 3 letters of complaint to the City and Building Department requesting the name of his supervisor, the city never responded, and we did not learn of John McConnell and Paul Dickson’s names until over one year later. He also admitted that performing repairs on the stairs, which is what we were
only doing and not rebuilding, did not require a permit. Liebegott adamantly stated in his deposition that: “The stairs just need to be repaired.” Not rebuilt as he previously claimed.
In the latter part of June, 2014, Building Inspector Liebegott was called out to the property by a Mr. Michael Anagnos, who made erroneous claims that we “are building a stairs without a permit.” The exact date is unclear as his posted Stop Work Immediately poster was illegible and numerous requests for a legible copy were ignored or failed to be produced. Upon arrival, Mr. Liebegott lied, stating he “was just driving by and saw work being done.” He further stated that, “this is a commercial job, you have to have a engineer draw up plans, and you must get a permit.” The volunteer working on the stairs was simply sanding, painting, and replacing 3 of the lower threads. Although it is admitted that the stairs looked terrible, needed painting and a few trim boards replaced, they were “structurally sound” and there was no need to tear them all down and replace them as a simple repair was all that was needed. In his sworn testimony, he admitted that the residence was in fact a residential building, and pursuant to the Universal Building Code, a permit was NOT REQUIRED to sand, paint, or replace stair threads. We can not ascertain whether or not Liebegott had previously come out to our residence as claimed because there is no record of any such visit. However, the fact is, the day he was called by Mr. Anagnos was the day he made the above statements and issued the STOP WORK ORDER. Liebegott is obviously either very confused or his attempt to blame his superior for issuing the STOP WORK IMMEDIATELY ORDER is contradicting. Regardless whether the STOP WORK ORDER was instructed by Paul Dickson or Liebegott did so on his own initiative is unimportant. The fact that an erroneous STOP WORK ORDER was issued stopping us from doing the necessary repairs and was a deliberate abuse of the authority vested in them.
QUESTION. I guess I’m trying to figure out what brought you back a second time? ANSWER. “What brought—I believe – I got a phone call saying someone’s doing the stairs”. QUESTION. Do you know who called you? ANSWER. “I forgot the guy’s name.” QUESTION. Did you meet with the guy? ANSWER. “I believe he was there when I went back.” QUESTION. Did he identify himself? ANSWER. “He might have. I forget his name.”
Upon the issuance of his infamous “STOP WORK IMMEDIATELY ORDER” Building Inspector Kent Eric Liebegott, emphatically stated that the residential building located at 2307 SE 15 Place was “a commercial property, an engineer had to draw up approved plans, and that a building permit was required,” and demanded the volunteer who was performing repairs to the stairway had to stop immediately and “go home.” He further stated that “he was just driving by and saw the construction of the stairs in process and stopped.” Upon request, Liebegott refused to disclose who his supervisor was, and 3 separate letters subsequently submitted to the Building Department filing complaints against Liebegott and requesting the names of his supervisors were never answered or responded to. (Copies of all letters were sent to the City Council; City Manager; and City Attorney) In the sworn deposition of Liebegott, his testimony was constantly contradicting, purgered himself 4 times, claiming, among other things, that he did not have the phone number of his supervisor; (we never asked for a phone number, only the name as also requested in the letters) That he was instructed to go to the property and “Red Tag it” by a supervisor (which he didn’t know his name); That he had gone out to the property on a previous occasion; and, that he did not know Michael Anagnos; Liebegott finally admitted and testified that Mr. Michael Anagnos had called him informing him that we were “building a stairway without a permit;” it was found that the property was not a commercial property; that no engineering plans were required; and that sanding down,
painting, or replacing the threads on a stairway (what was being done) did not require a permit. (Equally important is the fact that the Universal Building Code specifically states that repairs do not require a building permit.
It is a well known fact that even though the Zoning Department re-zoned our residential property located at 2307 SE 15 Place from residential to commercial without our knowledge; the change of zoning of the land does not, nor cannot ever, change the residential dwelling to a commercial property subject to commercial codes. The fact that you, in an attempt to circumvent the facts, attempted to justify your illicit actions by claiming our property was some kind of “commercial” or “multi-use” property is in itself so egregious and outrageous that it lacks rationality and reason.
QUESTION. As to Exhibit 1, Letter dated January 28, 2015, Do you recall receiving this letter? ANSWER, “I recall receiving a whole series of them.” (The 1-28-15 letter was the only one sent to him by The Nelsen. Another 2 letters dated July 8, 2014 and August 15, 2014 were sent to the Building Department Administrator filing a complaint against Liebegott and requesting the name of his supervisor which were never answered, which he may have received. I guess 3 letters consists of a “whole series”)
QUESTION, Would sanding them down and painting them require a permit? ANSWER, “no” QUEESTION, Would replacing individual steps require a permit? ANSWER, “No, they don’t require a permit to the best of my knowledge.”
ACTS BY FRANK CASSIDY
As to the deposition of Frank Cassidy, (EXHIBIT 2) he likewise made false, misleading, evasive, and contradicting statements. So much so that his deposition herein attached is self explanatory. Likewise, Mr. Cassidy was arrogant and sarcastic at his deposition, and acted like he was some kind of God. Between June 6, 2014 through August 20, 2015, 16 separate letters of complaint and requests for information sent to Frank Cassidy, Harold Eskin, and Richard Carr, (in which copies were submitted to the City Council; City Manager, and City Attorney) were never answered or responded to. On August 21, 2014, we received a response dated August 18, 2014 to our previous requests to Mr. Cassidy from Mr. Michael J. Van Deutekom who finally disclosed the name of the Code Enforcement Officer, Marilyn Buck, Mr. Cassidy testified under oath that he was previously in law enforcement, a Deputy Sheriff in Orange County, California, (terminated) and a street patrol officer (a demotion) in he City of Bell, California. (At the time of the Bell police and government scandal of the 80”s) (Mr. Cassidy supervised 40 code enforcement officers who reigned over the citizens of Cape Coral in an aggressive manner, processing over 36,000 cases a year and often entering private residential property without warrants or probable cause and citing unchecked unconstitutional violations of private properties. Thus his title, “Gestapo Agent” was well founded) that the Magistrate, Eskin, very rarely ruled against his officers. “It doesn’t happen very often.” That he “had several correspondences back and forth, with me, (Valenta) from letters to emails to phone calls to him visiting the office.” Cassidy further falsely testified “I personally spoke to Mr. Valenta in the lobby of Cape Coral City Hall there at least trying to explain to him what needed to be done and had a couple of phone calls with him.” (The facts are that no emails were ever made; 16 letters to him were never responded to; and only one phone call was made. I never met with him or visited the office during this time. The only time I ever met with him (except at his deposition on April 20, 2016) was at his office was in June 2011, after filing a complaint
against his Code Officer, David Foley, pertaining to Foley’s citation on our property located at 4033 Country Club Blvd., which was found to be erroneous and dismissed.) That he had numerous meetings with a lot of people to try to give updates. Confirmed that a certified receipt for the letter, noticing of the written citation by Marilyn Buck, was not received. “As of today, we have not received the certified receipt.” Mr. Cassidy further testified that he was instrumental in the Magistrate’s denial for a continuance of the Magistrate’s hearing. QUESTION. In this particular case, were you aware that Mr. Valenta had asked for a continuance of the hearing? ANSWER. “Yes.” QUESTION. Was that discussed with you via the magistrate, or how did you learn of that? ANSWER. “Well, I believe it was before the special magistrate hearing, but again, I don’t recall how it goes. I mean, our main focus is always due process, and we try to accommodate the respondents the best we can..” QUESTION. Did you give Mr. –the magistrate, did you give him your thoughts on whether or not the continuance should be granted? ANSWER. “Most likely.” QUESTION. You’re aware that it was denied, right? ANSWER. “If I recall, yes. And I believe that it was denied because of the life safety issues that were outlined by the building department and the fire department.” (According to the audio transcript, Mr. Cassidy recommended to Magistrate Eskin not to continue. Additionally, there were no discussions outlined by the building department or the fire department, as they were not in appearance, and the fire department did not cite any claimed life safety issues until Mr. Maher’s December 2014 report, two months later, and in which report was never processed after being noticed that the property in question was in fact a residential property, and Mr. Maher’s violation report was for a commercial violation claim.) QUESTION. Prior to the hearing that was scheduled for September in The Nelsen Residence case, how did you communicate to him that you wanted to deny Mr. Valenta’s request for a continuance? ANSWER. “That would have been at the podium during the hearing, special magistrate hearing.” QUESTION. So, you were at the hearing, as well as Ms. Buck? ANSWER. “Absolutely. Absolutely.” QUESTION. And do you normally testify at those hearings? ANSWER. “Testify, no. It’s not a normal practice to testify. My testimony is limited to the legal aspects and/or due process.” (The facts are crystal clear that Mr. Cassidy’s personal recommendation to Magistrate Eskin to deny a continuance effectively denied The Nelsen Residence Due Process of Law and access to Magistrate Eskin’s Court.)
ACTS BY JOHN MAHER
As to the deposition of John Maher, (EXHIBIT 4) it is self explanatory and riddled with false, misleading, and contradicting statements, and much of the time Mr. Maher had a memory problems and often couldn’t remember the facts or specifics of what he did or wrote up. That he had been deposed approximately fifteen times in the past. (Evidence that his actions were consistently being disputed) That after a previous complaint was filed against him by The Nelsen Residence Inc. on August 20, 2012, two years prior, Mr. Maher “was requested by two different Fire Chiefs to never inspect the two story portion of the property ever again.” So, on May 15, 2014, when requested assistance by Marilyn Buck and Samantha Crow, Mr. Van Patterson went to the property instead. On July 8, 2014, a fire violation report was made by Van Patten, but was never acted upon because “There was some confusion whether the property was commercial or residential or a combination.” However, three days later, Van Patten states, “Number one is no longer an issue because it was built and approved the way it is today as best I can tell from the information we have researched.” “QUESTION. Did you ever learn that Mr. Van Patterson had never handed the report to Mr. Valenta? ANSWER. “Yes.”
But, in December 2014, even though he was ordered not to enter the property, Maher entered the property along with 4 other city personnel, and re-wrote the citations claiming the property was a commercial building. (Mr. Maher was confusing the fact that the land was zoned C-1 commercial, but the building was, and had always been, residential) That he eventually went out to the property after being instructed to do so by one of his chiefs, but couldn’t remember who. “I was at the City Attorney’s office asking several questions prior to going out there to find out what the legal ramifications would be for entering the property or not entering the property or onto the property, et. cetera.” In an apparent attempt to justify the condemnation of the building and House of God, Acting Fire Chief, John Maher’s illegal raid and unlawful entering the property (again, under the false pretence that the building was “a commercial building”) substantiates our claims of the gross abuse of authority. (Maher was also aware that the issue arose from a complaint filed by Anagnos) Mr. Maher further testified: that at the time of the events, and for seven months, he was the Acting Fire Marshal with the duties of supervising fire inspector investigations. (Yet, he took it upon himself to personally write up claimed commercial code violations on the residential building even though previously requested never to enter the property again) That Steven Olson was his supervisor; that he had thirty years of fire service training related to fire service, but that he never dealt with residential properties, only commercial; that there were a lot of behind the scenes stuff going on; “That was confusing because there was some code – some zoning issues that were occurring between the city and the owner of the property. And I didn’t know exactly –it was behind the scenes type of stuff.” That he met numerous times with Paul Dickson, Frank Cassidy, Donald Cochran, Steven Olson, Vincent Cautero, and several others in a consorted joint effort to force The Nelsen to fix the stairs. “We just need to get it fixed.” (As did Dickson and Liebegott, Maher also claimed that it was the objection to force The Nelsen to fix the stairs, which did not require a permit, and not re-build them which would require a permit. Additionally, Maher, as well as other responsible parties, evaded the subject and knowledge that when The Nelsen attempted to do repairs, they were stopped by Liebegott’s STOP WORK IMMEDIATELY ORDER under the false claims that the building was a “commercial” building; required an engineer; and a building permit.) “Paul is who I dealt with all the time.” QUESTION. Do you recall what was discussed at the meeting? ANSWER. “I don’t actually.” It was the same stuff we’ve been talking about here this whole time, just the stairwells, the violations, the structures, the zoning, and it went on and on and on. It just never seemed to end.”That he was instructed to write up a violation report; “I was told by the city (later found to be an order from Paul Dickson) to go out there and hand deliver it or tape it onto the wall or door of the building. “There was a lot of misinformation on how to deliver properly to the sites.”
The City of Cape Coral handled the entire clandestine situation in a very mean spirited, vicious, and vindictive manner. They condemned a House of God for heaven’s sake, just to prove they have power to do whatever they please. There is not a person on the responsible party list that was not aware of the extortion, blackmail, and attempts to defraud by Michael Anagnos against The Nelsen Residence Inc. Yet they all looked the other way, colluded and conspired with him, a known ex-felon who had a long history of attempts to extort, blackmail, and defraud. To deliberately side with a known ex-felon against a religious entity who provided a necessary, useful, and viable service to the City and its community has to be the epitome of immoral acts. And, said actions will forever go down in the history books of the City of Cape Coral Florida and forever demonstrate the corruption and dishonesty of its administration, management and employees.
Although our issue initiated with a dispute with a resident, Michael Anagnos, who in coordination and collusion with Code Enforcement Officer Marilyn Buck and Building Inspector, Kent Liebegott, Acting Fire Marshall, John Maher, Water Department, and William Boyd, it is their supervisors, Michael Van Deutekom, Frank Cassidy, John McConnell, Paul Dickson, Jeff Pearson, and Vince Cautero, along with Magistrate Harold S. Eskin, City Manager, John Szerlag, City Attorney, Delores D. Menendez and Steven Griffin, Mayor Marni Sawicki, Council Members, Jim Burch, John Carioscia, Lenny Nesta, Richard Leon, Rana Erbrick, Derrick L. Donnell, Marilyn Stout, and Jessica Cosden that are more responsible.
Though the actions of Judges Duryea, Laboda, and Rosman, who have to be 3 of the most dishonest and corrupt Judges within the 20 Judicial Circuit Court, and whose Gross Judicial Deception and Gross Judicial Misconduct defied and violated the public trust, played an integral role, it is the misconception by the responsible parties herein that is of issue. We do find it suspicious that Buck, Cassidy, and Maher’s employments were terminated shortly after their vicious acts against a “House of God.”.
RESPONSIBLE PARTIES ADDRESSED ABOVE
Mayor Marni Sawicki, Jim Burch, John Carioscia, Lenny Nesta, Richard Leon, Rana Erbrick, Rick Williams, Derrick L. Donnell, Marilyn Stout, Jessica Cosden, City Manager John Szerlag, City Attorney Delores D. Menendez, Assistant City Attorney Steven D. Griffin, Marilyn Buck, Samantha Crow, Michael Van Deutekom, Frank Cassidy, Richard Carr, Martin Murray, Jacki Halbisen, Marc Czerwinski, Harold S. Eskin, Kent Liebegott, Paul Dickson, John McConnell, Stephen R. Olson, Derek C. Burr, Vince Cautero, William Boyd, Jeff Pearson, Holly Goyette, Joette Domaleski, Charles Raborn, John Maher, Brendan Fonock, Van Patterson , Michael Burkhart, Bill Van Helden, Donald Cochran, Rebecca Van Deutekom, Clerk, Chief Bart Connelly, Chief David Newlan, Officer Heath Lee Roody, Sgt. Mark R. Moreal, Officer John A. Kuhn, Captain Anthony Sizemore, and Bonnie Demuth.
THIS CONCLUDES PART I. PART II OF ISSUES OF THE POLICE AND WATER DEPRTMENTS WILL BE FILED SOON IN ORDER TO MAKE THEIR INVOLVEMENT A MATTER OF PUBLIC RECORD. As previously stated, William Boyd and the City Water Department, and Chief Bart Connelly and the City Police Department, along with their related subordinates will be addressed in further notifications on other related issues.
Jerome F. Valenta
The Nelsen Residence Inc.
P.S. A man walks into a grocery store and knocks a shelf of glass goods over that smashes on the floor, and then sues the owner for having an “unsafe” facility. Does that sound familiar?