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reporters. But he violated the rules of departmental Rooftop View Leads Board To Rehearing By Ken Kaye ' Slulf Writer DELRAY BEACH - Herbert Bernenko, one of the founders of the city Community Appearance Board, has" charged the board Improperly heard a request for an air-conditioning air-conditioning air-conditioning air-conditioning permit. Bernenko, who subscribes to the little-known little-known little-known philosophy that it is ugliness, ugliness, not beauty, that is in the eye of the beholder, has something personal at stake with his charge the view of the roof of Hamilton House from his., sixth-floor sixth-floor sixth-floor condominium next door at Banyan House on State Road A1A. Bernenko, who helped found the CAB in 1974. charged the board did not place any restrictions on a permit issued to Hamilton House condominiums condominiums to put in an air-condition-ing air-condition-ing air-condition-ing air-condition-ing air-condition-ing system. ' As a result, Bernenko said the roof of Hamilton House will have "ugly" air-conditioning air-conditioning air-conditioning units, visible as far away as the beach. "I have the joy of looking out on this every morning and closing my blinds so I don't see it." he said with a weary chuckle. Hamilton House previously had several free-standing free-standing free-standing air-conditioning air-conditioning air-conditioning units on its roof to provide, water-cooled water-cooled water-cooled air conditioning. It converted to a single, large unit on the roof, much to Bernenko's Joy at the time. But the boise It made was unbearable to residents living near the penthouse floor, according to one of Hamilton House's owners. The CAB gave Hamilton House permission to dismantle the single-unit single-unit single-unit and reinstall the free-standing free-standing free-standing units. The single unit was dismantled this week. ; But when the board granted that permission May 9, it did so without requiring the equipment to be screened and with little concern for aesthetics, Bernenko charged at a City Council meeting this week. "The legal situation is they've been given approval with no conditions at all," Bernenko complained. The council agreed. Vice Mayor James Scheifley said the board had inadequate information to make a decision and the board's minutes on the- the- matter were garbled. A permit for Hamilton House was held up by the administration and the council ordered the CAB to rehear the case. It also suggested a solution be sought by Hamilton House outside of official action. Roy Simon, an architect who sits on the CAB, said, "It was the board's understanding initially this was more of a maintenance, or replacing of old equipment. ;'Later It was found it probably was not the case and we decided to rehear it." Meanwhile, the people at Hamilton House don't understand why Bernenko Is up in arms. Emil Dletz, one of 24 condominium owners there, said Hamilton House management acted In full accordance with the city. "Maybe he (Bernenko) looks down on our roof - what does a roof look like?" he asked. "Hamilton House has been completely repainted. It looks beautiful. I don't know what he's complaining about." Tiny Boca from crime ) : ' 1 ' I I ' j j." , : j . : I - " 'f 1 V ) u 'U - ;' ': ' Pomp Aof Of " , If you thought the last you were growing up, ness was until you ercises at St. graduate, above, was her reaction to Andrews graduate, At the graduation Academy at decorum were ' i mm ' , M;-'.::.'.:."i,; M;-'.::.'.:."i,; M;-'.::.'.:."i,; ; :';u:, " Airport

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  1. Fort Lauderdale News,
  2. 03 Jun 1979, Sun,
  3. Other Editions,
  4. Page 28

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