Dothan City Court convicted Wallace of the violation in the Rosewood case, while the Lighthouse case is due to go to a municipal trial on May 3. Wallace, through his attorney Terry Bullard, filed an appeal in the Rosewood case.
According to the staff report, a Rosewood resident contacted the town after Wallace agreed to build an addition to her home in September 2016. She saw no inspector or building permits and “became suspicious.”
The addition was valued at $ 25,900, which would have required Wallace to hold a state and city home builder license. Wallace said he believed he was operating under a homebuilder’s license obtained while working with another company, but the license had gone dormant and was not issued to him either.
The city also argued that Wallace carried out $ 11,900 of work at a Lighthouse Drive address – dividing the work into two contracts worth $ 4,000 and $ 7,900 in “an attempt to evade the demands of state and local license ”. Wallace said the owner of the residence requested a project totaling $ 7,900 on August 30, 2016 and then asked for more work to be done a few months later.
The city argued that Trademark failed to apply for and obtain the required building permits for the Rosewood and Lighthouse projects, a claim that Wallace is disputing.
Bullard argued the city should wait to vote on the recall since two of the cases are still pending at various levels of the court system. City attorney Len White said the commission did not have to wait for convictions to be finalized to proceed with the revocation request.