Documents: Ignored Inspection Notices, Property Records on N. Main St. Building

Included in the documents: two inspection notices dating back to last summer that officials say went ignored by the home's owner, and real estate records on the $1.3 million building.

If the owner of a North Main Street building hadn't ignored inspection notices, could have been avoided.

That assessment was made on Thursday evening by Code Enforcement Director Christopher Steers, who said inspectors were still working on their reports, but had already found several electrical hazards and signs of possible overcrowding.

Thursday's fire was the in the span of a month involving serious , and the latest in more than a dozen over the past year. 

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Saverio Terenzi July 09, 2011 at 10:19 PM
Interested Reader, I didn't mean that remark in a negative fashion. Your views reflect a BOT member who has strong opinions on how the organization should function. Like I said at the last meeting, I don't believe that anybody on this BOT has any bad motives. I think it's more about the style and differing points of view, which I believe to be healthy.
Interested Reader July 09, 2011 at 10:57 PM
Mr. Terenzi, agreed, I just want to make some noise in hopes of ensuring that we continue this momentum towards a functioning government. The Village hasn't been closer in decades.
George Datino July 11, 2011 at 10:39 AM
What is the Village Manager Law and how does it prevent the BOT from crafting and passing resolutions that direct the Village Manager and Staff to do the things it wants done?
Bart Didden July 11, 2011 at 01:56 PM
Good Morning George, The Village Manager Law does two things, first it creates the position of the Village Manager and second it draws a line between the BOT (including the Mayor) and the Village employees and operations. It is against the provision for BOT members to give operational direction directly to any department. Except for the Police and maybe Fire Departments all operational direction comes from the Manager. As for the Police and maybe Fire it is a shared informal relationship between the BOT/Manager working with the Chief. This law was the bullets for Trustee Brakewood when he accused me of violating this law when I had meetings with our parking ticket processor and implemented their advice (with the knowledge of the Manager) which found hundred's of thousands of dollars for our Village. We also have two additional programs coming down the pike that could result in an additional ONE MILLION in revenue to the Village. But Trustee Brakewood demanded an investigation, "I want some to look under the sheets" on this activity and determine if any laws were broken! There was no investigation, rightfully so. The affairs of the Village are at a crucial point with great implications for its (our) future. Mr. Russo, correctly has accepted the offer of help from those Trustees, such as Terenzi and myself to help right the ship and get us back on course.
Bart Didden July 11, 2011 at 02:18 PM
To his credit, Mr. Russo has come to understand the styles of the new BOT since our election just over a year ago. Normally the Manager only has to learn the personalities of maybe two new Trustees per year. Cumulative Voting changed that this time around with the addition of 4 new Trustees, and the new dynamic of the seven members. I believe that he now sees the new asset that is at his disposal and is willing to use it. This BOT is giving unprecedented support to Russo, as well as Steers and is willing to roll up its own sleeves to pitch in and help out where accepted by them. Along with this support, the majority also gave them new Judges, new and reformatted Prosecutors as the Manager searches for a new Court Clerk to streamline the Court's and insure the rights of not only the accused but the community for swift while fair administration of our Laws. There is so much more to do, including adding inspection staff and clerical support to Building & Code departments. I look forward to the future of our Village and continuing the conservative and business approach that has been the approach of the current BOT unlike in the past.


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