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William St. Building Owner Faces $466K In Fines

A by-the-numbers look at the aftermath of Port Chester's latest fire.

Code inspectors found electrical hazards, egress violations and 40 illegal living spaces in a long investigation launched after a fire at 200 William St. last month.

Here's a look at some of the staggering figures associated with the investigation:

  • 200: The number of man-hours that "have already gone into this case; not including the hours and associated costs related to responding to the fire," according to Assistant Village Manager Christopher Steers.
  • 466: The number of violations tallied by inspectors over the course of their three-week investigation.
  • 4: The number of times inspectors returned to the 200 William St. building to conduct additional walk-throughs and catalog violations.
  • $466,000: The dollar amount, in fines, the building's owner faces each day the violations go unaddressed. The owner is not likely to pay that amount, but the fines represent the largest amount to-date as a result of a code investigation in Port Chester.

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Aidan February 06, 2012 at 10:26 PM
"$466,000: The dollar amount, in fines, the building's owner faces each day the violations go unaddressed." Sounds fair to me.
JJ February 07, 2012 at 03:24 AM
BINGO! It's about time the Village of Port Chester grew a set of teeth in enforcing the law. Good job!
John B February 07, 2012 at 03:39 AM
I've read a few stories about large fines (North Main St. for one) but I do not recall reading about the Village collecting any of these large fines.Have any been collected?
JJ February 07, 2012 at 10:31 AM
Great question Any villiage officials out there reading the Port Chester Patch want to comment on this?

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