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Schenectady to enforce paving rules

Property owners liable for contractors

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The city will crack down on driveway paving rules this summer. Engineer Chris Wallin sent a letter to 50 or more paving companies in the Capital Region, informing them of the city’s existing rules. He plans to begin enforcement June 1, after getting the message out to residents, who will be left holding the bag if their contractor breaks the rules. The property owner is the one who is fined in those cases, Wallin said. ...

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May 23, 2013
3:17 p.m.

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Hope the city holds firm in the concrete sidewalk part of the law.
Too many times sidewalks are paved over with blacktop, then the property owner seems to "forget" that the sidewalk belongs to EVERYONE, not just him.
Witness the Woodlawn Hardware store on upper State St, Colonial Carwash, Weideken Pontiac as just 3 examples of paved over sidewalks where merchandise and/or signs are often blocking pedestrian right-of-way.
But then you have Focus Construction trucks parked on the brick sidewalk on State St under the railroad overpass ... parking for hours with no tickets ... so you need ENFORCEMENT to go along with paving rules.

May 23, 2013
3:31 p.m.

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Another income generation gimmick. Will be ignored like building permits, dog licenses and garage sale permits. Try focusing on belt tightening.

May 23, 2013
3:33 p.m.
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