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Contractor walks away from city rehab deal

In this file photo, Gary Pappas, left, holds his grandson as family members sort through debris in the house located at Myers Alley in Schenectady.
In this file photo, Gary Pappas, left, holds his grandson as family members sort through debris in the house located at Myers Alley in Schenectady.
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The first contractor to sign up for the new contractor-rehab program has given up, the city’s building inspector said. Gary Pappas stopped working on 14 Myers Alley and walked away without ever signing the contract the City Council approved in December. He also never paid the $10,000 sale price he agreed to pay for the house. But the city didn’t have to pay Pappas for his work — the program calls for contractors to get ...


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FlyPTi
June 1, 2013
12:37 p.m.

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It truly boggles the mind, having worked in Construction, that any of this could be "easy"! This is a clear sign that government should get out of the way and let the private sector handle these projects. Each time agencies get involved it is ripe for disaster.

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