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Rental certificate revenues fall short in Schenectady

City hired new housing inspector but has seen no increase in fees paid

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Building Inspector Eric Shilling’s promises of sky-high revenue from rental certificates have fallen short, the City Council learned Wednesday. He had hoped to raise $402,000, and the City Council added a housing inspector to help him meet that revenue goal, at a cost of $37,000 in salary plus benefits. The actual amount of money raised so far was not released, but it was about the same as last year’s $115,000. He’s projecting to raise $150,000 ...

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October 10, 2013
8:21 a.m.

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Eric has done a great job of further imploding resale prices in Schenectady. On top of the record number of tax foreclosures we now have landlords dumping their rental properties.