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Editorial: Pay heed to drainage issues on Union Street

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If city officials and developers of the second phase of the Maddalone/Rosenstein development on Lower Union Street in Schenectady continue to keep their heads in the sand over drainage problems caused by the development, they're likely to get a mouthful of wet sand. Given the obvious history of drainage problems at the project, it's hard to believe the Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority continues to grant approvals for the development while the issues go largely unresolved. ...

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June 14, 2014
8 a.m.

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Thank you for this editorial!!! I asked and asked for the city and Maddalone/Rosenstien to look into this. Yes Harleysville insurance sent an adjuster, when he entered my basement and saw the amount of water, turned around and left. He did not wade through the water to the other end of basement to see just how much water we were taking in. He had seen enough. As owner of the Union Inn I am quite willing to share my engineer reports and other findings, that give way to where the water has come from. This doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out, but it does take responsibility. I am not frivolously making unfounded allegations for whatever reasons. Nor were we planning to close, but had some really awesome visions for the future of my building that I have never had the opportunity to initiate due the excess water and damages. There is nothing I would like more then to see the city and Maddalone/Rosenstien come forward and take responsibility for the disgraceful event. Creating legal fees and such aren't solving the inevitable.
Quite honestly I feel somewhat railroaded at this point.
I sincerely appreciate the objectivity and support of this editorial. I can be reached easily feel free to come forward with suggestions and or ideas on resolving the situation.