Comments by kmoore
Posted on October 30 at 2:58 p.m. (Suggest removal)
dlombardo: what's interesting here is that this is NOT a recurring element in Schenectady. This is, in fact, the first time I've seen this happen in all the years I've covered the City Council.
Posted on May 14 at 4:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)
SchenectadyScott: the story includes the total (with fees): A homeowner in Schenectady with the average house, assessed at $110,800, pays $4,107.60 in taxes. The owner also pays roughly $779 in garbage, sewer and water taxes, because the average house has 1.5 baths. (Sewer and water rates are based partly on the number of fixtures in the house.)
That gives a grand total of $4,887 for city, county and school bills.
Posted on March 27 at 1:09 p.m. (Suggest removal)
2RIGBY4: Interesting question! I hadn't remembered that there was an old station there. I called the mayor after reading your comment, and he said the gas station was deemed structurally unsound by the building inspector and that it and 605 were leaning toward each other.
"It was going to fall onto the service station/repair shop. The repair shop was going to fall toward 605," he said.
So he asked for a total price to demolish both. As stated in the story, that will be covered by insurance and/or Metroplex and the city IDA.
--Kathleen Moore, Daily Gazette