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Code enforcement welcome, and overdue

July 21, 2014

Saranac Lake is finally doing what it should have done many years ago, especially after 16-year-old Paul Schlitt died in a fire in an apartment house on Depot Street in October 199....

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Jul-24-14 11:24 AM

Saranac Lake has licensing of electricians and has had for many years. Much of the "handy-Andy", homeowner wiring has taken place without benefit of a permit and inspection procedure. There's a "good-old-boy" network between the serving utility, the town fathers and the favored inspection agency. The building inspector must tow the line to retain his job and benefits. Slumlords run the town and have for many years. Actual enforcement is frowned upon by those in charge.

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Jul-22-14 1:14 PM

Sooo.... lemme get this straight... no code enforcement, until now. How many electrical problems are there alone? Interesting. Who has been bought and paid for?

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Jul-21-14 8:19 PM

we notice that the terrible mess of a garage on McKenzie pond rd was not cited. with tattered tarps and many cars and lots of unsightly junk laying around this should go on his list.

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