Still no repair date. So now, there's a court date. The City of Utica is taking Michael J. Walsh Apartments to State Supreme Court, to compel them to repair the building's elevator. It's been out of commission several weeks, after a nine-year-old girl was injured, following a 30-foot fall down the elevator shaft, back in February.
The elevator was the biggest problem during a recent inspection, but not the only problem.
"It failed initially, but it was all for minor violations and when we go back, we're hoping all the minor violations were taken care of," says Utica Provisional Fire Chief, Scott Ingersoll. "We're going to be back there in a couple weeks to do a follow up inspection."
The building manager says he's been actively seeking bids for repair, which he estimates will cost around $200,000.
The case is due in State Supreme court May 22nd.
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