Oneonta Hotel Court Decision

There’s been a ruling in the codes violations case involving The Oneonta Hotel and the City of Oneonta.

Posted: Feb 5, 2019 5:56 PM

The owners of the Oneonta Hotel have been in court fighting the City of Oneonta over codes violations. The court gave the owners until January 11th to fix the violations, which the City argues haven’t been completed. The City has submitted a complete report outlining the violations and have attached supporting photographs, but Mayor Gary Herzig talked about a more recent incident.

"There were 2 incidents in the past week of carbon monoxide poisoning that were caused by a malfunctioning hot water heater in the basement of the building. The fumes went from the basement of the building that we’re talking about, in to the ventilation system of a neighboring building. We had a number of people went to the emergency room with carbon monoxide poisoning. Fortunately everybody’s ok at this time."

Everybody may be ok this time, but Oneonta City Attorney David Merzig wanted to know about evictions, and possible contempt of court charges.

"The affidavits are submitted, we have official documents saying that they were in fact non-compliance with supporting documents, and that we should simply go directly to the question of punishment."

Otsego County Court Judge John Lambert made his ruling very clear about what’s to happen now, and what is still to be resolved.

"The residents of the building will be vacated by the respondent by Thursday afternoon. If not the Sheriff will be there Friday morning. The issues involving the building, and up to code, and any sort of violations and punishable contempt actions will be held at a later time when she has new attorney’s."

Attorney’s Ryan Donovan and Ryan Manley petitioned the court to be relieved of their obligation to represent the Pervu’s. The court granted that request, so now the Pervu’s will return to court with new council on March 20th at 9:00 am. That’s when they’re expected to answer to the contempt charges.

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