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Palmieri talking to Olbiston residents to gather firsthand accounts of living conditions

The city took this matter to the Supreme Court last August.

Posted: May 16, 2019 10:53 AM
Updated: May 16, 2019 12:25 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri is heading back to the Olbiston Apartments to see the situation for himself and talk with the people who live there.

Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri says the city has been trying to compel the owners of the building to fix many code violations since an inspection was done in 2017.

He says the owners have not complied with the codes department or the fire department, and 60 to 70 people live in the building.

The city took this matter to the Supreme Court last August.

City and county officials are now working to find other housing options for residents who live in the building.

A fire alarm was pulled Tuesday, when the fire department responded, a number of codes issues, including a leaky roof were identified.

National Grid cut power because of the condition of the roof on Wednesday.

The building is owned by a Brooklyn based company, WKTV has reached out to the office at the apartment building, but have yet to hear back.

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