Re: The Pines of Perinton and my comments made to the Perinton Town Board at its 1.25.23 Town Board Meeting
First, here are two links for any reader to first review to help with understanding my comments to the Board:
The following is what I presented to Board:
It is great we could be here tonight on the first anniversary of the devastating fire at the Pines of Perinton (PoP) last year to recognize first responders, fire fighters, and the overall Community response involving scores of people and organizations
It is also great that Governor Hochul recently recognized the PoP by naming it as a recommendation for the State and National Registers of Historic Places
But I’d like to frame both of these recognitions with some questions for the Town
Why hasn’t the cause of the 1/25/22 fire, with 18 apartments destroyed and 168 residents displaced, been determined after a year? (Note: after my presentation, the Town’s fire chief confirmed that the investigation determined the cause to be “undetermined”)
What is the status of the numerous Town code violations identified AFTER THE fire? Why did the Town have “no comment” to the press as quoted in a 9.21.22 news article about a Negligence Lawsuit filed by a tenant? What might your comment be today? Per another 9.9.22 news article, there were (26) Code violations that were ordered by the Town to be fixed by Winn Residential (the property management firm based in Boston, MA) by the end of last September; what is the status of these violations?