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Follow In The Footsteps Of Code Enforcers

Who Conducted Latest Inspection 1/15/19

On Jan. 15, code inspectors from Oneonta City Hall conducted a court-ordered inspection of the old Oneonta Hotel, 195 Main St., the latest step in attempts to get the apartment building repaired after it was found unsafe by the city Board of Public Service in January 2017, two years ago. City Attorney David Merzig and the landlords, Melanie and Nicolae Pervu, are due to appear before Judge John F. Lambert in Cooperstown tomorrow (Thursday) in hopes of getting a final resolution.  From left, photos show ceiling tiles covering the sprinkler system; a deteriorating bathroom, and piles of garbage.  The photos and reports were obtain by a Freedom of Information Act request filed on behalf of, Otsego County’s Daily Newspaper/ONLINE.







  1. Sure, and these “code enforcers” snuck into the building took photos of these rooms that are not even rented out on an opposite end of the building, the building doesn’t look like this on the inside the landlords have put in new wood flooring new ceiling tiles new paint work on all floors and replaced all the floors from ground to floor 5 this is for sure a terrible lie and no one will help the poor people who own this building they have done A LOT of work to it to make it better and we are not seeing this post talking about the improvments that have been made or the efforts that these people have made… The big question is how come this is all happening now with these owners and not the owner prior? I don’t recall hearing anything in the news or propaganda back then obviously if there are this many issues… It definitely wasn’t done in the 3-4 years the current owners have had the building, so why is it all going on now? Why is it all on these owners shoulders and not the other guy? I’m sorry but I don’t think this is right and it definitley isn’t just. I’ve seen the things the city posts when Ive known the truth and seen how wrong they word things or make the situation way worse then it actually is I’ve seen this first hand and I’m sorry but I don’t trust this city or what they have to say about anything. The whole situation is childish and the city should be embarrassed of them self’s.

  2. All that grant money for downtown improvement ought to go far helping them return this building to a code compliant state, don’t you think? Or don’t you?

  3. I live in this building, this is not at all what it looks like, they have put in new floors and repainted everything, this place has been worked on so hard to make the city happy, but will they ever be? Or are they going to take the building no matter what? Seems awfully shady to me and being a citizen of this city I don’t appreciate my city officials acting like this, clearly paying people to write articles like this, just to do anything to get this building shut down, it’s despicable and they should be ashamed of themselves.

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