CONNECTICUT – Deteriorating condo complex finally being fixed

WFSB.COM:Deteriorating condo complex finally being fixed
By Susan Raff
By Rob Polansky
August 8, 2014
WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) –  City officials in Waterbury are aiming to fix safety and building code violations at a condominium complex. In an unprecedented move, the city said it stepped in to take the owners and management company of Bradley Gardens to court to make the necessary repairs. The people who live there said the complex turned into a rundown mess. There was trash-covered grass, broken balcony doors and a collapsing fence. Inside wasn’t any better. Sections of ceiling were missing and there were a number of fire code violations. After years of nothing being done, officials said they decided to take legal action. “The parties have worked cooperatively with the city of Waterbury to address the very serious safety code violations,” said Linda Wihbey, Waterbury corporate counsel.”As fire chief, our main concern is the fire safety,” said Chief David Martin, Waterbury Fire Department. “Certainly there are blight issues and health issues.” The complex was in receivership. However, a judge Thursday agreed to have a co-receiver. That means $100,000 will be used to hire contractors to correct the violations, pay the bills and fines and inspect the property on a regular basis.The condo owners will be paying for it.  Read more:

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