Building and Safety Violations Uncovered in Suffern

Suffern building inspectors responded to an apartment building on Orange Avenue on Monday after reports of flooding due to leaking pipes most likely caused by the freezing temperatures the county is facing this week. Late Tuesday night officials continued to investigate the building which holds 7 small apartments and uncovered various violations including electrical issues and reports that at least six people were living in a small space that was not designed to house that amount. Officials stated that the tenants in these situations are not to blame but the landlords who enforcers claim are putting residents’ lives at risk by violating building standards. Recently the State Division of Building Standards and Codes sent out a letter to the Town of Ramapo and the Village of Spring Valley stating that they will step in if necessary when it comes to illegal housing issues that are becoming an epidemic in the county. According to officials, Orange Avenue, LLC., the landlord of the building, will face violations and receive a court date.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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