Sunday, October 2, 2016

Heal Thy Self ?

      I saw on Facebook, someone named Rob Moyer posted pictures of the City Hall first floor men's room trying to make the point that before the Third Floor take out after property owners, the city clean up itself.
Facebook Photo
      The fifty year old rest rooms are not in great shape and certainly not as meticulous as those in the Jefferson County Office Building.
      However, don't expect pointing out some wear and tear at 245 to change lawmakers minds.
      The revised law is slated to be approved Monday.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

It would be cleaned if the cm wanted it done, the bldg needs a major clean out ..John should clean it out..

Anonymous said...

I wonder what Mr. Jennings bathroom looks like?

Anonymous said...

Those who live in glass houses should not be throwing stones. Good job by moyer making this point. Pretty much sums the city up in a nut shell. Do as I say, not as I do.

Anonymous said...

This just misses the point. Did you ever think what is going to happen if landlords, who do NOT have the money to fix whatever code enforcement says needs fixing, will cause the removal of a "certificate of occupancy"? If that happens with any frequency, where are people with low income to go? will Watertown Housing Authority take these people in? Not likely, because a lot of the people in the apartments in bad shape have been denied occupancy by city owned apartments in the first place.
Will the city take responsibility for such persons DISPLACED by this law? or by CREATING yet another barrier for them to overcome saying-"THAT'S THEIR PROBLEM." Yet again an example of those with a good standard of living (like all on City council and obviously in management positions of the city)simply wanting people in low class to "disappear".

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

Don't know how deep CM is in this new overall policy proposal, but she would be responsible via her departments to implement the policy. So, and I wonder based on the snapshot above and comments, will CM apply her past NSA skills to good use? That is: "We'll watch over you, not ourselves, so just STFU." Sure seems like we could be headed that direction by picking and choosing which landlords to closely peruse and which one to give a pass to as it were?

However, Goose v. Gander does come to mind, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

Question 1. If a person lives outside the county do they have to hire a property manager that lives in the city? So for example an owner lives in Syracuse, can they hire a property manager from Syracuse?

Anonymous said...

How in the heck can they apply laws to one group of people,but not to others?Just because they don't live here,but pay the same taxes.Call me crazy,but it would seem that is the definition of a discriminatory business practice,probably illegal,maybe we can pay our city attorney another fifty or hundred grand to check into whether it is or not.What next..

Anonymous said...

If the landlord cant afford to fix the property and its condemned, then its a good law. Collect money (business), fix your property(business expense) and everything is ok. If you dont re-invest, then dont put the blame on anyone when you lose tenants or your building. The next tax sale will offer a nice reduced priced home for someone who want's it to fix it up and make a good tax base again.
Not in favor of Jennings but if the laws on the books already are enforced then this will all work with no more new laws..

Anonymous said...

City hall is a rat hole never maintained as far as cleanliness no surprise here. I use the stairwell and the same clump of dirt has been there for 3 weeks. A little general cleaning never would hurt an old building.

Anonymous said...

This city is heading right down the toilet with Addison and Jennings holding the handle. Their are codes already on the books they do not enforce so why make more? Whos going to enforce them? How much will this cost?
City buildings are in poor repair just like the city streets. Some major changes are needed here and quickly. Those changes need to start at the top , Manager, council, Mayor right down the line.

Anonymous said...

Don't see any code violations in this pic, Jeff. You're way off the mark with this one. Way to misinform the public.

Anonymous said...

Is that really the floor in City Hall? If it is, it is a testament to what is wrong with our society. Too lazy to actually mop, by hand if necessary, on their hands and knees. I see this all the time in restaurants and it makes me want to puke. Too much to ask? It is the slip shod way of doing everything these days that reflects in so many of the city's affairs. Where is the fountain? We have had all summer to either fix it or replace it and yet nothing. Fire the CC in the next election. Fire the City Manager if she can't manage, which seems to be an issue when I look at this picture. Whom ever is the maintenance supervisor for that building should be FIRED! What an embarrassment. Oh, and while you are cleaning house, fire whoever designed those weed beds known as rain catchments in the JB Wise parking lot.

Anonymous said...

This is the infamous first floor bathroom where the rumored sexual misconduct occurred this past spring. I'm surprised it hasn't been steam cleaned to get rid of any dna evidence.

Anonymous said...

Do as I say not as I do. City hall is in very poor condition and it is obvious. You do not see the CM;s office or the Clerks office in this type of condition; just the areas generally used by the public. Go on up to the 3rd floor and take a look at those bathrooms. You know the ones used by the elites. You will see a huge difference from those and the ones that are generally used by the public. This is how we operate now Addison has come to town. One set of standards for them and another for the rest of us.