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20200809 simpson demolition correspondence 12-10-20 dux.. �y� RICHARD F.R.IANNIELLO (?S IANNIF.I,T,O RICHARD F.ANDERSON,JR. / ti` ; ;;1 8 AIRLINE DRIVE,SUITE 1011 MEGAN M.BOND :•' i ALBANY,NY 12205 88 JENNIFER L.TAYLOR n ;^jt Cti ANDERSON P.C. (518):(518)862-0 KELLY M.CURRO" FAX: 862-05091 MATTHEW J.CHAUVIN MEGAN A.BOGGS 6 BUTLER PLACEt MARC R.PALLOZZI Attorneys and Counselors at Law SARATOGA SPRINGS,NY 12866 DANIEL B.WADE (518)371-8888 HON.ROBERT J.CHAUVIN,J.S.C.(RET) 805 ROUTE 146 FAX:(518)583-7657f JEANNE M.GONSALVES LLOYD NORTHWAY NINE PLAZA OF COUNSEL: CLIFTON PARK,NY 12065 333 GLEN STREET,SUITE 200t KEITH M.FERRARA (518)371-8888 GLENS FALLS,NY 12801 KEVIN M.DAILEY FAX:(518)371-17551 �' (518)3718888 GEORGE D.MCHUGH FAX:(518)792-4366t JEFFREY N.MILLER Websites:wWW.ialawn .co DEC1, 2Q2Q 9990 COCONUT ROAD *Also Admitted in MA, MD,PA&VT www.capitalregionlawyers com t SUITE 253 `Also Admitted in MA BONITA SPRINGS,FL 341351 �y--, Wmw— v (518)371-8888 t NOT FOR SERVICE OF PAPERS ALL SERVICE OF PAPERS: 805 ROUTE 146 NORTHWAY NINE PLAZA CLIFTON PARK,NEW YORK 12065 August 14,2020 Via Email Anthony J. Izzo,Esq. City Attorney 474 Broadway Saratoga Springs,NY 12866 Dear Mr. Izzo, Thank you for taking the time to work with me on the above referenced matter. I write to memorialize the terms of the agreement reached by and between the parties as they work toward a resolution of all matters pending before the Saratoga Springs City Court and to bring these properties into compliance with the applicable City Code. I will set forth the terms of the parties agreement by property address below for ease of tracking. 65 Phila Street- My clients shall apply for a demolition permit within thirty(30) days of today's date. 69 Phila Street- My clients shall apply for a demolition permit within ninety days(90) days of today's date if a closing on the sale of this property has not occurred by that date. 74 Caroline Street- My clients have filed an application with the DRC for the necessary work on the subject property. They are finish that process and complete the work as planned. 68 Caroline Street- My clients will file a building permit application within 14 days of todays date for the temporary correction of the safety issues identified by the Code Enforcement Department report. My clients will file an application for permanent correction of the outstanding issues with the DRC within 45 days of today's date. The work contemplated by that application must be commenced within 45 days of receipt of final DRC approval and any/all other required City or Municipal approvals for same. All matters before the Court have been adjourned to October 27,2020 at 11:00 a.m., at which time the attorneys for the parties must appear before the Court to provide a status update with regard to the foregoing. The parties are not required to attend. Kindly confirm that the foregoing correctly outlines the agreement reached today by countersigning where indicated below and returning a copy of this letter to my office. Should you feel any corrections are required please contact me to discuss same. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. I look forward to working with you toward a smooth resolution of these issues. Very Truly Yours, Matf4cw 7. CAaaviti Matthew J. Chauvin, Esq. MJC/wmp cc: Honorable Jeffrey D. Waite—Saratoga Springs City Court—via facsimile Helen Case Simpson—Via Email THE ChagnEngineers _ Land Surveyors CAPITAL DISTRICT OFFICE Planners 547 River Street COMPANIES Environmental&Safety Professionals Landscape Architects Troy, NY 12180 1947— 2017 YEARS P:518.273.0055 or 888.539.9073 www.chazencompanies.com July 7, 2017 D �w Jack Donnelly DEC 1 1 2020 Code Enforcer City Hall—474 Broadway B Saratoga Springs,NY 12866 - e Re: Emergency Building Stability Assessment(BSA)at 65 Phila Street City of Saratoga Springs, New York Project No.31704.06 Dear Mr. Donnelly: As requested, Chazen performed a limited emergency structural stability assessment of the residential building (subject structure) located at 65 Phila Street in the City of Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, New York (project site). The site visit was performed at the request of the City on the morning of June 14, 2017. We met with City Code Enforcement and Fire Department representatives on site. The purpose of this assessment was to determine the overall stability of the subject structure and to provide the City with our opinion and recommendations with regard to structural conditions, remedial measures if necessary to support public safety and identify unsafe and other conditions in accordance with the 2012 International Property Maintenance Code and NYS supplements (PMCNYS) which has been adopted by State and local municipalities. The building is currently not occupied and is placarded with the fire department red"X". Building Description The building is a two-story residential building with a low-slope gable roof likely built in the late 1800s. Real estate records indicate a construction date of 1870 which seems appropriate based upon the City's history, architectural language of the building and materials observed. A single story addition is located to the east of the main structure likely built shortly after the original construction or in the early 1900s. The interior and exterior framing appears to be comprised of traditional wood framing (timber posts within walls, timber joists and wood plank floors) and a combination of stone and brick masonry foundations (although interior framing could not be directly observed). Observations and Assessments In general, it is our opinion that the residential building is in an unsafe condition due to local interior instabilities and deterioration, but as a whole, is stable and is not in immediate danger of collapse. Considering the hazards are interior to the building envelope there does not appear to be a significant risk to public safety or neighboring property. It is-However, unsafe for emergency service responders, property owners or occupants. HUDSON VALLEY • CAPITAL DISTRICT • NORTH COUNTRY • CENTRAL NEW YORK • NASHVILLE,TN Chazen Engineering, Land Surveying&Landscape Architecture Co., D.P.C.(New York) Chazen Engineering Consultants,LLC(Tennessee) r • 65 PhIla Street BSA • July 7,2016 Page 3 • The building should be condemned by the AHJ due to the unsafe conditions observed. The building can be accessed, but access should be limited to areas beyond the collapsed / deteriorated first floor framing until the area is properly shored, reinforced and / or replaced. The building should be placarded with the word "condemned" in accordance with section 108.4 of the PMCNYS. • We recommend the following to stabilize the structure and make weather tight: o Remove and replace deteriorated/collapsed first floor framing. o Make repairs to leaking roof along the west elevation. o Investigate wall assembly at south-east corner of second floor to ensure structural framing is continuous and sound (reference photograph #8). Repair any deteriorated framing and make weather tight. Recommended repairs are intended to make the building safe for contractors to perform additional work needed to make the building safe, secure and sanitary to be considered for occupancy in accordance with the PMCNYS. Closure This correspondence and the recommendations contained herein have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted engineering practices for the exclusive use of you and your representatives for specific application to the project site and is applicable until November 1, 2017 (due to the building envelope not being weather tight and associated additional deterioration that will occur over time). Our observations and assessments were limited to those portions of the building envelope and structure that were visible and accessible at the time of our visit. No destructive investigation, code-compliance (such as occupancy,ventilation requirements,energy requirements etc.),accessibility,egress, laboratory testing or hazardous building material survey was performed, no equipment was disassembled or moved unless where explicitly described in this report or its appendices. Please feel free to contact me directly at (518) 266-7329 if you have any comments or questions regarding this matter. Sincerely, Lanson A. Cosh, P.E. Project Manager/Structural Project Engineer Attached:Appendix A:June 14, 2017 Photographic Documentation Cc:Joseph M Lanaro P.E.; Project File Z:\projects\31700-31799\31704.xoc-City Saratoga Springs\31704.06-4 building structural assessments\ENG\60 Crescent Street\31704.00_20170619 60 Crescent Street BSA.doc 65 Mlle Street BSA July 7,2016 Page 4 Appendix A: June 14, 2017 Photographic Documentation 2:\projects\31700.31789\31704.nc-City Saratoga Springs\31704.08-4 building structural assessments\ENG\60 Crescent Street\31704.00_20170619 60 Crescent Street BSAdoc 4,'‘,, yfaY z ` i" 'ir ,` Photograph (1): General view of building.South elevation. =�__ mr .+o N..,- 44 I. k9‘, I -z-,---.;" 3trt r� F �Yr tom.a-4,c•sr> q , "p� i' - '#u ?} ri .°:1 (. t,t . '-C 414, ' ii .x•"ca aw ' ate : r.- Photograph (2): General view of building. East elevation. xii photograph 3 : General view of building. 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