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Councilman suing Schenectady over pipe

Riggi was told to replace line that worked fine

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City Councilman Vince Riggi is suing the city he represents. He wants $3,100 for a water main repair he says was the city’s fault. The City Council will consider the issue behind closed doors Monday night. All claims filed against the city are discussed behind closed doors, but Riggi has spoken openly about it at council meetings and provided a copy of his claim to The Daily Gazette. He said he hesitated to file the ...

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December 14, 2013
10:14 a.m.

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I believe that the new York state building plumbing code requires a 1" service entry piping. when repairs exceed 50% of replacement cost, the entire repair must be brought into code compliance

December 14, 2013
6:02 p.m.

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Since the property required no repairs--it was the city's main and valve portion--there is no justification for making him replace the line in, unless the city goes to every homeowner with a 3/4 inch line and makes them replace it. The city owes him the cost for their incompetence, and perhaps beating up a Republican by the working-together-works gang.

December 16, 2013
11:49 a.m.

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Good for you Vince for standing up !! The code department seems to be out of control !