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Medley Centre owners plead "no contest" to code violation charges

 

The owners of the Medley Centre pleaded "no contest" to code violation charges in Irondequoit  Court -- not admitting guilt, but agreeing to pay a $100,000 fine imposed by the judge.

 

Bersin Properties and Managing Partner Scott Congel were charged in March after the fire marshal found flammable materials being stored inside the empty mall while the fire sprinkler system was disabled. Fire Marshall Greg Merrick said he did a new inspection of the Medley Centre this week and found the violations were fixed.

 

Irondequoit Supervisor Adam Bello says that's what the town was hoping for.

 

Bersin has failed to make scheduled payments under its Payment In Lieu Of Taxes Agreement on the mall, but Town Attorney Greg Nearpass says this is a court ordered fine, which means Bersin is in contempt of court if it doesn't pay.

 

Attorneys for Bersin Properties did not comment after the hearing. Scott Congel did not appear in court.

 

 

 

 

Bersin has failed to make scheduled payments under its Payment In Lieu Of Taxes Agreeement on the mall, but Town Attorney Greg Nearpass says this is different...

 

 

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