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February 2, 2011 - 2:30pm

Photos: Massive snow fort on Ellicott Street

posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, photos, Ellicott Street.

 

Somebody has built a large snow fort on Ellicott Street, in the city, in front of St. Joe's Cemetery. It looks like the developer used one of the city's blue recycling buckets to pack snow in and then piled the blocks on top of each other.

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Not a bad job.
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Did they get any tax incentives for building such a fine structure?
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Gentlemen....Take up your arms and prepare to defend Fort Batavia!!!!
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I hope they had a building permit!!
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I would think they would have been concerned about their assessment going up.
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Did they get it inspected and a c.o. from the city? Does it have the required bathrooms inside per code? Did they pay their $125 contractors fee? Do they have proper workers comp & liability? Did they have the required enginered drawings and building permit? What about the enviromental impact study? Did they bring it before the planning board? Sounds a little silly, but these are just a few of the things you have to do to build something. The list goes on and on.
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When it melts, will they be in a flood zone? If so, did they get flood insurance? Were the builders payed a living wage?
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John, I forgot about the wage rate, did they pay Davis-Bacon and certified payroll? Also, good point about the snow melting. Did they do a perk test? Do they need a storm run-off analysis and engineered retention pond? Did they do a soil bearing test? Come to think about it, did they do a traffic impact study? They're turning an awfull lot of necks. Add all this crap to my previous post, and what do you get? If you what to build something, you might as well quit before you start, and save yourself the aggravation.
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One other thing, did they have a $5 million dollar insurance policy that is commonly required on most larger jobs now-a-days, and indemnify the owner?

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