Renovations begin at Case DiLusso condos in New Brunswick

Workers have begun replacing crumbling siding at the Case DiLusso condominiums, three weeks after a Kane In Your Corner investigation exposed serious safety issues there. However, the homeowners' association

News 12 Staff

Aug 10, 2012, 2:24 AM

Updated 4,308 days ago

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Renovations begin at Case DiLusso condos in New Brunswick
Workers have begun replacing crumbling siding at the Case DiLusso condominiums, three weeks after a Kane In Your Corner investigation exposed serious safety issues there. However, the homeowners' association says it does not have enough money to complete all needed repairs by the deadline set forth by the city. On July 24, the week after our original investigation, New Brunswick's housing inspector found more than 430 violations at the complex and gave the homeowners' association and residents 60 days to make repairs. Board members say they will need a significant extension of time. "We're trying to do it without raising fees," board member Dan Scarola says. "So we just came up with a solution that: what if we do three buildings and maybe ten decks and then, each month, as we get a certain amount of money in, we do another deck and then another deck and then another deck?" New Brunswick city spokesman Russell Marchetta says the homeowners' association has not presented the city with a proposal yet. As for the plan outlined to Kane In Your Corner, Marchetta says: "We will certainly work with the residents and the homeowners association to get things done, but we're not going to wait years." Case DiLusso has been slow to make repairs in the past. John Jackson, a contractor, says he has an approved plan and permit to replace a porch that collapsed last fall, but he has not been able to start work because the homeowners association has yet to provide him with his initial deposit. Despite that, some homeowners are pleased to see work moving forward now. Homeowner Nestor Chacon told News 12 New Jersey's Walt Kane: "We thank you, because for 14 years, we have been waiting for this and arguing and fighting with these people, and finally someone fought for us. Thank you very much."New Brunswick officials file housing violations after KIYC storyFed up condo owners in New Brunswick call KIYC


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