SPRING VALLEY – Rockland County and the owners of the Country Village Towers Apartment Complex in Spring Valley report that they have reached a resolution of their dispute. By way of background, the County after assuming oversight of the Village of Spring Valley Code Enforcement functions charged the owners and managers of the Country Village Towers including Village Towers Corp., NBM Management, LLC, and Weinreb Management, LLC., owned by Jacob Weinreb, with numerous alleged violations of the NYS Uniform Code. During the course of the ensuing hearing the parties were able to reach a resolution of the remaining alleged violations. Many of the open violations have been cured and under the settlement, the buildings’ owners will cure all remaining violations and pay a fine of $25,000.00.
The lawsuit challenged the administrative court Rockland County uses to prosecute fire and building code violations and determine the fines issued against property owners.
Administrative tribunals are utilized statewide to expedite the legal process compared to the traditional court system and are used by the Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Environmental Conservation, and many other state agencies.
OBC will conduct follow-up inspections to confirm any outstanding violations have been cured.
“We are working with ownership parties, including Weinreb Management, LLC to resolve any outstanding issues and they have diligently responded to the Notice of Violations. We’re pleased that we were able to reach a resolution of this matter and ensure continued compliance with health and safety measures, including the Uniform Code within the borders of the Village of Spring Valley,” said Thomas E. Humbach, County Attorney.
“We’ve said countless times that compliance is our number one priority,” said Ed Markunas, Director of Office of Buildings and Codes. “Reaching this agreement is a positive step forward in achieving that on behalf of the health and safety of residents, visitors and first responders.”
The Office requests that the public submit complaints regarding Building and Code violations within the Village of Spring Valley to 845-364-3700 or by email to BuildingsAndCodes@co.rockland.ny.us.