Judge Issues Ruling On Obliston Apartments
A State Supreme Court Judge has ruled that all tenants living on the fourth and fifth floors of the Obliston Apartments on Genesee Street be moved to the first, second or third floors of the property.
The City of Utica went to Supreme Court to try and force needed repairs to the building, which is facing major safety and structural problems.
The owners of the apartment building will be responsible for the costs associated with relocating the tenants.
In a written statement, Mayor Robert Palmieri says the city is satisfied with the ruling, but is not happy with the situation.
Palmieri says people deserve to live in better living conditions than the Obliston's ownership is providing.
He says they'll continue to fight to make sure all of the people in Utica are living in safe and healthy housing.