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Man completes sidewalk repair

July 01, 1997

Nearly six years after getting the first notice to repair his sidewalks and curb, Bernard E. Henesy has complied.

Dave Moulton, the city's construction inspector, said that the work has been done.

Henesy, of 126 Alexander St., failed to appear in Washington County District Court on March 13 for a hearing concerning the code violation, which had gone unrepaired since 1991.

An arrest warrant, which was signed by Judge R. Noel Spence March 19, was dismissed by Spence on June 23 because the work had been completed, according to court records.

Henesy could have faced fines of up to $1,500 and/or jail time of up to one year and 60 days for the code violation and the failure to appear in court charge, officials said.

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Henesy received his first violation notice in September 1991, Moulton said. A year after Moulton became construction inspector in 1993, he said, he reviewed violation notices going back five years, and sent Henesy a reminder in April 1994 to have the work done by the end of August that year.

Moulton sent a final notice to Henesy on Nov. 7, 1995, giving him until Nov. 30 to complete the work. When Henesy didn't correct the violation, Moulton filed charges against him on Dec. 1, 1995.

The brick sidewalk along the Alexander Street side of Henesy's house on the corner of George Street was a safety hazard, Moulton said. The shale curb, which was broken, also needed to be replaced.

Henesy could not be reached for comment.

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