CLARKSBURG -- The owner of an apartment building on Walker Street has been granted an extension to correct several building- and health-code violations documented by the town's building inspector in July.
Charles "Rusty" Ransford was granted the extension in Northern Berkshire District Court on Thursday after the allotted 30 days in which he had to correct the violations at 504-510 Walker St. expired.
According to a July 17 letter signed by Building Inspector Vincent Lively, the town had received various complaints about unsafe living conditions, the storage of vehicles and outside debris at the property. Inspection of the building found code violations in the structure's four apartments, basement, south side porch, surrounding land and a storage room, the letter stated.
Ransford said Friday that all the repairs have been made with the exception of the roof on the storage room, which he expects will probably be done Monday.
In addition, Ransford clarified a statement he made in an article published on the matter Thursday. He said Friday that he wasn't speaking about all the tenants in the building when he said most of the violations were caused by tenants.
-- Meghan Foley