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Plattsburgh Common Council rejects waterfront building contract

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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -

The Plattsburgh Common Council said no to plans for improving the city's waterfront.

The proposed $30,000 contract was to fix up a building sitting on the water. The Common Council wants to wait and see if they can get a better deal.

Mold removal and putting in new bathrooms were on the proposal. The building which housed Clare and Carl's Restaurant flooded in 2011. It's been vacant since. Mayor James Calnon, R-Plattsburgh, believes the estimate they received for repairs is as good as it gets.

"One of the things I asked the engineer the other night was how much did that building cost in the first place. It was about $400,000. So an abatement of $50,000 or $60,000 is certainly more advantageous than tearing it down and building a new one," said Calnon.

Calnon says concerns of how to pay for repairs is what stopped the city from fixing the building up right away.

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