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Concerns over Medley Centre water pump station
Irondequoit, N.Y. -- Irondequoits Town Supervisor Adam Bello has declared the situation at the Medley Centre water pump station an emergency.
According to Bellos office, town officials are monitoring the condition of the water pump station on East Ridge Road.
The reason according to Irondequoit: substantial structural failures to the building housing the pump. The failures could result in the buildings collapse due to weather.
According to a release from the town:
Large cracks in the exterior, coupled with a lack of heat on the inside, have created the potential for freezing of the water main and pumps. Not only would the collapse affect the pump house itself, but potentially threaten adjacent properties. The facility rests uphill from the Target Store, just west of the former Mall.
Above all issues looming at the Medley Centre property, the chief concern of the Town is to ensure that this property does not create a safety risk, said Supervisor Bello in a statement. It is regrettable the neglect at the property forced us to have to take it upon ourselves to ensure that there wasnt a major failure of the station, which could potentially have led to serious damage to both the Target Store, its parking lot and serious erosion in the surrounding area. This is inexcusable for any property owner in Irondequoit.
Representatives from Irondequoit said they reached out to Scott Congel, whose company Bersin Properties, LLC owns the Medley Centre. They say they have not heard back.
13WHAM has attempted to get a response from Congels representatives, but we have not received a reply.