Real estate developer Casey McDonald objects to a Seneca County local law prohibiting the issuance of a building permit if a property owner is more than 90 delinquent in property taxes.
He’s twice appealed to the county Board of Supervisors to change the law.
His latest battle took place in town court. The county Building and Fire Code Department took him to court over code violations at property he owns at 144 Fall St.
On March 28, Town Justice Dean Laquidari concluded a bench trial by ruling McDonald was not guilty of code violations.
McDonald said he was found not guilty by Laquidari because he corrected all code violations at 144 Fall St. He acknowledged that the code office did not issue a permit, so the work was done without a permit.