Permits? We don’t need no stinking permits.
From the lawless Clinton files: it seems the Clintons can’t bother to obtain permits for renovations on their new Chappaqua house.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton have been renovating a house they bought next to their Chappaqua residence without several required local permits, according to building department records.
An in-ground swimming pool at 33 Old House Lane — the 3,631-square-foot, ranch-style house the Clintons bought for $1.16 million in August — had been back-filled and covered with gravel, according to an October report from town Building Inspector William Maskiell.
Maskiell, who said he visited the home Oct. 5, after the department received a complaint about excavation done there, said as he headed to the basement to talk to the contractor, he noticed the kitchen, floors and walls appeared to have been recently renovated and new electrical fixtures were being installed in the ceiling. The person who complained was not identified.
Maskiell said he told the contractor that permits were required.
“During conversation I was told that the owners wanted to have all work done and finished by Thanksgiving and were quite adamant about it and what had started as a paint job turned into this,” Maskiell’s Oct. 17 inspection report said.
A Clinton spokesperson did not return requests for comment.
. . . . Permit issues that continue to go unaddressed can lead to fines against a homeowner and/or a contractor, he said.
The Journal News/lohud obtained the building department records through a state Freedom of Information Law request.
Among the documents needed at the 33 Old House Lane property are a demolition permit for the pool, a permit for the house renovations, and certification that the material used to fill the pool is not from a contaminated source.
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