JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Post-Journal is reporting that the city of Jamestown and its insurance carrier are suing the contractor they believe is responsible for causing millions of dollars in water damage to the Jamestown Police Department headquarters and other areas of city hall.
The city and New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal filed the suit against Patterson-Stevens Inc. in an attempt to recoup an estimated $2 million in damages.
Patterson-Stevens Inc. was hired to renovate Tracy Plaza, which sits above and also serves as the roof for the city police and fire departments along with the city parking garage.
The city and its insurance carrier claim Patterson-Stevens Inc. was responsible for not properly securing the area, which allowed rain water to pour into the police station during a heavy rain storm in September 2017.
Because the lawsuit was only filed this past week, no date has been set as to when the next court action will take place.