ROCHESTER - A Monroe County judge is expected to make a decision Thursday in the civil case between Joseph Camardo Jr. and the city of Auburn.
Supreme Court Judge Joseph D. Valentino said during a court hearing today that he will release a written decision Thursday which will either dismiss two separate lawsuits Camardo has filed against the city or allow the local attorney to continue to pursue one or both complaints in court.
Both Camardo's attorney, Carl DePalma, and city attorney Andrew Fusco argued their cases in front of Valentino during a long hearing that lasted more than two hours. Camardo is suing the city over the ongoing project to demolish the Kalet's building on South Street to make room for a performing arts venue.
Camardo's complaints include property line disputes and allegations that the city is illegally wasting taxpayer dollars on the project. He is also claiming the city did not follow proper environmental regulations through the planning stages of the project.
The city disputes his claims and moved to dismiss both of Camardo's lawsuits, and Fusco argued for dismissal during Wednesday's hearing.
Camardo owns a building next to the Kalet's property. The former department store building was almost entirely demolished as of this afternoon, though the building's west wall still stands due to a temporary court order released earlier in the case.
Read Thursday's edition of The Citizen for a detailed report.