Legislators call on state to provide oversight in Ramapo

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RAMAPO -

The New York Department of State has removed an oversight officer that was appointed in 2016 to review fire prevention and building code in Ramapo.

New York stated that the town has been in compliance with standards for the uniform code and thus no long requires the oversight.

"During the last two years we have successfully worked to improve our performance in administering and enforcing the state code," says Michael Specht, supervisor of the town of Ramapo.

Some lawmakers, however, are not in agreement with the decision.

Sen. David Carlucci says that they still need to make sure residents and first responders are safe.

"We've sent a letter to the State Department asking them to set up a process where we have a liaison that if there is a complaint we can investigate it immediately," Carlucci said. "This is about making sure that people are safe."

Specht says that their residents and first responders are taken care of and they're happy the state has recognized it.

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