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Elevator’s performance going up soon

Tom Jackson • Mar 23, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Erie County’s newly-renovated elevator at the courthouse is having its ups and downs again.

Except when it’s not.

Erie County spent $144,112 on the elevator, shutting it down for weeks this fall so that the often-broken elevator would be fixed once and for all.

At Thursday’s Erie County Commissioner meeting, commissioner Nancy McKeen asked the county’s facilities manager, Allen Jackson, about a report she heard that the new elevator had stopped working.

Yes, there is a problem in the logic board, Jackson said.

“It’s overshooting the levels,” he said.

“Don’t you love that elevator?” exclaimed commissioner Tom Ferrell.

Seeking to accentuate the positive, commissioner Bill Monaghan said, “It’s going up and down, though?”

No, not while it’s being fixed, Jackson said.

Jackson said the owner of All Pro Elevator Company is on site fixing the problem and said the work is being covered by warranty.

“It’s 100 percent parts and labor,” he said. “We’re not paying a thing.”

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