“Holloway pleaded guilty Nov. 20 before Forrest to failing to maintain the exterior of 514 W. Water St. and failing to maintain windows at 262 Caldwell Ave.”


Elmira property owner, who lived in Endicott, goes to jail for code violations

The first Elmira property owner convicted of criminal code violations in 15 years was sentenced Friday to jail time by City Court Judge Steven Forrest and must continue to make repairs to one of the homes after she leaves jail.

Elizabeth Holloway, formerly of Endicott, was sentenced to 60 days in the Chemung County Jail for violations at her 514 W. Water St. property and 60 days in jail for property at 262 Caldwell Ave. that was included in Chemung County’s annual tax foreclosure real estate auction Wednesday.

Holloway was taken into custody immediately after sentencing. Defense attorney Kevin Kelly of Ithaca asked for a few days before she had to report to jail to observe the holiday. He did not indicate whether he was referring to Passover or Easter. Forrest said the application was denied.

The sentences are to be served concurrently. Holloway also was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge. She has 30 days to appeal her sentences.

Forrest said he would levy no fines or surcharges. “The court feels that’s overkill,” he said.

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