Hired what was told is a reputable contractor. Wasn't. My township's building code enforcement officer clims to have been to my house on numerous occassions, claiming all work doe was to NYS code. He didn't and it wasn't. Complained to the Director of Planning & Development and the Town Supervisor. Director came to my house and cited numerous code violations. DIrector cites the contractor to appear in court for a pageful of violations. Director adjourns every scheduled appearance for 8 months, giving the contractor a full dismissal on the 9th. Contacted the Director by phone and email to provide an explanation. No response. Submitted FOIL for all documents, photos, correspondence, etc he used to validate his decision. Received response..."they're aren't any."Hired outside inspectors who cited many code violations: electrical, mechanical, structural, plumbing, etc...saying the Director had no grounds to dismiss. Contractor in March 2011 file for bankruptcy. Seems Director deliberately looked the other way. Why? No idea other than the contractor must have something on him/dept or told the Director he was filing bankruptcy. What I do know is the Director adjourned each/every hearing for 8 months w/o the contractor having to face the Town Court, once. He dismissed everything with no supportive documentation whatsoever. He did not notify me that he had dismissed all. My house cannot pass inspection. Along with acutely shody workmanship there @ $100K in bldg code violations the Town/ Director simply 'dismissed.' Would it be worth hiring an attorney to seek damages from the Town since they allowed the contractor to walk from his responsibilites regardless of the fact they cited nearly $100K in violations? Can a suit be brought against the Town and the Director?