Last week we reported that residents of Seaside Heights, New Jersey, were told that they had to demolish their homes or face heavy fines, after hurricane Sandy left their whole town a total disaster.
Now in New York City residents who are still trying to figure out how to piece together their lives are getting hit with “failure to maintain property” citations by the cities government. Even worse these citations are relating to jobs that the government had promised to take care of themselves.
“Residents in one Queens neighborhood are crying foul after they were written up for failing to clean up the city’s own mess. It is yet another new complication in life after Superstorm Sandy.
Rosanne and Joe Cavaliere are still trying to clean up from the hurricane. They have branches through their roof, busted front windows, and, to add insult to injury, they recently received a citation notice from the city.
“It makes me angry, but it’s also ridiculous!” Rosanne Cavaliere told CBS 2’s Jessica Schneider. They got it on Nov. 9, cited with “failure to maintain” their property. But as they pointed out to CBS 2’s Schneider on Tuesday night, it’s a city tree that they were waiting for the city to remove.”
“It was over two weeks before someone came and removed it from the house, and we were patient enough with that, but then to just be slapped with a violation,” Joe Cavaliere said. Continue Reading