Wednesday, December 5, 2012

QCC wants City to stop violations for fallen trees

From the Daily News:

Queens civic leaders and homeowners are furious with city officials for allowing inspectors to slap them with violations just days after Superstorm Sandy sent trees crashing into their homes.

Now they are asking the Buildings Department to remove those violations from their property records and come up with a new way of contacting them in the wake of storms.

The West Cunningham Park Civic Association contacted state Sen. Tony Avella and City Councilman Mark Weprin in an effort to get the city to listen to homeowners’ pleas.
“This is one more example of the insensitivity sometimes of the city,” said Avella (D-Bayside). “They really need to retract these violations.”

The Queens Civic Congress fired off a letter to Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri asking him to change the system.

They want the agency to send letters to each person who received a violation to document it was storm-related.

Buildings Department officials did not respond to that request and urged homeowners with questions to call 311.


Jerry Rotondi said...

Bloomberg is an aloof and arrogant despot--
and his administration appears to be as far removed from reality as he is.

The only time it seems that DOB is PDQ on the job--is to rub salt into the wounds of a homeowner--who has already suffered enough.

Anonymous said...

Another fine example of waste and inefficiency in city government. Note to Mayor Mike -- Please leave these poor people alone. They have enough to deal with. They don't need to worry about a stupid violation that they are not responsible for.

Anonymous said...

I just dont know what to say anymore. That's one of the reasons I left New York.

Anonymous said...

Yet you can rent a illegal apartment here in North Flushing and never pay a fine. Even after it's been reported to the D.O.B. many times.
Just saying...