Sunday, May 1, 2016
Elderly lady ticketed for non-hazardous sidewalk
From CBS 2:
An elderly homeowner in the Bronx has been ordered to fix her sidewalks due in part to a tripping hazard.
But as CBS2’s Raegan Medgie reported, the woman is confused – and wants to know why she is the one responsible.
Rosa DeBartolo has lived in her Throggs Neck home for 43 years. In March, she received a violation notice from the Department of Transportation reading, “The sidewalk has the following defects: broken, trip hazard, patchwork.”
DeBartolo called 311 for a second opinion, when another DOT inspector issued her even more violations.
According to the city DOT, property owners are responsible for fixing sidewalks next to their properties. Blue chalk marks were placed on DeBartolo’s sidewalk show where repairs are needed.
But the question DeBartolo had was, where’s the damage?