Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sewer charges for Willets Point property owners?

Ralph Paterno at Willets Point cleanup

From the Daily News:

Ralph Paterno, a general contractor and Queens property owner, is irritated more than most over water and sewer charges.

“My property is in Willets Point and we have no sewers there, so how can there be sewer charges?” he fumed. “The DEP [Department of Environmental Protection] read my meter for the first time in three years and they back-charged me $3,000. I’m going to fight it.”

Sewer charges when we don't have sewers! How outrageous is this? And socking us with huge tax bills in the middle of an economic downturn... Where were they the past 3 years?