(Ed. Note: The following letter was sent to Charles Cardillo, Superintendent of Schools, and is printed here at the author's request.)
Citizens of Manhasset have long complained to no avail about the terribe condition of the community clay tennis courts just East of Manhasset High School. Yesterday we finally saw a young man manually pulling weeds off the courts. He stated that he would put down lime and get them in condition for play. This morning they hadn't even been swept and the sandbox continues. He had also picked up some of the discarded trash shown above which has been present for over four weeks. The citizen-taxpayers must play on courts which have not been maintained, chasing balls that drop into holes and bounce askew, tripping on loose tape and picking up all kinds of debris. It is a welcome event that it appears someone will finally be maintaining the clay courts.
We have no idea whether the women's toilet has been cleaned up and repaired because it and the men's toilet are always locked. Thank you very much. We are told that this is necessary because the toilets are vandalized when left open. Perhaps so, however, they could be opened at 8 a.m. and locked in the evening. A toilet facility that serves the tennis courts and adjacent playgrounds is very necessary, but always neglected.
We urge that the responsible parties take charge of implementing the maintenance of the facilities for which they are responsible. Below are the signatures of a small sample of individuals who would like to witness good community government in action.
Letter signed by an additional 29 individuals.