Opinion

(Editors Note: This letter was sent to County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman and North Hills Mayor Marvin Natiss and to the Manhasset Press for publication.)

There has been a dead raccoon carcass about 200 feet in, off the northeast corner of Shelter Rock Road from the LIE, between the second and third street lights, on the grass. The dead animal has been there for many months; I finally managed to call 311 on April 23 and I was told that Shelter Rock is a county road, and I was given a number to call Nassau County. I called and was told that they would take care of it. A couple of hours later I got a call back from someone in the county telling me that the Village of North Hills is responsible for clean up, and that I should contact the village. He also told me that if they don't want to, call him back and he will do it as a courtesy.

I called the village, and I was told that they will send someone out to take care of it. I checked back on April 25, and it has decomposed so much that it looks a pile of sand, except you can still see the ears and tail on the decomposed fur. I called the village again, and I was told that they were not able to find the dead animal, but they would send the person again, even though it's the county's issue. I provided my cell phone number and asked that, should they be unable to find it, they should call me and I will come by and show them.

Well, last Saturday May 2 the dead skin is still there and looks and smells highly revolting.

Could you please tell me whose responsibility this corner is? There are also many automobile parts strewn all over the grass (sitting there for months) that need to be cleaned up as well.

Morris Djavaheri


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