2001-08-11 / Letters

Fed Up At Surfside

Fed Up At Surfside

Dear Editor,

I am writing this letter, as I am frustrated with so many things taking place at the Dayton Surfside Buildings. I have lived in these buildings for 7 years. I am sure that I am not speaking only for myself when I mention the following problems that need to be addressed at these buildings.

First thing is that our so called landlord has claimed bankruptcy as all of us know, claiming he needs funding to help with the very much needed repair work. He has received funds and done no repair work that I can tell. He has torn up 107-10 on the beach side of the building at least one and a half years ago if not more and left it with a bag which covers the naked wall for protection.

He then got funds to get materials that would allow him to get bricks necessary to fix this wall. They were delivered at the beginning of the summer and callously placed at the curbside of 107-10 not secured behind the gate or the scaffolding where they are not in jeopardy of being stolen.

Now this past weekend, I noticed that there are only two piles of these bricks left and none of the missing ones are on the building in which they were intended for. Why may I ask is the much needed funding going to waste?

Another troubling issue is the garaging of apartments. Why is it that Zuckerman needs money and is choosing not to rent so many vacant apartments? I know of many vacant apartments that have been so for some time now because tenants of the building are moving out every weekend.

Why are so many people being told that there is a long waiting list or that there are no vacancies? Is Zuckerman using these as a tax write-off? The blatant rudeness off the office workers to the tenants and prospective tenants, is ridiculous, I will never understand it. They could use a course on how to be courteous to people whom do pay there salaries.

The security is another issue; they have a huge turnover in guards. Some do not know who lives there and who does not. They are rude to the tenants as well as our visitors. Most of them seem to not want to be there at all. They are either sleeping or doing their homework. They don’t keep up on the 20 minute curbside parking rules, as a tenant, I can’t even pull up to the curb for two minutes because the curb is full of cars.

Where are the tow trucks and stickers? People who are not tenants drive around looking for parking spots, and the security doesn’t even blink an eye. I stay here as a tenant and only hope things will eventually get better so we can all enjoy the beachfront living as we would like it to be


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