The following is a letter that was sent to Mr. DeGise:
I hope this letter finds you well. It is with the utmost sense of urgency that I take this opportunity to write you regarding the hazardous condition that remains as a direct result of the County’s failure to repair the damaged section of the viaduct wall since its collapse. At the very moment you are reading this letter, there is a tarp that is being used to cover the damaged portion of the wall which waves in the wind and holds out precariously against the elements. I greatly fear that if said tarp is not properly secured in the immediate future, it may become dislodged and cause harm by obstructing the view of an oncoming vehicle traveling in the vicinity. If this were to occur, it would not only constitute a tragic accident, but a gross case of negligence.
Furthermore, the viaduct wall also has been vandalized with graffiti since its apparent abandonment, just as some of the nearby streetlights remain inoperative, thereby negatively impacting the presently unsafe conditions. Bearing this in mind, I strongly contend that the current situation is unacceptable. In my opinion, it has taken far too long to repair the viaduct wall. I am left to wonder how long the residents of Hudson County will have to wait before this public hazard is addressed. Please allow me to thank you in advance for your time and consideration regarding this urgent matter. Your prompt assistance in helping resolve this issue in the immediate future is greatly appreciated.
Brian P. Stack