Hornell Threatens North Hornell Landowners With Possible A.G. Action
Hornell Chamberlain Fed Up With Comments From North Hornell Property Owners
July 12, 2011
HORNELL, NY - There's been an on-going dispute between Hornell City Hall and Almond resident Don Hoffman, who owns property in North Hornell. The disagreement is over how much Hornell is charging the Hoffman’s for water, as Hornell provides water service to North Hornell.
The latest in the Hoffman/City Hall situation is that Hornell Chamberlian Thelma Pelych has sent a letter to the Hoffmans, complaining about how the Hoffman's have been writing the phrases like "paid in protest" and more recently “who is embezzling this money?” on the memo line of the checks that the Hoffmans made out to Hornell City Hall for water bill payments.
Mrs. Pelych's letter also says that if Hoffmans keep up the accusations that the case will be turned over to the State Attorney General's Office, for a harassment suit. "I personally object to your remarks on your check to pay your latest water bill," Mrs. Pelych wrote on June 17th. "The employees of this office are conscientious, honest people and do not deserve to be harrassed. For your information, we have kept a file on your accusations and if they continue, this file will be turned over to the State Attorney General's Office for their consideration of a harrassment suit."
The Hoffmans maintain they’re being overcharged for water (double-billed) the Hornell Chamberlain’s office says they should not have to take rude comments from the Hoffmans over billing problems.