This is a draft of a letter I’m planning to send to Paul Curcuru of Metairie.
Dear Mr. Curcuru,
I am writing to you because I believe you are the owner of the property at 3126 BIENVILLE, according to the Orleans Parish Assessor’s Office.
To be more precise, I am attempting to contact the owner of the “Cajun V&T” grocery which is located at the corner of Bienville and Lopez. There is no street number on the building. I am including a picture of the building for your reference.
This building has not been touched since the flood. It is full of food products and is now overrun by rodents. This site is now an immediate hazard to public health. Children are living in the house next door. I have seen rats run from the grocery to this house. Further aggravating the hazard is the fact that the building has not been secured. Anyone can walk in the front door.
I have discussed this matter with the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization. The organization shares my concerns that this property represents a threat to the safety and well-being of our neighborhood. We intend to pursue all available avenues to the resolution of this problem. I have also apprised my City Council representative, Stacy Head (District B) and others in city government.
If you are indeed the owner of the property in question, I hope this letter is all that is needed to motivate you to take immediate action to clean up and secure the site. If you are not the owner, I apologize for the confusion. In either case, I respectfully request that you contact me as soon as possible and apprise me of the situation.
Any suggestions on how to improve this letter are welcome.