To the Readers' Forum:
I recently read the article about the Horth family in Cattaraugus. This appeared in the Feb. 21 edition of The Post-Journal.
I cannot believe this family had to go through what they did. All they wanted was to have a deteriorating apartment house permanently secured or have it town down. You can bet if anyone "on the board" lived next to that "rundown" house it would have been taken down by the village and it wouldn't have taken two plus years.
Here is a family who is trying to keep their home safe and improve the area, then to have to bid $100 to buy it. Totally ridiculous.
It's an easy way out for owners - "we don't want this house anymore, so, let it go for taxes and someone else can worry about it."
Before the Horths had the house demolished, they offered doors, windows and lumber to the local Amish families at "no charge."
I can't understand why villages are so hard to work with when there is a problem.
I'm finding out it is all about who you know how problems get solved.
The village should "be ashamed" for putting this family through this. They should reconsider and reimburse this family for their cost and thank them for solving this problem.
Too much procrastination in the world.
Hats off to the Horth family; proves who the better person(s) are.