Letter to the Editor

Reader not pleased by potholes in city streets

Monday, February 18, 2008

To the Editor:

I wouldn't be writing this letter except that my husband recently hit a huge pothole in front of BDF on North Murphy Avenue. It was after dark and he just didn't see the holes until it was too late. Let me relate what happened next. My front driver's side tire began to vibrate and the back driver's side tire started to lose air.

I took my car (I let my husband drive it when all else fails) into Warren Tire to see if they could discover the cause and fix it.

The tire on the front driver's side was ruined and the rim was bent. The rear tire had lots its seal but could be fixed. The new tire was $115 and my rim, which should be replaced, is $230 (used).

Never did I expect to spend our tax refund because of the condition of the streets in Brazil.

If the new mayor and the street department would reimburse me for the expense of the tire and replacement, it would be appreciated.

I am retired and this is indeed a budget breaker. If the mayor reads this letter, I want her to know that she will be receiving a visit from me in the near future to ask for reimbursement.

The car I love so much is a 1999 and while it is an older model, it suits me very well (both of us have seen a lot of miles).

I know my chances of recovery from the city is about like a snowball's chance in

But I am going to give it my best shot.

Thank you for allowing me to vent.

Shirley A. Thomas,