THONOTOSASSA, Fla. (WFLA) – For years, Larry Goff claims his complaints have fallen on deaf ears.
He’s called the Hillsborough County Public Works department time and time again to ask for the sidewalk on Main Street in Thonotosassa to be fixed.
He’s still waiting.
“And they’ll say, ‘well it’s going to be another six months’ and that six months goes by,” said Goff, pointing at the cracked sidewalk in front of his home.
“And then they say they’ll be done by the end of the year.”
8 On Your Side contacted the county, which responded promptly, saying some of the sidewalks along Main Street in Thonotosassa have been repaired and the remaining sidewalks are slated to be repaired by summer of 2019.
Lip service, Goff says.
He points to a hanger the county put on his door last summer.
“They put this on the door in June and it said they would be completed by the end of June,” said Goff.
Mark Lahue is also frustrated with the situation.
“I think it’s disgraceful, you know?” said Lahue.
“This is a senior citizen mobile home park. And, people our age have to, if you’re walking here at night, you really have to worry you’re going to fall.”
Goff is a Vietnam veteran and is frustrated that the project has taken so long to complete.
He appreciates the county is working on it, but he wonders if he will ever see it done.
“Two years I developed macular degeneration and my eyesight is just about gone,” said Goff.
“I told them I would like to see these sidewalks once they’re finished. But if they don’t hurry, I won’t see it.”