PERTH AMBOY — An unresolved code enforcement problem appears in a piece of campaign literature circulated by Mayor Wilda Diaz, and the neighbor who has been lodging complaints about it for months is hopping mad.
“She totally as ignored me and she has ignored the house next door that’s falling apart,” said Mary Connolly Wamsley. “I can’t believe it.”
Noelle Zeleski, who lives at 232 Rector Street is featured with Diaz in a picture, in which several other homes are visible.
Wamsley owns the adjoining property at 230 Rector, while 228 Rector is in such disrepair that parts of the roof slates are falling off, wood is rotted and the interior is deplorable, according to the neighbor.
“The owner told me he had a Realtor in there and he said he could only get $60,000 for the house because it’s in such bad shape,” said Wamsley. “We have not received any response from Mr. Scalia, Mr. Bonilla or any of them.”
Wamsley asserted that city council candidate Lisa Nanton told her that some services are suffering because department directors do not like the mayor.
“This has been ongoing and then she has the audacity to take a picture next door to the house that is falling apart to use in her campaign literature,” said Wamsley.