Letter to Commissioner of Social Services, 21 Sep 99

10 W. Genesee St., Apt. 19
Baldwinsville, NY   13027
21 September 1999

Mr. David Sutkowy
Commissioner’s Office
4th Floor, Civic Center
421 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Dear Mr. Sutkowy:

I was recently notified my driver’s license was suspended for failure to pay child support. Could you please review what has happened to me? I hope you will be able to make a discretionary decision which would allow restoration of my license as soon as possible.

In summary. I have attached a letter I sent to the Collection Unit on Feb. 17, 1999. I asked them not to suspend the license and provided them with the income information they requested. Also – my current income this year has been limited to work at the Software Workshop. I was not called upon to teach at OCC at all. I have enclosed a representative pay stub – my weekly take home pay is $240.00.

The Collection Unit order demands $120.00/week and it makes this a difficult situation. I have tried to keep them informed and have attached copies of letters from 28 April and 1 September which may provide some background. I am consulting with my attorney, Mr. James Stern, regarding how to proceed – there is an appeal pending – but it takes time.

This is a crisis situation for me. I live and work in Baldwinsville, I have an 83 year old mother who lives in Lyons, NY who does not drive and I am her only child. My son Domenic is in California (and it has become impossible to see him without a license).

I understand you are limited in what administrative actions you can take. But I had to try to ask for help. Thank you very much for your time.

Sincerely yours,

John Murtari

CC: Mr. James Stern, Esq.