NORWICH – The tenants moved out months ago, but the garbage, rats, junk and smell remain.
City View Trailer Park on Crandall Street in the Town of Norwich has seen its share of problems over the past year, but neighbors say even with the park closed, the problems linger.
Following severe septic problems in the park over a year ago, Town Supervisor David Law evicted all tenants. A total of eight residences were given a 30-day notice, and water was shut off at the park. Following the water being shut off, the sewage runoff ceased, and at least one problem was fixed for nearby homeowners. Neighbors say just weeks after the initial move, one family came back to the park and took up residence again. Nearby neighbor Tim Howe says the family did not stay gone long and illegally tapped a nearby well after living at the trailer without water for some time.
By the end of October, Law issued another 30-day eviction notice to the family residing at the park.
Currently the park is vacant, but the junk and stench still pose health and safety risks for the neighborhood, said Howe.