Troy trailer park resident appealing eviction
60 people ordered out of their homes by June 11
A woman at a Cape Breton trailer park is appealing an eviction notice she and other tenants received last week.
Carol MacLean and 60 others at the Troy Trailer Court in Inverness County have been told they have to be out of the park by June 11.
MacLean is hoping the tenancies board will force the landlord to give them another year.
“Well, it gives you a window of opportunity to figure out what you are going to do,” she said.
John Webb, president of Troy Nova Scotia Ltd., said costs to operate the park have become prohibitive. He said he will donate the land to the municipality and leave them to make a decision about the park
But Dwayne MacDonald, District 6 councillor Inverness County, said he’s not sure if the rules would allow that.
“We don't even know, under the Municipal Government Act, whether we’re allowed to do that,” he said.
MacDonald said ongoing water and sewage problems at the park would be a huge undertaking for the municipality.
“They're not going to take it over, there's too much of a liability with it,” said MacLean.
Webb also told CBC News, the company that operates the trailer park can't afford to pay Nova Scotia power — that means water and sewer services will be cut off by mid-June.
“We’ve got no water, we’ve got no sewer. ...I don't know, we’ll just have to see what happens,” said MacLean.
Tenants plan to meet again with their local MLA and councillor in the coming weeks to discuss their options.