|Williamstown Board Of Health To Hear Spruces Condemnation Appeals|
|By:Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff|
06:14PM / Thursday, September 15, 2011
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Board of Health will hold two special meetings to hear appeals from Spruces Mobile Home Park residents who feel their home was mistakenly condemned by the health inspector.
The meetings will be held at 7:30 p.m. on the next two Monday nights - Sept. 19 and Sept. 26. Appeals must be in writing and filed with the Department of Inspection Services by 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 20.
Individuals that are appealing the decision may bring their written notice of appeal to the meeting on Monday. The written notice should include the homeowner's name, current address, telephone number and the address of the affect home in the park.
A total of 154 homes have been condemned by Health Inspector Jeffrey Kennedy and town officials are reminding residents that condemnation is not an order of demolition. A condemned home that is repaired and passes all the required inspections may be reoccupied.
As of Thursday five homes have passed all inspections. Nineteen homes have passed structural inspection and 25 will require contractor repairs. Engineers will have to evaluate 35 other homes.
Electricity has been restored to 42 homes.
The full daily bulletin is available below.
Spruces Update Thurs Sept 151