|Spruces Update: 63 Homes Re-occupied; 4 Inching Closer|
|Staff Reports, |
08:25PM / Monday, February 06, 2012
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Spruces Mobile Home Park is up to 63 occupied trailers with four prospective more to go.
According to the town's website, a total of 67 out of the 225 homes that were flooded during Hurricane Irene are eyed for re-occupation.
Officials have been estimating a total in the mid-60s for more than a month. Those estimates dropped from about 75 homes in December to 64 in January. However, the number is back on the rise - slowly - with a few more home owners that have previously given no indication they planned to return.
Town officials saw their most recent addition on Friday when a second home owner that has been "working quietly and diligently under the radar" and received their gas inspection.
The total number of homes is only a third of the entire park. Park owners have previously said they would need about 80 percent of the park to be reoccupied in order to keep the park open but the company is also pursuing legal approved to condense the park. That court case is still scheduled to go in front of a judge in April after being continued two times already.