EYESORE NEXT DOOR: Vacant Trailer in Mobile Home Park
CREATED Jun. 14, 2013
CATHEDRAL CITY - Some residents in Tramview Mobile Home Park are weary of seeing a vacant trailer in its worn-out condition. With its cob webs, dead bugs, stained curtains and roofless shed, it's become an eyesore for them.
"It's not nice to come home to, it's not nice to look at. We're tired of looking at it," says one of the residents, Sandra Edwards. She lives across from the empty trailer, and for the past years, she's only seen the owner once.
The manager of the park, Janet Caudill, acknowledges the bad condition of the trailer, but she says it's up to the owner of it to maintain it. She has never seen the owner and says the trailer has been empty for five years.
"It's not pretty, but it's maintained as far as just the basics," says Caudill, "My guess is he probably uses it as a storage unit."
She adds that the trailer's owner pays the monthly rent and sometimes even ahead of time. According to Caudill, the trailer poses no danger to the residents.
"He's within the rules and regulations. We've only had one written complaint. Nobody else has made an issue out of it," expresses Caudill. If there were more written complaints, then perhaps they would push the issue a little harder, she says.
Edwards, however, wants something done about this trailer. She believes it's not a good representation for the rest of the park.
"Everybody else down this street and in the park are trying to make the park look nice, and we can't do it with this trailer," states Edwards.