Branford Trailer Park Cited After Infestation

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013  |  Updated 11:43 AM EDT
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Branford Trailer Park Cited After Infestation

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Between January 1 and July 31, and possibly before, the trailer park was infested with feral cats, skunks, rodents, other wild animals and vermin, according to state officials.

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State officials have issued a legal decision and order against Shoreline Trailer Court, LLC of Branford after receiving several complaints from residents in 2012.

The Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner started investigating in 2013.

Between January 1 and July 31, and possibly before, the trailer park was infested with feral cats, skunks, rodents, other wild animals and vermin, according to state officials.

They allege that the park used insufficient remedies to address the infestation and said overflowing trash receptacles contributed to the problem.

Some efforts were made to remedy the problems, but garbage overgrown parks areas contributed to the problem, state officials said.  

The Department of Consumer Protection also said the inhibited maintenance of the park’s roads, and they are now in disrepair, and slowed down emergency electrical repairs within the park.

State officials said there are also issues with flooding and pooling, despite efforts to fix the problem, and inadequate lighting.
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“While Shoreline Trailer Court made some attempts to comply with the law, those attempts often came after our intervention, or after involvement of local building officials, health officials, and other parties,” Commissioner William Rubenstein said in a statement. “Thus far, the efforts appear to be reactive and have only addressed the symptoms, rather than the root cause of the problem, which appears to be systemic disinterest and inattention.”

The legal action is for violations of laws pertaining to mobile manufactured home parks and the Unfair Trade Practices Act.

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