The People Affected by the Trailer Park Lawsuit

By: Meryl Conant
By: Meryl Conant

There's no place like home. But for some Valley residents the location of their home is causing a lot of stress.

It's the center of a lawsuit between the park's owner and the city.

But, to some people the Race Avenue Trailer Park is a reminder of a home they used to have and desperately want back.

"My nerves are so shot," said former resident Nancy McGilvery. "I want to get into my home and say this is mine."

McGilvery claimed the suit is preventing her from collecting damage relief and then buying a new home.

Meanwhile, there are some residents still living at the park- just waiting to hear when they have to move.

"The general feeling is people are impatient," said current resident Daniel Cash. "They want it over with and I guess they are worried about where they will be going after they get the notices to move and everything. My advice to everyone is just to be patient."

Cash said he actually appreciates the extra time to get things together.

But the owner's lawyer said they are trying to find some middle ground outside of court to speed up the process.

"Everyone is working as diligently and good and as fast as they can to get it resolved so that city and Mr. Painter and the residents will know exactly what will happen but it's not an instantaneous process," said the attorney, Frank Coyner.

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