Almost 270,000 pounds of waste were removed this spring during the cleanup of an abandoned property on Horseshoe Road according to former Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) Chief Administrative Officer Carol Mason.
In a report at a recent RDN Committee of the Whole meeting at the RDN offices in Nanaimo, Mason said the property has been “abandoned for several years while the estate of the deceased owner is under dispute”. She said neighbours complained that the property was dangerous.
The agent for the estate was directed to take action, Mason said, but did not reply, so an RDN contractor did the work on March 15. She said the cleanup cost $38,000 and if not paid by the agent by the end of the year, it will be added as arrears to the property’s taxes.
The neighbours “are quite pleased”, Mason added, “that the property has finally been cleaned up”.
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