TRURO – A Truro councillor has asked staff to look into issues surrounding an accumulation of trash behind a Dominion Street property.
Discarded furniture and other debris that can be seen at the rear of 25 Dominion Street has raised the concerns of a Truro councillor who views the trash as an eyesore. Photo by Harry Sullivan TRURO DAILY NEWS
“That property could be on this (unsightly) list every month. And for some reason it’s very attractive for attracting garbage,” Coun. Tom Chisholm said during this week’s council session, regarding an apartment building at 25 Dominion St.
“It seems the number one place to put a mattress is in the back parking lot,” he added, before requesting if there was any long-term solution that can be found for resolving the issue.
A cursory survey at the rear of the property shows it to be littered with several pieces of discarded, water- soaked furniture and other debris that appears to have been present for some time.
Town planner Jason Fox told council the property has had ongoing issues with garbage but because two individuals jointly own the building, staff has had problems tracking them down to resolve the concerns.
“We are dealing with it, it’s all we can do,” he said.