Mayor: Clean, not condemn trailer park

Alta Mayor Al Clark explained to an audience of Alta Kiwanis Club members how he views the West View Trailer Park situation evolving in the coming weeks.

“Having a safe, clean environment for the children and families who live there is our number one goal. We don’t want to condemn it or shut it down but want to clean it up,” said Clark.

The approximately 40-lot trailer park, with some unoccupied, has many with trash and other items just sitting around the properties. There have been two fires recently; one on Christmas displacing a family of eight.

“Only four of the trailers are tied to the ground in case of a tornado or storm,” said Clark.

Several camps are at work in the issue of viewpoints regarding the park, said the new mayor.

“One group says you can’t do anything there because ‘where would those people live?’ Another group wants the city to take action because they would not be allowed to live like that,” said Clark.

Clark said the prior city elected officials did not wish to get the owner, Worent Inc., of Pritchard, British Columbia, Canada, miffed and sell the park.

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