With the Canalside Mobile Home Park in Lyons still in the dark, the owner of the property is finally speaking out. “There’s no way that any human being would wish this upon anybody,” says Phil Provenzano of EPCP Properties.
Provenzano says he’s been working non-stop over the past four weeks trying to restore power. There have been roadblocks, namely parts on order and torrential downpours. “The amount of time I’ve spent on this…far surpasses anything I’ve ever done,” he says. He adds the problems with the park go back to 1979, and he has the paperwork to prove it. He feels this situation should have been remedied long ago. “It falls on me and that’s fine. But why are they urgent today, and not 40 years ago?”
The Town of Lyons says they conducted inspections before deciding to shut the power off. They cited naked, dangling power lines, old equipment and routine power surges. Provenzano says that town inspection deciding to turn the power off by a representative and fire chief likely didn’t happen.
“Those two people were never on site the day that park closed,” he says.