NH1 News Investigates: Homeowners of Deerfield trash yard respond
DEERFIELD – The homeowner that lives next to a pile of trash so large you can see it from space is getting a lot of support and reaction.
Other neighbors and residents are weighing in saying they do not understand how one family is allowed to have a dirty, dangerous dump in their backyard.
Bill Von Hassel lives in Deerfield and is concerned for a health hazard.
“It clearly is a health hazard and… it, it, completely disrupts the quality of our life here in town,” said Von Hassel.
The Deerfield Chief of Police is the one in charge of serving the community, but when he does not seem to be doing anything to help those living next to piles of garbage.
In fact the Deerfield Chief of Police is not even discussing the issue with the town’s safety and political leaders.
“I don’t know what actions they’re taking or not taking. I’m not involved with that stuff so I really don’t know what they’re doing,” Chief Gary Duquette said.
On May 19th the Deerfield office of the building inspector sent a cleanup demand letter to the homeowners, acknowledging that an unlicensed junkyard exists on the property.
Technically, the town can impose a penalty of $50 a day with this kind of violation.
The Connors, who are responsible for the trash, took to our Facebook page and posted their number, invited everyone over to Deerfield to hear their side of the story.
But when NH1 called them – no answer.