VIDEO: Township trucks dumped piles of mulch at the entrances to Tent City this morning in an effort to prevent further growth, officials tell TLS. As the weather gets warmer, officials fear Tent City will continue to sprout and expand, anchoring themselves deeper into the woods.
Although parties have agreed to mediate the dispute between the Township and upwards of 70 or more people occupying two of the homeless camps sites, cutting down more trees and putting up more tents is against a current court order, officials say.
“The Township maintains that the camps are extremely dangerous to the individuals living there and to the environment”, the Township said in a recent Press release. “For example, at the end of January another man died in a fire, adding to others who have already lost their lives in fires at the encampments. Little in the encampments is regulated to protect the people living there or the environment.”
The Department Of Public Works this morning was seen dumping truckloads of mulch at two of the three entrances on Cedarbridge Avenue, in an effort to block vehicle and equipment from coming in to the homeless camp. TLS-464 T./TLS-CCP.