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Fri, May 25, 2007

‘Welcome to Sunnyvale’Strathcona County mayor slams Mandel in care of trailer park

The mayor of Strathcona County took a backhanded swipe at Stephen Mandel Thursday, suggesting her Edmonton counterpart has neglected the roads in his trailer park for so long that garbage trucks can’t navigate streets to pick up refuse.
“We’re getting calls from several people at Lakeland Village complaining about garbage pickup,” Cathy Olesen said.

Residents have also complained to Sun Media that cavernous potholes in the trailer park are preventing garbage collectors from doing their work.

Mandel owns the Lakeland Village trailer park, which is just south of Highway 16 off Clover Bar Road and is home to more than 1,500 people.

He contracts management of the park to Jane Meikle, who didn’t return calls from Sun Media.

“The road problems at Lakeland extend back to winter,” Oleson said. “I remember bus drivers complaining they couldn’t get through, that buses were breaking. The kids had to be picked up elsewhere from their normal bus stops.”

As first reported by Sun Media last Sunday, the potholes at Lakeland Village make some Edmonton streets look dreamy by comparison.

Mandel has pledged to fix the roads as soon as the earth is sufficiently thawed, but residents say this latest garbage flap is simply unbearable.

“For the second week in a row I woke up Thursday to see a pile of garbage in the street in front of my house,” said Lakeland resident Rick Hicks, 20.

A furious Jennifer Lyka, 26, is wondering where the $350 each tenant pays in monthly property fees is going.

She photographed the garbage pile on Thursday and e-mailed her pictures to Mandel. By Friday afternoon, the refuse had been collected.

“I pay taxes to Strathcona county to have my trash picked up, but when the roads are so bad street sweepers are getting swallowed up and garbage trucks won’t risk driving on them, it’s gone too far.

“And piling the garbage bags in the street is just ridiculous. Just because it’s a trailer park doesn’t mean it has to look trashy.”

Hicks said the trash is being collected each week by park maintenance staff and piled near a barrier blocking access to the pockmarked portion of the road.

“The least they could do is truck it to a more appropriate area for pickup,” he said. “And if they can’t fill the potholes yet, why can’t Mandel just put those big steel plates over them? Anything would be better than this.”

Mandel said “garbage pickup (at Lakeland Village) is Strathcona County’s responsibility.”

Before hanging up on a reporter, he said, “I’m not commenting about this issue any further. Your paper is going to do what it’s going to do.”

Olesen said regardless of where the responsibility lies for garbage pickup at the trailer park – she thought perhaps it was contracted out by Mandel and his park management staff – the fact remains trucks can’t get up the roads because they are falling apart.

“This whole situation is just embarrassing,” Hicks said. “We might as well hang out a sign for visitors, saying ‘Welcome to Sunnyvale,’ because this is starting to look as trashy as an episode of Trailer Park Boys.” ”

this shows the Scamdel of Potmonton, can not even fix the streets in his own trailer slum park.
No wonder the streets of Potmonton are so bad. 1500 trailers times 350 is a staggering and whopping large sum of money! over $500,000 Dollars!
Just enough for a campaign of lots of spam. . . . .
No wonder the trailer park is trashing out, all the scamdel has to offer the voter of Edmonton is Spam. And it looks like he is gonna be giving lots of that SPAM to Edmonton. . .

Where as, I Dave Dowling have a state of the art, top of the line platform, that actually repairs the potholes and cleans the streets in Winter. .