Norway Town Officials Decide That Tenants Of Unsafe Housing Will Be Much Happier Living On The Street, What With All That Fresh Air And Sunshine

Bums sleeping in park. Maine news from The Rumford Meteor

Bums sleeping in park. Maine news from The Rumford MeteorNORWAY — Town officials seeking to prevent unsafe apartment units at 168 Main St. from being rented said Thursday they will file for an injunction in Oxford County Superior Court as early as Friday, Nov. 2. The injunction would prevent owner Patrick McInnis,70, from renting the spaces until they pass inspection. Code Enforcement Officer Joelle Corey-Whitman told the Board of Selectmen at its Thursday night meeting that she and attorney Geoffrey H. Hole of Bernstein Shur in Portland have been working for the past two weeks to prepare the documentation for the filing to evict the remaining tenants in the four-unit house. “The tenants need to be safe,” Corey-Whitman said. She has cited McInnis for numerous violations, some of which were fixed and others such as electrical, which were not. McInnis lives in the building. (read more at Lewiston Sun Journal)