Pictured is a back-filled lot in Torbay where several residents were protesting this morning. — Photo by Barb Sweet/The Telegram
Residents of Howlett’s Road in Torbay clewed up a protest this morning against a homeowner who has been backfilling his property and the work, they say, has been causing problems for other residents with muck and dirt, as well as spoiling a popular area view.
Coun. Ralph Tapper said the town council issued a stop-work order against the resident but he is not complying.
Tapper said the man had back filled a valley behind his property.
The Torbay council does not have a policy to regulate the type of construction, Tapper said.
Dentist Dr. Dilshad Mithani has been keeping her property tidy to make it a better setting for patients at her busy practice.
"Who wants to go to the dentist?" she asked. But she said her neighbour has spoiled her efforts by way of constant noise and the mess from the construction work.
"It's been relentless," she said.
Protesters also said tourists used to stop on the road and take photos of the view, but that's been marred.
More details in The Weekend Telegram.