Code enforcers inspected a migrant camp in Lee County yesterday not long after they shut down another one just across the street. Teams found a number of violations at the Antonia Longoria camp on State Road 82. Fort Myers code enforcer Frank Cassidy spoke to WINK News about what he documented.
“Inadequate light ventilation, floors are in disrepair. Walls are in disrepair. Electric is in disrepair. It’s unsafe. No smoke alarms, no smoke detectors, things of that nature.”
Enforcers will decide at a meeting this afternoon whether to close the camp altogether. Cassidy says there were only about a dozen people at the camp… many others have gone to work fields up North. The team handed out a list of agencies that might provide assistance… including the Lee County Housing Authority and Salvation Army. The Antonia and neighboring Tomas Longoria migrant camps carry the names of their owners… who reportedly live in Charlotte County.
Wednesday, 29 June 2005 01:00