Josèe A Leblanc and other members of the community in Notre-Dame, New Brunswick are unhappy about a property along the highway that is located across from the local Elementary School, and close to a nearby church.
Notre-Dame is located around the intersection of Route 115 and Route 535 on the Cocagne River.
Leblanc expressed her concerns about the area over social media stating that because they are a rural community that is not incorporated so their options are “slim”.
The post read:
“Unbelievable! This is a so called “yard sale” that runs year long in my community of Notre-Dame. Its located at a close approximate to the Notre-Dame Church and the Notre-Dame Elementary School in a rural community. Our options are slim cause our community is not incorporated. Please Share.. this is un sanitary and unacceptable.”
Many members also had lots to say as the property has been like this for a several years, and that when they drive by it is nothing but an eyesore. They also expressed that the conditions are unsanitary and the owner should be forced to clean up the mess.
One woman writes “My mom and I stopped to look a couple of years ago when there wasn’t much out there, so it looked like an actual yardsale, and everything was dirty, full of water, etc. I can only imagine the state of the “merchandise” now.”
The local Liberal MLA of Kent South is Benoît Bourque. Many citizens expressed the need to contact him to ask something be done about the premises.
In the province of New Brunswick there is a Unsightly Premises Act that states Ministers can serve property owners with a notice to clean up, and failure to do so can result in a fine.
People have compared the property to Google Map searches to see how far back the property had “junk” in front of it.
Although this photo from 2013 does not show as much as now, you can see that it has been set up with tents and items outside for what the locals call a “yard sale”.
According to locals the owner of the building also owns another property where there are several junk vehicles just sitting around.
This story will be updated shortly.