camping at home

local house becomes camp site

Recently I noticed camper trailers in my neighbors side and backyard. Soon I started to smell sewage in my own backyard where my small children play and my dog hangs out. I called code enforcement and reported the problem and was assured something would be done. After a few more weeks of watching people live in these campers and the sewage smell got worse I called code enforcement again. I was told that my neighbor was a habitual offender and that a case would be opened. I told her that I had called already and spoke with her before and was told something would be done. She told me again that a case would be opened and it would be taken care of. that was over a month ago. During the weekend while it was very hot I opened my back door and had a fan on not realizing that I was pumping toxin into my house. I became very ill the next day and was sick the entire weekend. Today 05-19-08 I called the Health department and was told that it was very possible that I got sick from the sewage in my neighbors backyard. She proceeded to tell me to call code enforcement to report the issue. I told her that I had already done that three times and nothing has been done. She told me to call again. At this point I am scared to open my doors and windows, my children and I can not go outside and it seems as if no one cares to deal with the issue, ie: my neighbor is renting out campers in his yard and has people living inside them with no sewer hook-up. Please, please Help me get some resolution. My neighbors address is 2211 W. 27th Street Vancouver Washington 98660

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ryan says ... on Saturday, Jun 7 at 3:54 PM

What does it take, one of your family members to pass away from toxins (hope that never happens)? Report animal abuse over there, who knows what they'll find when they arrive! Has anything happened since your posting?

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