Following a prolonged power outage this summer at the Canalside Mobile Home Park in Lyons, Wayne County officials formed a response team for similar situations in the future.
In this case, the future was only a few months away.
That team was pressed into action after the state Department of Health recently revoked a permit for the Sand Hill Mobile Home Park in Arcadia. Officials went to the site Tuesday, talking to residents about getting them help.
“We ended up chasing the issue at Canalside instead of being ahead of it,” county Administrator Rick House said. “This time, we are taking care of these people right away and doing the best we can for them.”
There will be a meeting at 6 p.m. Friday at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County for residents of the mobile home park. Representatives from the response team and several agencies will help them with emergency housing and crisis counseling and will let them know about other resources.
Patrick Toye, director of the Department of Health’s regional office in Geneva, is on the response team. He referred questions to the department’s press office in Albany.