FARR WEST — Lips on raised and cracking sidewalks, reaching 4 to 5 inches in height, pose a risk to the safety of seniors living at Westwood Village.
The Westwood Village Home Owners Association will gather Tuesday to look for ways to have their complaints, which include the sidewalks, addressed. The group will meet at 6 p.m. at the Westwood Village clubhouse, 1111 N. 2000 West, Farr West.
There, the senior community group will discuss its concerns relating to Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc., and its responsibility to provide site maintenance to its property as it relates to their manufactured home site rental agreement, said Richard Robinson, a tenant and president of the park’s homeowners association.
“Collecting rent is all that they are doing over (here),” Robinson said.
Several attempts to reach a spokesperson for Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc., a Chicago-based company, were unsuccessful. Several voicemail messages were left with the company, but not returned.
Robinson said the discussion at the Tuesday meeting will center around repair needed on the park’s streets, sidewalks and driveways, and the removal of trees whose roots have caused damage.
The damage to the site is jeopardizing the safety of some of the park’s residents, particularly those who, due to ill health and physical limitations, get around the park only with the use of a walker, Robinson said.
The 4- to 5-inch lip on some of the cracks in the sidewalks and driveways pose a risk to the seniors living there, he said.
The association decided to make public its fight with the Chicago company after it failed to respond to initial complaints, Robinson said.
He hopes the company will have a representative at the Tuesday night meeting.
More than 350 homes are in the adult-living park, with roughly 400 tenants, Robinson said.
The average age of the tenants living there is 73 years old, according to park records.