WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Some residents of the Bradley Gardens condominium complex are concerned they are being forced to live in dangerous and unsanitary conditions.
“On the outside it’s pretty bad,” resident Theresa Lawler told News 8. “Doors off their hinges. In the back of my building a neighbor got mad at person and kicked in the window and now we have a boarded-up door and you can just walk in and out.”
When News 8 stopped by, it found several broken screen doors that lead out to patios which appeared to be propped up in part by rotting beams. Other issues News 8 found around the exterior of the building include a crumbling old pool that is partially filled with stagnant water.
But neighbors say you cannot truly appreciate what needs to be fixed until you go inside. There News 8 found holes in the walls in the entrance way, exposed wires, and light fixtures hanging from the ceiling. One longtime resident told us in some spots you can even find mold. Many of those that live in the area tell us they have reached out to their landlords for help but to no avail. In turn, they’re counting on City Hall to fix what is wrong.
News 8 reached out to the mayors office to find out what they were doing and News 8 was told by his Chief of Staff, Joe Geary, that they were “working with our legal counsel to get the receiver to the table and if need be into court to get legal action that to deal with these situations that are concerning to Mayor O’Leary and a variety of public officials.”
News 8 asked Judah Ohana, who said he works for a company that owns many of the units at the complex, if the conditions at the site were livable. He replied, “Not exactly, there is a lot of work that needs to be done.”
The company that oversees operations at the complex is called G & W Management. Officials with that organization tell us they have plans to meet with the city’s attorneys in early August at Waterbury Superior court. Joe Geary says he is optimistic the situation with be resolved “one way or the other.”