I would like to explain the no trespassing signs on our church property.
I realize they are not very welcoming.
We have been working with the police to help us with a problem on the property located behind the Parish Hall.
We have many people “camping” and the only access to the camp is across our property. There has been an accumulation of garbage and vandalism to our property as well as the fencing being cut (more than once) that belongs to our neighbors, Miles Sand & Gravel. Also, we have unknown people on the property at all hours. According to the police, the only way to fix this is to have signs. Without them the police have no legal standing to help us with this problem.
I am not sure if everyone is aware, but, we had a fire on the hill in front of the Parish Hall. Luckily for us, the fire department did a wonderful job & kept the fire from reaching the buildings. Very scary!!
While we all have a heart and sympathy for those without homes, our biggest concern is fire and the safety of everyone at our Parish.