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MODULAR UNIT BUYERS RUNNING OUT OF TIME

June 14, 2002 – People who bought modular classroom units from the V.I. government have until the end of June to pick up their property.
Marc Biggs, commissioner of Property and Procurement set a June 27 deadline for those who have paid deposits on the units. The modular units were brought into the territory to provide classroom space for students whose schools were destroyed during 1995 Hurricane Marilyn. Those units that have not been picked up by the deadline will be sold or demolished, Biggs said in a statement released from Government House Wednesday.
Cleaning up the derelict units is being done in conjunction with a directive by Gov. Charles W. Turnbull to eliminate blight at the Nazareth Bay Ball Field on the eastern end of St. Thomas.
The Daily News recently documented the neglect that had befallen the field near the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, where abandoned appliances sit in scenic ponds and groups of party goers frolic among the debris on Sunday afternoons.
Nazareth is being added to a list of eight sites targeted for eradication of debris, abandoned cars and neglected modular units. Enforcement officers from eight government agencies have been called to serve on a task force to address unsightly conditions in Mahogany Estate, Altona, Welgust, Upper Contant, Frenchtown, and Bovoni.

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