Military Families Forced Out Of Homes

Eleven military families at Fort Bragg are out of their homes after sinkholes forced them from their residences.

Officials say illegally buried construction debris caused the
sinkholes. Fort Bragg spokesman Tom McCollum says another 59
families may have to move.

Picerne Military Housing is the company in charge of building
and maintaining homes at Bragg. It said a subcontractor buried
trees, bits of old homes and parts of appliances on land where new
homes were eventually built.

Christine Hull is chief of Fort Bragg's environmental compliance
office. She said the debris made the ground too unstable to hold a
home's foundation.

The subcontractor -- Palm Beach Grading -- did not immediately
return a call Friday seeking comment.


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  • by Monique Location: Fort Bragg, NC on Dec 7, 2007 at 04:51 PM
    Jill...On-post housing is 'optional'. If you are not satisfied with the benefits of privatization, there are plenty of apartments & homes 'off-post'. On-post housing is a privilege, not an entitlement...which you military spouses seem to think is owed to you.
  • by Jill Location: Fort Bragg, NC on Dec 2, 2007 at 06:10 AM
    I have lived on FtBragg since before Picerne took over In the meetings they had before the change Picerne made several promises to the residents that have not been kept We were told that carpet would be put into the homes as the homes were vacated That lasted about a year Now they deny that That was a huge reason residents were excited about privatizing our housing Another big reason was yard care That has been substandard since they began Aug.2003 My gate has been broken by their mowers several times I had to stop planting a garden because it was well maked and even tied off it was run over every time My A/C unit has even been knocked off the cement block That was the only time Picerne jumped to fix something that the mowers broke It is much easier to clear housing,but that comes at a price for people moving in We were to move to a house last month and we changed our minds once we saw how filthy it was I wish I had room to tell you about the fire in my duplex I feel for these families
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