GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - Several residents have been concerned their homes could soon be falling down a steep embankment because the land behind their buildings is eroding quickly.
Residents at the Townhomes at Windsor Green on Canton Court first noticed the land beginning to separate in early March; however, now the crack has become a landslide.
The Goodlettsville City Codes Department and city engineers have visited the site, and so has a geo-technical engineer the city said was brought out by the managing company Ghertner and Company.
The engineers agreed that two homeowners at the end of the building needed to be evacuated and have their gas turned off.
Residents said Ghertner told them it may be awhile, up to a year, before they should worry about the situation.
The city, on the other hand, said if the hill erodes anymore than it has, more town homes will be condemned, and its residents will be forced to evacuate.
“They’ll have to take me in handcuffs,” said Eustina Carlton. “I’m nearly 72 years old. I have no family and no place to go, and I can’t afford to pay for a mortgage here for a place that’s falling down the hill and pay for someplace else to live. I have no place else to go.”
Ghertner gave us a short statement on the issue saying it’s been in contact with all of the homeowners affected and is working on a resolution.