A fire truck that has been stationed at a condemned Orange County condominium complex will no longer be readily available to the people who still live there.

The fire truck was parked at the Blossom Park Condominiums complex 24 hours per day at a cost of $4,000 per day since January. Now there are other plans — both for the county and for the owners of the condo units.

Owners of units at the complex, which is located on Landstreet Road, met on Sunday with one goal in mind: take control away from the court-appointed receiver, Frank Barber, who has been in charge of the now-condemned complex for the last five years.

Lucy Blahy, a condo owner, said the other owners have hired a lawyer and want to move Barber because he hasn't cooperated.

"We (found) out just now — a month ago," Blahy said. "He never talks to us or gives us information, and right now, we're very upset."

Barber disputes the claims.

In a phone interview on Sunday, he claims he sent letters to owners "a couple of weeks ago" and that he kept the condo complex "stable" over the last five years. He also said it would take about $1 million to bring Blossom Park up to code.

A report that was made public two weeks ago by the county shows the extent of the problem. After inspecting the property on the county’s behalf, Bowen Engineering determined "all stairs and corridors are unsafe and in imminent danger."

The report also cites aluminum handrails that can't withstand the weight required by county code, a potential mold problem and rotted wood framing caused by years of humidity and water intrusion.

Blahy and the other owners said they want to save their investment and are willing to spend money on the necessary repairs, but not with Barber in charge.

"That's the reason we started to put owners together so everyone's on the same page with us and we can agree and we can repair Blossom Park," she said.

Gladys Baez and other people who rent from condo owners, however, have a much different concern. They don't know where to go next.

"It's extremely tough because most of us, like I am, are on disability for $800 a month," Baez said. "We only pay $600 a month here with utilities included, and now we have to go somewhere else and pay a deposit on the light, a deposit on the apartment, an application fee, which is not covered by Social Services, by anyone."

Several tenants also said the electricity in the complex has been turned off more than once. They said it's an intimidation tactic by management to force them to move out.