Mobile home park pays sewer bill, avoids shut off - WNEM TV 5

Mobile home park pays sewer bill, avoids shut off

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TUSCOLA COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Kim Lafave said Park Lane Management is dropping the ball. The company owns Meadows Mobile Home Park. That's where Kim Lafave lives. But that could change by the end of the month.

"All these people in this park they all work. Pay their bills. But you know we just don't understand why they don't want to pay theirs," Kim Lafave said.

Park Lane Management owes the village of Reese more than $24,000. If the bill isn't paid by Jan. 30, the sewer service will be shut off at Meadows Mobile Home Park, forcing out about 70 residents. Kim Lafave went to the Park Lane Management office in Bay City to voice her concerns.

She said they told her not to worry, because they don’t believe Reese can physically shut it off.

Kim Lafave's husband Larry Lafave was at the meeting too, and said he heard the same thing.

"Who do you believe, you know? All I know is we're caught in the middle and they tell us not to worry, we'll take care of you so," Larry Lafave said.

Village President Jerry Ellison said Reese can and will, because the village cannot afford a $24,000 debt.John Bauer also lives at the park, he said it would be tough to move.

"You know it's kind of upsetting knowing that could happen and nothing we can do about it," Bauer said.

For now, he's staying upbeat about the situation.

"Hopefully it works out," Bauer said.

Kim Lafave said she doesn’t know what she’ll do. She said she’s worried she’ll have to find a new home in two and a half weeks.

"Who's got a place for rent?" Kim Lafave said.

The village manager told TV5 on Feb. 1 the management company paid their bill on Jan. 29.

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