Mobile home residents unhappy with conditions - WNEM TV 5

Mobile home residents unhappy with conditions

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Conditions around a local mobile home park have diminished over the years with obvious signs of age, but little signs on improvement.

Bob Deming said his mobile home community has fallen apart in the 20 years he's lived there. What once was a nice place to live at Alpine Village in Bay County has pot holes and abandoned homes.

"Their streets, they just don't take care of anything. They used to when we first moved in here. It was a nice park, but it sure is getting run down now," Deming said.

The unit next door to Deming has been abandoned for over a year. Something Deming said has caused problems for him and his family.

"Water was running, water line broke, nobody in the house. It was running out in the road and into my yard and freezing," Deming said.

His daughter contacted TV5 because she said she received nothing but a cold shoulder when she tried to bring up the problems to the community's office.

"Brushed me off, and I'm like no this is ridiculous," said Diane Schutte, Deming's daughter.

When TV5 was driving through the complex many residents stopped to complain about the conditions. They had similar stories of neglect from the office.

TV5 went to speak to the managers, but were told they were out of the office and would get back to them. So far they have not.

"I tried to talk nice to her, but she started to give me a bunch of bologna. So I said I might as well talk to the wall here and she said 'there's the wall, talk to it,'" Deming said.

For Schutte, she said she wishes the place her father lives would be a little nicer for him.

"I feel bad for him. It's like, we try to keep his yard up and everything and take care of him, but it just doesn't work around here," Schutte said.

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