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Shawnee Mobile Home Residents Told Move After DEQ Violations

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Residents in roughly 60 mobile homes are being forced out of their Shawnee community. Residents in roughly 60 mobile homes are being forced out of their Shawnee community.
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Residents in roughly 60 mobile homes are being forced out of their Shawnee community.

Stephen Sanders, the owner of A-Rolling Acres Mobile Home Park said it's because the park is not in compliance with the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Sanders said the lagoon on the property is too small for the amount of mobile homes in the park.

“It’s home. It’s all I know anymore,” Katherine Moody said.

It'll be 28 years this month that she's lived in her mobile home in that location, she explained.

Moody is 77 years old and on a fixed income and she just found out she and her dog Bit have to move.

“I don’t know it’s just like tearing your whole world apart, really,” she said.

All the residents in A-Rolling Acres Mobile Home Park got a letter saying this will be the last month they owe rent before being forced out by the end of the year because of a compliance debacle with the DEQ.

Sanders told News 9 he made an offer on the property near the lagoon to expand it, but couldn't secure the land. He said he plans to shut the park down.

“It’s not really fair that we should have to suffer the owner’s consequences,” said resident Jim Forte.

Residents are worried about coming up with the money needed to move their mobile homes.

And they said what's worse -- this is happening just before the holidays and unpredictable winter weather.

“I’m out here for everybody that got these letters. We need some kind of help,” said resident Courtney Armstrong.

Armstrong wishes they had six months instead of sixty days. But Sanders said he will keep getting hit with expensive fines from the DEQ if this is put off.

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