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RE: 'Regulations cripple senior citizens in mobile home park community' [Village News, 12-10-09]

This article prompts me to wonder about Mr. Ortega’s statement in regard to Crestview Mobile Estate’s state inspection in 1998.

Why is it that no one who resided there at the time has any memory of it? Longtime residents do not recall any inspections. Everyone would have been notified as they were for this inspection. If it did occur, who made the inspection, state or county? Were pre-existing changes cited or were they “grandfathered” in at that inspectors discretion as the unidentified HCD investigator mentioned in this report? Is there a record of the inspection indicating that information?

If my sun room was cited, didn’t the state or county follow up on required permits with the owner then as they intend to do with me now? If the inspector grandfathered it in, since it had been there twenty years with no resulting problems, why can that decision be reversed since there is still no problem?

Current residents received a state inspection booklet and have complied to the best of their ability. If there is a way to determine whether permits were obtained on things done twenty or thirty years ago, we were not informed of it.

Owners have been informed by air conditioning and heating businesses that permits were not required ten years ago on air conditioning units. How many citizens have been informed that they cannot have an outdoor extension cord for Christmas lights on their premises by Mr. Grinch?

Bonnie Wright


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