September 18, 2021

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Morehead cellular home park tenants fret about staying displaced

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ROWAN CO., Ky. (WKYT) – Persons residing in North Fork Cell Residence Park are anxious they could be homeless in just months.



a train is parked on the side of a dirt road: City and community leaders have discussed the possible sale of a mobile home park to a commercial developer.


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Metropolis and neighborhood leaders have reviewed the achievable sale of a cellular property park to a industrial developer.

The achievable sale of the house has been brought up in town council conferences. People today residing in the park claimed they’ve read up coming to absolutely nothing about the strategies.

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Samantha Massey and her expanding family members have lived in the local community for numerous yrs.

“This is a area in which we feel harmless,” she explained.

Her mate and previous neighbor, Ashley Skaggs started off investigating when she listened to rumors about a attainable sale.

“They have considering the fact that coined it ‘The Morehead Place Gateway Progress Undertaking,’ she stated. “In September, the developer came and had this presentation, and in the presentation, termed this location, this mobile house park, a ‘blight’.”

Metropolis and county leaders have discussed the land currently being made use of for business progress.

According to communication from the Rowan County choose govt and Morehead mayor, any achievable sale would be personal.

“Nothing [came] from the home manager, absolutely nothing [came] from the home proprietor, literally I located out as a result of Facebook,” Massey explained.

Some individuals living there stated they’ve found persons arrive out to take samples of the land, main them to consider the prepare is more set in stone than predicted.

“My partner will work in development and he has by now listened to that there are bids on the concrete,” Massey claimed.

In a letter sent to a resident, Judge Executive Harry Clark mentioned the assets operator would give $1,000 to every tenant to enable with transferring costs by March 31.

“It’s nice that the $1,000 was presented, but it is sort of pointless to someone who cannot move their trailers, or pointless to someone who rents off of anyone else,” Skaggs said.

Mayor Laura White-Brown wrote in an e-mail to a tenant that the town was doing work on a listing of out there homes to give out.

Skaggs mentioned, soon after driving for hrs around the location, contacting innumerable cell household parks, she discovered there are several vacancies, and hire and software service fees are highly-priced.

She started out a Go Fund Me web site to enable pay back for the individuals’ going charges.

“Just since it’s a mobile dwelling park doesn’t mean that these are not real people,” she claimed.

Mayor White-Brown also wrote in the email that the city can’t make any determination with regards to the sale of the assets. She emphasized that conversations on the house had been held in meetings open to the public.

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