Mobile Home Park Crackdown

The code book says mobile home parks in Plattsmouth are to be inspected annually, but that hasn’t been the case—until now.

The Cassgram rpeorts that in a report to the mayor and city council, City Inspector Kevin Larson said he’s been through two mobile home parks and found problems. Orders for 12 damaged homes to be removed were issued and there were other nuisances, dangerous decks and weed violations. HiVue and Hill City have the same owner and Larson said the owner is “sincerely making progress” as some of the homes are already dismantled and others are in the process.

The focus will now turn to the other trailer parks in the city.
City regulations say there are to be annual inspections before a license is issued for a mobile home park. Operating a mobile home park without the license carries a fine of $500 a day, according to the code book.

Asked by Councilman Terry D. Tilson if the inspections before the subsequent license issuing have been done regularly, Larson said “No. That’s why we’re starting now.”

“I’m looking forward to seeing some more reports and deadlines applied” to these situations, said Tilson. “We’ve had so many problems with property owners in the past. We’re not going to have that anymore.”

“Government articulates a standard …we should enforce that standard,” said City Administrator Erv Portis. “It has not been done.”
Larson also credited police officers for “working very hard on this issue.” Mayor Paul Lambert said it’s an example of “teamwork—between the citizens, police and the inspector.”

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