Posts Tagged ‘clean water’

Vermont Community Owner Facing Default

May 15th, 2013 Comments off

According to what the benningtonbanner tells MHProNews, a complaint filed April 30 against John M. Bushee, Jr., owner of Sunset Farm Mobile Home Park of Bennington, Ver. may lead to foreclosure of the community. Sunset Farm has issues with providing clean water to its residents going back to Dec. 2007, and nearly $32,000 in property taxes is owed from 2008. In addition, just under $100k is owed on a promissory note, including interest and late fees, to People’s United Bank, putting the property in default. Neither the bank’s attorney nor Bushee’s legal representation, which has yet to respond to the complaint, would comment on the case.

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Dirty Water

October 2nd, 2012 Comments off

Widespread environmental management problems at 73 manufactured home communities led to the imposition of a $1,339,000 penalty for violating state and federal clean water and waste treatment statutes. All the communities are connected to Frank Perano of Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, who has signed a consent decree to pay, pending court approval and a 30-day public comment period. The result of a multi-year investigation found 5,200 violations of state and EPA drinking water and sewage standards in 45 communities in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The various corporations of Perano have been cooperative, according to investigators, and have agreed to the required upgrades. As MSNBC tells MHProNews, a third-party environmental consultant will periodically perform quality control audits at the communities to assure compliance.

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