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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.

(Photo credit: Localism–Melody Lakes Country Cub Estates, one of the communities affected))

Multifamily Project gets Green Light

July 11th, 2012 Comments off

Harking back to a story we published June 8, 2012, the Milford, Connecticut Planning and Zoning Board approved plans for a 36-unit multifamily development after receiving a report from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), as well as the city’s health department, that development of the site posed no health risk to nearby or future residents. As ctbulletin tells MHProNews.com, residents of nearby Ryder Woods Mobile Home Park had expressed concern that mercury contamination from previous occupants of the site posed a danger, and that development of a nearby MHC would further stir up the contaminant. An environmental consultant developer Garden Homes Management brought to a previous meeting had said mercury levels did not pose a hazard to residents.

(Photo credit: TriStar Estates)

Affordable Housing Project put on Hold

June 8th, 2012 Comments off

Following up on a story we posted June 5, 2012, ctbulletin reports the Milford, Connecticut Planning and Zoning board delayed a vote regarding Garden Homes Management proposal for a 36-unit affordable housing project near Ryder Woods Mobile Home Park, and another MHC currently under construction. A Ryder Woods resident insists there is mercury contamination that will become worse with the new development. In 2005 three former florescent light bulb manufacturers were ordered to clean up mercury contamination at the site and pay an $857,000 fine. Garden Homes brought several speakers to the meeting, including an environmental consultant who said mercury levels were below the maximum allowed by state law.The city’s health department will review tests conduced at the site. MHProNews.com has learned Ryder Woods is owned by the residents.

(Photo credit: Tri-Star Estates MHC)