Posts Tagged ‘Syringa Mobile Home Park’

Legally challenged MHCommunity owner in contempt, manager may not be

November 21st, 2014 Comments off

dnews-robert-bonsall-resident-syringa-mobile-home-park-manager-shannon-musick-posted-daily-business-news-mhpronews-com-Magar E. Magar, owner of Syringa Mobile Home Park in Moscow ID, was ordered by 2nd District Court Judge John Stegner to pay a total penalty of $350 a day until he brings the facility into compliance with pertinent water and wastewater rules, DNews tells MHProNews.

This is part of an ongoing series of issues at Syringa, previously covered in a series of Daily Business News  reports, the most recent one is linked here.

Syringa Mobile Home Park’s Manager Shannon Musick will not face a contempt charge in connection with the class action brought against Magar E. Magar.

Residents in this Moscow community are seeking compensation and damages after water and wastewater problems that have dogged the property went unresolved from their vantage point. ##

(Photo –resident Robert Bonsall, talking to Syringa Mobile Home Park manager, Shannon Musick) 

Moscow’s MH Park heading for closure?

November 7th, 2014 Comments off

klewtv-moscow-pullman-idaho-smyrna-mhpark-posted-daily-business-news-mhpronews-The owner of the Syringa Mobile Home Park in Moscow, Idaho is intending to close the property, following a nearly yearlong legal battle over the park’s water systems, Lewiston Morning Tribune  tells MHProNews

Latah County 2nd District Judge John R. Stegner told Moscow attorney Gregory Rauch Wednesday that if his client, Magar E. Magar, intends to close the park, he needs to give all the residents six months’ notice.

Magar, who lives in Vancouver, Washington, wasn’t present for the hearing.

As regular Daily Business News readers know, The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) had issued warnings to the park’s owner about improving the water quality at the community.

A class action law suit was filed as well. Click here for more details. ##

(Photo credit: KLEWTV)

Judge says MH class-action lawsuit heading for trial

August 29th, 2014 Comments off

syringa-mobile-home-park-credit=krem-idaho-posted-daily-business-news-mhpronews-com-Following up on our previous report on Moscow, Idaho’s Syringa Mobile Home Park legal fracas, Latah County 2nd District Judge John R. Stegner has told attorney’s representing community owner Magar E. Magar and roughly 140 residents that the case is heading to trial to settle the claims and damages.

Elizabeth Rudd of the Tribune  tells MHProNews  that the civil complaint arose in February.  

Residents alleged they had gone months without potable water, due to issues identified by Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).


The brief video report aired last March is from KREM, and outlines the complaints. ##

(Video and still credit: KREM)

“From Moscow, with Love?” Lawsuit advances against Manufactured Home Community Owner

August 22nd, 2014 Comments off

klewtv-moscow-pullman-idaho-smyrna-mhpark-posted-daily-business-news-mhpronews-Residents of Syringa Mobile Home Park near Moscow-Pullman, Idaho have been in a struggle that bubbled up over their need for drinkable water and other issues. This began last winter, and resident Doris Carlson told KREM News that “I have wept an awful lot because I am tired of living like this.”

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) had issued a warning to the park’s owner, Magar E. Magar, to address alleged violations regarding its drinking water and wastewater systems. Community residents were told in January not to drink the water there, even if it was boiled. So Carlson melted snow on her stove top to have drinkable water. A local church provided residents in the community with bottled water.

Carlson said then, “I have no way to flush my commode right now. The odor in the house is pungent. It’s disgusting.” When contacted by a local media outlet, Magar said the residents had water and reportedly hung up, perhaps due to concerns over the pending legal issues.

While DEQ lifted the ban on the water, they notified Magar that the system was still out of compliance with the state’s standards. Lawyers from the University of Idaho’s Legal Aid Clinic stepped in to file a civil action on behalf of the residents.

In July, the owner of the community was told not to contact the residents, On August 18, Latah County Second District Judge John Stegner denied a defense motion seeking additional time to prepare for a hearing scheduled Aug. 27. DNEWs tells MHProNews that Attorney Greg Rauch took on the case for Magar several weeks ago. Magar had been representing himself prior to Rauch’s appearance in the class action case. ##

(Editor’s Note: While we as a publisher are never providing legal advice nor asserting the applicability of the information linked below, MHProNews has published two articles on the topic of failure to maintain by attorneys. One is linked here, authored by attorney Bill Hart, JD, from the Hart-King law firm. Another was by penned by David E Eastman, JD, linked here.)

(Photo credit: KLEWTV)