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Water shut off at Flint mobile home park

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(01/31/12) - What happens when your landlord is more than $40,000 behind on his water bill?

Even if you're still paying your portion?

Your water could get shut off.

Residents at Flint's Sunset Village, on Lippincott near Dort, found that out Tuesday morning.

Tuesday night?

The water is supposed to be back on soon.

Resident Catherine Amos didn't know what to do earlier in the day.

"My mom's driving all the way from Genesee just to bring me water just to brush my teeth and drink," she said.

Amos wasn't sure what was going to happen after that.

"What do you do? What can we do? Who's gonna listen?"

"They're just going to have to make do until they (the owner) figure what's going on," said maintenance man Shane Black.

Black says Flint City crews shut the water off.

Residents told ABC12 the former owner/manager hadn't paid his bill.

"I can't speak to that," Black said.

The city of Flint confirmed the park is behind some $40,000 and was issued a shut off notice.

Tenants said they never received notice from the park.

City spokeswoman Dawn Jones told ABC12, the city worked with the former owner/manager on payment arrangements, but he did not honor that agreement.

That didn't sit well with people at Sunset Village.

"I don't think it's fair when I do pay my bill," said resident Aimie Miller.

"My water bill is paid right up to date," Amos said.

"I just paid my bill. My bill was due the 26th and I just paid it," said tenant Sharon Hadley.

Tenants were apparently paying a third party, but it appears no one was paying the city of Flint.

Owner Twilight Properties, LLC, issued this statement:

Justin Hause and Hause Properties, LLC, have agreed to surrender management of Sunset Village Mobile Home Park to the owner, Twilight Properties, LLC. 

As various aspects of management are handed over it is expected that issues will be addressed as they come up. 

The City of Flint cut off water service to the park today. 

It was discovered that Hause Properties, LLC, allowed a $40,000.00 delinquency to accrue on the park's water bill. 

Upon receiving notice of the cut off, Twilight Properties, LLC, made an immediate partial payment to the city and an installment payment plan was worked out for cure of the delinquency. 

The city has said that water will be back on in the park late this afternoon. 

Each of the residents will be contacted by maintenance to confirm that their water supply has been restored and is in working order.

Twilight Properties, LLC, has no further comment at this time.

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