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Flint mobile home park closing

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(12/17/13) - The owner of a mobile home park in Flint says crime and an enormous water bill is forcing him to shut it down soon and put the park up for sale.

It's the Sunset Village Mobile Home Park, on Lippincott Boulevard near Dort Highway, on the city's south side.

Resident Beauford Deese said he's not in the best of health, has a wife and small child and says they have nowhere to go right now.

"What am I going to do?"

Deese doesn't have an answer and doesn't know where to find one.

"All we're asking for is the chance for us to be able to get out of here," he said.

Deese said he and a handful of residents, maybe six, were only told recently they would need to relocate.

He said he found out from the park manager.

"She informed us we're not paying rent in December. They're not accepting it. They're closing the park at the end of December."

Cass Ramaj said he's the owner and confirmed the park is closing.

He says crime is a big concern. So is scrapping and a city water bill.

The city's website shows an outstanding, nearly $83,000 utility bill for the address.

Ramaj confirmed that amount and says most of it was inherited from the previous owner.

Ramaj said he'll try to sell Sunset Village and that he has worked with residents to help find them someplace new to live.

"I have no tongue on my trailer. They cut it off," Deese said. "They've taken the axles and the wheels. This trailer is not going to pull. I'd like to find out if there's any help we can get to give the people that can't get out an opportunity that they can."

Ramaj said they've contacted the city about not shutting the water off until everyone moves out. He said they were hoping to have everyone out by the end of the month, but could consider extending the date out through January if people need more time.

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