Residents Anticipate Relocation

1 decade 1 year 4 months ago Tuesday, August 07 2007 Aug 7, 2007 Tuesday, August 07, 2007 5:30:30 PM CDT August 07, 2007 in News

Residents of Sunset and Ed's mobile home parks fear being forced out of their homes. The rumor is they will have 120 days to find a new place to live, so residents have taken it upon themselves to write petitions and attend city council meetings in large numbers to request longer relocation time and extra resources to afford a move.

David and Charlotte Nagel started with very little.

"My wife and I first met, we were homeless, we built a life together and the only way we were able to do that was through affordable mobile home living," said David Nagel.

Now, with their foundation threatened, the future is scares the Nagels.

"Yea, I'm dreading it. Just a few days ago, I was crying to my husband because of the fear of what might happen to us," said Charlotte.

The owners of the Sunset and Ed's mobile home parks may choose to sell the land if the city expands. The Nagels worry they and many others could end up homeless.

Last month, Whirlwind Properties, the owners of the mobile homes announced that they would not force anyone to leave. According to a Whirlwind Properties annexation agreement, residents may only have four to six months to do so if the land is sold.

"The last thing Columbia needs is more homeless people on the streets," said David.

"We want to be able to have time and money to find us a suitable home," said Charlotte.

The Nagels and other mobile home park residents packed into a Columbia City Council meeting on Monday with support from the group Grass Roots Organizing.

"Progress is a reality, economic development is a reality. That is not the issue; the issue is that we need to anticipate the needs of families who are going to be relocated," said Miriam Mahan, a GRO speaker.

The council decided to continue a discussion on the mobile home residents' needs in two weeks. More than one hundred people who live in the mobile home parks signed a petition asking for a year to find a new place to live if they have to move.

In hopes to prepare for an eviction, 112 residents of the mobile home parks signed what they call a "people's proposal" petition. In the event of an eviction, the residents request:

- A one-year eviction notification given to all residents

- Park owner will give free lot rent for last 6 months

- Park owner must maintain the property for the entire year after notification

- No new buys and no new move-ins during the year that follows the eviction notification

- $700 - $1,000 given to all renters who own their homes or are buying them

- The proposal must be part of any contract the owner makeswith any buyer of the property if/when the property sells

More News

Grid
List
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Tuesday to officially ban bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly... More >>
58 minutes ago Tuesday, December 18 2018 Dec 18, 2018 Tuesday, December 18, 2018 12:28:00 PM CST December 18, 2018 in News
BOWLING GREEN - Charles Erickson, who is serving time in prison for the 2001 murder of Columbia Daily Tribune sports... More >>
3 hours ago Tuesday, December 18 2018 Dec 18, 2018 Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:16:29 AM CST December 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A man awaiting sentencing for attacking his grandparents filed a motion Friday, seeking acquittal on one of the... More >>
4 hours ago Tuesday, December 18 2018 Dec 18, 2018 Tuesday, December 18, 2018 9:05:36 AM CST December 18, 2018 in News
CALIFORNIA - A Fortuna man pleaded guilty Friday to charges related to the 2017 death of his young son. ... More >>
4 hours ago Tuesday, December 18 2018 Dec 18, 2018 Tuesday, December 18, 2018 8:55:00 AM CST December 18, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Public Service Commission held a hearing on the Grain Belt Express on Tuesday. In... More >>
7 hours ago Tuesday, December 18 2018 Dec 18, 2018 Tuesday, December 18, 2018 5:34:00 AM CST December 18, 2018 in News
PETTIS COUNTY - Tom Belsha has lived on Crestview Drive for twenty years. He has been questioning the quality of... More >>
16 hours ago Monday, December 17 2018 Dec 17, 2018 Monday, December 17, 2018 8:39:00 PM CST December 17, 2018 in Top Stories
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri woman who told police she intentionally drove into the Kansas River while trying to... More >>
18 hours ago Monday, December 17 2018 Dec 17, 2018 Monday, December 17, 2018 6:34:00 PM CST December 17, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA- Denico Crawley, the man convicted of murder stemming from the case of Quenten Hurt, was sentenced to 105 years... More >>
19 hours ago Monday, December 17 2018 Dec 17, 2018 Monday, December 17, 2018 6:06:00 PM CST December 17, 2018 in News
CALLAWAY COUNTY - A jury trial for two defendants in the death of Carl DeBrodie has been postponed, according to... More >>
19 hours ago Monday, December 17 2018 Dec 17, 2018 Monday, December 17, 2018 5:45:00 PM CST December 17, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Council members agreed to narrow down the number of hiring companies who applied to be in charge of... More >>
22 hours ago Monday, December 17 2018 Dec 17, 2018 Monday, December 17, 2018 2:37:00 PM CST December 17, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA – Emergency crews spent most of Monday morning removing a semi-truck from a front yard after it veered off... More >>
23 hours ago Monday, December 17 2018 Dec 17, 2018 Monday, December 17, 2018 2:16:00 PM CST December 17, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Motorists are advised to avoid the area near Missouri Boulevard this evening, from the intersection of West... More >>
23 hours ago Monday, December 17 2018 Dec 17, 2018 Monday, December 17, 2018 1:34:00 PM CST December 17, 2018 in News
FLORISSANT (AP) — Authorities say a 12-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 6-year-old sister in suburban St. Louis while... More >>
1 day ago Monday, December 17 2018 Dec 17, 2018 Monday, December 17, 2018 12:00:00 PM CST December 17, 2018 in News
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Missouri poacher has been ordered to repeatedly watch the movie "Bambi" as part of his sentence... More >>
1 day ago Monday, December 17 2018 Dec 17, 2018 Monday, December 17, 2018 10:18:00 AM CST December 17, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - SSM Health and MU Health Care will host the last of three scheduled public forums Monday night... More >>
1 day ago Monday, December 17 2018 Dec 17, 2018 Monday, December 17, 2018 3:10:00 AM CST December 17, 2018 in Top Stories
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A 57-year-old southwestern Missouri man has pleaded guilty in federal court to a $2.4 million wire fraud... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, December 16 2018 Dec 16, 2018 Sunday, December 16, 2018 9:48:54 PM CST December 16, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri sent out an MU Alert just before 6 p.m. Sunday to warn people about... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, December 16 2018 Dec 16, 2018 Sunday, December 16, 2018 6:45:00 PM CST December 16, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA- From model trains to decorated window panes, there was fun for all ages at the Boone County History and... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, December 16 2018 Dec 16, 2018 Sunday, December 16, 2018 6:12:00 PM CST December 16, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 54°
2pm 54°
3pm 57°
4pm 55°
5pm 53°