The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Montour County

July 1, 2013

Payment plan approved for mobile home movers

RIVERSIDE — Borough council members have approved a quarterly payment plan to help dislocated residents of Washingtonville’s Shady Oaks mobile home park move to Riverside’s Kipps Run mobile home park.

About nine mobile home owners are being displaced due to environmental problems in the area, said council president Peter Fleming.

“It is unfortunate these individuals are being forced to relocate through basically no fault of their own,” said Fleming.

Of those nine owners, three are interested in moving to Kipps Run with one being a strong possibility. Kipps Run currently has eight open slots.

The state had allocated each mobile home $5000 to help with moving expenses. It will cost about $3200 to prep a site for a new mobile home, another $1800 to $2000 to move the home and then about another $1100 in borough zoning fees, which brings the total to between approximately $5100 and $5300.

The quarterly payment plan, voted on unanimously by all council members, will allow the mobile home owners to pay their borough zoning fees in a series of five installments. The first installment will be due upon signing the zoning agreement, with the other four installments due every three months over the next year.

Council members also had the option to waive the zoning fee or reject any applicants.


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