RE:JERSEY SHORE TRAILER PARK
(Date Posted:06/20/2012 4:48 PM)
Darn, I wasn't named in that list. I guess if you use your real name they leave you alone. The people there mistakenly believed that because they leased land to park their mobile home it was theirs to use forever. The previous owner tried for years to sell it but had trouble because it's in a flood zone and changes in the zoning prohibited any new mobile homes be put there. So he finally ended up selling to a company associated with the gas companies, specifically they deliver water and they want to use it as a water withdrawal site. So the resident were given notice that they had to move out and were offered a generous amount of $2500 per mobile home to offset some of the costs of moving. The new owners also threw in the help of a real estate service to assist if they could in addition to that $2500. In reality they owed nothing to the residents when they terminated their month to month leases. But because it was a company associated with the gas company the residents found support in activists who oppose everything associated with the gas industry. I don't know all the particulars, but it's been reported that this Kevin June guy, a resident reported to be on disability, asked for monetary assistance to help the residents. People sent cash, but some of the residents reported that they never saw anything and suggestions were made that he used the money to buy a riding lawn mower and buy food for protesters who showed up and block the new owners from entering their own property. Again that is all stuff that was written on various threads on the subject at the Sun Gazette. If it is true, I certainly understand why someone would call him names. It all came to a head when the PSP showed up and threatened to arrest the protesters if they didn't leave. End of protest. The shame of it all is that the few who remained mistakenly believed the protesters had their interest at heart, when reality is that had it not been for a gas industry affiliated company who bought the land they would have had nothing to do with the tenants. But it is what it is. There is another trailer park in Northumberland county who have been told they are in a flood zone and they either have to raise their home above flood height or move out. But you won't see Professor Wanda Lynn Lee and her cohorts there protesting that because there is no tie to the gas industry.