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Terra Alta City Council Rescinds Revocation Proposal

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The motion by Terra Alta Town Council to condemn and close the M&W trailer court in Terra Alta was shut down on Monday night.

The concern of Mayor Teresa Dixon was that the area was not following health code standards, but the residents spoke out about the efforts made to clean up M&W.

A letter was sent out on June 16, 2014 notifying park owner Marjie White that residents would have 60 days to move out, and the permit would be revoked by August 1, 2014.

Ten families would have been forced out of their homes.


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It was a packed house Thursday night at the Town Hall Meeting in Terra Alta. The Mayor has threatened to shut down M&W Trailer Park, formally J&J trailer park, due to health code violations.

The landlord of the mobile home facility spoke this evening and provided many reasons as to why it should remain open. The facility has been cleaned up and the health department has re-inspected the area and found no violations.

Landlord Marjie White said it's unfair to take away people's homes.

"This is these people's homes and they have no where else to go and it's not only that but the time frame that they're giving them to get out, that's not even reasonable. It takes a lot of preparation to move a mobile home, it's very expensive to move a mobile home," said White.

A letter was sent out on June 16, 2014 notifying White that residents would have 60 days to move out and the permit would be revoked by August 1, 2014.

If the permit is not renewed, 10 families will be forced to find a new place to live.

A final decision was not made at Thursdays meeting. The final ruling will be made at the next City Council Meeting on August 11 at 7 p.m.

The permit will not be revoked before a final ruling is made.
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