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Clean-up underway at Mimosa Mobile Home Park

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Two days after Albany city commissioners complained to us about the rundown and abandoned trailers, workers showed up Friday and began removing some of the trailers that were falling apart.

City commissioner Jon Howard called me first thing this morning, excited that clean up was taking place at Mimosa trailer park. He says he's happy with the progress, but won't be satisfied, until it's cleaned up for good.

Robert McPherson has lived in Mimosa trailer park for 10 years now, the last of which hasn't been so pleasant. "It's been an eyesore about a year and a half now," he said.

Each day when he walked out, he saw these trailers falling apart, finally today, he welcomed what he saw.  "I'll be real glad to see it done."

Real glad that his grandchildren won't be subjected to the subjects that found their way in and out of the structures. "They been smoking crack. They be having sex in these old abandoned trailers, sleeping in them, because we have a bad crack problem out here and drug problem."

While he knows getting rid of these trailers may not get rid of the entire problem, it's a start, and he's thankful the owners are taking action. "I thank 'em. From the deepest of my heart, I thank 'em."

His commissioner, Jon Howard is thankful for the progress as well.  "Well, at least it's a step in the right direction that you see some of these old dilapidated trailers are being removed from these premises."

Giving the people who live here a better view, and a safer community.  "We can have a decent place to live and my grand kids can play in a safe environment."

The park office manager wouldn't comment to us, or give us the name or the number of the owners of the park.

Mimosa is owned by a corporation doing business as Mimosa MHP in Del Ray Beach, Florida. The city attorney says he plans to move forward with abatement action against the park.


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