Response to council meeting report- Letters to the editor
After reading the article regarding Melody Estates in the Sun Advocate (March 22, "No harmony at Melody Estates Park" I, as an owner would like to point out 10 facts that the neighbors and the City Council need to know.
-We as owners and managers are at the park almost every day and we monitor the trash, the weeds and the broken cars.
-The people who live there are not drug addicts. There are 15 families with small children. 10 retirees, 11 people on disability and seven bachelors.
-Because we are there so often we have spent over $50,000 last year at your local business' buying supplies and parts to improve the mobile homes and the park at large. We have the receipts to prove it. And we hire your local repairmen, your electricians and contractors to fix and repair problems at the park.
-The park has only three empty spaces so the inconvenience of bringing in more trailers will be short lived. If the other access to the housing development could be opened during this time this problem could be solved.
-The crime is so minimal that I have worked late into the night and have never feared, not for a minute, the safety of my situation. Granted there are domestic disputes. But, people have problems like everyone else and they are your people working out their lives the best they can on a very limited income.
-The people in the park are the ones who only make from $7-10 an hour and they are the ones who serve you at McDonalds, Subway, Wendy's, Sutherlands, Walmart, etc.
-We do ask the tenants to keep their yards clean and to get rid of their old cars and they have done it.
-We bought a truck with a hydraulic lift and bucket four years ago and we keep the trees trimmed.
-We allow one dog per family on a probationary basis. A couple of tenants have ignored this rule and we will address it.
-The people in the park are loving, hard working and respectful citizens of Price. I love to visit them in their homes and see how nice and cozy most of them keep them.
I love these people and I am doing my best to make the park a nice, clean, country park.
As a final note, I am grateful to live in America where I have a voice in the community. And, I am glad for this newspaper for printing my letter to you all.