I consider myself to be a kind, caring, compassionate person, but for the life of me I can't understand why the residents of Riverdale Mobile Home Park think they are owed something. I too just recently had to move from the home I rented for 7 years. My landlord told me that he was selling the house and I had two months to find a place. Is he really selling or is he just fixing it up to get higher rent from the gas workers? I don't know and guess what? It is none of my business. It is his house and he has the right to do whatever he wants.
Where was my help? No one offered me $2,500, no realtor helped me find a place, no lawyer came to my defense. Why? Because it is his house and he has the right to do with it what he wants. I am almost 60 years old, work 40 plus hours a week, and pay my own way. I paid $1,750 for rent and security, and moved, these people should do the same. This company bought this land, and they have every right to do with it what they want. They owe these residents nothing. These people have known for over a year or more that the park was for sale, regardless of what it was going to be used for. Some of these trailers were put in this park after the 1972 flood and surely would not even be worth the $2500 the company offered them.
I am sorry these people have to move, but why do they think they are owed something? They need to tighten there boot straps, pull up there pants quit blaming other people and find a place and start over. I did, and didn't expect someone else to pay my way.
Submitted by Virtual Newsroom