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Trailer park eviction notices come 3 days before new law

Trailer park eviction notices come 3 days before new law

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BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) -- Residents at a trailer park were told Friday they have 90 days to clear out so the land can be developed this summer. Had they been told three days later, a new law would have required they get at least nine months' notice.

Utah Rep. Phil Riesen, the Holladay Democrat who sponsored the bill aimed at easing the hardship of an eviction on people with fixed incomes, says the timing of the notices at Bontivilla Trailer Park sounds like a calculated move.

The developers, though, say the eviction notices were supposed to be sent out earlier but were only completed last week. They plan to meet with residents to discuss their concerns and whether rent will be waived for the next three months.

Several residents at Bontivilla live in campers and plan on taking them to a different park. Others live in mobile homes too old to relocate.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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