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Wells MHP residents told homes have to be moved
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Oct 11, 2012 | 2892 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Wells Mobile Home Park has been in existence for 44 years and at one time contained more than 100 homes. Currently the park has 54 occupied lots that have to be vacated by Dec. 31.
Wells Mobile Home Park has been in existence for 44 years and at one time contained more than 100 homes. Currently the park has 54 occupied lots that have to be vacated by Dec. 31.
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The lives of residents of Wells Mobile Home Park changed drastically last week with the receipt of an unexpected letter from a Macon attorney.

The letter dated Oct. 1 from the Law Offices of Adams and Adams served the same purpose as an eviction notice, giving everyone living in the mobile home park until Dec. 31 to have their homes moved out of the park.

During an interview with Wells MHP resident Lynn Davis Saturday morning, she said the letter was a complete surprise.

“No one in the park knew. We were in shock,” Davis stated.

She has been a resident of the park for 13 years, but many others have lived in the park for 20, 30, and one man has lived there for more than 40 years. After getting over the initial shock, Davis said she started thinking about her neighbors.

She called the Jones County Planning and Zoning Office and spoke to Tim Pitrowski. She was told that he had heard nothing about the notice prior to her call. He and his staff started doing what they could to help, with the first thought trying to find other available lots. That was accomplished by calling every mobile home park in the county.

The zoning officer said he has lists on hand in his office containing spaces available in other mobile home parks in Jones County and the areas where singlewides are allowed for the Wells residents.

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