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Neighbors Growing Together | Aug 31, 2014

Ranch Trailer Court’s license won’t get renewed in 2011

By LACEY JACOBS, Ledger staff writer | Dec 13, 2010

Residents of Ranch Trailer Court will have six months to move after the mobile home park loses its license at the end of the year.

The Fairfield City Council unanimously voted against renewing the license when it expires Dec. 31.

“There are a number of code violations out there at the trailer park,” said councilman John Revolinski during Monday’s council meeting. “It’s been a chronic situation for a couple of years now.”

The owners Mitch and Sharon Schoppman made an initial effort to abate nuisances at the mobile home park in 2009 after being granted a three-month probationary license. Since then, conditions have again deteriorated and several mobile homes are abandoned and open to the elements, Revolinski said.

“We’ve already given the opportunity to improve it, and so we feel at this point, the recommendation from the property committee is to go ahead and deny the permit,” Revolinski said.

A letter that will be issued to the Shoppmans cites the numerous vacant and dilapidated trailers, the accumulation of junk and debris and the poor road and grounds maintenance.

For the full story, read the Dec. 14, 2010, printed edition of The Fairfield Ledger.

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