SHAWNEE, Okla. – Dozens of Shawnee residents are soon to be without a home after finding out that their mobile home park is shutting down.
“Don’t have a home. It’s a little hard, but we’ll get through it I guess, together, as a family,” said Tiffany Bierd.
Bierd got a notice from the owner of Meadow Ridge Mobile Home Park that she had until June 10 to move out.
The owner said he couldn’t afford the improvements the Department of Environmental Quality was requiring after finding high levels of uranium in the water.
But now, residents have also found out that the owner owes more than $20,000 in back taxes.
If he doesn’t pay, the property will be auctioned off June 9.
“It does make you pretty ticked off that he didn’t think about the people that he has here,” said Bierd.