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Riverside Mobile Home Park residents to be relocated

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Resident Bud Calhoun points to the creek and its eroding banks. - J. ADRIAN STANLEY
  • J. Adrian Stanley
  • Resident Bud Calhoun points to the creek and its eroding banks.

El Paso County Commissioners were expected to approve a $248,750 contract with Universal Field Services, Inc., of Centennial for the Riverside Mobile Home Park relocation project on May 23, after the Independent's deadline. ("Fountain mobile home residents to be relocated," The Wire, May 25, 2016.)

The work, funded with a federal Community Development Block Grant for disaster recovery, will provide counseling and relocation services for the approximately 30 families, who will move to housing elsewhere. The park will be demolished after severe flooding in September 2013 threatened the ground's stability. Located on Fountain's south side, the park is run by an owner who "operates the mobile home park as a mission to assist low to moderate income individuals," county officials said in backup materials for the May 23 meeting.


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