Deadline to repair Life O’Riley only about a month away

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Mayor Bernero is fighting a proposed plan to turn Life O’Riley Mobile Home Park into a state licensed campground.

In a letter to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Mayor Bernero wrote, “The residents of Lansing have endured this fiasco for far too long.”

“It is time we end this, and end it now. Please do not considering granting the owner, or its representative, any consideration beyond what is stipulated in the Consent Order.”

Life O’Riley Mobile Home Park was shut down by the Ingham County Health Department back in February 2014. Ingham County health officials found the mobile home park did not meet health and safety standards. When the shutdown happened, everyone was kicked out of their homes and had to find new places to live.

In June 2014, Life O’Riley’s license was suspended by the State of Michigan. A consent order allowed the owners of Life O’Riley two years to make repairs and updates in order to meet state and local standards.

The deadline for the consent order is on June 18. Mayor Bernero says the owners of Life O’Riley have done “almost nothing” to repair the mobile home park.

Bernero also says Life O’Riley’s owners owe the Lansing Board of Water and Light about $160,000 worth of past due water bills. “BWL service will not be restored to the site pending the outcome of litigation brought by the city-owned utility” Mayor Bernero said in a news release Monday.

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