More than one hundred people will be displaced when a Mineral Wells trailer park closes next summer. Residents of The Oaks Trailer Park received notices of termination of their leases via certified mail this week.
“Closing the Park was not an easy decision to make but my family and I believe it is the right decision,” trailer park manager Alice Bosley said in the notice.
The company owns almost half of the 70 trailers in the park, which is located near the former site of Coldwater Creek. Tenants who are renting trailers were told to turn in their keys no later than June 1, 2017. Likewise, trailer owners who rent lots at the park were told to vacate by June. Any property remaining after that date will be considered abandoned. Tenants are required to pay their rent until they vacate.
The unexpected news is raising concerns for the residential
“I don’t think they realize what it will be like for people to try to move these trailers,” explained one household member who asked not to be named for fear of retaliation.
She said many of the trailers in the park are older and may not be able to be moved. She also expressed concerns for elderly residents who will lose their homes.
“Even those that are in good enough shape to be moved (residents will) have to pay to have it moved somewhere, to store their belongings, utility hook ups, find somewhere to stay while they wait. It’s a nightmare.”
The reason for the closure was not explained in the notice of termination.