Updating a story we last posted May 1, 2014 regarding the temporary closing of Meadowbrook Park manufactured housing community due to water and sewage problems in Richmond, Maine, MHProNews.com has learned owner Russ Edwards claims he has no income from the community and could not afford repairs. He alleges former community manager John Wilson has not given him collected rent money since October. Wilson says Edwards quit paying him, and that he and other community residents paid $4,000 of their own money to fix the septic system so the community could reopen and people could return.
At the upcoming hearing May 7, the Manufactured Housing Board could dismiss the complaints, impose fines, or revoke Edwards’ license to operate Meadowbrook. However, he could also face penalties from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for contaminating nearby Mill Brook stream with e.coli, according to kjonline.com. Residents have expressed an interest in buying the community from Edwards, although there is no indication as of yet that it is for sale. ##
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