Regency Mobile Home Park cleanup to fix violations

Thursday, March 17, 2011 | 6:01 p.m. CDT; updated 11:31 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, September 20, 2011

COLUMBIA — The city of Columbia’s Office of Neighborhood Services along with the Department of Public Works has decided to clean up Regency Mobile Home Park.

A cleanup event will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Regency approached the Office of Neighborhood Services wanting to proactively address some of the more than 200 city health and property maintenance code violations the park has incurred in the past year. Cited violations include trash, abandoned vehicles and deteriorated mobile home conditions.

“We’ve been working with Columbia Regency doing code reinforcements for over a year," Neighborhood Response Coordinator Bill Cantin said. "The park management decided to take advantage of the Office of Neighborhood Services cleanup program to try and get some of the bigger items out of there.”

The Columbia Regency cleanup will not include any specialists such as plumbers or electricians.

“It’s a pretty simple elbow grease type of project, picking up stuff and putting it in the trash.We don’t have any skilled labor on this project,” Cantin said.

The Office of Neighborhood Services said it is involving residents of Regency Mobile Home Park in an attempt to bring the property up to code, build neighborhood pride and strengthen personal relationships.

The Columbia Regency cleanup is part of a series of cleanups around Columbia.

“We have a lot of projects going on citywide,” Cantin said. “Priority areas are designated by the City Council. We’re interested in working with any neighborhood that is interested in doing a cleanup.”

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