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Life O'Riley Manager Defends Mobile Home Park

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(WLNS) - On Wednesday, the manager of the Life O'Riley Mobile Home Park in south Lansing called the shutdown of the park "unfortunate," and said he's working with the health department to get the park up to code.

Steve Ramirez, the park's manager said he plans to have Life O'Riley in compliance with health department standards within 10 days. However, Ramirez's understanding of the cease and desist order posted on the property appeared to be flawed.

In a phone conversation Ramirez said he thought the 10 day notice meant he could fix the problems and still keep the park open. However, Jim Wilson, the Director of Environmental Health for Ingham County said no matter what is done, the evacuation order still stands because of sanitation issues that are a threat to public health.

Wilson said if Ramirez fixes the problems and presents an action plan to the county, he can apply to have the park re-opened, but that would not happen anytime soon.

Health department officials report Steve Ramirez manages 17 properties across the country and three mobile home parks in Michigan. Other locations include Battle Creek and Flint.

Emerald Morrow is a reporter with WLNS-TV. Like her on Facebook, Follow her on Twitter or email her at emorrow@wlns.com.

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