LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – The owners of the shuttered Life O’Riley Mobile Home Park are facing legal action and Lansing mayor Virg Bernero says it’s about time.
The mobile home park was shut down two years ago by the Ingham County Health Department after a series of 6 News reports revealed a number of serious health and safety issues.
More than 200 residents were moved out in February 2014 because of the conditions, creating a housing crisis that strained emergency resources from the city, county and state.
The owners, Whalen Holdings, LLC, were given two years to clean up the park and resolve the issues.
“I’ve had it,” said Mayor Bernero. “We are throwing the book at them and rightfully so. The owner has had every opportunity to do the right thing and refuses to clean up the horrendous mess they created.”
Today city lawyers will request a preliminary injunction and search warrant for the property. A court order is needed before the city can get on the property and begin to bring it into compliance with city codes and prepare for the demolition of any structures that don’t comply.
Yesterday state officials revoked the Life O’Riley mobile home park license due to the owners’ failure to comply with the 2014 Consent Order.
This story continues to develop and 6 News will have updates online and on 6 News tonight