ANDERSON, Ind. —
Moving mobile homes is a specialized business, Sims said, and there are only a few firms in Indiana who do the work. Requiring those company owners to post a large additional upfront cash deposit on top of carrying high-dollar insurance policies could have a chilling effect on companies responding to moving requests from Hollywood Estates homeowners.
He said the typical cleanup deposit is $300 to $500, to make sure that insulation, extraneous debris and garbage is cleaned up.
"There's no explanation of what that $5,000 deposit is for," said Sims, who has manged 36 mobile home communities in Indiana. Sims said Pendleton Mobile Home Park has filed a case in Madison Circuit Court 4 as a small claims action challenging the fee.
"I think the intent is to discourage transport companies from going in and accommodating the residents of Hollywood Estates," Sim said.
Not at all, said Keith in an emailed statement to the newspaper.
"My interests lie with my residents, and all residents of Anderson, Indiana. I try to protect and keep our community safe and pleasant, protect it from illegal and unethical contractors, and crime free."
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