Zoning Change Angers New Brockton Mobile Home Owners

New Brockton's proposed zoning changes continue to anger mobile home owners. Some residents believe officials are trying to keep low-income people from moving into the Central Coffee County community.

Under a proposed zoning change, manufactured homes would only be permitted in an upscale mobile home park in New Brockton.

Several residents told members of the town's planning and zoning board that's simply "unfair".

Chairman Jeffrey White says those who have mobile homes already will be "grandfathered in". "Those folks who have mobile homes will be able to keep them there,” he adds. “It will have no affect on them."

One resident feels that officials are trying to make it harder for poorer folks to live in New Brockton.

Tommy Hutchinson says, "It's not fair. They rich people want the land. It’s the way it is."

One woman says she plans to have her mother move in a mobile home next door. Now however, she's not sure what will happen.

At this time, there are no mobile home parks in New Brockton.

The proposed zoning changes are expected to be voted on by the New Brockton City Council in their September meeting.

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  • by Chuck Location: New Brockton on Aug 16, 2007 at 10:30 AM
    The city wants people to move in, business to move in, for the city to grow, Vote WET!
  • by Joshua Location: Kansas on Aug 16, 2007 at 10:00 AM
    Statistically, people who are at or below the poverty line have to lowest turnout of voters. Sounds like if you want to live in a new trailer in New Brockton; you need to go register to vote and do something about it. If you don't want rich people deciding what you can do then don't elect them!
  • by Bruce on Aug 16, 2007 at 05:04 AM
    Freedom is GREAT!! Every body just LOVES to have someone else tell them what they can do with their own property. Who Knows what will be next Maybe Street Cars or a Overhead Super Highway perhaps a International Airport? A Wal-Mart Super Center!! Maybe People caring about other peoples rights for a change.
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