Ice Build-Up Leads To Injuries In A Local Mobile Home Park

February 15, 2011 Updated Feb 15, 2011 at 3:10 PM EDT

By Jaclyn Asztalos

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February 15, 2011 Updated Feb 15, 2011 at 3:10 PM EDT


Resident in the Brook Gardens Manufactured Home Community say there is ice on the road three inches thick because the streets have not been plowed since last Thursday.

They also say a water leak that has been seeping since November has now frozen over shutting down roads in the small community.

Residents say it's all because of the lack of maintenance in the complex.

"The maintenance in this park is really shameful and completely hazardous," Resident Blanche Lombardo said.

Blanche Lombardo and Mark Kneis have lived in the complex for more than 20 years. They said because of these hazardous conditions people are getting hurt.

Over the weekend, one man fell and broke his hip getting the mail. Another woman was hospitalized when she slipped and injured her face.

"We have a lot of senior citizens here and it's even dangerous for them to try and get out of their cars and go to the mailbox," Kneis said.

Lombardo said something must change.

"If someone doesn't do something, someone is going to get killed because it's just that bad," Lombardo said.

Many residents said they have tried to work with the onsite manager but nothing has changed. Now, they are taking things into their own hands.

Director of the Home Owner's Association Beth Griffin said the group is holding a meeting in March, asking concerned residents to sign a petition against the complex. They are hoping this will force them to change their ways for the safety of those who live there.

"I want to see the improvements that they promised that they were going to do. They say a lot and do nothing. All they want to do is get your money then forget you," Griffin said.

Channel 7 contacted the onsite manager who said they had no comment. We also called the owner of the complex Lakeshore Management Inc. based in Illinois. They did not return our calls.