Mobile home residents move off college land

Garden City Trailer Park

GARDEN CITY, Kansas (AP) – After four months of contention, the residents of a former mobile home park have left land owned by Garden City Community College.

The college bought the land in December. Many tenants refused to leave, saying they should be compensated for their mobile homes. A Garden City ordinance prevented some of the older mobile homes from being moved.

The college sued the seven remaining tenants in May. In June, only four tenants showed up for a court hearing and were told they had until July 3 to vacate. One tenant has not yet been located to be served.

The college intends to move all the empty mobile homes off the land when the legal process is finished.

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