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State ordinance forces families to leave Denham Springs subdivision

A copy of the 'Stop Work Order' placed on infringing trailers (Source: Andrew Nomura/WAFB) A copy of the 'Stop Work Order' placed on infringing trailers (Source: Andrew Nomura/WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Dozens of families will have to leave a Denham Springs subdivision after violating a parish and state ordinance.

Members of the Magnolia Estates subdivision who live in mobile homes will need to find other places to stay after Livingston officials placed notices on their trailers. This means that the affected families will need to find somewhere else to live.  

"I've worked hard for what I got," says Magnolia Estates resident Kevin Thorske. "It's not much, but I've worked hard and now I have a child on the way. And we come home to a note on my camper saying that we have to leave."

Chuck Vincent with the Livingston Parish Permit Office says that his hands are tied, because of state law. That law states that campers can only be used on camp grounds or mobile home parks. Magnolia Estates is not classified as a trailer park, but as a subdivision.

"I am a very feeling person," says Vincent, "but if I get in that car on the interstate and it says 70 miles an hour, and I drive 80, I'm breaking the law."

This is expected to come to a conclusion at a Livingston Parish council meeting on Thursday, April 9, where concerned citizens are expected to discuss the law.

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