In the market for a cheap place to live?
Apparently 19 mobile homes will be available soon at Arrowood Mobile Home Park on Wrightsboro Road once the bureaucrats get all the paperwork figured out.
What a mess. We'd been led to believe that the mobile homes brought to the site near Grovetown had been sold as scrap by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and weren't supposed to be habitable.
The trailers were from a batch used as temporary housing in the Gulf Coast area after Hurricane Katrina, where some of the mobile homes were found to have dangerous levels of formaldehyde.
What's more, some of the scrap trailers were reported to have been bought by a broker and then unscrupulously resold for habitation. That was the story attached to the 19 mobile homes delivered to Arrowood by its owner, KDM Development Corp. of Pittsford, N.Y.
Now it turns out, if we can believe any of this story any more, those 19 Arrowood homes were purchased as surplus, not scrap. They don't have elevated levels of nasty chemicals, though Columbia County officials had to get a green light from the feds before allowing Arrowood to lease the trailers to new occupants.
At a time when the only thing that seems to be growing in the economy is the size of the federal government, does any part of this episode increase our confidence in the efficiency of Washington bureaucrats?
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