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20 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, September 13 - September 19,1996 Recycling old trailers gets cool reception from Sussex Council By Miduzel Short A proposal for the county to help dispose of old mobile homes met with a cool reception from County Council on Tuesday. The Sept. 10 meeting of County Council in- cluded a pre- sentation from Phyllis McKinley, executive di- rector of the First State MCKINLEY Manufac- tured Housing Institute. McKinley called for a public-private partner- ship to help deal with the old, abandoned and decaying homes. She gave several suggestions to help dispose of the homes. There may be hundreds of such homes littering the county, most of them old and all of them unsightly. No one disputes that it is a prob- lem. McKinley noted that such homes give the mobile or manu- factured home industry a bad rep- utation, a reputation it has worked hard to improve by making signif- icant improvements in housing in the last quarter century. Councilman George Collins said he has heard there are 350 such abandoned mobile homes in the county and the actual figure may be larger. McKinley suggest- ed that the county and industry work together, but county officials said that it might be more fitting for the industry to deal with the problem because the industry made money from the homes. "We&apos;re trying to work together. We don't have the answers," said McKinley, who was disappointed by the reaction she received. County Administrator Bob Stickels suggested that a disposal fee could be charged to mobile homes and that that could gener- ate perhaps $250,000 for Sussex County to deal with the issue. McKinley argued that that was the easy way out and said "perhaps we can work in a more creative way." She suggested the follow- ing ideas: Working with the landfills to set aside an area for mobile home breakdown and disposal. That would save transportation costs. The Delaware Solid Waste Au- thority has since shown some re- luctance to become involved. The county could assist by providing some tax advantages, she said. Establishing a salvage opera- tion. One member of her First State organization is interested in using a location to breakdown a home for disposal. Such an opera- tion, however, requires very ex- pensive machinery, she explained. She said the average cost to break down and dispose of an old home is approximately $1,500. She said that perhaps prisoners could help with the labor. She said the process requires a lot of labor and the recycled materials from these homes are worth no more than a few hundred dollars, she said. McKinley said that the county could perhaps help finance such an operation with low interest loans. Some homes could be taken to prisons. They could be rehabiliat- ed for potential additional space and the prisons could receive any benefit from recycled materials from the homes. McKinley said she has not yet discussed the idea with correctional officials. Like all of the ideas, this is very prelim- inary. A few homes could perhaps be rehabilitated for use by a group which provides low cost housing for those who can not afford it. That idea has worked in other ar- eas, such as Colorado. The group is Habitat For Humanity, which Larry Rock, Oeft) and Lars Oranholm, both paramedics in Sussex County Emergency Medical Services Unit 104, find the new paramedic station in Colonial East to be more conducive for speedy response time. Paramedics Continued fzom page 18 be in the right areas when calls come in, so our response time has been phenomenal," he said. Rock and Granholm said the county is saving money because Colonial East was very generous with the rent it is charging, and the facility itself is less expensive than some of the other places in which the unit has been located. Unit 104's new home is a trailer just behind the Colonial East Mo- bile Home Park office. Although the move to the trailer has been completed, the garage and the parking lot are still under con- struction. Administrators at Sus- sex County Emergency Medical Services anticipate completion by the end of October. has a Sussex area chapter. Stickels boosted the disposal fee, saying that $4 is already col- lected for each tire sold to help dispose of the tire eventually. But McKinley said there are better ways to deal with the issue and ar- gued that such programs can be bogged in bureaucracy. She told the members of Council that she didn't have to come to the meet- ing and that she did not want members of Council to "bloody" her for trying to work together. Council made no decision on the issue, although they showed little support for helping finance efforts to clean up the problem. McKinley said she isn't giving up" and plans to keep plugging away at the issue. 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