FLINT, Mich. — Officials of the City of Flint Treasury Department are pleased to report that property managers of Elms Mobile Home Park submitted a payment late Monday on the past due utility account for the complex. The payment made was for the minimum amount due of $4,758.70, which will be deducted from the pre-receivership, receivership and post-receivership outstanding balances of $140,939.23. Now that payment has been received, Elms Mobile Home Park has been removed from the shut off list and there will be no interruption in water services at this time.
“I am relieved to hear the property managers for Elms did the right thing,” said Mayor Karen Weaver. “Residents living on the property pay rent that includes fees for utilities; it is unacceptable for the property owners not to pay the city for water and sewer services being provided to the complex. I hope they continue to pay, and avoid risk of shut off in the future.”
The City Attorney’s Office is looking into this, and similar, situations in an effort to hold property owners accountable who collect utility fees from residents but do not pay the utility bill for the property. Tenants who make rental payments that include fees for water services, but have learned water at their complex is at risk of being shut off for non-payment may contact the City of Flint Law Department at (810) 766-7146. No legal advice will be provided.