Oregon's Winter storms have been impressive, to put it nicely. Medford got a foot or more of snow, Eugene's ice storm cost the county over $9M., and in Bend, storm after storm has piled dangerous amounts of snow on roofs that can't sustain the weight. The latest photos (Jan.10) come from Nancy Inglehart at Bellacres MHP in Gresham. The man in the orange cap is the park manager out tackling problems. The girl with the snow "duck" is Nancy's granddaughter. The kids may be enjoying the school snow days, but many of us older folks would rather see rain return. Of course, that means more flooding. Sun, anyone?
My mama done told me; When I was in pigtails
My mama done told me hon; A landlord ll sweet talk ; And promise you good things
But when the sweet talking’s done;
A landlord is twofaced sweet talking thing who’ll
Leave you to sing; The blues in the night
See him making friction; Hear him talk eviction whoo wee
My mama done told me
Talk to you legislator; be an agitatior whoo wee
mama done told me Whoo wee whoo wee
An enforcement pack will hold back The blues in the night
From Medford to Salem from Portland to Grants Pass
In towns clear across the state; We need to fight for enforcement
Of laws to protect us Or it’ll be our fate
To live with the two faced worrisome thing who’ll leave us t sing
The blues in the night
My mama was right
There’s blues in the night.
Two park owners sat in a tree – O’Billy McGee McGaw
Two park owners sat in a tree – The were greedy as they could be
And they all flapped their wings and cried, CAW CAW CAW.
We don’t give a hoot about the law.
Said one land lord, “ Let’s increase our cash” O’Billy McGee McGaw
Said one land lord, “ Let’s increase our cash and evict from our parks white trash
And they both flapped their wings and cried CAW CAW CAW
We don’t have to obey the law
So they made a list of great demands O’Billy McGee McGaw
So the made a list of great demands and handed out many commands
And said do them now or get off our lands CAW CAW CAW
We’re the meanest guys you ever saw.
The time is right The land lord say of O’Billy McGee McGaw
The time is right they said with mirth, to get rid of this scum and increase our worth
Let them rot on the street and beg food to eat CAW CAW CAW
We’re above the Law
And they flapped their wings and cried, CAW CAW CAW
WARNING1 Judy Morton is concerned that her OSTA email address has been hacked and that messages may go out that appear to be from her asking for money to be wired somewhere, like to a bank. We ask you to realize these will be scam messages and to ignore them. Neither a bank nor MH/OSTA would ever send an email asking you to wire money. Be very suspicious of requests for wiring money, even if the requests are from your nephew in Nigeria! Judy will probably change her OSTA email address, but we will let you know if she does, probably in the next OSTA Quarterly Review if not sooner.
The MH/OSTA district directors and the attorneys on our board have been receiving calls from concerned manufactured home park residents recently because some landlords are promoting long-term rental agreements. Our advise is NOT to sign these leases/rental agreements. We also encourage you to document any promises about these noting date, time, place, who made the promise and to whom. Also document any threats made if you don't sign and any promises made if you will sign. Keep in mind that a 30-day (month-to-month) rental agreement doesn't ever expire. OSTA is investigating these long-term rental contracts, and we expect to be able to answer your questions at the annual meeting on Oct. 1.