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Some residents of Arizona mobile-home park sue over closure

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Posted at 10:58 AM, Aug 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-11 13:58:05-04

PHOENIX (AP) - Some owners of mobile homes near Scottsdale say they're filing lawsuits after their park permanently closed last week.

The Arizona Republic reports that the mobile-home owners accuse park managers of lying about how many years Roadrunner Lake Resort would be open.

The 55-and-older community had more than 600 residents.

According to the Republic, residents claim park managers promised the park had a 99-year lease on the property with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

The newspaper says the lease actually was set to expire on Aug. 4, 2019.

Documents show the park opened on tribal land in 1969 with a 25-year lease, which was renewed for another 25 years in 1987.

A spokeswoman says the tribe has no plans currently for the land that used to house Roadrunner Lake Resort.

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Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com