Cape Gazette

Briggs-King spewing landlord diatribe

By Dorothy Boucher | Mar 01, 2013

This letter is for the readers of the Cape Gazette and to Rep. Ruth Briggs King:

Rep. King, I have recently heard about your Meet & Greet Feb. 20 from someone who attended. Needless to say, it is very easy to discuss what I was informed you said, because it is the same unverifiable statements and the same comments, and the same misinformation and the same unworkable solutions and the same old, same old, same old rehetoric you have been spouting off for the last two or three years.

Perhaps that is why you had a very small attendance. People who are living through the problems in manufactured housing have heard it all before, first from the community owners and then from you, their puppet. It is as though they had a hand on the back of your neck and they made your lips move while the words came from them. The words are their "words", and their "solutions" and their "plans." And you continue to preach their unverifiable numbers, based on maybe three or four communities these particular landowners own.

Do you really believe that only 25 percent of people living on leased land are permanent residents? I can tell you of four communities I have a personal knowledge of, three have 100 percent permanent residency and one has at least 65 percent.

I understand you visited communities in your district that have bad water and sewer. When did you do this? What are the names of the communities you visited? Why wouldn't you reveal the names? If these communities have these problems, the owners are violating a number of laws and are causing their residents real health issues, and they need to be held accountable.

I understand you want to sponsor a full disclosure bill for all Delaware homes, stickbuilt and manufactured, to include definitions on road conditions? I really hope I am misinformed, because if a stickbuilt home is in a new development, usually the roads have not even been completed. How does that possible relate to a manufactured home community where the roads are allowed to go unrepaired, with large potholes and general sewer and water conditions that look like we live in a third world country? The situations are not comparable.

Perhaps the scariest idea you have repeated at many meetings is your (i.e. the landowners) desire to have a rental assistance program and you (i.e. the landowners) want to raid the RTA (Relocation Trust Authority) funds to do it. Those funds are collected from me and thousands of others every month along with our lot rent. They are being paid for by us to provide some financial assistance to the homeowners to help in moving homes if the landowner decides to have a change of land use and our homes must be moved out or destroyed if unmovable.

In the event a home cannot be moved (and many, many can't be) we would at least receive some of our investment back. This is our money, collected from us and even the $1.50 that the landowners contribute is in reality, paid by us when they figure it into our yearly lot rent increases.

The landowners have been trying for years to raid that money and you want to help them?

One last question, for the record.  Last year you abstained from voting on our rent justification bill even though your district includes many manufactured home communities because of an "alleged" conflict of Interest. I understand two uncles owned a trailer park in Rehoboth? I am now led to believe that that conflict of interest no longer exists because the trailer park has been put in a trust?

Last year you were running against an opponent for re-election, and a very pertinent question begs to be answered. What was the date the trailer park was actually put in a trust?  Before, or after the election? Wouldn't it be convenient if it happened afterwards, so you could claim your conflict as the reason for abstaining, in the hopes the manufactured communities would not be angry that you could not represent them in an issue so important to them?

And that would also mean that now that it is a non-issue and you can act like you are representing your constituents, even when you vote against their wishes.

Do you really think we don't know what is going on? We do and we have long memories.

Dorothy Boucher

Comments (7)
Posted by: Pat Weyl | Mar 03, 2013 12:31

Go to "DMHOA facebook" or "The Delaware Manufactured Home Owners Association facebook" to read some postings about the real DMHOA.  It was brought to my attention last week, looks like someone has been taking notes in meetings!  Great info.  Ignore whatever Dixie Boucher writes, as pointed out by people in Sussex County before, she is a bitter person who attacks when she doesn't get her way.  Read the info about DMHOA!!  Looks like others have long memories too!

Pat Weyl




Posted by: Pat Weyl | Mar 03, 2013 12:34



Posted by: Pat Weyl | Mar 04, 2013 10:58

Sorry Dixie, as usual your facts are wrong.  It's not my site, but I do wish I thought of it.  I'm not a facebook fan because of career in computers.  But I did find out who created it and have sent them stuff and will be sending more!!  Great info!!

Posted by: Pat Weyl | Mar 04, 2013 11:03

In my post I say Great Info - go to the 2 sites listed above to get stories about DMHOA.  That's the great info, certainly not this article.  I have been told more info will be coming.  Keep checking and compare notes when you go to meetings!!  This article from Dixie Boucher is a joke.  Ask DMHOA where their statistics are for manufactured housing.  They don't have any.  I don't even think they have a person who knows how to make spreadsheets much less compile data!  Ask what your money is paying for, you are certainly entitled!


Posted by: dorothy(dixie) Boucher | Mar 06, 2013 17:30

God, it is so tiresome to keep hearing your irresponsible pack of lies, repeated and repeated and repeated after they have been disproved in the paper  and to our association. and to everyone that mattered. You, just don't matter, so this is last response to you on this. 


Posted by: Barry Wayne Price | Mar 07, 2013 06:46

now now girls.



Posted by: Pat Weyl | Mar 07, 2013 22:02

LOL.  which newspaper do you read?  The one article where it said DMHOA lost 7 Board members because the President had his cable bill paid by DMHOA since 2002 in addition to other "lack of transparency" issues? (Big surprise, as a member and community member we have been trying to see the books and records for years)  I can bet no one will see them. What other reason would DMHOA have to hide from the review?  If it were a real non profit as other reputable non profits, it wouldn't hesitate to send all of their years of "real audits" to the New Journal.  Why not, what do you have to lose?  Or is it the newpaper that shows DMHOA has received $10,000 in Grant in Aid monies and no one is allowed to see how it is spent?  And why is DMHOA the only non profit to get Grant in Aid money without having audits when others have to have an audit?  And why is the President of DMHOA the only self appointed person on the RelocationTrust Authority making more than $25.00 an hour plus expenses?   Wait..residents paying into the RTA have it handed over to the President of DMHOA?  Can you say conflict of interest?  So many more things to mention, will write an article... that works better.

Thank goodness it's the last response!!  Like I said bitter and angry....

Readers go to "DMHOA facebook" it has great info!!!

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