SALEM, OR -- The owners of a Redmond-area mobile home park have been slapped with a big fine by Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality. The DEQ issued a nearly $17,000 penalty to Cheri Dawn Cooley-Hick for sewage treatment and disposal violations at the Cline Falls Mobile Home Park on Highway 126. Her husband, Ken Hick, was also fined for violations at an RV park on the Oregon coast.
DEQ officials say the Redmond violation stemmed from a failing wastewater treatment system that resulted in sewage on the ground. They say that system has been failing since August.
The Hicks own and operate several RV parks in Oregon, through their company Resources Northwest, Inc.