PR-11-97 -- PSC General Counsel Authorized To Seek Penalities Against A Foristell Manufactured Home Dealer
Contact: Gregg Ochoa (573) 522-2760
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- DECEMBER 27, 2010
JEFFERSON CITY---A Foristell, Missouri manufactured home dealer’s license to operate in Missouri will not be renewed and the Missouri Public Service Commission has authorized the PSC’s General Counsel to go to circuit court to seek penalties against 5 Star Homes and Development Company, Inc. (5 Star).
On May 5, 2010, PSC staff counsel filed a complaint against 5 Star alleging the manufactured home dealer failed to correct code violations on a home, failed to arrange for setup on several homes and failed to pay a re-inspection fee.
The complaint alleged 5 Star failed to make certain repairs to correct installation deficiencies to a new home in Versailles, Missouri. The complaint stated Manufactured Housing and Modular Units Program staff conducted two inspections of the home and sent three letters to the dealer detailing the deficiencies.
The complaint also alleged the dealer failed to arrange for the delivery, after receiving customer deposits, and proper initial setup of three manufactured homes in violation of PSC rules and regulations.
“Because 5 Star has not complied with the relevant Missouri Statutes and Commission rules, the Commission will not renew the company’s registration,” the Commission’s order said. “Further, the Commission will authorize its General Counsel to seek penalties in Circuit Court, consistent with the facts of this case and the relevant law.”