Suni Sands Park Manager Steve Burns and assistant installing sign on May 2 (Photo by Bill DiPaolo)
In case you’re wondering why the big “PARK CLOSED” sign posted in front the Suni Sands Mobile Home Park in Jupiter has vanished, here’s what happened:
Before installing the sign on May 2, Park Manager Steve Burns called Jupiter code enforcement officials and was told he could put up a sign saying the park was closed. Burns was told a permit was not required.
Burns took down the about 5-foot-by-5-foot Suni Sands sign that was posted on two green poles. He replaced it with a white sign the same size reading “PARK CLOSED” in red letters in the same spot.
When Jupiter code enforcement officials drove by the park on the Jupiter Inlet, they determined the new sign was large enough to require a permit, which costs about $80.
They informed Burns, who removed the sign the next day.
The “PARK CLOSED” sign has been removed from Suni Sands. (Photo by Bill DiPaolo)
Jupiter did not impose a fine.
Burns has not filed for a permit for a “PARK CLOSED” sign. If he does, it will take about a week to be processed, according to Jupiter records.
Meanwhile, April 30 was the deadline for eviction for the remaining residents of the 10-acre park on A1A.
About two dozen residents remain living in their mobile homes. The eviction process to require them to leave the park is proceeding, said Burns.
About of dozen of those residents are pursuing a court suit alleging the sale of the Suni Sands mobile home park to Charles Modica should be voided because the residents of the park were not given first refusal to buy the property.
Modica is proposing an historic inn and marketplace on the property he bought three years ago for about $16 million.