"We had looked at it about a year or so ago and they're in even worse shape now," Adams said. "Old, rotted, termite infested."
Add in the electrical issues in the buildings and Adams said the buildings are at a high risk for fire.
Though the city started work to condemn the homes in February, it's been a slow going process as the owners of the trailer park, Marvin and Jacqueline Cleamer, are deceased and all of the heirs had to be notified.
Talks of condemning the property were most recently brought before the Jonesboro city council where it was learned that since the condemnation process began tenants have been moved into one of the homes.
"We have had an occupant in there for a year who just moved out this month and we have one more that's living there that's supposed to be moving out next month," Marlene Zelt, an heir, but not the property administrator, told the council.
She told the council some of the homes could be brought, in her words, "up to par" and said she's hired people to start work on them.
Attorney for the family, Marty Lilly, told the council that any work Zelt is doing, she's doing on her own and that the homes were not supposed to be occupied.
Regardless, Adams told Region 8 News that there is no way to rebuild the homes and at this point, it's the neighbors who are and have been suffering.
"You get a home that's dilapidated and on the verge of being condemned...it don't hurt that property, it hurts the properties around it."
Lilly told city council there are buyers interested in purchasing the lot and putting new homes on the lot.
If the property is purchased, new mobile homes would have to put on them within a year of the last tenant residing there so the current zoning could be grandfathered in.
The issue was tabled until the next city council meeting.