§ 5-132. HUD-code manufactured home park  


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  • (a) Site plan. The site plan shall be filed as required by section 5-127 and shall show the following:

    (1) The name, address, fee owner and record owner of the proposed or existing HUD-code manufactured home park.

    (2) The name of the subdivision where the park is located.

    (3) The name of the adjacent streets and roads.

    (4) Contour lines at two-foot intervals.

    (5) Locations and dimensions of all HUD-code manufactured home spaces, utility easements, drives, recreation areas, streets and sidewalks. Each HUD-code manufactured home space shall be numbered.

    (6) Scale of plan (no smaller than one (1) inch to two hundred (200) feet) and complete dimensions.

    (7) Density in units per gross acre.

    (8) Area and dimensions of site.

    (9) Areas defined for waste containers and method of disposal of garbage and refuse.

    (10) Location of shower and toilet facilities.

    (11) Water and sewer plans: Water and sewer plans must be submitted showing the following:

    a. Sewer line locations, grades and sizes.

    b. Water line locations, sizes and source of water supply.

    (12) Paving and drainage plans: Paving and drainage plans must show the dimensions and calculated quantities of runoff and the proposed specifications for streets.

    The city shall notify the applicant in writing as to whether the plan was approved or disapproved, stating the reasons for disapproval and the modifications or conditions that must be made or met before approval can be obtained upon subsequent submission.

    (b) HUD-code manufactured home park requirements. Any HUD-code manufactured home park constructed after adoption of this article, and any extension/addition to an existing HUD-code manufactured home park in the city shall be done in compliance with the following site requirements:

    (1) Density. HUD-code manufactured home park shall have no more than twelve (12) spaces per acre.

    Park areas. Each HUD-code manufactured home park shall be planned for and shall provide a minimum of two (2) acres in area.

    (2) Basic HUD-code manufactured home minimum site requirements:

    a. Height requirements:

    1. The height limit for any structure intended for occupancy in the HUD-code manufactured home park shall be thirty-five (35) feet.

    2. The average height of the HUD-code manufactured home frame above ground elevation, measured at ninety (90) degrees to the frame, shall not exceed four (4) feet from the top of the pad.

    b. Spacing regulations. HUD-code manufactured homes shall be located no closer than twenty (20) feet from any exterior wall to the closest exterior wall of the nearest HUD-code manufactured home.

    c. HUD-code manufactured home space. Each and every HUD-code manufactured home shall be located on a separate space which shall conform to the following standards:

    1. Be served with sanitary sewer, water, electrical power, telephone service and natural gas.

    2. Provide a minimum average width of forty (40) feet and a minimum average depth of eighty (80) feet.

    3. Abut or have access to a private street for a minimum distance of twelve (12) feet.

    4. Provide a minimum area of three thousand two hundred (3,200) square feet, said area to be determined by the boundary lines of the space.

    5. Provide a HUD-code manufactured home pad which shall provide an adequate foundation for the placement and tie-down of one single-family HUD-code manufactured home thereby securing the superstructure against uplift, sliding rotation and overturning. Said pad shall:

    i. Be constructed of material which shall adequately support the weight of the HUD-code manufactured home placed thereon and be durable and well drained under normal use and weather conditions.

    ii. Provide anchors and tie-downs such as cast-in-place concrete "dead men," eyelets embedded in concrete foundations or runway screw augers, arrowhead anchors or other devices which secure the stability of the HUD-code manufactured home, and shall be placed at least at each corner of the HUD-code manufactured home.

    iii. Cover an area of at least two hundred (240) square feet at least one-third the area of the largest HUD-code manufactured home which is to be placed on the HUD-code manufactured home park space, whichever is greater. No surface provided for a purpose other than the foundation of HUD-code manufactured home shall be considered a part of such HUD-code manufactured home pad.

    6. Provide a minimum of two (2) off-street parking spaces.

    7. Double street frontage of HUD-code manufactured home spaces shall be avoided.

    8. No vehicular access to a HUD-code manufactured home space is permitted from a public dedicated street.

    9. Drainage. The ground surface in all parts of every HUD-code manufactured home park and especially beneath HUD-code manufactured homes and other structures shall be graded and equipped to drain all surface water in a safe efficient manner so as not to permit water to stand or become stagnant.

    d. Design and location of storage facilities. Storage facilities with a minimum capacity of two hundred (200) cubic feet per HUD-code manufactured home space, may be provided on the space, or in compounds located within two hundred (200) feet of space. Where provided, storage facilities shall be faced with a durable, fire resistant material. Storage outside the perimeter walls of the HUD-code manufactured home shall be permitted only if in such facilities. No storage shall be permitted under a HUD-code manufactured home shall be permitted only if in such facilities. No storage shall be permitted under a HUD-code manufactured home. Storage facilities shall not be located within ten (10) feet of the boundary line of any HUD-code manufactured home space boundary line.

    e. Location of HUD-code manufactured homes and accessory structures. No HUD-code manufactured home or accessory structure such as a refuse container, carport cabana, awning, fence or storage locker shall be permitted within ten (10) feet of a private street or the boundary line of a HUD-code manufactured home space boundary line. Provided further that two (2) HUD-code manufactured homes shall not be placed less than twenty (20) feet apart.

    f. Setbacks and screening.

    1. No HUD-code manufactured home or structure in a HUD-code manufactured home park shall be located within the yard setback area. The minimum setback area for each space is:

    Front yard—twenty-five (25) feet.

    Rear yard—fifteen (15) feet.

    Side yard—ten (10) feet.

    2. The following screening requirements shall be applicable:

    A landscaped strip, not less than ten (10) feet in width or a screening device as defined herein shall be located along all HUD-code manufactured home park boundary lines abutting residential property. The landscaped strip shall be continuously maintained and shall be devoted exclusively to the planting, cultivation, growing and maintenance of site obscuring trees, shrubs, plant life as described below. Trees, shrubs, cane or other vegetation shall be planted, cultivated and maintained as a sight and noise obscuring buffer that will effectively achieve sight and noise obstruction within approximately five (5) years. At least one (1) row of trees with a minimum initial trunk diameter of one (1) inch and minimum initial height of five (5) feet shall be planted on twenty-five-foot centers. Also, two (2) rows of cane, non deciduous shrubs or other suitable screening plants shall be planted on ten-foot centers. The buffer strips are intended to provide a seventy-five (75) per cent opaque screen when viewed horizontally between two (2) and ten (10) above the natural ground at the end of the growing period of five (5) years from the date of planting. Additional planting, cultivation and maintenance may be required by the city officials during the use period of the buffer strip to achieve and maintain this effect.

    g. Access; traffic circulation; parking:

    1. Internal streets shall be privately owned, built and maintained. Streets shall be designed for safe and convenient access to all spaces and facilities for common use of park residents.

    2. All internal streets shall be constructed to specifications set by the city council and shall be maintained by the owner.

    3. All private streets shall be constructed with concrete and shall be durable and well drained under normal use and weather conditions.

    4. Internal street dimensions; parking:

    i. Internal streets shall be minimum pavement width of twenty (20) feet. Parking shall not be allowed on the minimum street width. An additional lane of nine (9) feet minimum width may be added to one or both sides for off street parking.

    ii. Internal streets shall permit unobstructed access to within at least two hundred (200) feet of any portion of each HUD-code manufactured home.

    iii. Within each HUD-code manufactured home park, streets shall be named, and HUD-code manufactured homes numbered. Park signs and numbers shall be of standard size and placement to facilitate location by emergency vehicles.

    iv. Private streets which may connect two (2) public street right-of-way(s) shall, by the use of curves, off-sets, location or the use of two (2) or more streets be located so as to discourage through traffic.

    v. Private street intersections shall generally be at right angle, offsets at intersections of less than one hundred twenty-five (125) feet (centerline to centerline) shall be avoided, intersection of more than two (2) streets at one (1) point shall be avoided.

    vi. A dead-end private street length of one thousand (1,000) feet shall be provided with a vehicular turning circle of eighty (80) feet in diameter.

    vii. Layout streets and blocks. Streets shall be laid out to provide a minimum distance of two hundred forty (240) feet center to center of parallel streets, between intersections.

    viii. Lighting. The private streets, parking lots, walks and service areas shall be lighted at all times so the HUD-code manufactured home park shall be safe for occupants and visitors, provided further all entrances and exits shall be lighted.

    h. Fire safety standards:

    1. The storage, handling and use of liquified petroleum gases and flammable liquids shall be done in compliance with applicable city ordinances and state statutes.

    2. Access to HUD-code manufactured home for fire fighting. Approaches to all HUD-code manufactured homes shall be kept clear for emergency vehicles.

    3. Fire protection. Water lines and fire hydrants shall be provided and suitably located for adequate fire protection as determined by the fire chief or city council but in no case shall the park provide less than a system of standard hydrants located not more than five hundred (500) feet from each HUD-code manufactured home space and served by water lines not less than six (6) inches in diameter installed in a looped system.

    4. The HUD-code manufactured home park licensee or agent shall provide an adequate system of collection and safe disposal of rubbish.

    i. Water supply:

    1. All approved water supply for domestic use and fire protection purposes shall be supplied to meet the requirements of the HUD-code manufactured home park.

    2. All plumbing shall be in accordance with applicable ordinances of the city

    j. Sewage disposal. From and after the effective date of this article, the following shall apply:

    1. Waste from all toilets, lavatories, sinks and showers in HUD-code manufactured home park shall be discharged into a public sewer or private disposal system approved by the city council.

    2. All plumbing shall comply with applicable plumbing codes.

    3. Each HUD-code manufactured home pad shall have a sewer riser pipe of at least four (4) inches which shall be capped when not in use.

    k. Electrical and telephone distribution systems. From and after the effective date of this article, the electrical distribution system shall comply with applicable electrical codes and other applicable laws of this state.

    l. All rooms containing bathroom or laundry facilities shall have fire resistant walls extending to the ceiling between male and female sanitary facilities. Walls and partitions around showers, tubs, lavatories and other plumbing fixtures shall be constructed of dense, non-absorbent, waterproof materials or covered with moisture resistant materials.

    m. Refuse and garbage. Solid waste shall stored in fly-proof, water proof containers, which shall be emptied regularly and maintained in a usable, sanitary condition and the collection and disposal of said refuse and garbage shall be so conducted as to create no health hazard. An easement shall be granted by the owner of the HUD-code manufactured home park to the city, if these facilities are located so as to require the entrance of a sanitation vehicle into the HUD-code manufactured home park.

    n. Maintenance of park. The owner of the park shall be responsible to insure that it is maintained in a manner which will not attract or aid the propagation of insects or rodents or create a hazard. Growth of plant material such as weeds and grass, especially beneath HUD-code manufactured homes and other structures shall be continuously controlled. All streets, parking and storage areas shall be maintained to provide a fully paved surface.

    o. Conform to codes. All HUD-code manufactured home park facilities and HUD-code manufactured homes shall conform without limitation to the codes and ordinances of the city, including the building, plumbing, electrical and fire codes and all applicable laws of the state.

    p. Office. Every HUD-code manufactured home park shall have an office in which a copy of the park permit or license shall be posted and the park register shall be in such office. It shall be the duty of the licensee to keep a register of park occupancy which shall contain the following:

    1. Name and address of owner and occupant.

    2. The make, model, serial number, year and dimensions of all HUD-code manufactured homes.

    3. The date of arrival and departure of each HUD-code manufactured home.

    The park operator shall submit the park register to the city council each year upon requesting license renewal and shall make said register available to any authorized city official upon reasonable request. Upon gaining knowledge of a departure of any HUD-code manufactured home, the park operator shall notify the city tax assessor. Failure to do so shall place the operator in violation of this article.

    q. Ordinance compliance. It shall be the responsibility of the licensee to insure that all requirements of this article are met and maintained. Any HUD-code manufactured home park issued an initial license after adoption of this article shall be notified in writing by the city council in accordance with section 5-128 and upon failure to comply the license shall be revoked.

    r. Nonconforming HUD-code manufactured home park.

    1. Any HUD-code manufactured home park in use or existence on the effective date of this article, and not complying with all applicable provisions of this article shall be considered a nonconforming HUD-code manufactured home park. Nonconforming parks shall comply with the requirements of section 5-128 (d), (e), (f), (g) and (h).

    2. Any land area added to a nonconforming HUD-code manufactured home park shall conform to all requirements of this article.

    s. Miscellaneous requirements:

    1. Responsibilities of park management:

    i. All responsibilities set out elsewhere in this article shall apply.

    ii. The license or licensee or licensee's agent shall operate the park in compliance with this article and other applicable ordinances and shall provide adequate supervision to maintain the park and all facilities in good repair, and in clean and sanitary condition.

    iii. The licensee or agent shall notify park occupants of all applicable provisions of this article and inform them of their duties and responsibilities under this article.

    2. Responsibilities of park occupants:

    i. All responsibilities of occupants set out elsewhere in this article shall apply.

    ii. The park occupant shall be comply with all requirements of this article.

    iii. The park occupant shall be responsible for proper placement of his HUD-code manufactured home in its HUD-code manufactured home pad and proper installation of all utility connections in accordance with the instruments of park management.

    iv. The use of space immediately beneath a HUD-code manufactured home for storage shall not be permitted.

    3. Mobile homes shall not be permitted in a HUD-code manufactured home park.

    4. Recreational vehicles, trailers or other transportable structures shall not be permitted in a HUD-code manufactured home park.

    5. Only HUD-code manufactured homes shall be permitted in a HUD-code manufactured home park.

(Ord. No. 2001-04, § 8, 5-14-2001)