PENDING ORDINANCE
BLAINE COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2020-04
MOBILE HOME/MANUFACTURED HOME PARK OVERLAY DISTRICT
AN ORDINANCE OF BLAINE COUNTY, IDAHO, AMENDING TITLE 9, ZONING REGULATIONS, BY ADDING A NEW CHAPTER 36, MOBILE HOME/MANUFACTURED HOME PARK OVERLAY DISTRICT (MHO), PROVIDING THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS:  INTENT AND PURPOSE, ESTABLISHMENT, DEVELOPABLE DENSITY, PERMITTED USES, ACCESSORY USES, CONDITIONAL USES, DIMENSIONAL STANDARDS AND DESIGN STANDARDS; AND AMENDING TITLE 10, SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS, BY AMENDING CHAPTER 2, DEFINITIONS AND CHAPTER 7, MOBILE/MANUFACTURED HOME SUBDIVISIONS, PARKS, AND PUDS  PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE AND EFFECTIVE DATE.
RECITALS
WHEREAS, the Board is empowered by the Local Land Use Planning Act of 1975, Idaho Code Section 67-6511, to adopt regulations establishing zoning districts and appropriate uses therefore;
WHEREAS, Blaine County’s Comprehensive Plan identifies adequate housing opportunities for Blaine County residents and workers in all wage ranges and income levels;
WHEREAS, Blaine County’s Comprehensive Plan identifies a need for a balanced mix of housing types meeting the needs of residents;
WHEREAS, Blaine County’s Comprehensive Plan identifies the need to allow for development, continued use and maintenance of manufactured homes and mobile home parks in appropriate areas as a viable affordability alternative;
WHEREAS, Blaine County’s existing mobile home parks are non-conforming and there is a desire of these park owners to allow the parks to become conforming;
WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Commission initiated these amendments on September 12, 2019, pursuant to Section 9-31-3(A);
WHEREAS, the Blaine County Planning and Zoning Commission held duly noticed public hearings on May 28 and July 9, 2020. On July 9, 2020, the Commission recommended that the Board approve the proposed amendments as revised through their hearings and deliberations.
WHEREAS, pursuant to Blaine County Code and Idaho Code, the Board held a duly noticed public hearing on September 1, 2020, considered the Commission’s recommendation, and approved the proposed amendments as recommended. 
NOW THEREFORE, be it ordained by the Board of County Commissioners of Blaine County, Idaho:
SECTION 1.  That Blaine County Code, Title 9, is hereby amended by the insertion of a new Chapter 36 in its entirety, as follows:
Chapter 36
MOBILE HOME/MANUFACTURED HOME PARK OVERLAY DISTRICT (MHO)
9-36-1: INTENT AND PURPOSE:  This chapter is intended to help provide for a balanced mix of housing types within Blaine County per the comprehensive plan.  The intent is to meet the needs of park operators and residents by allowing for development, continued use, and maintenance of manufactured and mobile home parks as a viable source of affordable housing.
 
The purpose in establishing this chapter is to allow existing mobile and manufactured home parks that are denser than the underlying zoning district to be recognized by Blaine County as conforming, and to provide basic standards for the future establishment of mobile and manufactured home parks in other appropriate locations in Blaine County. 
 
9-36-2: ESTABLISHMENT:
District Established: The Mobile Home/Manufactured Home Park Overlay District (MHO) is hereby established in accordance with the area indicated on the  MHO map (Exhibit A attached hereto and on file with the County) and available on the geographic information services (GIS) mapping pages on the Blaine County website (www.blainecounty.org), effective September 23, 2020.
 
Application for establishment of an MHO District outside of 9-36-2.A. shall comply with Chapter 26 of this Title and meet the criteria set forth in 9-26-4 and 9-26-8 (if applicable).
9-36-3: DEVELOPABLE DENSITY:
Base Density:  The base density shall be eight (8) units per acre excluding twenty-foot (20’) wide fire apparatus access roadways, mountain overlay district, floodplain, and wetland overlay districts, and  as permitted by South Central Public Health District.
 
Existing parks established prior to September 23, 2020, with wastewater disposal systems permitted by SCPHD and approval from the appropriate Fire District, are deemed legal and conforming uses under this code section.
 
Existing mobile and manufactured home parks established prior to September 23, 2020 shall be permitted to add units up to the base density as set forth in subsection 9-36-2A within the overlay district boundaries. 
 
Mobile/Manufactured Home Subdivisions and PUDs shall follow subdivision regulationsin Title 10, Chapter 7 of this code.
 
9-36-4: PERMITTED USES:

Permitted uses in this district are limited to the following:
A.  Mobile Homes (Definition found in Section 9-2-1)
B.  Manufactured Homes (Definition found in Section 9-2-1)
C.  Residential structures existing prior to September 23, 2020
9-36-5: ACCESSORY USES:

The accessory uses for this MH District include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
Storage of boats, campers and travel trailers by residents.
 
Storage buildings
 
Tier 1 home occupations
 
Wastewater and community water treatment facilities serving the mobile/ manufactured home park
E.   Laundry, office, clubhouse, and other resident amenities
F.   Onsite property manager living unit
9-36-6: CONDITIONAL USES:

Conditional uses for this district are limited to the following:
A.  Recreational vehicle park.
B.  Outdoor recreational facilities.
C.  Public utility or public service facilities, not including business offices, repair, or vehicle or structural storage facilities.
D.  Public campgrounds when screened or hidden from view from public highways.
E.  Public facilities.
F.  Group daycare facilities.
G.  Wireless communication facilities (see section 9-3-16 of this title)
9-36-7: DIMENSIONAL STANDARDS:
Front Yard Setback (from exterior property line): One hundred feet (100') on State Highway 75, fifty feet (50') for other major roads, twenty five feet (25') for minor roads.
B.   Side and Rear Yard Setback (from exterior property line): One foot (1') per two feet (2') of a building height or minimum ten feet (10').
C.   Corner Lot Setback (from exterior property line):  Fifty feet (50') from corner.
D.   Spacing between mobile/manufactured home units: In accordance with Blaine County Building and Fire Codes.
E.   Maximum Building Height: Thirty five feet (35').
F.   Existing Mobile/Manufactured Parks prior to September 23, 2020 are exempt from dimensional standards 9-36-7.A, B, and C if those setback standards are greater than on the ground footprint of structures.
9-36-8: DESIGN STANDARDS: 
Trees, shrubs, grass, or other forms of natural or maintained landscaping shall be provided on a minimum of ten percent (10%) of land area.
An electrical outlet supply of at least one hundred ten (110) volts shall be provided for each space.
Fire Prevention:The mobile/manufactured park shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the fire district.
Septic systems shall be subject to the rules and regulations of South Central Public Health District.
Construction: Any portion of, or appendage, or any habitation, shelter, add-on or storage facility shall conform with the requirements of this Zoning Code and the Blaine County, Building Code, 7-1-2.
Parking: shall be subject to Title 9, Chapter 28 for off street parking standards.
The owner or operator of a park shall maintain the entire park in a neat and orderly manner. All installations and common areas required by this title shall be maintained in a good state of repair.
SECTION 2. That Blaine County Code, Title 10, Chapter 2, is hereby amended by the deletion of the stricken language and insertion of the underlined language as follows:
10-2-1: DEFINITIONS OF WORDS AND TERMS:
MOBILE/MANUFACTURED HOME PUD: A residential planned unit development designed for siting mobile or manufactured homes on individual spaces that are rented or leased or on individual lots under individual ownership.

SECTION 3. That Blaine County Code, Title 10, Chapter 7, is hereby amended by the deletion of the stricken language and insertion of the underlined language as follows:
Chapter 7
MOBILE/MANUFACTURED HOME
SUBDIVISIONS, PARKS, AND PUDS
10-7-1: REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS:
The development of mobile/manufactured home subdivisions, mobile/manufactured home parks and mobile/manufactured home PUDs shall be subject to the following requirements and restrictions.
10-7-3: MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

The following minimum requirements shall apply to mobile/manufactured home
subdivisions, parks, and PUDs:
SECTION 4Severability Clause. The Board of County Commissioners intends that each separate provision of this Ordinance be deemed independent of all other provisions herein, and it is further the intention of said Board that if any of the provisions of this ordinance be declared to be invalid, then all other provisions thereof shall remain valid and enforceable.
SECTION 5Effective Date. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, approval and publication.
Regularly passed, approved and adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Blaine County, Idaho, this 15th day of September, 2020.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BLAINE COUNTY, IDAHO
               
Jacob Greenberg, Chairman
               
Angenie McCleary, Vice-Chair
               
Dick Fosbury, Commissioner
ATTEST:_____________________________
JoLynn Drage, Clerk    (seal)
Summary Published in Idaho Mountain Express on:
September 23, 2020