(A)   Purpose of District. The R-MH1 District is intended for those locations where there is need to regulate and control the design, use, and intensity of use of mobile homes in mobile home parks so that the design and arrangement of mobile homes will be compatible with surrounding areas and traffic circulation and access controlled for the safety, convenience, and general welfare of contiguous and nearby development.
   (B)   Use regulations. No development shall be located, altered or used, or land or water used, in whole or in part for other than 1 or more of the following specified permitted uses:
      (1)   One-family mobile unit.
      (2)   One-family compact or expandable mobile home unit.
      (3)   Uses accessory to any of the above uses or other uses or enterprises similar to the above, which, in the judgment of the Planning Commission are similar to and not more objectionable to the general welfare, than the uses listed.
   (C)   Limitations of uses. The area of a District planned for a mobile home park shall be at least 10 acres of net development area; however, such area may be platted and/or developed in 2 or more stages, provided that said stages conform in all respects with the over-all mobile home park design. Net development area shall be determined by subtracting from the gross development area the total areas for parks, schools, streets, rights-of-way and other related uses.
   (D)   No mobile home shall be located or altered, or land or water used, nor shall any improvement permit be issued therefor, unless and until the R-MH1 District and necessary mobile home park plan is officially approved by the Plan Commission and adopted by the Town Council.
   (E)   All mobile homes shall be located and maintained in full conformity with the mobile home park plan as approved for each R-MHI District. The proposed mobile home park plan shall show the use(s), the dimensions, locations and area of all use(s), streets, walkways, parks, school sites and other open spaces. The proposed mobile home park plan shall be prepared by and have the seal of a land surveyor duly registered to practice in the State of Indiana.
   (F)   In recommending upon and approving mobile home parks, the Plan Commission shall consider the location, size height, spacing extent of use of any mobile home and their appurtenances, access and circulation for vehicles and pedestrians, streets, parking areas, yards and open spaces and the relationship to adjacent property. The Plan Commission shall not recommend nor the Town Council adopt such mobile home park plan unless it finds that such plan conforms to all applicable provisions of this title, that the safety and convenience of the public are properly provided for and that adequate protection and separation are provided for contiguous and nearby residential property.
   (G)   There shall be required the recording of a final plat in such instances where other provisions of this title or other laws or ordinance require such recording.
   (H)   The owner of a mobile home park shall be responsible for illegal structures built within the mobile home park.
   (I)   The owner shall be required to record with such mobile home park plan a covenant that the owner will maintain the streets, sidewalks, water, and sewer lines in compliance with the minimum standards as established by the Town Council, and that should he or she fail to maintain the standards in any of these respects, the Town Council, may after 10 days’ notice to such owner, effect all the necessary repairs or improvements as required to maintain the minimum standards and the cost of all the necessary repairs or improvement shall become a lien against the real estate and enforced and recorded against the real estate, and the covenant shall contain the following provision:
“that _________________, being the owner or owners of the real estate contained in the above attached mobile home park plan hereby consent that if they or their assignees, heirs or those holding or owning said land through said owners fail to maintain the streets, sidewalks, water and sewer lines according to and in compliance with the minimum standards for the maintenance of streets, sidewalks, water and sewer lines as established by the Town Council of the Town of Chandler, Indiana, and that after ten (10) days’ notice in writing to the owner of said land as shown upon the tax records in the Clerk Treasurer’s office of the Town of Chandler and at the address therein shown, then said owner, assignees, heirs and those holding or owning through said owners hereby authorize the said Town Council of the Town of Chandler, Indiana, to make all necessary repairs and perform said necessary maintenance and further authorize said Town Council to file a lien against said real estate and enforce said lien pursuant to laws then applicable.”
   (J)   Area. See § 171.08, “Table of Standards for Principal Buildings on Individual Lots.” Every lot upon which a mobile home unit is located within a R-MH1 District shall front onto a 35-foot street or right-of-way and shall conform to the minimum lot area and width requirements.
   (K)   Yards. All yards shall be subject to the table in § 171.08 and the following provisions:
      (1)   Every lot shall have a rear yard of not less than 15 feet in depth; provided that no less than 25-foot yard shall be provided as to all portions of the perimeter of the mobile home park contiguous to a Residential District, except that the yard requirement herein shall be reduced by 1/2 the width of any alley adjacent thereto.
      (2) All lots adjacent to public streets on the outside of the park or subdivision to be designated so front yard faces the streets. Where the boundary of a mobile home park directly abuts a Residential District, a fence, wall or hedge shall be provided along such property boundary.
   (L)   The uses permitted in the R-MH1 District are subject to the following requirements:
      (1)   A maximum height, minimum lot area, minimum lot width, yard requirements and lot coverage as shown in § 171.08, “Table of Standards for Principal Buildings on Individual Lots.”
      (2)   Additional area regulations (§ 172.01).
      (3)   Additional yard requirements (§ 172.02).
      (4)   Additional height requirements (§ 172.03).
      (5)   Minimum floor area schedule as shown in § 172.04.
      (6)   Fence restrictions as provided in § 172.05.
      (7)   Parking restrictions as provided in § 172.06.
      (8)   Restrictions on signs as provided in Chapter 174.
   (M)   Abandonment and expiration. Upon the abandonment of a mobile home park or if upon the expiration of 5 years from the zoning change so enacted, the mobile home park has not been substantially completed, the land involved in the plan shall revert to its former zoning district classification. The Plan Commission, upon application and public notice as required by law, may grant one extension of 2 years upon an application being filed with the Plan Commission. The Plan Commission’s decision shall be final on the question of substantial completion. In the event of reversion to former zoning as provided herein, the land and structures thereon shall be subject to all regulations and limitations of the zoning district then applicable.
   (N)   Other limitations. All mobile homes and mobile home parks are subject to the requirements set forth in I.C. 16-41-27-1 et seq. and to the standards promulgated by the Indiana Department of Health.
(Ord. 2017-02, passed 2-20-2018) Penalty, see § 175.99