In addition to the requirements of the Rules of Mobile Homes, adopted herein, the following shall apply to all installations and sites.
   (A)   Utilities. All utilities shall be underground; the electrical service, fuel, gas and sewage to each mobile home shall be underground.
   (B)   Recreational facilities. At least 10% of the land area shall be developed for recreational use (tennis courts, children’s play equipment, swimming pool, golf greens and the like) and developed and maintained at the owner’s expense. The recreational areas shall be completed before any site is offered for rental.
   (C)   Sewer and water. All mobile homes must be connected to a central water and sanitary sewer system approved by the State Health Department, Pollution Control Agency and the city. A system for disposal of surface storm water must be approved by the Council.
   (D)   Solid waste disposal. The method of garbage, waste and trash disposal must be approved by the Council and shall conform to State Board of Health Regulations and this code of ordinances.
   (E)   Parking. There shall be adequate area or areas set aside for dead storage and overload parking; there shall be one 20-foot by 25-foot paved parking space per mobile home site. Overload parking spaces shall be located within 500 feet of any mobile home.
   (F)   Office and storm shelter building. Each mobile home park shall contain one or more enclosed facility building with space devoted to offices, storm shelter (basement), laundry, sanitary and recreational facilities. The buildings shall be so designed so as to provide at least 12 square feet of space per mobile home lot, but in no case shall the building be less than 2,500 square feet. The number and location of buildings shall be subject to Council approval.
   (G)   Manager. An adult caretaker or manager must be on duty in or about the mobile home park at all times. There shall be an office for the use of the manager distinctly marked “Office” and such marking shall be illuminated during all hours of darkness.
   (H)   Additions. Addition to a mobile home of a foyer or vestibule is permitted. The size of this addition is not to exceed 30 square feet. A building permit and compliance with all applicable sections of this code is required.
   (I)   Register. The manager shall maintain a registry in the office of the mobile home park showing:
      (1)   The name and address of each guest or permanent resident according to state regulation; and
      (2)   The make, type and license number of each mobile home and auto.
   (J)   Mobile homes and sites. Mobile homes shall be prohibited that:
      (1)   Do not conform to the requirements of the Mobile Home Construction Code of the state, being M.S. §§ 327.31 et seq., as they may be amended from time to time;
      (2)   Are in an unsanitary condition or the exterior is dilapidated or in bad repair; and
      (3)   Are structurally unsound and do not protect the inhabitants against the elements.
   (K)   Mobile home skirting. Skirting shall be installed within 30 days from time of move-in. Skirting shall be weather resistant, non-combustible or not more combustible than three-eighths inch exterior grade plywood. Untreated wood shall not be nearer than six inches to any earth, unless separated by three inches of metal or concrete. A minimum 18-inch by 24-inch access shall be provided. Ventilation openings shall be provided for each 25 linear feet of skirting. Each opening shall have a minimum net area of 36 square inches and shall be located within two feet of the external corners of the home and shall have a corrosion resistant louver or mesh cover; provided, however, that, for metal skirting, supporting members of untreated lumber shall be separated from the ground by not less than two inches.
   (L)   Accessory buildings or structures.
      (1)   Porch and steps shall be capable of supporting a 40 psf live load. Minimum width of steps shall be 30 inches. If the main entry door swings outward, a minimum 30-inch by 30-inch landing shall be provided. Steps shall have a maximum rise of eight inches and a minimum run of nine inches. Two or more risers shall constitute a stairway; therefore, a handrail shall be provided. The handrail shall be placed not less than 30 inches, nor more than 34 inches above the nosing of the treads. The handrail shall be designed for a horizontal load of not less than 20 psf. The handrail shall not reduce the required width by more than three and one-half inches. Porches may be supported on individual concrete or pressure treated lumber footings, capable of supporting the design (40 psf) load and the dead weight of the porch. Other approved material of equivalent load bearing capacity and resistance to decay may be used.
      (2)   Permits for the installation of mobile home accessory buildings or structures shall be obtained by the owner of the mobile home or person making the installation for the owner prior to placement. Application for necessary buildings or structures shall be on forms provided by the city at a fee set by the Council.
      (3)   When the inspection reveals that a mobile home accessory building or structure is in violation of any provisions of this subchapter, the enforcing authority shall serve on the owner or dealer/installer a notice of violations setting forth violation in the same manner and with the same remedies as provided in § 155.08 of this chapter.
   (M)   Alterations.
      (1)   Permits for alteration shall be required. Application therefor shall be on forms provided by the city at a fee set by Council resolution. Any alteration affecting the construction, plumbing, mechanical, illuminating, cooking or electrical equipment in a mobile home which bears or is required to bear an insignia, shall void such approval and the insignia shall be returned to or be appropriated by the Building Department. Mobile homes which have been flooded, burned, overturned or otherwise damaged shall have the insignia label returned to or appropriated by the Department. Alteration permits and inspections shall be in accordance with the state mobile home rules.
      (2)   The following shall not constitute an alteration:
         (a)   Repairs with approved component parts;
         (b)   Conversion of listed fuel-burning appliances in accordance with the terms of their listing;
         (c)   Adjustment and maintenance of equipment; and/or
         (d)   Replacement of equipment in kind.
   (N)   Map. A map of the mobile home park shall be displayed at the park office and be illuminated during all hours of darkness.
   (O)   Site markings. The corners of each mobile home site shall be clearly marked and each site shall be numbered.
   (P)   Laundry. Laundry and clothes shall be hung out to dry only on lines located in approved areas established and maintained exclusively for that purpose.
   (Q)   Lighting. Artificial light shall be maintained during all hours of darkness in all common buildings. The park grounds shall be lighted as approved by the Council from sunset to sunrise.
   (R)   Loudspeakers. No public address system shall be permitted.
   (S)   Animals. Dogs and other animals shall not be permitted to run at large within the park.
   (T)   Fire protection. Fire protection shall be provided by fire hydrants; they shall be located within 300 feet of any unit. The licensee shall provide a plan for hydrants for Council review and approval. No license may be granted, nor renewal issued, without an approved fire hydrant system.
   (U)   Camping. There shall be no outdoor camping nor any tents erected or occupied anywhere in the park.
   (V)   Maintenance. Every structure shall be developed and maintained in a safe, approved and substantial manner. The exterior of such structures shall be kept in good repair and shall be repainted or refinished when directed by the Council.
   (W)   Permanent structures. No person shall erect, place, construct, reconstruct, reallocate, alter, maintain, use or occupy a permanent structure in the park which is to be used as a residence.
   (X)   Ground cover. Crushed rock shall be placed under the entire area occupied by each mobile home.
   (Y)   Unit size. The size of all units in the park shall be 6,000 square feet or necessary to meet setback whichever is greater with a minimum width of 80 feet.
   (Z)   Site features. Each mobile home site shall have the following features:
      (1)   Frontage on an approved roadway;
      (2)   A 30-inch concrete sidewalk along the entire frontage with a 30-inch concrete sidewalk connecting from the home entrance to the frontage sidewalk;
      (3)   Each site shall be completely sodded and landscaped with at least one tree;
      (4)   No mobile home shall be parked closer than 20 feet to the side and rear lot lines. All mobile homes shall be parked 25 feet from the front lot line. Front setback is to be measured from the inside of the front sidewalk; and
      (5)   Automobiles shall not park closer than ten feet from any wall of any mobile home; automobiles shall not park nearer than five feet to any side lot line.
   (AA)   Transient sites. No more than 10% of all mobile home sites shall be occupied by transient (less than seven days’ occupancy) coaches. No building, carport, awning, storage closet, cupboard or other structures shall be permitted on a transient site.
   (BB)   Yard size and setback. Each site shall have a front yard not less than 30 feet in depth across the entire frontage; the entire yard shall be landscaped, except for a 20-foot by 25-foot parking area. Mobile home sites with frontage to public streets shall conform to all setback and other requirements of the zoning district in which said site is located.
   (CC)   Roads. Roadways within the mobile home park:
      (1)   Shall have a concrete (mountable, roll type) curb and gutter;
      (2)   Shall be not less than 40 feet in width;
      (3)   Shall be a 30-inch concrete sidewalk along both sides of all roads; and
      (4)   Shall be developed and improved as approved by the Council.
   (DD)   Screening. A compact hedge or landscaped area shall be installed across the front of the park and shall be maintained in good condition at all times as approved by the Council. In addition, the entire park is to be screened by plantings approved by the Council.
   (EE)   Land maintenance. All land areas within the mobile home park shall:
      (1)   Have drainage to drain a two-inch per hour intensity rainfall as computed by the rational method; and
      (2)   Be free of dust, clean and free from refuse, garbage, rubbish or debris.
   (FF)   Landscaping. All lands not used for mobile home sites shall be adequately landscaped in accordance with approved plans.
   (GG)   Sales. No mobile home sales or storage shall be allowed on mobile home park premises.
   (HH)   Mail facilities. Mail facilities shall not be on the public roadway.
   (II)   Street signs. Street designations and street signs shall be erected as approved by the Council.
   (JJ)   Inspection. Periodic inspection by health, engineering, police, building and other public personnel is hereby authorized. By acceptance of its permit under this subchapter, the permittee agrees to allow such inspection and pay all actual expenses, fees and costs of the same incurred by the city.
   (KK)   Number of occupants. No mobile home shall be inhabited by a greater number of occupants than that for which it was reasonably designed. In no event, shall there be less than 150 square feet of living space per person on the ground floor of each mobile home. No additions or alterations of any mobile home or accessory building shall increase the permissable number of inhabitants.
   (LL)   Bus stops. Any shelter for school bus pickup shall be as approved by the Council.
   (MM)   Existing trees. The permittee shall endeavor to retain existing trees in development of the park.
(1978 Code, § 903.08) Penalty, see § 155.99