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(A) Permitted placement. The establishment, location, and use of manufactured homes as permanent residences approved individually, by specific materials, or by design, shall be permitted in any zone permitting installation of a dwelling unit, subject to requirements and limitations applying generally to residential use in the district, and provided these homes shall meet the following requirements and limitations.
(1) The dwelling shall meet all require- ments applicable to single-family dwellings and possess all necessary permits.
(2) The dwelling shall meet the minimum square footage requirements for the zoning district in which it is to be located and must be 23 feet in width; and constructed after 1981.
(3) The dwelling shall be attached and anchored to a permanent foundation in conformance with the regulations in the state One- and Two-Family Dwelling Code and with manufacturer’s installation specifications.
(4) The home shall be covered with an exterior material customarily used on site-built residential dwellings, and the material shall extend over the top of the foundation. These approved materials include:
(a) Residential horizontal aluminum lap siding;
(b) Residential horizontal vinyl lap siding;
(c) Cedar or other wood siding;
(d) Stucco siding; and
(e) Brick or stone siding.
(5) The home shall have a roof composed of a material customarily used on site-built residential dwellings, such as fiberglass, shake, asphalt, or tile, which shall be installed onto a surface appropriately pitched for the materials used.
(6) There may be one mobile home (trailer) per lot.
(7) Additional mobile home restrictions:
(a) Mobile homes shall be used for residential purposes only.
(b) No rental of mobile homes except in mobile home parks.
(c) Mobile homes may not be used as storage units on residential parcels as well as any vans, truck boxes, semi trailers or railroad cars.
(B) Permanent perimeter enclosure. Those manufactured homes designated as requiring a permanent perimeter enclosure must be set onto an excavated area, with foundations, footings, and crawl space or basement walls constructed in accordance with the terms of the One- and Two-Family Dwelling Code. The space between the floor joists of the home and the excavated under floor grade shall be completely enclosed with the permanent perimeter enclosure, except for required openings.
(C) Foundation siding and skirting (for temporary structures).
(1) All manufactured or mobile homes without a permanent perimeter enclosure shall have an approved foundation siding or skirting enclosing the entire perimeter of the home.
(a) Foundation siding or skirting and back-up framing shall be weather-resistant, non-combustible, or self-extinguishing materials, which blend with the exterior siding of the home. Below grade level for a minimum distance of six inches above finish grade, the materials shall be unaffected by decay or oxidation.
(b) The siding shall be installed in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations or approved equal standards.
(2) The siding shall be ventilated by openings, which shall have a net area of not less than one and one-half square feet for each 25 linear feet of exterior perimeter. The openings shall be covered with corrosion resistant wire mesh not larger than one- half inch in any dimension.
(3) The under floor area shall be provided with an 18 inch by 24 inch minimum size access crawl hole, which shall not be blocked by pipes, ducts, or other construction interfering with the accessibility of the under floor space or other approved access mechanism.
(D) Placement with variance. Manufactured homes not meeting the conditions contained in division (A) above and mobile homes can be permitted within the county only after receiving a variance from the Board of Zoning Appeals, with the exception of an approved mobile home park.
(E) Structural alteration. No alteration may be made to, or to enclose, the mobile home for purposes of increasing the usable living area or providing additional storage area, with the exception of manufacturer approved and constructed add-a-room or expanded unit.
(`88 Code, § 8-36) (Ord. 98-20, passed 11-10-98; Am. Ord. 2005-11, passed 9-6-05)