§ 155.068  MH, MANUFACTURED HOME DISTRICT REGULATIONS.
   (A)   Purpose. To establish and preserve a special and unique form of housing for which accommodations should be provided. To provide appropriate standards as to density, spacing and use, a separate district is hereby created and designated for the specific purpose of providing, at appropriate locations, area for the development of manufactured home rental communities or subdivisions for more or less permanent occupancy.
   (B)   Permitted use. No building or premises in a "MH", Manufactured Home Zoning District shall be used and no buildings shall be hereafter erected, reconstructed, altered, enlarged, used, nor shall a certificate of occupancy be issued, except for the following uses:
      (1)   HUD - code manufactured homes, either:
         (a)   As a part of a manufactured home rental community as herein specified; or
         (b)   As a part of a manufactured home subdivision which is designed in accordance with the subdivision ordinance and is shown on a final subdivision plat approved by the City of Mansfield and filed of record which is specifically for and restricted to manufactured home development.
      (2)   Accessory buildings and structures incidental to the above use and for the exclusive use of residents including, but not limited to, community centers, swimming pools, and offices.
      (3)   Installation owned and operated by the City of Mansfield, Tarrant County, State of Texas, or public utility companies, which installations are necessary for the public safety, governmental services, or the furnishing of utility services to or through a "MH" District.
   (C)   Manufactured home rental community license required. It shall be unlawful for any person(s) to maintain or operate within the City of Mansfield any manufactured home rental community unless such person(s) shall first comply with the following and obtain a license therefor.
      (1)   Pre-existing rental communities. Not withstanding the provisions of this chapter, a license shall be issued within 30 days to any manufactured home rental community which was in operation prior to the adoption of this chapter for operations only to the extent that they were carried on such date of adoption. All pre-existing rental communities obtaining licenses as set out herein shall be considered legal non-conforming uses. At any time that the ownership of a legally non-conforming manufactured home rental community operating under this chapter is transferred, the manufactured home rental community shall be required to conform with all sections except divisions (J) and (M) of this section before a license to the new owners will be issued. Ownership transfer is defined as a majority stock transfer or a transfer of title to the real property except for a bonafide gift, devise or descent. Any manufactured home rental community annexed after the adoption of this chapter shall likewise comply as hereinabove described in this section.
      (2)   Application. Application for a manufactured home rental community license shall be in writing, signed by the applicant, and shall contain the following:
         (a)   The name and address of the applicant and owner if not the same.
         (b)   The location survey and legal description of the manufactured home rental community by metes and bounds.
         (c)   A complete plan of the rental community with lot numbers.
         (d)   Design and engineering drawings, properly sealed, plans of all buildings, lots and other improvements constructed including water, sewer, gas, electricity and telephone. All water and sewer installations shall be in accordance with city standards.
         (e)   Such further information as may be requested by the city to enable the city to determine if the manufactured home rental community will comply with the legal requirements.
         (f)   The application and all accompanying plans shall be filed in triplicate. The City Building Official, City Engineer, City Fire Marshal and City Planning and Zoning Commission shall investigate the application and inspect the plans. If the manufactured home rental community is in compliance with all provisions of this chapter and all other applicable ordinances or statutes, the Planning and Zoning Commission may approve the application. The Building Official at the direction of the Planning and Zoning Commission shall issue the license.
      (3)   License renewal. The license application form for a manufactured home rental community shall be obtained from the Building Official at a fee of $50. Such license shall expire on December 31 of the year in which it is issued. The cost of any license secured having less than a year to run before the expiration period, as herein provided, shall be pro-rated at a rate of $2 per month. Such or any license shall not be issued for less than a minimum of $25. Application for renewal of licenses shall be within 30 days prior to expiration, and a renewal fee paid for a full 12 month period thereafter.
   (D)   Office building within a manufactured home rental community. Each manufactured home rental community shall be provided with a structure to be known and marked as the office, in which shall be kept copies of all records pertaining to the management and supervision of the rental community, as well as all rules and regulations of the rental community and such records, rules and regulations to be available for inspection.
   (E)   Register of occupants within a manufactured home rental community. It shall be the duty of the licensee to keep a register containing a record of all occupants located within the rental community. The register shall contain the following information:
      (1)   Name and address of each occupant and/or owner.
      (2)   Make, model, serial number, year and size of homes.
      (3)   The make, model and year of all recreational vehicles, camping or travel trailers, coaches, and motor homes used as dwelling, temporary or permanent.
      (4)   The date of arrival and of departure of each of the above.
      (5)   The manager of the rental community shall keep the register available in the office for inspection at all times by law enforcement officers, public health officials and other officials whose duties necessitate acquisition of the information contained in the register. The register records shall be kept up-to-date and shall not be destroyed for a period of two years following the date of registration.
   (F)   Rules and regulations for a manufactured home rental community. It shall be the duty of the owner of each manufactured home rental community, his agent, representative or manager to prescribe rules and regulations for the management of the rental community, to make adequate provision for the enforcement of such rules, and to subscribe to any and all subsequent rules and regulations which may be adopted for the management of such rental community. Copies of such rules and regulations shall be furnished to each occupant upon registration and a copy to the city. In addition thereto, it shall be the duty of the owner, his agent, representative or manager to comply.
   (G)   It shall be the responsibility of the manufactured home rental community owner or his agent to maintain said rental community in a safe, clean and sanitary condition and:
      (1)   Provide that each structure be installed in accordance with State of Texas regulations and skirted within 30 days after being placed on lot or pad.
      (2)   Provide that the City Building Official be notified upon approval of the installations by State Inspectors.
      (3)   Provide for regular inspection of water and sanitary conveniences.
      (4)   Provide for the collection and removal of garbage, other waste materials and refuse.
      (5)   Provide for the removal of any unsightly, wrecked, abandoned or junked vehicles, machinery or equipment.
   (H)   License; revocation and reissuance.
      (1)   The City Council may revoke any license to maintain and operate a manufactured home rental community when the licensee has been found guilty by court of competent jurisdiction of violating any provisions of this chapter. After such conviction, the license may be reissued if the circumstances leading to conviction has been remedied and the rental community is being maintained and operated in full compliance with the law and this chapter, the fee for which shall be set by the City Council.
      (2)   The City Council may revoke any manufactured home rental community license upon recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission in case any of the provisions hereof are violated. However, before the license may be revoked, the City Council must give ten days' notice, delivered in person or by registered mail to the holder of the license, and after ten days, a hearing thereon. After the license has been revoked, the license may be reissued if the reasons for the revocation have been duly corrected.
   (I)   License posting. The license certificate issued under the provisions of this chapter shall be conspicuously posted in the office of the manufactured home rental community at all times.
   (J)   Area and height regulations. All new manufactured home rental communities or subdivisions and all new additions to existing manufactured home rental communities or subdivisions shall conform to the following:
      (1)   The maximum height of any building or structure in a MH District shall be 35 feet.
      (2)   The minimum site area which may be developed or used for manufactured home purposes shall be 40 spaces.
      (3)   The minimum lot or site area per manufactured home unit shall be 4,500 square feet.
      (4)   The minimum lot width per manufactured home unit shall be 50 feet.
      (5)   The minimum lot depth per manufactured home unit shall be 90 feet.
   (K)   Setback regulations. Minimum setbacks shall be as follows:
      (1)   The minimum setback for residential use shall be 25 feet from dedicated street right-of-way, or 15 feet from any private drive designated or used for access, circulation, or service within the manufactured home rental community. The minimum street setback for non-residential use shall be 25 feet.
      (2)   The minimum side setback shall be ten feet, provided in any event, there shall be a minimum space of 20 feet between manufactured homes.
      (3)   The minimum rear setback shall be ten feet provided in any event, there shall be a minimum space of 20 feet between manufactured homes.
      (4)   No structure of any type shall be permitted within ten feet of a boundary of a MH District.
   (L)   Accessory or additional building regulations. It shall be unlawful for any person operating a manufactured home rental community or occupying a manufactured home to construct or permit to be constructed in such rental community or in connection with such manufactured home any additional structure, building or shelter in connection with or attached to a manufactured home except, however, awnings of wood or metal may be attached to such manufactured home as well as portable, prefabricated structures for the express purposes of increasing manufactured home storage or living area, which meet the following requirements:
      (1)   To secure a building permit from the Building Official.
      (2)   Strength of materials and structure to meet minimum of the City Building Code.
      (3)   Such room shall be completely dismantled and/or removed from the site at the time the manufactured home to which it is an accessory is moved.
      (4)   Finished in appearance to be as near the same as possible to the manufactured home to which it is an accessory.
      (5)   The length must not exceed the length of the manufactured home to which it is an accessory.
      (6)   The width shall not exceed the width of the manufactured home.
      (7)   Any structure building or shelter added to or placed on a manufactured home site shall meet all of the setback requirements contained in this chapter.
      (8)   Only one such room for dwelling purposes per manufactured home shall be permitted.
   (M)   Any manufactured home rental community or subdivision constructed after the adoption of this chapter or any extension of addition to an existing manufactured home rental community or subdivision in the City of Mansfield shall be done in compliance with the following requirements:
      (1)   Will have MH zoning before consideration.
      (2)   Must comply with all applicable sections of this chapter.
      (3)   If extension or expansion of existing rental community, must have a valid license.
      (4)   A preliminary plan or plat of the rental community shall be submitted following the same guidelines as outlined for preliminary plat in the subdivision ordinance.
      (5)   Upon approval of said preliminary rental community plan or plat by the Planning and Zoning Commission, a final rental community plan or plat may be submitted following the same guidelines as outlined for final plat in the subdivision ordinance with following variances.
         (a)   The number, location and size of all manufactured home spaces.
         (b)   City water and sewer shall have collective or master meters.
         (c)   Centrally-located refuse containers having a capacity of three cubic yards or larger shall be provided, one for each 30 lots. Such containers shall be designed so as to prevent spillage, container deterioration, and to facilitate cleaning around them. Refuse and garbage shall be removed from the park at least twice each week. These containers shall be screened and set apart by at least 25 feet from any dedicated right-of-way or manufactured home.
         (d)   The topography of the entire park site and the surrounding terrain shall dictate the type of streets and storm drainage. Recommendations will be made at preliminary rental community planning or platting by the City Engineer and if approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission the type of systems will be shown on the final plan or plat of the rental community and construction plans.
         (e)   Where curbed streets or drives are not required a minimum of 36 feet of driving surface for all collector streets and a minimum of 26 feet for all minor streets shall be constructed with all weather shoulder on each side upon requirement of the Commission after recommendation of the City Engineer.
         (f)   Private streets within a manufactured home rental community shall be constructed of concrete and comply with all applicable Fire Code and city engineering standards.
         (g)   A minimum of two off-street parking spaces shall be provided for each manufactured home. Each parking space shall be a minimum of nine feet by 18 feet. These spaces may be within the required setback.
         (h)   Parking for guests will be allowed on one side of streets or drives only. One side of the street or drive shall be properly posted for "No Parking". The remaining 20 to 30 feet (depending on collector or minor designation) shall be striped and marked "Fire Lane".
         (i)   Fire hydrants must follow both of two rules:
            1.   No structure shall be further away, in a direct line, than 500 feet from a fire hydrant.
            2.   Hydrant spacing along a water main shall not exceed 500 feet.
         (j)   There shall be provided within the manufactured home rental community open space at a ratio of 500 square feet for each of the first 20 spaces, and 250 square feet per unit for all additional manufactured home spaces provided.
         (k)   There shall be constructed and maintain a permanent screening device, not less than six feet in height on all sides of a manufactured home rental community or subdivision that abuts an existing zoned single-family tract that is platted for single-family or existing single-family use and for those portions of the park which directly abut on a dedicated public street.
         (l)   Each manufactured home shall have an address number permanent in nature and shall be clearly visible from streets or drives.
         (m)   Bottled gas for cooking and/or heating purposes shall not be used at individual manufactured home lots unless the containers are properly connected by copper or other suitable metallic tubing. Bottled gas cylinders shall be securely fastened in place. No cylinder containing bottled gas shall be located in a manufactured home, under or within ten feet of any manufactured home and 25 feet of any street or drive. State and local regulations applicable to the handling of bottled gas and fuel oil must be followed.
         (n)   All manufactured homes shall be connected to sewer, water and electrical systems by persons licensed in the performance of each job. The connections shall be inspected and approved by the City Building Official.
         (o)   All structures erected in or placed on a manufactured home rental community or subdivision shall meet all of the applicable building codes.
         (p)   A minimum of six inch water and sewer lines shall be installed within a manufactured home rental community or subdivision. The City Engineer can require larger water and sewer lines if the rental community area and density computations indicate that oversizing is necessary. Manholes shall be spaced every 500 feet along sewer lines.
         (q)   All utility installations shall be in accordance with current City of Mansfield standards.
         (r)   Street lights within the manufactured home rental community or subdivision shall be provided along all internal streets at 300 feet intervals. Each fixture shall have a minimum 200 watt lamp of high pressure sodium.
   (N)   Parking or placing manufactured homes, camping, travel trailer, trailer coach or recreational vehicle shall be allowed only as follows:
      (1)   Camping or travel trailers will be allowed for temporary occupancy in manufactured home rental communities, but any lots on which travel trailers are placed must conform to manufactured home lot requirements.
      (2)   It shall be unlawful for any person to park, place or locate any camping or travel trailer in any place in the city except within an approved campground or recreational vehicle park as defined in § 155.012 or in a manufactured rental community as provided in this subdivision.
      (3)   No camping or travel trailer may be placed in a manufactured home rental community for over seven days out of any period of 30 consecutive days. The owner of the manufactured home rental community shall keep a record book showing the day and time of arrival of each camping or travel trailer, the license number, the owner or resident of the trailer, a description of the trailer, and upon departure, show the date and time of leaving. Entries shall be made in this book promptly upon arrival of such trailer, and these books shall be open to inspection by officers of the city at any time. Special camping or travel trailer parking areas with central dumps for sewage, etc., without the necessity of conforming with all manufactured home lot requirements for each trailer may be provided in manufactured home rental communities but only with approval of the City Council for the specifications of each area. Special camping or travel trailer parking areas shall be subject to the requirements for records and length of stay.
      (4)   A camping or travel trailer may be placed in an assigned spot or pad site in an approved campground for up to 12 months. At the end of that 12 month period, the camping and travel trailer must be relocated to another assigned spot or pad site before continuing its stay in the same campground. The same relocation requirement shall apply at the end of each 12 month period during an extended stay.
      (5)   The owner or operator of a campground shall not have any ownership or proprietary interest in any of the camping and travel trailers within his campground.
      (6)   It is specifically provided that camping or travel trailers may be located, for storage purposes only, on the premises of the owner of the camping or travel trailer or city approved storage area within a manufactured home rental community.
      (7)   It shall be unlawful for any person to park, place or locate a HUD-Code manufactured home in any place in the city except in a licensed manufactured home rental community or manufactured home subdivision as provided in this section, or in a non-residential district for purpose of sale provided in § 155.054, or in a PR or Single-family Residential District provided that the following conditions are met:
         (a)   A specific use permit has first been obtained for the placement or location of the HUD-Code manufactured home.
         (b)   The HUD-Code manufactured home is permitted only as a replacement of a pre-existing single-family house on the same property which has been destroyed to the extent that the cost of reconstruction or repair exceeds 50% of the replacement cost of the structure.
         (c)   The application for said specific use permit for the replacement of a destroyed single-family house by a HUD-Code manufactured home must be made within six months of the loss of the single-family house; documentation on the destruction date of the single-family house shall be furnished by the applicant in order to complete the application.
         (d)   The applicant for said specific use permit shall be limited to only the original property owner suffering from the destruction of a previously destroyed single-family home on the property to which the specific use permit would apply.
         (e)   Said specific use permit shall become null and void in case the HUD-code manufactured home, which is used as replacement, is occupied by someone other than the applicant within a year from the issuance of the specific use permit.
      (8)   It shall be unlawful for any person to park, place or locate a mobile home, as defined in § 155.012, in any place in the city.
      (9)   It shall be unlawful for any person to place, permanently fix or use a railway coach or car, street car, bus or other similar construction vehicle or device originally intended for use as a conveyance, as a dwelling in the city; provided, however that nothing herein shall be construed so as to apply to a railroad work car, caboose or converted freight car used as a temporary house or shelter when confined to rails and located on the established right-of-way of any such railroad doing business as a common carrier.
(Ord. 671, passed 4-15-86)