§ 154.16  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ANCHORING SYSTEM.  An approved system of straps, cables, turnbuckles, chains, ties, or other approved materials used to secure a manufactured or mobile home.
   ANSI/NFPA 501 A STANDARD FOR INSTALLATION OF (MANUFACTURED) MOBILE HOMES.  Model national standards (including all authorized successor documents) for installation of manufactured and mobile homes, as adopted and copyrighted by the National Fire Protection Association and the Manufactured Housing Institute.
   APPROVED.  Acceptable to the appropriate authority having jurisdiction by reason of investigation, accepted principles, or tests by nationally recognized organizations.
   FOUNDATION SIDING/SKIRTING.  A type of wainscoting constructed of fire and weather resistant material such as aluminum, asbestos board, treated pressed wood, or other approved materials enclosing the entire undercarriage of the manufactured or mobile home.
   MANUFACTURED DWELLING.  A dwelling unit, built in a factory, which possesses or bears any of the following characteristics:
      (1)   Is single wide in design;
      (2)   Bears a seal of compliance with Federal Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards, being 42 U.S.C. §§ 5401 et seq., and constructed after January 1981; or
      (3)   Is a transportable vehicle which is greater than eight feet in body width or longer than 36 feet in body length and designated and constructed as a single detached single-family dwelling unit, designed for long-term occupancy, to be transported, and arriving at site ready for occupancy.
   MANUFACTURED DWELLING AND MOBILE HOME PARK.  A parcel of land on which two or more manufactured dwellings or mobile homes are occupied as residences.
    MANUFACTURED HOME.  A dwelling unit fabricated in an off-site manufacturing facility for installation or assembly at the building site, bearing a seal certifying that it is built in compliance with the federal Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Code, as amended, and is:
      (1)   Constructed after January 1, 1981;
      (2)   Is double or multi-sectioned; and
      (3)   Exceeds 950 square feet of occupied space.
   MANUFACTURED HOME SUBDIVISION.  A parcel of land platted for subdivision according to all requirements of the comprehensive plan, designed or intended for lots to be conveyed by deed to individual owners for residential occupancy primarily by manufactured homes.
   MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONSTRUCTION AND SAFETY STANDARDS CODE.  Title VI of the 1974 Housing and Community Development Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 5401 et seq.), as amended (previously known as the federal Mobile Home Construction and Safety Act), rules and regulations adopted thereunder (including information supplied by the home manufacturer, which has been stamped and approved by a design approval primary inspection agency, an agent of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development pursuant to HUD rules), and regulations and interpretations of said code by the state’s Administrative Building Council; all of which became effective for mobile and manufactured home construction on June 15, 1976.
   MOBILE HOME.  A transportable vehicle that is greater than eight feet in body width and longer than 36 feet in body length and designated and constructed as a detached single-family dwelling unit with all of the following characteristics:
      (1)   Designed for long-term occupancy and containing sleeping accommodations, a flush toilet, a tub or shower, bath and kitchen facilities with plumbing, and electric connections provided for attachment to outside systems;
      (2)   Designed to be transported after fabrication on its own wheels, on flatbed or other trailer, or detachable wheels; and
      (3)   Arriving at the site where it is to be occupied as a dwelling complete, including major appliances and furniture, and ready for occupancy except for minor and incidental unpacking and assembly operations, location on foundation supports, connection to utilities, and the like.
   MOBILE HOME LOT.  A designated site within a mobile home park or subdivision for the exclusive use of the occupants of a single mobile home, including mobile home slab, lawn, driveway, and parking area for said occupants.
   MOBILE HOME PARK.  A tract of land which has been developed with all necessary facilities and services in accordance with a development plan, meeting all legal requirements, and which is intended for the purpose of providing a site for five or more manufactured homes, manufactured dwellings, or mobile homes for human habitation, either free of charge or for revenue purposes, including any building, vehicle, or enclosure used or intended for use as a part of the equipment of such mobile home park.
   MOBILE HOME SLAB OR FOUNDATION.  The solid material upon which the mobile home rests, consisting of a continuous concrete slab or a permanent foundation.
   OCCUPIED SPACE.  The total area of earth horizontally covered by the structure, excluding accessory structures such as, but not limited to, garages, patios, and porches.
   ONE-  AND  TWO- FAMILY  DWELLING  CODE.  The nationally recognized model building code prepared by the Council of American Building Officials, adopted by the state’s Administrative Building Council (ABC) as mandated through P.L. 360, Acts of 1971, and which includes those supplements and amendments promulgated by the ABC.
   PERMANENT FOUNDATION.  Any structural system transposing loads from a structure to the earth at a depth below the established frost line without exceeding the safe bearing capacity of the supporting soil.
   PERMANENT PERIMETER ENCLOSURE.  An approved non-load-bearing perimeter structural system composed of a continuous solid or mortared masonry wall having the appearance of a permanent load-bearing foundation characteristic of site-constructed homes, designed to support the loads imposed and extending below the established frost line. A permanent perimeter structural system completely enclosing the space between the floor joists of the home and the ground.
   RECREATIONAL VEHICLE.  A portable vehicular structure not built to the federal Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Code (or the obsolete ANSI 119.1 Mobile Home Design and Construction Standard) designed for travel, recreational camping, or vacation purposes, either having its own motor power or mounted onto or drawn by another vehicle including, but not limited to, travel and camping trailers, truck campers, and motor homes.
   SECTION.  A unit of a manufactured home at least ten feet in body width and 30 feet in body length.
   SPECIAL EXCEPTION PERMIT.  A device for permitting a use within a district other than a principally permitted use.
   SUPPORT SYSTEM.  A pad or a combination of footings, piers, caps, plates, and shims which, when properly installed, support the manufactured or mobile homes.
(Ord. 1999-4, passed 5-18-1999)