1256.05   DISTRICT STANDARDS.
   Mobile home parks will be permitted in any R-5 District subject to the following procedures and conditions:
   (a)   Mobile Home Sites.
      (1)   Each mobile home shall be placed on a designated site within the mobile home park.
      (2)   There shall be a minimum side-to-side spacing of not less than twenty feet and a minimum end-to-end spacing of not less than twenty feet between mobile home sites.
   (a)   Minimum Site Size.  A mobile home park must have a site size of not less than fifteen acres.
   (b)   Skirting and Anchoring. 
      (1)   A certificate of occupancy will not be issued until the mobile home is skirted as required by the Zoning Administrator.
      (2)   All mobile homes must be anchored in accordance with the most current HUD setup and installation standards.
   (a)   Landscaping.  All unpaved ground surfaces shall be covered with grass, trees, shrubs, flower beds, woodchips, stones, or other suitable ground cover capable of preventing soil erosion. 
   (b)   Greenbelt Planting Strip.  Where the mobile home park parcel is adjacent to a non-vacant parcel or public right-of-way, there shall be a greenbelt planting strip with a width of not less than twenty feet along the property lines.  The planting strip shall contain:  (1) At least a single row of deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs spaced not more than five feet apart, (2) at least two staggered rows of deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs with each row being spaced not more than twelve feet apart, or (3) at least three rows of deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs with each row being spaced not more than twenty feet apart.  Trees and shrubs shall not be less than three feet in height at the time of installation.  Alternative screening devices such as walls and fences may be utilized providing they are determined to be as effective as the natural vegetation in providing concealment.
   (c)   Signs.  There shall be a maximum of one sign which will bear only the name of the establishment; have a maximum area of thirty-two square feet; may be lighted, provided the source of light is not visible and not the flashing or intermittent type; and be located from the street a distance equal to the required setback.  As an alternative, there may be two signs, each of which is a maximum of sixteen square feet.
   (d)   Commercial Uses Within the Park.  A building for retail sales of groceries and sundries may be permitted provided such building is located within the central area of the "development" and is not adjacent to a public street.  Further, there shall be no signs of any type advertising such business, any article being sold within, or any other item.  Such business shall serve only the occupants of the "development."  There shall be no sales or display of mobile homes within any portion of the "development."
   (e)   Utilities.  All public and private utilities shall be located underground.  Public sewer systems shall be required in mobile home parks if available within 200 feet at the time of preliminary plan approval.  If a public system is unavailable, the park shall connect to a State-approved sewage system.
   (f)   Circulation.  A circulation plan including all pedestrian ways, bike paths, streets, parking areas, etc. must be included in the preliminary application.  Access to the park shall be from public roads and no less than two access points must be provided.  A boulevard entrance extending to the first internal street intersection shall satisfy this requirement.
(Ord. 52.  Passed 6-16-97.)