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(A) Density. The total density of any manufactured home park shall not exceed four units per gross acre, and the net density on any particular acre within such park shall not exceed five units per acre.
(B) Minimum park size; number of spaces. The minimum area for any manufactured home park shall be two acres, and the minimum number of spaces completed and ready for occupancy before first occupancy is permitted shall be four, unless otherwise permitted by the Board of Supervisors.
(C) Minimum lot size. The minimum area for any individual manufactured home lot within the park shall be 8,000 square feet, exclusive of the area required for the mobile home stand. The minimum average width for each manufactured home lot shall be 65 feet, except that for any stands designed for manufactured homes greater than 15 feet in width, the minimum average lot shall be one additional foot over for every additional foot of width of the manufactured home.
(D) Yard and setback requirements. No manufactured home shall be placed within 30 feet of any permanent structure. The minimum distance from the line or corner of any manufactured home stand to a private access drive, a common parking area, a common walk, a buffer strip, or other common area shall be 15 feet. Patios, carports, and individual storage facilities may be disregarded in determining yard widths.
(E) Buffer strips. Each manufactured home park shall include a greenbelt buffer strip around its perimeter, for the purpose of providing an adequate distance between any manufactured home and any park boundary. This buffer strip shall have a minimum width of 25 feet where such strip abuts any public street or highway, or residential property, and 15 feet where such strip abuts any other property boundary.
(F) Manufactured home lot. No manufactured home park lots shall be offered for sale or sold. The limits of each manufactured home lot shall be marked on the ground by suitable means. Location of lot limits on the ground shall be the same as shown on approved plan of development.
(G) Manufactured home stand.
(1) The manufactured home stand shall be an improved area to provide adequate support for the placement and tie-down of the manufactured home. Each stand shall be constructed of an appropriate material properly placed, graded, and compacted, so as to be durable and adequate for the support of the maximum anticipated loads during all seasons, and shall not heave, shift, or settle unevenly under the weight of the manufactured home due to frost action, inadequate drainage, or other forces.
(2) The manufactured home stand shall be of sufficient size as to be suitable for the adequate support of manufactured homes of the dimensions anticipated.
(3) The location of each manufactured home stand shall be at such elevation, distance, and angle in relation to the access street that placement and removal of the manufactured home is practical.
(H) Accessory structures. Accessory structures shall depend upon the manufactured home and shall not provide complete independent living facilities with permanent provisions for sleeping, cooking, or sanitation. Such structures shall be erected or constructed on a manufactured home lot as directed by the management of the manufactured home park, as required by applicable national, state, or local standards, and as specified herein.
(1) Accessory structures shall not obstruct required openings for light and ventilation of the manufactured home, and shall not prevent inspection of manufactured home equipment and utility connections.
(2) Construction and electrical installations, unless otherwise specified, shall comply with applicable ANSI Standard A119.1.
(3) Electrical circuits supplying the accessory structure shall be independent of the circuit supplying the manufactured home.
(I) Recreation area. Not less than 10% of the gross site area shall be devoted to recreational facilities, generally provided in a central location. In larger developments, recreation facilities can be decentralized with at least one area two-thirds of an acre suitable for a ball field. All recreation areas shall be located as to be free of traffic hazards.
(1) Improved driveways should be provided on lots where necessary for convenient access to manufactured homes. The minimum width in such case shall be ten feet.
(2) The design criteria for automobile parking shall be based on two parking spaces for each manufactured home lot. Parking may be in tandem.
(1) General. All manufactured home developments shall be provided with safe and convenient vehicular access from abutting public streets or roads to each manufactured home lot. Such access shall be provided by streets, driveways, or other means.
(2) Entrance streets. Entrances to manufactured home developments shall have direct connections to a public street and shall be designed to allow free movement of traffic on such adjacent public streets. No parking shall be permitted on the entrance street for a distance of 100 feet from its point of beginning.
(3) Circulation. The street system should provide convenient circulation by means of minor streets and properly located collector streets. Dead end streets shall be limited in length to 1,000 feet and their closed end shall be provided with an adequate vehicular turnaround (60-foot diameter cul-de-sac).
(4) Pavement widths. Pavements should be of adequate widths to accommodate the contemplated parking and traffic load in accordance with the type of street with ten-foot minimum moving lanes for collector streets, nine-foot minimum moving lanes for minor streets, seven-foot minimum lanes for parallel parking, and in all cases shall meet the following minimum requirements:
(a) Entrance and collector streets with guest parking allowances: 36 feet;
(b) Collector streets without parking allowances: 26 feet;
(c) Minor streets serving less that 40 lots (no parking): 18 feet; and
(d) One-way minor streets serving less than 20 lots (no parking): 12 feet.
(5) Street grades. Grades of all streets shall be sufficient to ensure adequate surface drainage, but should not be more than 8%. Short runs with a maximum grade of 12% may be permitted, provided traffic safety is assured.
(6) Intersections. Street intersections should generally be at right angles. Offsets at intersections and intersections of more than two streets at one point should be avoided.
(7) Extent of improvements. All streets shall be provided with a smooth and dense surface which shall be durable. The surface shall be maintained in a condition which permits safe and comfortable transit.
(L) Sidewalk requirements. All manufactured home developments shall be provided with safe, convenient, all-season pedestrian access of adequate width for intended use, durable and convenient to maintain, with access from all manufactured home sites to all facilities for general use. Construction of walks shall be of a hard and dense material such as asphalt or concrete.
(M) Water. An adequate supply of potable water approved by the Health Department shall be furnished from a public water supply system or from a private water system conforming to all applicable laws, regulations, resolutions, and ordinances, with supply outlets located within the area of each manufactured home stand.
(N) Sewage. An adequate and safe sewerage system or septic tank installation, approved by the Health Department, shall be provided for conveying and disposing of all sewage, waste, or wastewater. All improvements shall be designed, constructed, and maintained in accordance with Health Department regulations.
(O) Refuse handling. Corrosion-resistant metal garbage cans or other noncombustible containers, with tight-fitting covers, shall be provided in quantities adequate to permit proper storage of all garbage and rubbish. The cans shall be kept in sanitary condition as determined by Health Department inspection. Where suitable collection service is not available from the county, the manufactured home development operator shall provide this service.
(P) Electrical. Adequate electrical service to each manufactured home lot shall be installed in accordance with the National Electrical Code, as approved by the Building Inspector. Distribution systems shall be installed underground, unless economically impractical.
(Q) Registration of occupants. Every manufactured home park owner or operator shall maintain a register containing a record of all manufactured homes and occupants using the manufactured home park. Such register shall be available to any authorized person inspecting the park, to the Commissioner of the Revenue of the county, and any law enforcement officer in the performance of his or her official duties and shall be preserved for a period of not less than three years. Such register shall contain the following information:
(1) Name and address of each occupant, with ages of all occupants under the age of 18 years old;
(2) Manufactured home license number, if any, serial number, and manufacturer’s name;
(3) Automobile license number of occupant;
(4) Manufactured home space to which assigned;
(5) Last place of location;
(6) Date of arrival; and
(7) Date of departure.
(R) Fire hydrants. The water system of all manufactured home parks shall have at least one fire hydrant available for hookup by the Fire Department. The minimum size connection shall be one and one-half inches.
(S) Location of manufactured home parks. Manufactured homes may be located or manufactured home parks established in the county where not lawfully prohibited by governmental ordinance, statute, or regulation or by restrictive covenant or agreement, it being the intent of this subchapter to neither restrict the location of manufactured homes and manufactured home parks nor to authorize their location where not otherwise permissible.
(Ord. passed 8-10-1989) Penalty, see § 154.999