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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
BUILDING OFFICIAL. The Building Inspector, Code Enforcement Officer, or Director of Community Development of the city.
CITY. The City of Willis, Texas.
CONSTRUCTION PERMIT. The permit required for the construction, alteration, or extension of any manufactured home park in the city.
"DE FACTO" MANUFACTURED HOME SUBDIVISION. An area not located within a platted manufactured home subdivision but which has been substantially occupied with manufactured housing and which has been designated by the City Council as suitable for the installation of additional manufactured homes.
DIRECTOR. The City Director of Community Development.
INSTALLATION. When used in reference to manufactured housing, the transporting of manufactured homes or manufactured homes components to the place where they will be used by the consumer, the construction of the foundation system, whether temporary or permanent, and the placement and erection of a manufactured home or manufactured home components on the foundation system, and includes supporting, blocking, leveling, securing, anchoring, and proper connection of multiple or expandable sections or components, the installation of air conditioning, and minor adjustments.
LABEL. A metal inspection label or plate which has been permanently affixed by the manufacturer or by an approved testing agency to a manufactured home or recreation vehicle or to equipment used in connection therewith, and which contains a serial number if required, the specifications of the vehicle or the equipment to which it is attached, and refers to any standards that have been met in the construction of the vehicle or equipment. Units that do not possess this label shall not qualify for placement in a manufactured home park, or anywhere in the corporate limits of the city.
LICENSE or PERMIT. A manufactured home park operator's license which may be referred to as a permit issued by the city. The license is not transferable to another person, firm, or corporation without prior approval by the city.
LICENSEE. The person to whom a manufactured home park operator's license has been issued by the city.
MANUFACTURED or MOBILE HOME PARK. A tract or parcel of land used for rental or lease occupancy by two or more manufactured homes for occupancy as residential dwellings or for the temporary occupancy of recreation vehicles. (The terms are interchangeable.)
MANUFACTURED HOME. A portable structure constructed on a chassis and which has been designed so that it may be occupied and used without a permanent foundation. For the purpose of this chapter, a MANUFACTURED HOME shall mean a single-family dwelling unit suitable for year-round occupancy and which has provision for electrical and water connections and which provides for waste disposal in compliance with the city plumbing code requirements for dwellings. The structure shall be constructed on or after 6-15-1976, according to the rules of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
MANUFACTURED HOME SPACE OR LOT. The part of a manufactured home park which has been improved for the placement of the manufactured home or recreation vehicle, including all required appurtenances and having provision for available utility connections.
MANUFACTURED HOME SUBDIVISION. A legally platted subdivision of lots which is intended to serve as sites for the installation of manufactured homes for use and occupancy as residential dwellings.
MANUFACTURER. The manufacturer of a manufactured home or a recreation vehicle.
MOBILE HOME. A structure that was constructed before 6-15-1976, transportable in one or more sections, which in the traveling mode is eight body feet or more in width or 40 body feet or more in length, or when erected on-site is 320 or more square feet, and which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities, and includes the plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and electrical systems. (Except for those mobile homes already in the city on the date of this chapter, MOBILE HOMES as defined are no longer permitted in the city.)
MOBILE OFFICE UNIT. A transportable, factory-assembled unit designed as temporary office facilities for construction projects or temporary offices associated with commercial, industrial, business, or institutional activities.
OCCUPANT. The person or persons who occupy a manufactured home or recreation vehicle.
OPERATOR. The manager of a manufactured home park who is responsible for its operation and/or maintenance.
OWNER. The owner or lessee, whether one or more, of the premises on which a manufactured home park or manufactured home space is operated when the person is not a licensee.
PERMANENT FOUNDATION. A foundation which meets the requirements of Tex. Administrative Code, Title 10, § 80.33 (relating to requirements of the installation of manufactured homes), and is constructed according to drawings, as required by that section, which state that the foundation is a permanent foundation for a manufactured home.
PERSON. A natural person, his or her heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, and shall also include a firm, partnership, joint venture, or corporation, its successors or assigns or the agent of the aforesaid.
(1) A portable vehicle built on a chassis and designed as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreation, and vacation use, and which has been permanently identified by the manufacturer when such a vehicle has been equipped by the manufacturer for travel on public streets and highways, the body of the vehicle shall not exceed eight feet in width but may be of any length, or a recreation vehicle may be of any height.
(2) The term RECREATION VEHICLE shall also be deemed to include all other portable contrivances other than manufactured homes used or intended to be used generally for temporary living and sleeping quarters and which may be moved under its own power, towed, or transported by another vehicle.
SERVICE BUILDING. A structure housing toilet facilities, lavatories, laundries, storage facilities, bathing facilities, and any other facilities as may be required or permitted under the provisions of this chapter and which is used in connection with the operation of a manufactured home park.
SEWER CONNECTION. The connection consisting of the pipes, fittings, and appurtenances from the drain outlet of the manufactured home or recreation vehicle to the inlet of the corresponding sewer riser pipe of the sewer system serving the manufactured home park.
SEWER RISER. The portion of the pipe of the sewer lateral which extends vertically to the ground elevation and terminates at each manufactured home space.
UTILITIES. The sewer collection, water, gas, telephone, cable, or electrical distribution system, which are available for connection to manufactured homes or recreation vehicles in manufactured home parks.
UTILITY CONNECTION. The connection of available utilities to a manufactured home or recreation vehicle placed at a manufactured home space in a manufactured home park.
WATER CONNECTION. The connection of the pipes, fittings, and appurtenances from the water riser pipe to the water inlet pipe for the water distribution system of a manufactured home or recreation vehicle.
(Ord. 06-0321, passed 3-21-2006)