(A)   Permanent placement. Manufactured homes shall be permitted provided the following requirements and limitations are met.
      (1)   All zoning regulations pertaining to the individual site shall be met.
      (2)   The minimum area of a structure shall conform with the square footage requirements established in the residential uses and requirements table.
      (3)   The structure shall be attached and anchored to a permanent foundation in conformance with the appropriate Building Code and with manufacturer’s installation specifications.
      (4)   The entire area between the floor joists of the structure and the underfloor grade shall be completely enclosed with a permanent perimeter enclosure constructed in accordance with the terms of the appropriate Building Code; the manufacturer’s installation specifications; and requirements set forth by the state’s Administrative Building Council.
      (5)   The structure shall possess all necessary building, water and sewage disposal permits prior to placement of the structure upon the lot.
      (6)   The wheels, axles and hitches shall be removed.
      (7)   The structure shall be covered with an exterior material customarily used on site-built structures.
      (8)   The roof of the structure shall be shingled and pitched, rather than flat.
      (9)   In areas outside of a mobile home park, manufactured homes shall have a width no less than 18 feet to be considered compatible with surrounding conventional construction.
   (B)   Temporary residential occupancy.
      (1)   During construction. In all zoning districts, a permit may be issued for the temporary placement and occupancy of a manufactured or mobile home outside of a mobile home park, to a person intending to build a permanent residence on the property. The temporary permit is for a period of two years and may be renewed for an additional one-year period if construction of the dwelling has started, but has not been completed.
      (2)   Health issue. A permit may also be issued to an applicant whose own health or the health of another necessitates care, and where the facts show that an unnecessary hardship would occur if not permitted to locate a manufactured or mobile home adjacent to the residence of one who is able to provide such care or in need of such care. The permit would be for the lifetime of the person needing care and is renewable every fourth year from the date of issuance.
      (3)   Regulations. The following regulations shall apply to the temporary occupancy of a manufactured or mobile home:
         (a)   The structure is to be located on the same property as an existing residence or located on property on which a permanent residence with a valid ILP is intended to be built within two years;
         (b)   The structure should be served by the same address, water supply and sewage facilities serving the existing residence or the residence under construction, subject to the approval of the county’s Board of Health;
         (c)   The structure shall remain on its wheels and shall not be placed on a permanent foundation;
         (d)   Applicable front, side and rear yard regulations of the district in which it is located are to be observed;
         (e)   Occupancy of the structure is restricted to relatives, persons employed in the care of the property owner (employed on the premises of the property owner) or the owner of the property who intends to construct a permanent residence;
         (f)   The structure used for temporary occupancy shall have a ground floor area greater than 500 square feet;
         (g)   The manufactured or mobile home shall be tied down as per the requirements of the One- and Two-Family Dwelling Code or the manufacturer’s recommendation;
         (h)   The perimeter of the manufactured or mobile home shall be completely enclosed, except for access and ventilation openings. The perimeter enclosure may consist of skirting materials installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s installation specifications and secured as necessary to provide stability, minimize vibrations and minimize susceptibility to wind damage and to provide adequate insulation to protect exposed piping. Perimeter enclosures other than skirting shall meet requirements of the One- and Two-Family Dwelling Code and the requirements set forth by the Fire and Building Department of the town.
   (C)   Temporary non-residential occupancy. Mobile homes, trailers or vans may be utilized as contractor’s offices, watchman’s shelters or tool and equipment storage on the project site and only during the period of construction.
   (D)   Permanent residential occupancy. Mobile homes may be permanently occupied when located in a mobile home park. Such mobile home park shall have an approved development plan and be developed in accordance with the requirements of this chapter. Mobile homes for permanent occupancy shall meet the standards in Table 5, and mobile home parks shall have the following requirements.
      (1)   The placement of any mobile home requires a building permit.
      (2)   No electric lines shall pass over any mobile home.
      (3)   All mobile homes shall be skirted prior to being occupied.
      (4)   When applicable by the terms of this chapter, accessory structures for storage on individual sites are subject to all applicable setback requirements and require a building permit.
      (5)   Driveways shall be provided on the site where necessary for convenient access to service entrances of buildings, to delivery and collection points for refuse and other material, and elsewhere as needed.
      (6)   Resident parking shall be provided either on the trailer site or in common parking facilities, and shall be designed so as not to interfere with pedestrian walkways and to allow adequate space for visitor parking either along the street or in common parking areas.
      (7)   (a)   Where possible, walkways leading to frequently used public facilities should be through interior areas removed from the vicinity of streets. Public pedestrian sidewalks should be at least four feet in width and paved with a suitable material for use in all-weather conditions.
         (b)   Individual walkways shall be provided from a public walkway, street or parking area to the individual mobile home stands. These walkways shall be at least one and one-half feet in width and should be paved with a suitable material for use in all-weather conditions.
      (8)   Covenants shall be submitted and recorded with the development plan approval of the mobile home park. Such covenants must contain/address the following.
         (a)   The mobile home park owner shall furnish each occupant of a mobile home site with a copy of the recorded covenants.
         (b)   The placement or replacement of each mobile home shall be in accordance with and shall follow the procedures set forth by this chapter.
         (c)   When applicable by the terms of this chapter, accessory structures are subject to all applicable site setbacks and require a building permit.
         (d)   It shall be the responsibility of the mobile home park owner to see that all sites and open spaces are kept in a neat and orderly condition at all times.
         (e)   In order not to impede safety vehicles, no on-street parking of boats, trailers, semi-trucks and the like shall be permitted.
(Ord. 2000-16, passed 8-28-2000, § 3.16)