After a committee was appointed to study the issue of allowing mobile homes in the city limits, members of the Loyall City Council heard from committee chairman Charles Lovely who presented recommendations the group had reached during a meeting on Monday.
Some of the recommendations submitted were: mobile home lots must be a minimum of 50 feet by 100 feet. Alleyways, roadways and the river are not included in lot size. There must be 30 feet between another mobile home running from end to end or side to side.
All mobile homes must meet HUD standards and have appropriate documentation. No mobile home will be placed in the city older than 10 years from the date of manufacturing to the date of placement in the city.
Overall size of the mobile home will be a minimum of 22 feet to 28 feet wide and 48 feet to 68 feet wide with shingled or gal valium metal roof at a minimum of 4/16 pitch and must have siding of wood, brick or vinyl.
Mobile homes must be placed 20 feet from the front or side of the property and the owner is responsible for maintenance of sidewalks. All mobile homes must be placed on a permanent foundation of a concrete slab, adequately and safely supported by cinder blocks and underpinned with cinder blocks, within 15 days of installation, and attached to the ground by hurricane or tornado straps.
There must be separate electrical, water and sewer hookups for mobile homes. They must have a railed front and back porch made of fire-proof materials at a minimum of 4 feet by 8 feet and not placed within 7 feet of the property lines. All outbuildings must be a minimum of 15 feet from any mobile home.
There must be a driveway within the existing lot of not less than 10 feet in width and placed in the 20 feet area in front or side of the mobile home. The driveway must be constructed of concrete, asphalt or gravel and accessible to a paved road. Only metal carports can be used and they must be permanently attached to the ground and area must be maintained by the property owner.
All mobile homes must be inspected by the Kentucky State Fire Marshall’s Office, Loyall Fire Chief or his designee, a sewer, electrical and water inspection must also be made by qualified inspectors. Each city inspection will cost $75.
No mobile homes that has been placed or may be placed in the city for rental or lease or sold in the city may be occupied without the necessary city inspections and those inspections will cost $100 each.
The issue of allowing mobile homes in the city limits was, once again, tabled until the next scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. on Aug. 11 at city hall, at which time the council will vote to pass an ordinance with the above listed recommendations.
Mayor Clarence Longworth advised council members he will contact the Kentucky League of Cities and ask them to look over the recommendations and he report back to council their response at the next meeting.
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