1684 – Bill No 686 Mobile Home and RV

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, REGULATING MOBILE HOMES AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLES WITHIN THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI.

WHEREAS, the Board of Aldermen of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, desires to amend Ordinance No. 1656 regulating mobile homes and recreational vehicles within the City of Rich Hill, Missouri.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1. That Ordinance No. 1656 of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, is hereby amended to read as follows:

ARTICLE I: DEFINITIONS

Mobile Home – a factory-built structure more than eight (8) feet in width and forty (40) feet or more in length, equipped with the necessary service connections and made so as to be readily movable as a unit or units on its own running gear and designed to be used as a single-family dwelling unit or units with or without a permanent foundation. These units, also commonly described as manufactured homes, shall be regulated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Recreational Vehicle – a portable unit mounted on wheels or attached to a vehicle but not mounted on a permanent foundation. The unit is designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping or travel use and is of such size or weight as not to require special highway movement permits when drawn by a motorized vehicle. Such units are commonly described as RVs, travel trailers, campers, motor homes or other similar units, whether they are self-propelled or pulled, or can be hauled without a special permit.

ARTICLE II: MOBILE HOMES

Section 1 – Mobile Homes not permitted on streets or alleys

A Mobile Home shall not be temporarily or permanently parked or located on any public street or alley within the city limits.

Section 2 – Mobile Homes regulated based on the requirements of this Section

a. The owner and occupier of any Mobile Home which is located for the first time within the City on or after August 22, 2017, or is relocated from or within the corporate city limits on or after August 22, 2017, shall comply with the requirements of this Article. The owner and occupier of any such Mobile Home shall file an application for and obtain a permit from the City before any such occupancy and/or relocation is permitted.  Said application shall be on a form that substantially contains the following information, any of which may be waived by the City if not applicable:

(i) The name(s) and address(es) of the owner and occupier of the Mobile Home;

(ii) The telephone number(s) of the owner and occupier of the Mobile Home;

(iii) The year, make and model of the Mobile Home;

(iv) The address where the Mobile Home shall be located within the City;

(v) Satisfactory evidence that the Mobile Home bears the proper seal required by      the laws of the State of Missouri evidencing compliance with Chapter 700 of the Missouri Revised Statutes; and

(vi) Drawings from a licensed structural engineer for footings and a foundation to support the weight of the Mobile Home listed in subsection (iii) and method for bolting the home to the foundation that complies with Section 700.065 of the Missouri Revised Statutes and regulations promulgated thereunder.

b) Mobile Homes shall be rated for Thermal Zone 3.

c) Mobile Homes shall not be more than five (5) years old, shall not have paint that is chipping or peeling from its sides or roof and it shall not have any rust or rust stains.

d) The footings shall be inspected prior to pouring concrete, and the foundation shall be inspected prior to pouring concrete.

e) Mobile Homes shall be supported on a continuous, engineered concrete and rebar footing and foundation. The foundation shall be designed of either rebar and concrete or rebar and masonry blocks so that the vertical rebar ties the footing and foundation together to support the weight of the longitudinal I-beams under the trailer. An additional masonry wall shall be permanently constructed with mortar along the perimeter. These perimeter walls shall be constructed as a continuous wall under the total length of all sided of the trailer to a height equal to the bottom of the trailer.

f) Two or more Mobile Homes shall not be attached together, nor shall any Mobile Home be attached to any other structure.

g) All axles, wheels and trailer tongue shall be removed.

h) Mobile Homes shall be inspected by the City Superintendent, or other authorized city personnel, and a record of findings shall be filed with the City Clerk.

i.)An inspection fee shall be set by the Board of Alderman by Resolution and shall be paid to the City along with any application.  An application shall not be deemed to have been completed until an inspection fee is paid.

Section 3 – Mobile Homes shall be anchored

All Mobile Homes located within the City shall be anchored and tied down in accordance with the requirements of Section 700.065 of the Missouri Revised Statutes and the regulations promulgated thereunder.

Section 4 – Seal

No person shall own or occupy a Mobile Home manufactured after January 1, 1974, within the City that does not at all time bear the proper seal required by the provisions of Chapter 700 of the Missouri Revised Statutes.

Section 5 – Skirting

Unless otherwise regulated or exempted, Mobile Homes affixed inside the city limits prior to February 13, 2019, shall have skirting attached to the trailer made of at least 5/16-inch-thick cement fiber board or at least 1 ½-inch-thick foam backed vinyl. Beginning February 13, 2019, skirting, as described in this Section, shall not be permitted on new Mobile Homes, and any new Mobile Home to be affixed within the city limits must meet all requirements in Sections 1 through 4.

Section 6 – Mobile Homes used for temporary job site offices

a) Applications shall be made in writing to the Board of Alderman for the use of Mobile Homes or trailers to be used for temporary job site offices.

b)All applications shall be individually addressed by the Board, and shall be approved at the discretion of the Board.

c) Applications shall include work site location, date work shall begin for the project, and timeline for completion of the project. The project shall have a completion date competitive with industry standards.

d) Any project expected to last longer than three (3) months shall have phase dates. Each phase date a report shall be made to the Board.

e) Any project not completed by the project completion date shall file an extension with the Board.

f) Mobile Homes or trailers shall not have paint that is chipping or peeling from its sides or roof and shall not have any rust or rust stains.

g) Mobile Homes or trailers shall be anchored and tied down in accordance with the requirements of Section 700.065 of the Missouri Revised Statutes and the regulations promulgated thereunder.

h) Mobile Homes or trailers shall bear the proper seal required by the provisions of Chapter 700 of the Missouri Revised Statutes.

i) Mobile Homes or trailers shall have skirting attached to the trailer made of at least five sixteenths (5/16) inch thick cement fiber board or at least one and one half (1 ½) inch thick foam backed vinyl.

j) Mobile Homes or trailers shall be inspected by the City Superintendent, or other authorized city personnel, and a record of findings shall be filed.

k) An inspection fee shall be set by the Board of Alderman by Resolution, and shall be paid to the City.

l) In no event shall an application authorized in this Section be approved for longer than eighteen (18) months. Should a project exceed eighteen (18) months, a new application must be submitted to the Board of Aldermen.

            Section 7 – Violations and penalties

a) Any person, including but not limited to the owner or tenant of a property upon which a Mobile Home is situated, who pleads guilty or is found guilty of violating the provisions of this Ordinance within a given 12-month period, beginning with the first conviction, shall be fined as follows:

First conviction                                             $200 including court costs

Second conviction                                          $275 including court costs

Third conviction                                            $350 including court costs

Fourth and subsequent convictions                $450 including court costs

b) Violations of this Ordinance are continuous with respect to time, and each day the violation continues may be charged as a separate offense.

ARTICLE III – RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

 Section 1 – Recreational Vehicles 

a) A Recreational Vehicle shall not be occupied as a permanent or temporary residence within city limits unless a permit is approved for building a new home.

b) A Recreational Vehicle may be stored on property within city limits, provided the following criteria are met:

(i) The Recreational Vehicle owner and property owner are the same person.

(ii) The Recreational Vehicle has no visible rust, rust stains, weather checked tires or partially attached molding.

(iii) Only one (1) Recreational Vehicle may be stored by an owner and only one (1) Recreational Vehicle may be stored on any lot, parcel, or property.

(iv) All Recreational Vehicles shall be stored on gravel and kept clear of weeds and grass.

(v) No utilities shall be hooked up to the Recreational Vehicle.

c) Permits allowing for the use of a Recreational Vehicle as a temporary residence may be approved, provided the following criteria are met:

(i) The property owner is in the process of building a new home with a minimum living space of one thousand five hundred (1,500) square feet.

(ii) The Recreational Vehicle is owned by the property owner and is situated on the property of the owner.

(iii) The property owner has a plan showing a timeline of progression stages with a projected completion date from start to finish not more than six (6) months.

(iv) The Recreational Vehicle may not be occupied prior to fourteen (14) days before construction start date.

(v) For the construction of homes over two thousand five hundred (2,500) square feet that require more than six (6) months of construction, permit extensions may be approved by the Board of Alderman at their discretion.

(vi) Permit extensions due to completion date failure may be approved by the Board of Alderman at their discretion.

Section 2 – Violations and penalties

a) Any person, including but not limited to the owner or tenant of a property upon which a Recreational Vehicle is situated, who pleads guilty or is found guilty of violating the provisions of this Ordinance within a given 12-month period, beginning with the first conviction, shall be fined as follows:

First conviction                                              $200 includes court costs

Second conviction                                         $275 including court costs

Third conviction                                            $350 including court costs

Fourth and subsequent convictions                $450 including court costs

b) Violations of this Ordinance are continuous with respect to time, and each day the violation continues may be charged as a separate offense.

SECTION 2. The invalidity of any section, clause, sentence or provisions of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of any other part of this ordinance that can be given effect without the invalid part or parts.

SECTION 3.  All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed.

SECTION 4. This Ordinance shall be in force and affect from and after its passage and approval as provided by law.

SECTION 5. This ordinance repeals and replaces Ordinance 1656, enacted on August 22, 2017, which replaced Ordinance No. 1612, enacted on September 27, 2016; which replaced Ordinance No. 1321, enacted on September 9, 2008; which replaced Ordinance No. 1297, enacted November 13, 2007; which replaced Ordinance No. 1295, enacted September 11, 2007; which replaced Ordinance No. 1290, enacted July 17, 2007; which replaced Ordinance No. 1285, enacted June 12, 2007.

Read two times and passed by the Board of Aldermen and approved by the Mayor of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, this 13th day of February, 2019.

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Jason Rich, Mayor

ATTEST:

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Brittany Schenker, City Clerk

AYES: Kassner, Pilcher, Robb

NAYS: None

Humble Absent

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