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Town of Mineral, VA
Louisa County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Mineral effective 1-1-1982 as Ch. 18 of the 1982 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:
A structure constructed to federal standards, transportable in one or more sections, which, in traveling mode, is eight feet or more in width and is 40 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 single-family dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities, and includes plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, and electric systems contained therein.
[Added 10-14-1991[1]]
Any vehicle used or constructed for use as a conveyance upon streets and roads so designed and so constructed as to permit occupancy thereof as a dwelling or sleeping place for one or more persons.
Any site, field, lot or tract of land upon which are located one or more trailers or which is held out for the location of any trailer.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
No lot, land area or location within the Town shall be used or permitted to be used as a location for the placement or erection of a trailer camp without the approval of the Town Council. All trailer camps shall be subject to the provisions of Title 35.1, Code of Virginia, and regulations promulgated by the State Board of Health pursuant thereto. This section shall not apply to any trailer located within the Town on the effective date of this chapter, provided that no such existing trailer shall be moved, replaced, expanded or built onto without the approval of the Town Council.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
[Amended 10-14-1991]
It shall be unlawful for any electric company to furnish electricity to any trailer unless a permit has been issued therefor.
[Added 10-14-1991]
Manufactured homes as herein defined shall be permitted in a trailer camp as is defined in § 397-1 of this chapter. Manufactured homes may also be located in other residential areas of the Town provided that all of the following conditions have been met:
At least two of the manufactured homes as described in this chapter are to be joined together as one structure;
Any tongue and any axle connected to such manufactured home are removed;
The entire structure is put on a permanent foundation that will be constructed under the outer edges of the structure in addition to any other places where a foundation must be placed so as to soundly erect the structure;
The requirements of the Commonwealth of Virginia are met so that such structure shall be considered real estate after being erected and attached to such foundation;
The owner of the land on which structure is to be placed obtains a written document from the adjoining landowners on each side of the land where such structure is to be erected consenting to the location of such structure on such property, with such document to be recorded as a deed in the Clerk's office of the Circuit Court of Louisa County indexed in the name of the owner of the adjoining property as "grantor" and the owner of the property on which such structure is to be located as "grantee"; and
The erection and construction of said structure shall conform to the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and Building Code of Louisa County.[1]
Editor's Note: See Title 36, Ch. 4.1, Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Law, Code of Virginia.