City of Cabool, MO
Texas County
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Editor's Note — Ord. no. 005-2012 §§1 — 2, adopted August 13, 2012, repealed ch. 515 "mobile homes" in its entirety and enacted the provisions set out herein. Former ch. 515 derived from R.O. 2011 §§515.010 — 515.080; ord. no. 621 §§1 — 8, 10-21-91; ord. no. 801 §1, 3-15-04.
[Ord. No. 005-2012 §1, 8-13-2012]
For the purposes of this Chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this Section:
BUILDING INSPECTOR
The legally designated building authority or his/her authorized representative which is the City Administrator of Cabool, Missouri.
HEALTH OFFICER
The legally designated health authority or his/her authorized representative which is the City Administrator of Cabool, Missouri.
MOBILE HOME (MANUFACTURED HOME)
A factory-built structure or structures which, in the traveling mode, is eight (8) body feet or more in width or forty (40) body feet or more in length, or, when erected on site, contains three hundred twenty (320) or more square feet, equipped with the necessary service connections and made so as to be readily movable as a unit or units with or without a permanent foundation. The phrase "without a permanent foundation" indicates that the support system is constructed with the intent that the manufactured home placed thereon may be moved from time to time at the convenience of the owner.
MOBILE HOME SPACE
A plot of ground designated for the accommodation of one (1) mobile home.
MODULAR UNIT
A transportable building unit designed to be used by itself or to be incorporated with similar units at a point-of-use into a modular structure to be used for residential, commercial, educational or industrial purposes. This definition shall not apply to structures under six hundred fifty (650) square feet used temporarily and exclusively for construction site office purposes.
PARK TRAILER
A modular type unit built on a single chassis mounted on wheels, designed primarily as temporary living quarters for seasonal or destination camping, and having a gross trailer area not exceeding four hundred (400) square feet and not less than two hundred forty (240) square feet in the setup mode.
PERMANENT FOUNDATION
The use of a concrete foundation and concrete piers poured to mobile home specifications.
[Ord. No. 002-2017 § 1, 2-20-2017]
PERMIT
A written permit issued by the City Administrator of Cabool, Missouri, permitting the mobile home to operate under this Chapter and regulations promulgated thereunder.
PERSON
Any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company or association.
[Ord. No. 005-2012 §2, 8-13-2012]
No person may use or occupy a recreational vehicle or park trailer in the corporate limits of the City of Cabool as temporary living quarters for a period exceeding thirty (30) days in any given calendar year.
[Ord. No. 005-2012 §3, 8-13-2012]
A. 
All manufactured homes and mobile homes built before June 13, 1976, must be constructed according to the standards established by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for constructing such structures and shall bear a seal issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as required by Chapter 700, RSMo., prior to any such structure being set up in the corporate limits of the City of Cabool.
B. 
All modular homes must be constructed according to the standards established by Sections 700.010 through Section 700.320, RSMo., and shall have a seal of approval by the Missouri Public Service Commission indicating that repairs and construction to said mobile home have been completed to make it comply with said standards.
C. 
All manufactured homes, modular units, and mobile homes must have entryways built in a stable and safe manner. All entryways and decks must be a minimum of four (4) feet by six (6) feet wide, with safety railings.
D. 
All manufactured homes, modular units, and mobile homes must comply with the following:
1. 
Have a pitched roof of no less than three (3) inches of vertical rise to each twelve (12) inches of horizontal run;
2. 
Have roofing material consisting to composition asphalt shingle, fiberglass shingle, wood shake, baked tile, or crushed rock;
3. 
Have a roof overhang of not less than one (1) foot measured from the vertical side of the home. When attached carports, garages, porches, or similar structures are an integral part of the home, this overhang may be waived where the accessory structure is attached to the home;
4. 
Have siding material consisting of wood or wood products, stucco, brick, horizontal lap steel or aluminum, horizontal lap vinyl or rock;
5. 
Have proper guttering attached; and
6. 
The hitch, tongue, and axles must be removed.
[Ord. No. 005-2012 §4, 8-13-2012]
A. 
All manufactured homes, modular units, and mobile homes set up in the corporate limits of the City of Cabool shall be set upon a permanent foundation. The permanent foundation must meet the following requirements:
1. 
All exterior walls must be securely attached to a concrete foundation extending to a minimum of thirty-six (36) inches below the surface of the ground or below the frost level, whichever is deepest.
2. 
The foundation described in Subsection (1) above shall consist of a minimum of one (1) foot, eight (8) inch spread footing at the deepest point with number 4 rebar for reinforcement as fully described in Exhibit "A" which is on file in the City offices and incorporated herein by reference. From the surface of the ground to the point of connection to the manufactured home, modular unit, or mobile home, the concrete wall shall be a minimum of eight (8) inches in width with number 4 rebar extending to within three and one-half (3½) inches from the top of said foundation as full described in Exhibit "A".
3. 
The concrete wall extending from the surface of the ground to the point of connection to the base of the mobile home, manufactured home, or modular unit shall contain a ventilation port of each exterior wall with said ventilation port being a minimum of twelve (12) inches in width and eight (8) inches in height. If one (1) of these ventilation ports does not provide easy human access to the crawl space, then access must be provided to the crawl space from within the structure of the manufactured home, modular unit or mobile home.
[Ord. No. 005-2012 §5, 8-13-2012]
All manufactured homes, modular units, or mobile homes set up in the corporate limits of the City of Cabool shall provide at least one (1) off-street parking space on the lot on which said structure is set up to be used by the resident of said structure or his guests. Such parking spaces shall have an area of not less than two hundred (200) square feet, exclusive of space necessary to provide access to a street.
[Ord. No. 005-2012 §6, 8-13-2012]
No manufactured home, modular unit, or mobile home shall be set up within the corporate limits of the City of Cabool unless it is placed upon a City lot a minimum of thirty-five (35) feet in width, and unless it is set up and maintained a minimum distance of fifteen (15) feet from any other structure which is not attached to the manufactured home, modular unit, or mobile home.
[Ord. No. 005-2012 §7, 8-13-2012]
All manufactured homes, modular units, or mobile homes must be set up and maintained in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 700, RSMo., which are not in direct conflict with the provisions of this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 005-2012 §8, 8-13-2012]
No manufactured home, modular unit, or mobile home shall be hooked up to City utilities until it has been inspected by the Building Inspector and received approval from the Mayor as being in compliance with this Chapter and Chapter 700, RSMo. The Mayor may designate or appoint a special Building Inspector to act in his absence.
[Ord. No. 005-2012 §9, 8-13-2012]
Any and all mobile homes which were in place in mobile home parks in the City of Cabool after June 13, 1976, must display a seal of approval issued by the Missouri Public Service Commission according to standards issued by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
[Ord. No. 005-2012 §10, 8-13-2012]
A. 
In the event a manufactured home or modular unit has been in place prior to June 13, 1976, said home or unit may be inspected by the Texas County Health Department and/or by the City Administrator/Building Inspector. A written report shall be provided to the owner of the mobile home park, who shall have thirty (30) days to remedy any and all deficiencies. In the event such deficiencies are not corrected, the mobile home park owner and the owner of the unit will be notified to remove this home or unit from the mobile home park. Said notice shall be issued by the City Administrator and personally served or served by certified mail, return receipt requested, upon the mobile home park owner and the owner/lessee of the mobile home.
B. 
Upon receipt of a report by the City Administrator/Building Inspector detailing the conditions which led to the notice of removal, the Mayor shall hold a hearing, upon ten (10) days' prior written notice, as to why the mobile home should not be removed. Any party may be represented by counsel at said hearing and all parties shall have the opportunity to be heard. The Mayor shall make written findings of fact from the testimony offered as to whether the mobile home shall be removed as being in non-compliance with the provisions of this Chapter. Thereafter the Mayor, based upon said findings, shall issue an appropriate order.
C. 
It shall be the duty and responsibility of the mobile home park or owners, as well as the owner, lessee or occupant of any mobile home within a mobile home park situated in the "B-2" Business Zoning District, to comply with all the terms and conditions of this Chapter.
D. 
No mobile home park owner or owners shall allow any mobile home to be placed within a mobile home park unless said unit is in full compliance with the provisions of this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 005-2012 §11, 8-13-2012]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to construct, maintain or operate any mobile home within the City limits of the City of Cabool, Missouri, even on land zoned for mobile homes, without first obtaining a valid permit issued by the City of Cabool for said construction, maintenance or operation after having first made written application as provided in Subsection (C) below. Upon compliance with the provisions of this Chapter and all other provisions of the City Code including the Zoning Code and any regulations adopted pursuant thereto, said applicant shall be issued a permit to construct, maintain or operate such mobile home in the properly zoned area.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to construct, maintain or operate any mobile home within the limits of the City of Cabool on property not zoned for a mobile home.
C. 
Applications.
1. 
Application for original permits shall be in writing, signed by the applicant and accompanied by an affidavit of the application as to the truth of the applicant and shall contain the following:
a. 
The name and address of the applicant;
b. 
The interest of the applicant in and the local and legal description of the relevant land ownership;
c. 
A complete plan of the mobile home space showing compliance with all applicable provisions of this Chapter and regulations promulgated thereunder;
d. 
The area and dimensions of the tract of land;
e. 
The location and size of the mobile home space;
f. 
The location of any other proposed structures; and
g. 
The location of water and sewer lines.
h. 
Such further information as may be requested by the City Administrator to enable him/her to determine that the proposed mobile home space will comply with legal requirements.
2. 
Applications for renewals of permits shall be made in writing by the holder of the permit and shall contain the following:
a. 
Any change in the information submitted since the time the original permit was issued or the latest renewal granted;
b. 
Such other information as the Health Officer may require.
[Ord. No. 005-2012 §12, 8-13-2012]
A. 
The Health Officer is hereby authorized and directed to make inspections to determine the condition of all mobile homes located within the City of Cabool, Missouri in order that he/she may perform his/her duty of safeguarding the health and safety of occupants of mobile homes and of the general public.
B. 
The Health Officer shall have the power to enter at reasonable times upon any private or public property for the purpose of inspecting and investigating conditions relating to the enforcement of this Chapter or of regulations promulgated thereunder.
C. 
It shall be the duty of the owners or occupants of mobile homes, or of the person in charge thereof, to give the Health Officer free access to such premises at reasonable times for the purpose of inspection.
[Ord. No. 005-2012 §13, 8-13-2012]
Each mobile home space approved for a permit shall pay a license/permit fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
[Ord. No. 005-2012 §14, 8-13-2012]
A. 
The mobile home area shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the City of Cabool, Missouri fire prevention authority.
B. 
The mobile home area shall be kept free of litter, rubbish and other flammable materials.
C. 
Fires shall be made only in stoves, incinerators and other equipment intended for such purposes.
D. 
An access for Fire Department trucks must be within two hundred (200) feet of any structure.
[Ord. No. 005-2012 §15, 8-13-2012]
A. 
Any person adversely affected by any mandatory provision of this Chapter or the enforcement thereof by the City Administrator may appeal to the Board of Adjustment as provided in Sections 400.270 through 400.310 of the Cabool City Code.
B. 
If such a variance is granted, the Board of Adjustment may make requirements, as well, in their judgment, secure substantially the objectives of the standards or requirements so varied or modified.
C. 
All variances permitted both before and after the development of this Chapter are only valid toward the individual and the mobile home by which the permit is given, and must be renewed if change of ownership or replace of the home occurs. When declared unserviceable by the Building Inspector, no mobile home may be replaced without the issuance of a new permit. Any new permits will require compliance to this Chapter in its entirety and, as stated thereunder, will be at the discretion of the Board of Adjustment as to whether it will be renewed.
D. 
Any damaged non-conforming use of a mobile home may be repaired only by the original owner issued the permit or agent thereof and may be sold only after it is repaired to meet the standard Building Codes which may apply.
[Ord. No. 005-2012 §16, 8-13-2012]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to fail to comply with the terms of this Chapter, or to interfere with the Mayor or special Building Inspector in the performance of his duties.
B. 
Any person violating or permitting the violation of any other provisions of this Chapter shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor and, upon conviction, be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) or not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each violation, or confined for a period of not more than six (6) months, or punished by both such fine and imprisonment; provided that each day's violation thereof shall be a separate offense for the purposes hereof.
C. 
Violations of this Chapter shall not require any particular state of mind on part of the defendant, it being the intent to make all such violations of this Chapter strict liability offenses.