City of Bellflower, MO
Montgomery County
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[Ord. No. 226 §1, 7-13-2004]
As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MANUFACTURED HOMES
Mobile homes that are to be moved once and placed upon a permanent foundation.
TRAILER or MOBILE HOME
Any transportable structure built on a chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling with a stable footing such as pier or a concrete pad when connected to the required utilities, and customarily having a title thereto.
TRAVEL TRAILERS OR RECREATIONAL VEHICLES (MOTORIZED OR NON-MOTORIZED)
Vehicles designed for recreational purposes only and not intended for permanent dwelling.
[Ord. No. 226 §2, 7-13-2004]
A. 
Subject to the provisions of Section 400.080, no property within the City of Bellflower, Missouri, shall hereafter be used for or have placed thereon any trailer or mobile home unless same shall be placed on a lot with an area of not less than five thousand (5,000) square feet and a width of not less than fifty (50) feet and all of the following conditions shall further be met:
1. 
All appropriate State, County and City sanitation, health, water and utility regulations shall be strictly observed.
2. 
Each trailer or mobile home shall have a square footage area of not less than seven hundred (700) square feet.
3. 
Each trailer or mobile home must have all wheels and tongue removed. Each trailer or mobile home must be set upon concrete piers or a concrete pad, which shall be the area needed for proper installation.
4. 
Each trailer or mobile home shall be underpinned and underskirted with suitable painted metal, fiberglass or wood materials. If wood is used, it shall be not less than one-half (1/2) inch in thickness, and each mobile home or trailer shall be tied down in a manner consistent with State regulations and statutes so as to secure said mobile home or trailer to the ground. Such underpinning or underskirting shall be consistent with the outside walls of the trailer or mobile home and shall extend from the trailer to the ground without gaps.
5. 
Each mobile home or trailer shall be installed no closer than nineteen (19) feet to any adjoining property lines, streets, alleys or driveways. A variance of this Subsection may be granted by the City of Bellflower Board of Aldermen if it is found this provision should cause a hardship to the property owner or possessor. Such request for variance shall be made prior to placement of a trailer or mobile home on the subject property.
6. 
Each mobile home or trailer must have approval from the Board of Aldermen regarding the condition of the structure before installation is possible within the City of Bellflower, Missouri.
[Ord. No. 226 §3, 7-13-2004]
The compliance requirements of this Chapter shall not apply to any existing trailers or mobile homes as of the date of enactment, but any improvements (for purposes of illustration and not exhaustive, for example, moving, plumbing, siding, enlargement, or roofing) done upon any existing trailer or mobile home shall require full compliance with all provisions of this Chapter, except the provisions of installation on concrete piers or pad and removal of tongue and wheels. If an existing trailer or mobile home shall cease to be used as an occupied dwelling for a period of three (3) consecutive months, then the trailer or mobile home shall be required to be brought into compliance of all provisions of this Chapter except the provisions regarding concrete piers or a concrete pad and tongue and wheel removal. A single extension of three (3) months may be granted by the City of Bellflower Board of Aldermen, provided said request for extension is made at such time as a decision may be made by the Board prior to the expiration of the initial three-month period. If an existing mobile home or trailer is to be sold, the new owners must agree to bring the trailer or mobile home into full compliance with all provisions of this Chapter upon transfer of title.
[Ord. No. 226 §4, 7-13-2004]
A. 
If an existing trailer or mobile home exists and the owner wants to replace it with a better trailer or mobile home, the following shall be followed:
1. 
The owner shall present his/her plan to the Board of Aldermen at a meeting of the Board, and if the Board is convinced that the replacement home would improve the overall appearance of the neighborhood and would not increase the existing housing density, it may grant a replacement. However, any such replacement home shall:
a. 
Mobile home must be at least fourteen (14) feet by seventy (70) feet with a square footage of at least nine hundred eighty (980) square feet.
b. 
Mobile home cannot be more than five (5) years old and must have vinyl siding and a shingled roof. Said trailer or mobile home must be HUD approved.
c. 
Each trailer or mobile home must have approval from the Board of Aldermen regarding the condition of the structure before installation is possible within the City of Bellflower, Missouri. Owner must come to a Board meeting bringing pictures and a floor plan of trailer or mobile home before being approved to set the trailer or mobile home within the City limits of Bellflower, Missouri.
d. 
Old trailer or mobile home must be completely removed from property before new home can be installed.
[Ord. No. 226 §5, 7-13-2004]
Any person or entity found in violation of any provision of this Chapter shall be served with written notice setting forth the nature of the violation, the steps necessary to come into compliance with this Chapter and the time in which to come into compliance. A minimum of seven (7) working days shall be given.
[Ord. No. 226 §6, 7-13-2004]
Any person or entity who owns, rents, leases or otherwise possesses any real property within the City of Bellflower or permits a trailer or mobile home to be placed thereon in violation of this Chapter or any person or entity who owns, rents, leases or has the possession of said trailer or mobile home in violation of this Chapter shall be guilty of an ordinance violation and subject to a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), and each day a violation continues shall be considered a separate offense for each such day.
[Ord. No. 226 §7, 7-13-2004]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Chapter shall become liable to the City of Bellflower, Missouri, for any expense, including attorney's fees, loss or damage occasioned the City by reason of such violation, and such sum shall be added to the tax bill for the premises and shall be a lien against such premises.
[Ord. No. 226 §8, 7-13-2004]
Placement of mobile homes or trailers is hereby restricted within the corporate limits of the City of Bellflower, Missouri, except those placed in designated mobile home parks.