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Ordinance #: 06-18-2020B
AN ORDINANCE TO COMPLY WITH ACT 624 OF THE ARKANSAS GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF 2003 (ACT) AND TO INSTRUCT THE ELKINS PLANNING COMMISSION TO DETERMINE THE PROPER ZONE FOR THE LOCATION OF MANUFACTURED HOMES IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE ACT
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the city council of Elkins, Arkansas to comply, with State Law in all respects, and;
WHEREAS, the adoption of this Ordinance to comply with state law and to facilitate proper inspection activities by the City of Elkins, Washington County, Arkansas relating to construction and to maintenance of buildings within Elkins and relating to public safety, health and general welfare; and
WHEREAS, the Elkins Planning Commission is hereby ordered to undertake a comprehensive study of planning and zoning in Elkins to determine the proper zone to locate Manufactured homes along with “stick built homes”, and when that project is completed, the City Council will amend the Elkins Zoning Ordinance accordingly.
THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ELKINS AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. Manufactured Homes shall be allowed in at least one Zoning District that also allows “stick built” homes within the Elkins Zoning Ordinance.
SECTION 2. Only Manufactured Homes as defined in Arkansas Law shall hereafter be placed within the City of Elkins. All Mobile Homes as defined in Arkansas law shall not be placed within the City limits of Elkins for any purposes whatsoever.
SECTION 4. The following requirements for placement of any Manufactured Home shall apply:
(a) The manufactured home shall be adequately and sufficiently anchored and placed on a continuous slab or continuous masonry underpinning. Both slab and/or masonry underpinning shall have a footing and reinforcement adequate to support the imposed loading.
(b) The manufactured home shall be connected to existing water, sewer and electric utilities before occupancy is permitted.
(c) All building setbacks, front, rear and side in effect in the Zoning District shall apply to manufactured homes. No manufactured home with any side dimension of less than twenty feet (20’) shall be approved.
(d) Off-street parking to provide space for four vehicles shall be provided.
(e) Construction of carports, garages, shops and other outbuildings shall be consistent with and comply with existing requirements of the Zoning District.
(f) Front entry shall be oriented to the front yard of the lot and shall have a covered front porch permanently attached to the manufactured home. A rear entry with permanent patio, deck and/or steps shall be provided.
(g) All manufactured homes shall have a shingled, pitched roof of no less than 4:12 pitch.
(h) All manufactured homes shall have siding materials consistent with neighboring construction.
(i) All other regulations and requirements applicable to other dwellings in the same development and zoning district shall apply equally to manufactured homes.
SECTION 5. This Ordinance supplements all existing Zoning Ordinance regulations. Existing regulations not specifically amended or superceded by this Amendment still apply. This Amendment shall take effect and be in force and effect from and after its passage.
PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 18th DAY OF JUNE, 2020.