Appleton City, MO
St. Clair County
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Section 410.010 Definitions.

[Ord. No. 2011-05 §1, 5-10-2011]
As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated, unless the content requires otherwise:
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
A transportable, factory-built home designed to be used as a residential dwelling and built prior to the enactment of the Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, which became effective June 15, 1976.
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 less than 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 that two hundred forty (240) square feet in the setup mode.
PERSON
An individual, partnership, corporation or other legal entity.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
A vehicular-type unit primarily designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational camping or travel use, that either has its own motive power, or is mounted on or towed by another vehicle.
SEAL
A device, label or insignia issued by Missouri Public Service Commission, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or its agent, to be displayed on the exterior of the manufactured home, recreational vehicle, or modular unit to evidence compliance with the Code.
SETUP
The operations performed at the occupancy site which renders a manufactured home or modular unit fit for habitation, which operations include, but are not limited to, moving, blocking, leveling, supporting, and assembling multiple or expandable units.

Section 410.020 Temporary Dwellings.

[Ord. No. 2011-05 §2, 5-10-2011]
No person may use or occupy a recreational vehicle or park trailer, in the corporate limits of the City of Appleton City as a temporary living quarters for a period exceeding thirty (30) days in any given calendar year.

Section 410.030 Construction Standards.

[Ord. No. 2011-05 §3, 5-10-2011]
A. 
All manufactured homes and modular units 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 Appleton City.
B. 
All mobile homes must be constructed according to the standards established by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for constructing manufactured homes and modular units 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 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 materials consisting of 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 structure 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;
6. 
The hitch, tongue, and axles must be removed; and
7. 
The manufactured homes, modular units and mobile homes must not be more than ten (10) years old.

Section 410.040 Foundation Requirements.

[Ord. No. 2011-05 §4, 5-10-2011]
A. 
All manufactured homes, modular units, and mobile homes set up in the corporate limits of the City of Appleton City shall be set upon a permanent foundation. All manufactured homes, modular units, and mobile homes have a specific setup manual included with the home. The setup manual must be presented to the Mayor or appointed inspector for verification of foundation setup, without that manual 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 the number 4 rebar for reinforcement as fully described in Exhibit "A" which is incorporated herein by reference and which is on file in the City offices. 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 fully 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. If said ventilation port 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 homes.

Section 410.050 Parking.

[Ord. No. 2011-05 §5, 5-10-2011]
All manufactured homes, modular units, or mobile homes set up in the corporate limits of the City of Appleton City 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/her 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.

Section 410.060 Spacing and Access.

[Ord. No. 2011-05 §6, 5-10-2011]
No manufactured home, modular unit, or mobile home shall be set up within the corporate limits of the City of Appleton City 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.

Section 410.070 Maintenance.

[Ord. No. 2011-05 §7, 5-10-2011]
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.

Section 410.080 Utilities.

[Ord. No. 2011-05 §8, 5-10-2011]
No manufactured home, modular unit, or mobile home shall be hooked up to the City utilities until it has been inspected by and received approval from the Mayor as being in compliance with the ordinance and Chapter 700, RSMo. The Mayor may designate or appoint a special Building Inspector to act in his/her absence.

Section 410.090 Enforcement.

[Ord. No. 2011-05 §9, 5-10-2011]
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/her duties.
B. 
Any person violating or permitting the violation of any other provisions of this Chapter shall be guilty of an ordinance violation and, upon conviction, be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) 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 purpose 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.